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Best Places to Run in St. Louis

st louis arch parkSt. Louis, Missouri is home to the famous Gateway Arch, Cardinal’s baseball, and Ram’s football. St. Louis is an amazing city and I totally recommend a visit if you have never done so. It also offers several great running and bicycle trails as well. Below are the best and safest places to run in the St. Louis area.

Best Places to Run in St. Louis

  1. Riverfront Trail: Runs eleven miles from the Gateway Arch to Riverfront Park in North St. Louis. The trail is accompanied by great sight seeing and a pleasant atmosphere. 
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Find and Track Your Runs with MapMyRun

logo_mapmyrunWhen I recently moved to a new area I was having a hard time finding good running routes outside of the gym, having been spoiled living close to a park in my old neighborhood. I was recently introduced to MapMyRun, which allows you to search your city for running routes, which all list the distance as well as have a map with the route for you to follow.

Our very own fitness expert Matt has been blogging his series “Best places to run” and this is a great addition for those of you looking for additional resources for various cities across the country. 
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Best Places to Run in Atlanta

atlanta piedmont parkGeorgia, known as the peach state, got its nickname and reputation for growing the highest quality fruit. The peach became the official state fruit in 1995. Atlanta, Georgia‘s capitol and the third largest city in the United States, is home to several great places to run. A few of which are listed below:

Best Places to Run in Atlanta

  1. Peidmont Park: Atlanta’s best known and second largest park (185 acres). Located in the heart of Atlanta, over two million people visit Peidmont Park each year. The three-mile jogging trail is full of special attractions and spectacular nature views.
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Best Places to Run in Chicago

chicago lakefront walkChicago, Chicago, Chicago!! This great city offers tourists and locals so many different things to do. From inner city adventures to hitting the beaches of Lake Michigan, the Windy City has a rich history and lifestyle offerings. Chicago also offers several amazing safe places to run; the best of which are listed here!

Best Places to Run in Chicago

  1. Lakefront Walk: Located on the shore of Lake Michigan and extending over 18 miles of beautiful lake shore views. Simply amazing!!
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Best Places to Run in San Francisco

golden gate promenade san franciscoSan Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the nation and has a population of around 800,000 people. San Francisco has so much to offer and I totally recommend a trip there if you have never been before. Just this year it was named number five on the list of America’s fittest cities, and in 2008 named the number one city for “walkability.” Finding a place to run in San Francisco is not hard, but be sure to find the safest and most scenic locations.

Best Places to Run in San Francisco

  1. Big Basin Redwoods State Park: It’s located near the Peninsula and offers more than 15,000 acres stretching from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The ten-mile running trail will take you by waterfall after waterfall and trees that are more than 1500 years old.
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