The pros and cons of running both big and small races—and how to choose what's right for you: https://t.co/ktgUfQt5ww

The pros and cons of running both big and small races—and how to choose what's right for you: https://t.co/ktgUfQt5ww

People love to race. And they love to race together. The reigning king of big events in the U.S. in 2015 was the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta with almost 55,000 finishers. That’s enough racers to stand shoulder-to-shoulder, single file from the starting line to the finish line of the 10K event, back to the start and then out again to the halfway mark. Other big events like the Chicago Marathon are lined with spectators and packed with friends you haven’t met yet. Even if you’re not running with a buddy, there’s a good chance you’ll meet one in the tens of thousands of runners. In the past, participants have gotten married during the race, counting the other 37,000 people as wedding guests. In addition to the possibility of nuptials, events like Chicago have loads of amenities for finishers, including VIP packages that ensure post-race massages, special pre- and post-race...

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