31 Jul '14, 10pm

31 of the most unique off-road runs in America:

that the length of a mile measured in the woods isn't really a mile at all. And that's one of the reasons no two trail races—even if they claim to be the same length—are even remotely alike. Some are flat and fast, others relentlessly hilly with sections so steep that even the best runners succumb to power hiking. Some are run on craggy singletrack in remote mountain regions, while others can be found on the meandering trails of a city park right around the corner from your home. With more than 1,400 trail races scheduled in the U.S. this year, the options are plentiful, if not downright overwhelming. Here's a carefully considered sampler of some of the very best, big and small, nearby and far away.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/trail-running/americas-best-t...

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