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Early September 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 Sept 1–15. NOTE: Scheduling remains fluid, and many Sept races (some of which moved from […]

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World Marathon Majors Challenge Quiz

Think you know your Abbott World Marathon Majors? Test your knowledge of the world’s six most prestigious marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City—with our World Marathon Majors Challenge Quiz. Have fun and good luck! (Images are courtesy of each event’s social media, the Abbott World Marathon Majors Facebook page, or the official […]

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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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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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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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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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