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Welcome to our “Best Racing Cities in the U.S.” poll, the third installment in our annual Runners Choice series!

As the premier resource to help runners of all levels find the best races, we’re building the go-to list of the top racing cities (big and small) across the U.S., as voted on by those who know best—YOU.

Voting is quick & easy! You’ll select your top US racing cities (min of 1, max of 3) from our list of 50 candidates, or feel free to write in your own. Then you’ll rank your choices. And before you go, we’d love for you to share the reasons for your selections—after all, you’re the expert!

Because we ❤️ free swag, your submission automatically qualifies you for our random drawing in which two lucky winners will score free RaceRaves merchandise from our online store (see below for details).

Voting ends Sunday, October 18, so VOTE NOW and encourage all your running buddies to do the same!


HOW IT WORKS: To qualify for and be automatically entered into our random drawing, you must submit your vote between September 16 and October 18, 2020. Voting closes at 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, October 18. One entry per person with valid email address (see below).

Each eligible entry submitted (must select and rank up to three cities) automatically doubles as an entry into our random drawing, and two winners will each receive their choice of one (1) item from the RaceRaves online store including Headsweats® race hat, Classic Performance apparel and Pacific Performance apparel.

On or around October 20, 2020, RaceRaves will select the prize winners and notify them by email. If a winner fails to respond and claim their prize by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, November 1, 2020, 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 and to notify our winners at the end of the voting. 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 respect your privacy and 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 and month. Then sign up for a free account to build your wish list and start coloring in your 50 States Map!

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