From 5Ks to marathons, vote now for the best races in the US
Racing season is upon us, so 10Best editors teamed up with a panel of experts to find the best races across the United States by selecting top nominees across six categories. Now, we need you to vote for your favorites to help decide the winners. Whether you’re just starting out with 5Ks, enjoy testing your mettle in triathlons or like hitting the streets in road cycling events, there’s something for you to vote on.
You can vote once per day, per category until voting ends on Monday, March 27 at noon ET. The 10 winners will be announced on Friday, April 7.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best 5K Race
5Ks are great for beginners and experienced runners alike — Photo courtesy of E+ / FatCamera
The mighty 5K is by far the most popular race in the U.S., with around 9 million registrants annually. USA TODAY 10Best editors and a panel of running enthusiasts have compiled a list of their top 20 5K races, and we need your help to determine the best of the best.
Best Fun Run
Let loose with a fun run — Photo courtesy of iStock / Jag_cz
Competition is great and all, but plenty of runners of all skill levels appreciate the opportunity to just hit the road and have a good time. And “fun” is definitely the watchword in the 20 events highlighted here by USA TODAY 10Best editors and a panel of experts, each with a unique aspect sure to leave you smiling as you cross the finish line.
Half-marathons have been growing in popularity — Photo courtesy of E+ / skynesher
The half-marathon is the fastest-growing race distance in the U.S., with some two million runners now participating annually. USA TODAY 10Best editors and a panel of expert runners have compiled a list of their top events, and you can help us find the best half-marathon by voting once per day for your favorite until voting ends.
Marathons are a real test of endurance — Photo courtesy of E+ / millsrymer
The United States hosts around 1,000 marathons every year, the largest of which see tens of thousands of endurance runners crossing the finish line and conquering the grueling 26.2-mile distance.
Best Road Cycling Event
Road cycling events can be short sprints or grueling days-long endurance races — Photo courtesy of E+ / simonkr
First organized as a sport more than 150 years ago, road cycling events remain a popular way for professionals and enthusiasts alike to compete against the backdrop of some of the United States’ most stunning scenery.
Vote: Best Road Cycling Event »
Test your abilities in three different types of races with a triathlon — Photo courtesy of iStock / slovegrove
Bringing together three distinct disciplines – running, cycling and swimming – triathlons have tested athletes’ endurance for nearly a half-century. Thousands of these events are held throughout the U.S. every year, and you can help us find the best triathlon by voting for your top pick.
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, April 7.