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Travel Destinations For Runners Of All Stripes

Mostly A’s: Family Fun

You want to get a few miles in before the kids get up, but once breakfast hits, you’re all about quality time and making memories.

Chattanooga, Tenn.

Southern hospitality and tons of affordable family fun awaits in Chattanooga, Tenn. Nestled at the base of the Appalachian Mountains, the city offers something for everyone, from relaxing riverboat cruises to thrilling zipline rides to—yes—a super-sweet singletrack for runners.

Run It

Trail: The Guild Trail at Lookout Mountain mixes hills and history as it undulates past several markers and structures from the Civil War.

Race: Established in 1968, the Chattanooga Chase 8K is the region’s oldest competitive road race. The route, which winds through the city’s scenic north shore, is spectator-friendly and a perfect way to experience the local running culture.

Anchorage, Alaska

The sun shines 20 hours a day in the summer, which is good, because you’ll need all the daylight you can get to make the most of this gem of a city. Whether you choose to check out the glaciers, meet a moose at the Alaska Zoo or learn about traditional Alaska Native practices, there are enough adventures for all ages to keep both parents and kids happy.

Run It

Trail: The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, where you’ll likely be joined by a beluga whale for a mile or two.

Race: Locals love the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon, which takes place on the longest day of the summer.

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