Running Routes & Maps - Where to Run
Wherever you are reading this in the world, we've got a running route for you. Looking for a run that will give you goose bumps? Try the Great Wall of China route near Beijing. Want to turn up the heat? Lace 'em up in Saudia Arabia. Then, for a cool down, hit Antarctica. We've got routes from Alaska to Zimbabwe. However, if you want a real challenge, sign up for a running mission that will literally change the course of your life. While you're here, let our contributors acquaint you with running in their corner of the world. And don't plan your next trip without thumbing through our travel tips.
Running Racing & Run Training
Have you ever dreamed of running a marathon, but didn't know where to start? Ever wanted to learn a few new stretches to smooth out those cranky muscles? Whether you want tips for running with your dog or the best way to carbo-load for the downtown 10k, you've come to the right spot. In this section you'll find marathon and triathlon training guides, remedies for common injuries, when to eat certain foods, safety precautions, superior stretches and more. Our nutrition page even includes recipes! In our Training Tips subsection, we get into more specialized help for athletes with additional considerations, beginners, dog owners, parents, walkers, women and more.
The Best Gear & Shoes for Running
More than 3,000 running items await you in this section, where you can peruse and purchase everything you might need to hit the road. From headband to heelpad, and everything in between, we've got the newest and hottest gear that will keep you safe, stylish and ready to run. You'll find hundreds of shoes from 17 different brands for men, women and children – plus caps, food, gloves, packs, shirts, shorts, socks, strollers, sunglasses, watches and more.
Events & Races - Running Calendar
With our interactive calendar of races around the world, you could be running a race every weekend of the year. Don't see your race on the list? Be the first to post it and spread the word. Find a race in that vacation destination of your dreams and begin planning your trip today. Or stay close to home and bookmark those races in your area that you don't want to miss.
Runners Resources & Running Tools
This section offers a wide-ranging list of running aids. You can calculate the pace for your next race, or learn the words for "starting line" in Portuguese. So step up to the linha de partida, and let us help you! Use our resources to count calories or convert distances, temperatures and international shoe sizes. You can find running clubs worldwide or simply learn the history behind running. We also offer reviews of videos, movies and books that inspire or instruct runners.
Have you met Phil the Frog? If not, you can get to know him on our community page. If you think the two of you would get along, arrange for a more personal encounter by volunteering to take Phil on your next big running adventure. Phil has traveled the globe and is always looking for some company. Also on this page, we just have to chuckle because running makes us laugh, plus we offer real running stories (funny or not) from Run The Planet users just like yourself.