Races

Molly Hanson
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.

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