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10 Great Fall Races


10 Great Fall Races

With the change in season quickly approaching, many runners are busy training for one of the most exciting times of the year.


Fall races are extremely popular – and for good reason. The weather is perfect for being outdoors, families are settling back into old routines, and people can now conveniently get their caffeine fix in pumpkin form. I’m only half kidding about that last part, y’all.


The only downside to signing up for races this time of year is narrowing down your choices, so I’ve enlisted the help of some awesome bloggers. They’ve each shared their favorite fall race. The best part? It’s not too late to sign up for them!


Grete’s Great Gallop 13.1 – October 4, 2015:

This Central Park half marathon is presented by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fred’s Team. Fred’s Team has raised more than 61 million dollars to bring us closer to a world without cancer. Megan had a great experience running Grete’s Great Gallop and posted a review to her blog, Run Like a Grl.


Twin Cities Marathon – October 4, 2015:

The Twin Cities Marathon claims to be the “most beautiful urban marathon in America”. After seeing photos, I can see why. Suz shared her review of the race on her blog, SuzLyfe, where she explains that the wonderful scenery is only a part of the draw.


Chicago Marathon – October 11, 2015:

Lauren, from Breathe Deeply and Smile, thoroughly enjoyed her Chicago Marathon experience. The highlights all revolved around fun crowd support. From an Elvis impersonator to people cheering her on by name, Chicago nailed it.


Army Ten Miler – October 11, 2015:

This is one of those races that almost everyone seems to have run. Kathryn explains exactly what makes the Army Ten Miler so special in her review on Dancing to Running. She has definitely convinced me to take a serious look into this race in the future.


Runner’s World Half & Festival – October 18, 2015:

I love any and all races held by Runner’s World, but I had an especially awesome time at this one. We ran three races in one weekend and had a total blast at the Runner’s World Half & Festival. I highly recommend hitting up Bethlehem, PA for a race weekend you’ll never forget.


Rock n Roll Los Angeles – October 25, 2015:

Lisa was kind enough to share her experience running Rock n Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon on her blog, RunWiki. She describes it as the “fastest half” she’s ever run, but it’s no PR for her. She explains that no matter what your pace is, the miles will fly by!


Moab Trail Half Marathon – November 7, 2015:

The Moab Trail Half Marathon sounds like a blast from Heather’s recap on Just a Colorado Gal. While the terrain was rocky and the climb intense, she said it was easily the most fun course she’s ever run.


Richmond Marathon – November 14, 2015:

Karen had a great time running the Richmond Marathon and posted about it on her blog, Karen Goes Running. She highly recommends the race because of the beautiful views and the fact that it is “America’s Friendliest Marathon”.


Philadelphia Marathon – November 22, 2015:

Cynthia, who blogs over at You Signed Up for What?, is a big fan of the Philadelphia Marathon. She loved the spectators, fellow runners, clearly marked course, and “sight seeing” in a new city.


Detroit Drumstick Double – November 26, 2015:

If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving themed raced, look no further. Heather, from Life in Leggings, had nothing but great things to say about the Detroit Turkey Trot. She even ran the Drumstick Double – two races in one day!


I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling like heading out for a run now. If you have a favorite fall race, feel free to leave a link in the comments!

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