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Virtual Racing: Takeaways from the RaceRaves community

With road racing on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many runners have turned to virtual racing as a temporary alternative to keep their training on track while maintaining much-needed motivation and accountability. With that in mind, we asked our RaceRaves community of avid runners and endurance athletes to share their thoughts on virtual races […]

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Our Commitment to Racial Justice

  At times like these, silence isn’t golden. Remaining silent means being complicit in the deep-rooted, systemic racism that oppresses and disempowers communities of color in this country. Just as COVID-19 disproportionately kills black Americans, racism is a public health crisis that costs the nation more than 83,000 black lives each year. Lives that ended […]

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Quick 6: Weekly Race Trivia

Welcome to the sixth and final installment of Quick 6, our weekly race trivia game featuring six questions based on a rotating theme. Our Week 6 theme was Races Without Borders; see below for links to each of our other five weekly quizzes. Have fun and good luck! (Unless otherwise noted, images are courtesy of […]

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America’s Rave Race 2020: The Cowtown

The Cowtown crowned America’s Rave Race 2020 in RaceRaves March Lunacy tournament Hail to the beef, as Fort Worth’s finest captures its first tournament title Taking the bull by the horns, The Cowtown rose to the challenge and outlasted 63 other contenders to claim the coveted title of America’s Rave Race for 2020. Tens of […]

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So Your Race Has Been Canceled. Now What?

A Runner’s Guide to Healthy Expectations To say these are unsettled times would be an understatement. With the world in the grip of the COVID-19 crisis, many running events have already been canceled or postponed, with more cancellations to come. Which means that if you’ve registered for a race in the next couple of months […]

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Unconventional Races that dare to be different

Picture race day in your mind, and a predictable image emerges: start and finish lines + road lined with cheering spectators + runners competing to be the first across the finish. It’s a tried-and-true formula as old as racing itself. And yet a growing number of race organizers are rethinking this formula to add their […]

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Runners Choice: Best Half Marathons in the U.S.

Welcome to the results of our 2019 Best Half Marathons in the U.S. poll! Here we crown the top half marathon in every U.S. state as chosen by you, the runners. THANK YOU to all who voted or posted your reviews — your overwhelming support enabled us to compile this list with confidence. Thanks also […]

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Best Bets for Boston Marathon Qualifying Races

Originally inspired by the first Olympic marathon in Athens in 1896, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon. Held each year on Patriots’ Day (the third Monday in April), the race features top-notch production, raucous crowd support and its iconic blue-and-yellow unicorn medal waiting to celebrate your achievement at the […]

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Runners Choice: Best Marathons in the U.S.

Welcome to the results of our 2018 Best Marathons in the U.S. poll! Here we crown the top marathon in every U.S. state as chosen by you, the runners. THANK YOU to all who voted or posted your reviews — your overwhelming support enabled us to compile this list with confidence. Thanks also to those […]

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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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