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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 announced our best marathon winners in early November.

NOTE: Due to their exclusive status as World Marathon Majors, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon (Illinois), Boston Marathon (Massachusetts), and TCS New York City Marathon were excluded from our voting.

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HOW IT WORKS: To qualify for and be automatically entered into our random drawing, you must submit your vote between Sept 6 and Oct 7, 2018. Voting closes at 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, October 7. One entry per person with valid email address (see below).

Each submitted entry will automatically double as one entry into our random drawing to win a $100 Visa Gift Card (grand prize) or a $25 INKnBURN credit (runner-up prize). Each winner will also receive their choice of a RaceRaves classic tech tee, singlet (women’s style only) or race hat.

On or around October 9, 2018, RaceRaves will select the prize winners and notify them by email. If a winner fails to respond and claim their prize by 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, October 21, 2018, then another winner will be randomly chosen and secure all the glory and spoils therein.

An email address is required to ensure only one entry per person per round and to notify our winners at the end of the tournament. Only valid (i.e. legitimate, non-temporary) email addresses will have their votes counted and be entered in the giveaway. By submitting your email address you agree to receive periodic emails (including our monthly “Off to the Races” newsletter) from RaceRaves and only RaceRaves — you can unsubscribe at any time, and we’ll never share your info with anyone. We want you all to ourselves!

RaceRaves is your premier online resource to discover, track & review all your races. With so many races to choose from, we’re all about helping runners discover the best races. Check out our smart race finder to search for events around the world by name, date range, distance, location, terrain & state. Then sign up for a free account to build your wish list and start coloring in your 50 States Map!

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