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Raves and Faves

5 Summer Destination Runs

It’s Friday, and the “unofficial” start of summer has officially begun! This means sunny days, warmer nights, and plenty of outdoor runventures. There’s still time to get in on a few races that will take you to some really cool spots! Here are a few that made our list of Friday Fave Five Destination Runs:


Rock n Roll San Diego

For more than a decade, Runners have been running this picture-perfect race. Good vibes, great views, and did we mention the themed water stations? From the San Diego Zoo to the Cliffs of Mission Valley, you get to know this city in a whole new way.

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Rock n Roll Seattle 

More than 14, 000 runners are expected to hit the streets of this beautiful city. We’re talking about a course that starts at the Space Needle, has long stretches along Lake Washington and the Puget Sound, eye-catching views of Mount Baker, and let’s you cross the finish at Century Link Field. Oh, and there will be rock bands that are sure to keep you movin’.

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Rock n Roll Virginia Beach

This Labor Day Weekend run is flat, fast, and soaks in the views as it winds it’s way along a mostly coastal route. Tunes will carry runners through to a fast finish at the boadwalk for some post-race party action.


Ragnar Northwest Passage

Get ready to immerse yourself in the Pacific Northwest, this festive 12 person relay takes you on a journey with sprinkled with peaks and valleys. You start the race in Canada and make your way to Whidbey Island. All the while experiencing glacial Cascades, Olympic Mountains ranges, and the mouth dropping Deception Pass. This 200 mile footrace will make you hungry for more.


Ragnar Washington DC

What could be more inspiring than a relay race through our nation’s capitol! The fun starts in Maryland, and takes you through lush forrest trails and civil war-era towns. Catch up with Mr. Lincoln himself, as you make your way to a festival at the finish.


  1. Dean Milinski

    Seems like great route views, but view alone should not define the destination run event value. What about the road or trail itself. Maybe the true unique qualities like an historical marker, or route allows you to run somewhere that wouldn’t otherwise be allowed like Milwaukee Rock n’ Sole route over the Hoan Bridge?

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