10 Running Events to Try in August

August 10, 2013
Resilience Run
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Resilience Run, which commemorates the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, offers a half marathon, half marathon relays, 5K and 1-mile fun run and walk. Post-race activities include food, art, music and Native American dancing.

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August 10, 2013
Tower Rock Run 2013
Manila, Utah
Race past ragged rocky red mountain peaks and tall evergreens at the Sheep Creek Geological Loop. The 10K, 5K and 1K fun run and walk courses are run on paved streets, and are mostly downhill. Enjoy a bountiful post-race spread at the Navajo Cliffs picnic area.  

August 11, 2013
Chicago 10K
Chicago, Illinois
Enjoy the iconic Chicago lakefront skyline on a mostly out-and-back 10K course that starts and finishes in Grant Park. From world-class runners to a medal and finisher's shirt that salutes Chicago landmarks, this race offers all of the amenities you'd expect from a big-city event.

August 18, 2013
America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K
San Diego, California
While many will shy away from a distance race during the dog days of summer, the idyllic morning temperatures in San Diego (60s or low 70s and low humidity) may make you sing a different tune. For 36 years, the AFC Half has drawn droves of local and national talent to the fast, scenic course that winds from Point Loma past the San Diego Bay, through Harbor Island and downtown to a photo finish in Balboa Park.

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August 24, 2013
Regan's Run
Waverly, Nebraska
"She fought for four days, can you fight through 4 miles?" asks the Regan Elise Sorben Foundation, which was founded to support and educate bereaved parents coping with the loss of an infant. Compete in the 4-mile race or the 1-mile family fun run and walk to support the cause.

August 24, 2013
The Double Road Race San Jose
San Jose, California
Touted as the only running event with a halftime, the Double Road Race San Jose features a 10K, followed by a recovery period, then a 5K. For those who don't want to race 9 miles, there's a 5K run/walk and a mile event for kids. The top five runners of the Double in each age group will receive a special two-sided medal as well as the chance to win prize money.

August 31, 2013
The ATL 20K Relay & 10K
Atlanta, Georgia
Start your Labor Day weekend on a healthy note by running or walking with either two or four of your friends in the 20K relay, or race the entire 20K by yourself. The event also provides a 10K option, which is also a certified qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. Awards aren't just for the most competitive—the best-named group and best-dressed relay teams will have their moments to shine as well.

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Sabrina Grotewold

Sabrina Grotewold is the running editor for active.com. She runs nearly every day, and enjoys cooking and developing recipes, traveling, and hiking.
Sabrina Grotewold is the running editor for active.com. She runs nearly every day, and enjoys cooking and developing recipes, traveling, and hiking.

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