This month brought to you by the number 13.1!
Check out what's happening at RaceRaves:
Runners Choice: Best Half Marathons in the U.S.
Shout it from the rooftops! We've tallied your votes, and we're proud to unveil our top half marathon in every U.S. state. More than a laundry list, ours is a handy and authoritative guide to these 51 events (including one tie), featuring race highlights and key insights to help you build your all-star half marathon wish list.
 
ALL THE WAY FROM AL TO WY
Coach Bette: What no one tells you about running
Running is one of our earliest learned behaviors. From childhood play to adult survival, running has evolved as an intuitive means to learn about and interact with the world around us. But as with any activity or sport, the more we learn as runners, the more we realize how much we've yet to learn. So this month Coach Bette shares the collective wisdom of her run tribe on what it means to be a runner — the cool, the quirky, and even the absurd. (5 min read)
 
LIVE AND LEARN
Looking for a winter race getaway? 😎
Stash the snow blower and break out the sunscreen — your winter wonderland awaits in Surf City USA!

Long a favorite Super Bowl Sunday tradition among runners, the Surf City Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K & Cowabunga One Mile on Feb 2, 2020 lives up to its Pacific Coast promise:

  • flat (seriously flat) & scenic Boston Qualifying course along the Pacific Ocean
  • start & finish on iconic Highway 1 near the Huntington Beach Pier
  • timeless surfboard finisher medals (2020 medals feature the popular 1970s "surf bus," above 😍)
  • after-party at the Sand Bar on one of America's most beautiful beaches

Winter is coming, so register NOW to join SoCal's epic oceanside run party!

RUN THIS BEACH
Track your 50 States journey on RaceRaves
Did you know?
Many runners set a goal of completing a race in all 50 US states. And we can help! Our 50 States Map (which lives on your Staging Area profile page) offers a smart and intuitive online tool to track your travels:
  • Automatically colors in each state by distance — half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon or other — based on your Past Races table.
  • Tracks combinations for states in which you've run more than one distance, e.g. marathon + half; marathon + ultra.
  • Lets you easily share your racing progress with Facebook friends.
Ditch the homemade PowerPoint maps and generic travel apps... our 50 States Map is easy to use, visually appealing, and designed just for runners!

Pro Tip: Check the "50 States hopeful/finisher" box on your profile to have your map display by default on your Staging Area page.
 
FIFTY SHADES OF GREAT
FREE race entries! If you've run any of these races, post your review on RaceRaves NOW for your chance to run again for free in 2020. Then pass it on!
So you think you know your races?
Born during its namesake president's administration, the nation's oldest and largest ultramarathon happens this month — can you name it?
Thanks for using RaceRaves and recommending us to friends — your support, contributions & referrals keep us running! With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner, we're giving thanks for our fast-growing tribe of Raving Lunatics who make RaceRaves the nation's leading online race finder and reviews community.

With our intuitive Find a Race tool plus finisher reviews from 50 states and 85+ countries, we can help you find a race you'll love while avoiding turkeys.

Until next month, trot strong and rave all about it!

Happy Thanksgiving,
Team RaceRaves
Come see us at Route 66!
If you'll be in Tulsa for this weekend's high-energy Williams Route 66 Marathon, stop by our table at the Health and Fitness Expo Friday and Saturday to say hi and let us know how your 2020 race schedule is shaping up!
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