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Lunatic Spotlight: 50 States the Hard(er) Way

For many running careers, completing a marathon in all 50 states would be the beginning of the end—the achievement of a lifetime and the perfect excuse to pause and take a breath. But for long-time RaceRaves member Tim Mullican, crossing the finish line of his 50th state at the 2017 Kona (HI) Marathon was instead […]

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Tested & Trusted Race Day Tips

Any runner who’s toed a start line knows: like it or not, every race is a learning experience. We’ve certainly made our share of mistakes in the 100+ races we’ve run, and while some were clearly our own fault, others were beyond our control. And a surprising number occurred before the race even started. So […]

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November Featured Races that may actually happen

Welcome to your RaceRaves guide to top upcoming races! Here we highlight a sampling of November “best bets” as well as some personal favorites we think you’ll enjoy. NOTE: Scheduling remains fluid, and many November races (some of which moved from early 2021) have yet to open registration. Unless otherwise noted, the following list includes […]

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Late October Featured Races that may actually happen

Welcome to our handy guide to top upcoming races—a list so nice, we’re doing it twice! (For the crowded months of Sept & Oct, that is.) Here we highlight “best bets” and personal favorites that are scheduled to take place Oct 16–31. NOTE: Scheduling remains fluid, and many Oct races (some of which moved from […]

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Toughest Road Marathons in North America

Looking for an easy first-time marathon or speedy Boston Qualifier? You’re in the wrong place! As if running 26.2 miles weren’t challenging enough, here we spotlight the toughest road (paved or unpaved) marathons in North America. With high altitude, brutal hills and extreme weather, these 13 races take perverse pleasure in extracting as much blood, […]

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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 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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