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What makes a race special? It’s not the medals, nor post-race massages. In this California town, it’s the local community.

Kenyan breaks his own mark by 30 seconds with an astonishing 2:01:09

Why the global triathlon giant opted to go all-in on a niche sport

Registered runners—including those in the new non-binary division—will be informed by the first week of October of their registered spots in the Boston Marathon 2023

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Thousands of runners from around the country gather in Kansas City to participate in one of the Midwest’s favorite marathons and finish line festivals. And with a half marathon, 10k and 5k option, there’s a race distance for everyone!

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Join thousands of runners from 48 states and four countries at Colorado's largest fall running weekend, with Boulderthon’s signature finish and post-race party on the Pearl St Mall. New in 2022: a 10K and Kids Run.

Everything you need to know about the famed races in Chamonix, France

With a flat, fast and shady course, the top American marathoners are ready to take on the competition at the World Athletics Championships.

The Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run is back. Here’s what you need to know.

With 10 days of events, 1,900 athletes, and 200 countries represented, the World Championships will, without a doubt, be the most prestigious track meet held in the U.S. since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta

To make the World Athletics Championships team, American athletes must finish in the top three at one of the most competitive meets ever held

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Get an all-access pass to the San Francisco sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Haight Street. With views both known and new, this bucket list event is waiting for you!

Thanks to a number of world-class races, a community-focused running culture, historical landmarks, and accessible wooded trails, the nation’s capital is one of the best urban running environments in the country

The site of the world’s oldest annual marathon offers a welcoming running-club culture, unique New England running paths, and a snazzy microbrewery scene

These iconic U.S. road races deliver high energy, historic courses, and guaranteed fun

The historic fall running of the Boston Marathon will place it alongside the 100th in 1996 and Boston Strong in 2014 as most memorable.

Peter Bromka, 2:19 marathoner, reflects on the art, science, and sweet chaos of racing the historic Boston Marathon course.

Tightened qualifying standards and an unprecedented cut-off time have brought qualifying marks close to the speeds required to toe the line during the height of the first running boom.

How some race organizers are making changes to become more sustainable, and 3 ways you can make a difference.

One personal view of 50 years of the race that did so much to create modern running — as a runner, broadcaster, fan, writer, and human.

What we learned about racing, racers, and the indomitable spirit of running from the London Marathon in the time of Covid-19.

A practical guide to organizing your own DIY race without the bells or whistles — and a memorable example of one.

Since 1989, Students Run LA has quietly coached 70,000 high-risk young runners to a finish the LA Marathon and reach academic success.

The half marathon provides the most enjoyable miles of any race, even when pushing for a PR.

13.1 Miles is often the perfect race distance, no matter what your level of experience or ability.

Why should Fido stay home while you have all the fun on race day? With Canicross, both dog and human share in the thrill of chasing a PR (and maybe a few squirrels).

We camped out just past the 2019 New York City Marathon finish line to capture the emotions of running 26.2 and ask runners how it went. Their answers were—mostly—enthusiastic on this PR day, and totally candid.

As the visual archetype of the first mile of the New York City Marathon, the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge has created one of the iconic images of our age—and is one tough hill. 

The Pulaski Bridge, at halfway in the New York City Marathon, is the signal to do a systems check and to start paying attention as you face the challenges of the second half.

The dark and quiet of the Queensboro Bridge challenges you to stay focused just as you're starting to feel the distance, then drops you into the bright, loud chaos of 1st Avenue.

The Willis Avenue Bridge is the gateway to the final miles of the New York City Marathon, where every runner has to dig deep.

This Swiss mountain “race for nobody” should be on every runner’s bucket list for its beauty, challenge and community spirit.

How the Peachtree Road Race, a local 10K in the mid-summer heat of Atlanta, came to be one of the world's largest and most competitive.

Combining traveling and racing can be tricky, but strategic planning and toggling between runner and tourist can allow you to enjoy the best of both.

Have You Ever Considered Running In 13 Countries In One Day? Probably not. But Josh Sanders did. And then he tried it. With 15 friends.

The engineer from Colorado Springs ran a big PR, qualified for the Olympic Trials—and beat half the elite field.

The Boston Marathon's course writes the script. Runners simply enact its strenuous narrative year after year. A brief history of tragedy and triumph.

The science behind those screaming quads and pain brain. Becuase once you're in, the Boston Marathon doesn't make it easy to get that finisher's medal.

You’ve heard of the Newton Hills— Moguls. Heartbreak? A molehill. The big hills of the Boston Marathon go down, and until now, they didn't have names.

The pros who ran Boston's downhills best take us through the course. Expert advice from Des Linden, Ryan Hall and Bill Rodgers.