Active.com includes Minneapolis and St. Paul as number eight in its
of the top 10 running places across the country.
“Aside from ample places to train and races to run, spirited running communities add color and support the local traditions that make certain cities ideal for runners,” the website reads.
The website cites events and infrastructure such as the Twin Cities Marathon, “called the most beautiful urban marathon in the U.S.,” a 50-mile city trail system, and the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway, and its home to the elite distance running-focused Team USA
, coached by Dennis Barker.
New York City was named as the top running destination.