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Quick 6: Weekly Race Trivia

HOW IT WORKS: To qualify for and be automatically entered in our random drawing, you must submit your quiz entry, name and email address between Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, May 31, 2020 — quiz score does not affect your odds of winning, and rest assured we’ll never share your info. […]

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Quick 6, Week 3: Going to Extremes

Welcome to the third installment of Quick 6, our weekly race trivia game featuring six questions based on a rotating theme.   Miss our first three weekly drawings? No problem! Complete this week’s quiz any time before June 15 to qualify to win our Grand Prize of a free entry to a future Vacation Races […]

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Quick 6, Week 2: Respect Your Elders

Welcome to the second installment of Quick 6, our weekly race trivia game featuring six questions based on a rotating theme.   Miss our first two weekly drawings? No problem! Complete this week’s quiz any time before June 15 to qualify to win our Grand Prize of a free entry to a future Vacation Races […]

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Quick 6, Week 1: May Races in Memorable Places

Welcome to the first installment of Quick 6, our weekly race trivia game featuring six questions based on a rotating theme.   We’ve awarded our Week 1 prize to Josh Maple from Fort Wayne, IN — Josh wins a $25 gift card to Running Warehouse plus a stylish RaceRaves race hat.   Miss our Week […]

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Taglines, the sequel: Test your race IQ

“Breakfast of Champions.” “Fly the friendly skies.” “The Ultimate Driving Machine.” Like Wheaties, United and BMW, many of the world’s most popular brands boast catchy taglines. The same is true for races, some of which adopt taglines of their own to evoke qualities such as speed, scenery or even difficulty. But how well do you […]

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Wanted: The best half marathon in every U.S. state!

 Welcome to our RaceRaves “Best of the U.S.” Half Marathons poll! As the premier resource to help runners find the best races, we’re building the go-to list of the top half marathons in each of the 50 states, as voted on by those who know best — YOU. Our voting ended Sunday, Oct 13, […]

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Coach Bette: We are runners

I am a runner Some fellow runners go for the win They train and they strain and then do it again. But not me, I’d much rather run for swag The goodies I find in the race event bag. I’ve got all my medals displayed on a wall I stay motivated when I look at […]

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Tag(lines), you’re it: Test your race IQ

“Just do it.” “Think different.” “The quicker picker-upper.” Like Nike, Apple and Bounty, many of the world’s most popular brands boast catchy taglines. The same is true for races, some of which adopt taglines of their own to evoke qualities such as speed, scenery or even difficulty. But how well do you know your races, […]

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Coach Bette: What’s a “real” runner, anyway?

“First, we try to run faster. Then we try to run harder. Then we learn to accept ourselves and our limitations, and at last, we can appreciate the true joy and meaning of running.” – Amby Burfoot, The Runners’ Guide to the Meaning of Life Why do you race? There are as many reasons to […]

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Run, Reflect, Repeat: Country road

With an appreciative nod to my old favorite James Taylor, running down a country road is a favorite way to escape the mental overload and visual onslaught of city life. Living in Southern California, it can be difficult to find a refreshing place of solitude. With houses set back off the road and few, if […]

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Run, Reflect, Repeat: Anything is Probable

A few days ago, my daughter had an interview for her dream job. Afterward she was relieved, excited and nervous. When I asked her how she felt about her chances of success, she said, “In my heart, I think it is probable that I’ll get the job. But my head keeps reminding me it is […]

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Run, Reflect, Repeat: Best Friends Forever

One of our favorite things about RaceRaves is the breadth of thoughtful voices on the site from runners across the U.S. and around the world. This month, we’re thrilled to introduce you to one of those voices. Bette Hagerty is a fellow Southern Californian and running renaissance woman. Boasting a career that spans three decades, […]

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Wanted: The best marathon in every U.S. state!

Welcome to our inaugural RaceRaves “Best of the U.S.” Marathons poll! As the premier resource to help runners find the best races, we’re building the authoritative list of the top marathons in each of the 50 states, as voted on by those who know best — you! Our voting ended Sunday, Oct 7 and we […]

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Top picks for runners: Best of Outdoor Retailer Summer 2018

For runners, hikers, climbers and adventure enthusiasts of all stripes, last month’s Outdoor Retailer (OR) Summer Market in Denver was a celebration of the outdoor sports industry. Buyers, sellers and industry leaders came together to showcase the newest apparel, gear, footwear, nutrition and technology designed for the active lifestyle. Attendees strolled the bustling aisles rubbing […]

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Fun facts from the 122nd Boston Marathon

The 122nd Boston Marathon was one for the ages, thanks to icy rain and howling headwinds that left many runners battling hypothermia throughout the race. In the end, Yuki Kawauchi of Japan (2:15:54) and Desiree Linden of the US (2:39:54) both weathered the storm to wear the laurel wreath for the first time, despite posting […]

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Introducing your (smart) 50 States Map

It’s a natural combination: many runners love to travel, and many travelers love to run. Maybe you’re a casual runner who occasionally races outside your home state. Or a resourceful athlete who plans family vacations around destination races. Or even the ambitious wanderlust type (like us) whose goal is to run a race in all […]

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