Running is always better with a view. That’s why we rounded up the most scenic races in every state—from roads to trails, cities to country, mountains to prairies, and 5Ks to ultramarathons, these events all promise well organized and extremely rewarding courses, with new sights to delight your mind (and distract your tired muscles) every mile.

Unless otherwise noted, the cities listed here are the races’ starting locations. Some events may already be sold out for their next running, so check their websites for up-to-date details. Then, book your travel and start training, because these 50 runs are definitely worth the trip.

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Are you training for a 5K race? Clock those 3.1 miles in no time with this 28-day plan that involves a combination of running, walking, and strength-training.

Lindsey Murray
October 18, 2016

While 3.1 miles may not seem like that long of a trek, runners can attest that building up to a 5K race is an accomplishment in itself. Train too hard, and you could up your risk of injury; but a too-long plan can feel like you’ll never make it to the finish line.

If you’ve been looking to hit the pavement to run a 5K, we’ve got you covered. This training plan will help you master 3.1 miles in just four weeks' time through a combination of running, walking, and strength-training. Plus, with every step you take, you'll be working to reduce your risk of heart disease, boost your mood, eliminate stress, and build lean muscle—especially in your lower body and core. So whether you're training for an upcoming Turkey Trot or Color Run, follow this 28-day guide to lace up your sneakers and get going.

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Start training for a 5K race with this 4-week plan:

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