Running

The 10 Most Iconic Races in the U.S.

The 10 Most Iconic Races in the U.S.

Over 19 million people finished one of 28,200 U.S. road races in 2013, according to the most recent report from nonprofit stats keeper Running USA. Yes, those are records for participation and events. And the numbers keep rising as the sport finds new enthusiasts and spawns more organized reasons to run. Here, we pay tribute to ten races that have set the standard over the years—both on city streets, and in the wild backcountry—with cool courses, fascinating histories, and unforgettable atmospheres.

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