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Runners Choice: Best Racing Cities in the U.S.

You voted, we wrote it—introducing our 2020 Best Racing Cities in the U.S.! Here we recognize the top racing destinations across the nation as chosen by you, the runners. THANK YOU to everyone who voted in our poll; from bustling metropolitan areas to unsung municipalities, your tremendous support and insightful commentary enabled us to compile […]

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Remembering Tony Banovich

This is the most difficult post we’ve ever written. We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of Tony Banovich, a luminary and one of our best friends—as well as one of the best people—in the running industry. You may not have known Tony personally, but you’ll likely know of or have […]

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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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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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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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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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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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