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5 Amazing Races You Might Love Running

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St. Augustine Half Marathon St. Augustine, Fla. • Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 When you run the streets of this coastal Florida city, youll run through the oldest part of American history there is — St. Augustine was reached as early as 1513 by the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon, and was officially founded in 1565 [...]

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6 Coastal Carolina Half Marathons You’ll Love

Daufuskie Island Marathon and Ultra

Daufuskie Island Half Marathon Daufuskie Island, S.C. | Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 A magical run on the island pictured above, accessible only by ferry and whose isolation from the mainland helped preserve its Gullah culture and language for more than a century. Most of the island remains undeveloped today, and you’ll get to see much [...]

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7 Ultramarathons You (Might!) Love Running

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Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run Auburn, Calif. • Saturday, June 29, 2019 When it began in the mid-1950s, this now-legendary trail run was actually a horseback trail ride along the Western States Trail through California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. In the 1970s, the first runners attempted it and this now-legendary race was born, a run with [...]

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How Important Are Our Race Route Maps to You?

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Friends, I received a notice last night from the operator of the website that provides our half marathon course maps (like the one in the photo above), that Google Maps has begun charging for the use of their map data, and that they’ll need to begin charging us to use them as well. The maps [...]

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5 Reflective Gear Picks for Running When It’s Dark

5 Reflective Gear Picks for Morning Runners

Now that daylight savings time has started, reflective gear is more and more important for runners in the morning. It is the runner’s duty to stay lit up when running in the dark. Wearing all black, using a “cell phone flashlight,” or not being properly identified puts yourself in great danger. The single most important [...]

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34 New York City Half Marathons in 2019

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“The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can’t dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon.” — Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder 1) Spring Half Marathon • Queens, NY The second [...]

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13.1 Scenic Half Marathons Across the Southwest

13.1 Scenic Half Marathons Across the Southwest U.S.

“For every runner who tours the world running marathons, there are thousands who run to hear the leaves and listen to the rain, and look to the day when it is suddenly as easy as a bird in flight.” — George Sheehan 1) Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon • Las Vegas, NV Runners follow a [...]

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13.1 Scenic Half Marathons in the Heartland

13.1 Scenic Half Marathons in the Heartland

“I always loved running. I wasn’t very good at it, but it was something you could do all by yourself, all under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your [...]

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28 Scenic California Half Marathons in 2019

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1) Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon If you’ve ever traveled to San Francisco and driven through or just walked past the gorgeous landscape that is Golden Gate Park, then you know why Runner’s World ranked this as one of the country’s most scenic half marathon races. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 • San Francisco, CA 2) Surf [...]

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26 Scenic Half Marathons Across the Northeast

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“I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I [...]

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