The top marathon in every state! πŸ‘
Check out what's happening at RaceRaves:
Alabama to Wyoming: Best Marathons in the U.S.
The results are in! We've tallied your votes, and this month we're proud to unveil our top marathon in every U.S. state. More than a laundry list, ours is a handy and authoritative "who's who" guide to these 50 events, featuring race highlights and insights to help you build your all-star marathon wish list.
 
THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE
Marathon behind bars: seeking redemption in 105 laps
Many diehard runners look forward to their daily run as freedom from the stresses of everyday life. But what if running were your only reliable source of freedom and sanity? USA Today's Scott Gleeson visited San Quentin State Prison where, for one group of inmates, "running for your life" takes on a very literal meaning. (7 min read)
 
26.2 TO LIFE
Run, Reflect, Repeat: Country Road
For many of us, life gets even more chaotic than usual in November, with year-end deadlines approaching and the holidays on the horizon. But before that happens, take a few deep breaths and join Coach Bette as she finds comfort on a country road and explains how you too can escape the mental overload and visual onslaught of city life. (4 min read)
 
THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
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 β€” half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon or other β€” 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.
So ditch the homemade PowerPoint maps, and let us know how we can make our 50 States Map tool more valuable and user-friendly!
 
COLOR ME IMPRESSED
So you think you know your races?
Runner's World called this Southern November race and BQ favorite (now in its 41st year) "America's Friendliest Marathon." Can you name it?
We're thankful you use RaceRaves and recommend us to your friends πŸ™ β€” your support, contributions & referrals keep us running. As the 2018 racing season draws to a close, we hope you'll use our global race finder and powerful search tools to start planning your 2019 schedule.

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

See you at the finish,
Team RaceRaves
P.S. Looking for the motivation and coaching know-how to tackle your first marathon? Check out Denise Sauriol's guide to get you to your first marathon, Me, You & 26.2. Coach Denise (aka The Marathon Whisperer) teaches everything you need to know to prepare for your first 26.2-mile adventure, with smart coaching tips and inspiring testimonials from her first-time finishers. If the thought of running a marathon gets you SCITED (scared & excited), this book is for you!
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