Seattle has been voted the #2 Best Running City by Runner’s World! Check out the excerpt from the article and click below for the full list!
#2. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Two brands devoted entirely to running, Brooks and Oiselle, call Seattle home. And there are elites, like Nick Symmonds and other members of the Brooks Beasts, who train here. But even for the mortal runner, it’s paradise, boasting 100 miles of trails and a climate that, while drizzly, is runnable year-round. With four running stores and 155 races on record in 2016, it’s clear this city is serious about running.
“The best thing about running in Seattle is the natural beauty,” says Claudia De La Via, 31, an environmental engineer. “On the east, you get stunning views of the Cascade Range, and on the west, there’s the Olympic Mountains. If water is more what you’re looking for, nothing beats running along Puget Sound.”