Running is always better with a view. That’s why we rounded up the most scenic races across the US—from roads to trails, cities to country, mountains to prairies, and 5Ks to ultramarathons. These events promise well-organized and extremely rewarding courses, with new sights to delight your mind and distract your tired muscles every mile.
Unless otherwise noted, the cities listed here are the races’ starting locations. Some events may already be sold out for their next running, so check their websites for up-to-date details. Then, book your travel and start training because these 25 runs are worth the trip.
Little River Canyon Half Marathon:
Jacksonville State University and the Little River Canyon Center sponsor this annual small-town half marathon held every October. The paved-road course offers five miles of breathtaking views along the canyon’s rim, then drops into gently rolling farm country. Read more…