The Best Colleges for Runners in the U.S.

For runners of all ages, college campuses provide an ideal combination of well-kept paths, incredible architecture and beautiful landscapes. Still, we wondered, who’s the best? What universities have that perfect medley of climate, runability and nearby trails, to ultimately set themselves apart from the rest?

Taking a myriad of factors into consideration, we worked to build a weighted formula to help determine the top 20 schools for runners. And, in the end, the list is a refreshing mixture of colleges you’d expect to see, along with others you might have been sleeping on.

So, without further adieu…

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