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March 17, 2020

After a dreary winter, you might feel the pavement calling your name. With warmer temperatures and longer days, it’s the perfect time of year to train for a spring race. While you can check out last spring’s round-up for inspiration, we have a fresh list of 2020 races ready to inspire you. 

Whether you’re a new runner or a seasoned competitor, consider putting one of these iconic races on your vision board for spring:

Carlsbad 5000
Carlsbad, CA
March 22, 2020

In its 35th year, this historic race has options for all ages and abilities — from a 5K to an “all day 20K.” Taking place in the north coast of San Diego, you can count on beautiful views and a fun atmosphere, including the famed “Party By the Sea” celebration at the finish line. Sign up here.

Broad Street Run
Philadelphia, PA
May 3, 2020

If you’re looking for a challenge, but not quite up to a half or full marathon, then the Broad Street 10K might be your perfect fit. With a slightly downhill course and lots of inspiring landmarks to run by — from Eagle Stadium to the Philadelphia Navy Yard — this race is a great way to see a historic city on foot. Sign up here. 

The Lilac Bloomsday Run
Spokane, Washington
May 3, 2020

While you’ll have to choose between this race and the Broad Street Run, since they happen on the same day, the Lilac Bloomsday 12K boasts the accolade of being the nation’s fourth largest road race. The course is hilly and challenging, but the presence of more than 25 bands cheering you on with live music is sure to help. Sign up here.

Soldier Field 10 Miler
Chicago, Illinois
May 23, 2020

If you’ve ever wanted to charge down a football field to the sound of a cheering crowd, this race is for you. Finishing on the 50-yard-line of Solider Field (where the Chicago Bears play), this Memorial Day 10 miler is a celebration of all things Chicago. Plus, the post-race party — with a tailgate, food, beer and live music — is one of the best. Sign up here.

Peachtree Road Race
Atlanta, Georgia
July 4, 2020

While this is technically a summer race, you’ll want to start training soon if you plan to tackle the famous Cardiac Hill of this nearly 50-year old tradition, which has the esteemed honor of being the largest 10K in the world. The hill covers more than 120 feet in elevation in just three-quarters of a mile, so completing it will definitely feel like a badge of honor. Sign up here. 

Don’t let another spring pass you by without meeting your race goals. Start your training and planning early so you’ll be ready to go on race day. And, if you’re not feeling up to tackling one of these iconic races, look for something smaller and local in your hometown. You may even meet a new running buddy along the way. 

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