Running into FALL! Best Autumn Runs Across the USA
Posted on September 09 2016
Fall is the most wonderful time to be a runner. The fall foliage provides gorgeous scenic runs and it’s cooled off enough to hit your miles without breaking a sweat. With training runs being a lot more bearable with the chilly weather, you may be wanting to sign up for all the delightfully seasonal autumn runs you can. We scoured to find the most charming fall runs across the USA-
Sept. 21, 2016
Chosen by Trail Runner Magazine as one of “America’s Most Scenic Races” the gorgeous fall foliage on this singletrack course will definitely get you in the autumn spirit! The half marathon starts in Snowmass Village and winds its way to Aspen, offering a breathtaking tour of the gorgeous Colorado terrain.
Oct. 8, 2016
Crisp fall air. Trail running. Fine glass of wine. Sound heavenly to you? Then signing up for the Airfield Estates Vineyard Run is a must! Wind through the vineyard on your run, then join in on fun events afterwards, such as a five-course winemakers dinner and grape stomp (that creates the vineyard’s newest release!)
Nov. 24, 2016
San Diego, Calif.
Raise money while running through scenic Balboa Park. Working out prior to the Thanksgiving feast while raising money to put food on the table for the homeless? It’s a win/win!
Nov. 6, 2016
Take on the trails of Rock Creek Park for your 5k, then run alongside your best friend in the one-mile pup run. Dress up your pup for a chance to win most creative costume!
Nov. 6, 2016
This challenging course also serves as a Boston qualifier, so many runners bring their A-game. Recreational runners will have a chance to enjoy the scenic fall foliage as well as take in the sights throughout the Queen City’s historic mill district.
Oct. 30, 2016
Los Angeles, Calif.
RNRLA is the time to go full out with your costume and fully get in the Halloween spirit! This race features one of the world's largest costume contests, with prizes such as best rock star and superhero, scariest costume, most original costume and best overall costume.
Oct. 29, 2016
Time to get spooky! This 5K races through the neighborhood streets of the Paxton Campus, with haunts and scares around every corner! Stick around after you cross the finishline for funhouse tours, a beer garden, a coffin-simulator experience and more.
Oct. 22, 2016
Cedar Park, Texas
The only thing scarier than conquering 26.2 is when it's called "Frankenthon!" Dress up in your scariest costume and take on the mileage through scenic Cedar Park.
Nov. 13, 2016
Monterey Bay, Calif.
One of the most scenic races in California, it may not be crunchy leaves and crisp fall air, but the stunning cliffs and crashing waves sights as you run make it a must for any autumn race schedule.
Oct. 6, 2016
New York City, N.Y.
The 13.1-mile course consists of two laps of Central Park, allowing runners to enjoy the gorgeous greenery as they run in memory of legendary marathoner Grete Waitz, a close friend of New York City Marathon co-founder Fred Lebow.
October 14-16, 2016
The Runner's World Half and Festival offers a weekend full of running. With a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and kids race, the race series showcases historic Bethlehem during the city's peak foliage season.