RaceRaves announced the winners of its 2020 “Best Racing Cities in the U.S.” poll.

The company’s guild spotlights the Top 10 large, midsize and small racing cities in the U.S. with profiles of the Top 5 in each category, including attractions and local running events.

Winners were determined through an online poll conducted by RaceRaves from September 16 to October 18, 2020. The poll included a diverse list of 50 U.S. cities large and small, with a write-in option. Respondents ranked their Top 3 choices and, in many cases, provided supporting commentary based on the destination and quality of running events hosted there.

Highlights winner’s list include:

  • Boston, Chicago and New York City remain a “major” draw for runners across the U.S. with their Abbott World Marathon Majors events, strong running communities and universal appeal as travel destinations.
  • Cincinnati created buzz for a mid-sized city on the strength of two well-known race weekends, the Flying Pig Marathon and Queen Bee Half Marathon.
  • Moab, UT claimed the title of the smallest winning city thanks to its highly-rated events and close proximity to two National Parks.

“This initiative advances our commitment to helping runners discover the best places in the U.S. for their next destination race,” said RaceRaves Co-Founder and Chief Racing Officer Mike Sohaskey. “We congratulate each of these deserving cities on this grass-roots recognition and on hosting exceptional events that inspire so many athletes. And once in-person racing returns, we know they’ll again become vibrant go-to destinations for runners across the country and around the world. In the meantime, RaceRaves will continue to provide a trusted, go-to resource to support runners and race organizers alike.”

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Photo courtesy Flying Pig Marathon