Let's get October off to a fast start! Ready, set...
Run, Reflect, Repeat: Anything is Probable
This month in her new column, Coach Bette kicks off the fall racing season at the Santa Monica Classic and grapples with the challenge of aligning race day expectations with reality. (4 min read)
A league of her own
While all eyes in Chicago will be on Galen Rupp and Mo Farah, Sunday's most inspiring story may belong to Joan Benoit Samuelson. Samuelson, the 1984 Olympic marathon champ and fourth-fastest women's marathoner in U.S. history, will chase a world record as she tries to become the first woman over the age of 60 to run a marathon in less than three hours. Count us in! (Runner's World, 2 min read)
Run the breathtaking Monterey Bay
From the organizers of the iconic Big Sur Marathon comes their fall gem, the Monterey Bay Half Marathon, 5K and 3K on November 10-11. This flat, fast course runs along the rocky shoreline of Pacific Grove, home to John Steinbeck's Cannery Row and the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium. With a 4.9 out of 5.0 rating on RaceRaves, this is your next favorite race! Register by October 15 and use code RACERAVES10 for $10 off your half marathon entry.
Last chance to don your voting pants! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
A friendly reminder: there are FOUR DAYS LEFT to vote for the best marathon in your state or any of the other 49! From sea to shining sea, we're compiling the authoritative list of the top marathon in every state as judged by those who know bestโ€”YOU. Thanks to all of you who've cast your vote; now please pass it along!
Keep running strong, and we hope your October is a personal best!

See you at the finish,
Team RaceRaves
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