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Half marathoners — we need your vote!
In case you missed it, our "Best of the U.S." Half Marathons poll is now underway, and we need your vote! From Alabama to Wyoming and sea to shining sea, we're creating the go-to list of the nation's best 13.1s, as voted by those who know best — YOU. Plus, we're giving away terrific prizes from Road Runner Sports and our friends at Another Mother Runner.

Don't forget to share the poll with friends and running club members! Voting is quick, easy and (dare we say?) fun, but it ends Sunday, October 13.
Lunatic Spotlight: Unbreakable
Life can change in a heartbeat — just ask RaceRaves member Sarah Presley Dasaro. In September 2012, Sarah's world turned upside-down when an aneurysm ruptured in her brain, requiring emergency surgery to stanch the bleeding and save her life. Seven years and 175+ races later, we sat down with Sarah to talk about that fateful day, her life as a survivor, and how running helped her to heal. (12 min read)
Run the hardest race you'll ever love!
(And save 10% with code RACERAVES10)
It's California's ultimate trail half marathon! The Catalina Island Half on Saturday, November 16 will challenge and reward you with climbs, peaks and vistas unlike any you'll experience anywhere else.

The spectacular course starts in the idyllic seaside town of Avalon, where you'll run past the Wrigley Mansion and then enter the interior of the island for several miles of climbing. At the summit (elevation 1,600+ feet) you'll enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, where on a clear day you'll glimpse the Channel Islands in the distance. Once past the summit, you'll continue downhill through the Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden before finishing back in town.

The 10K also boasts an incredibly scenic course as it traverses the hillsides of Avalon.

Register today and save 10% with {drum roll} code RACERAVES10!
Run, Sip, Savor in Napa Valley!
(And save $10 with code RAVENVM)
Looking for your next (or first!) Boston Qualifier? Or maybe you’re ready to cross a marathon or half marathon off your bucket list? Look no further than the Napa Valley Marathon and Half Marathon! Both “superfast” courses travel the beautiful paved Silverado Trail through the heart of Napa Valley Wine Country.
NVM features outstanding support and “soul-satisfying scenery,” along with exceptional race production and top-notch volunteers who make you “feel like a VIP.” And NVM is a race for everyone, including a 5K distance that allows runners to savor their iconic surroundings on a smaller scale. In the words of one first-time marathoner, “I almost entirely forgot I was running 26.2 miles.”

Register by September 30, 2019 and use code RAVENVM for $10 off the marathon or half marathon!

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What's new on RaceRaves?
We've added two cool new website features you'll want to know about:
  1. Sort reviews by distance — for many events, RaceRaves features reviews for multiple distances. Using the handy drop-down menu found at the top of the reviews feed on each race page, you can now read reviews exclusive to your distance of interest and quickly find the most relevant reviews.
  2. Find lodging on — click or tap the blue box below the map on each race page to easily find convenient lodging near the race venue. And because we're a member of the Booking affiliate program, every reservation made supports RaceRaves as well. Win-win!
So you think you know your races?
Each of the three capital cities in Scandinavia hosts its largest half marathon of the year this month — can you name these races in Denmark, Norway and Sweden?
Thanks for using RaceRaves and recommending us to friends — your support, contributions & referrals keep us running! We hope to see some of you in Downtown Los Angeles for Saturday's DC Batman Run to celebrate 80 years of Batman, or in New Hampshire for next weekend's Clarence DeMar Marathon & Half to celebrate the Boston Marathon's only 7-time champion.

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

See you at the finish,
Team RaceRaves
P.S. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon happens next month! 🙌 If you'll be running or spectating the Midwest's favorite 26.2-mile block party, give yourself a leg up with our Insider Tips from Chicago native and 3-time (soon to be 4-time) finisher Dan Solera. From pre-race expo to post-race party, Dan (deep-) dishes out advice on all facets of the race to help runners and spectators make the most of their Windy City weekend! (9 min read)
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