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Old 06-07-2017, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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These Are The Top 20 Running Routes In The United States

By Competitor.com, Published 1 day ago

Under Armour has collected data from MapMyRun users to determine the most popular running routes in the U.S. and across the world, as logged by their athletes.

The top spot was taken by the Memorial Park Loop in Houston, Texas. This route, which touts an average finish time of 32 minutes and 15 seconds, takes you through one of America’s largest urban parks and is complete with a view of the iconic Williams Tower.

The second spot went to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Loop—it beat out Central Park for most popular!—and as the largest public park in NYC’s most populous borough, you’ll encounter plenty of fellow runners during the busiest time to run this route which is 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

The longest of the most popular routes by MapMyRun users is Lake Miramar in San Diego, with a distance of 5.08 miles and an average finish time of 53 minutes and 31 seconds. San Diegans are logging nearly 3 more miles on average than their neighbors in LA at the Silver Lake Reservoir, with a distance of 2.17 miles.

Check out all of the routes below—you just may find your new favorite!
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These Are The Top 20 Running Routes In The United States

20. Lake Hollingsworth Trail, Lakeland, Florida

19. Lake Quannapowitt Loop in Wakefield, Massachusetts

18. West Side Highway Path, New York, New York

17. Lakefront Trail, Chicago, Illinois

16. Lake Miramar, San Diego, California

15. Waterfront Loop, Portland, Oregon

14. Sloans Lake Loop, Denver, Colorado

13. Silver Lake Reservoir, Los Angeles, California

12. Kelly Drive, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

11. Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis, Minnesota

10. Rice University Loop, Houston, Texas

9. Lake Merritt Trail, Oakland, California

8. Rose Bowl Loop, Pasadena, California

7. Lake Calhoun Trail, Minneapolis, MN

6. Green Lake Loop, Seattle, Washington

5. Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail, Austin, Texas

4. Washington Park Loop, Denver, Colorado

3. Central Park, New York, New York

2. Prospect Park Loop, Brooklyn, New York

1. Memorial Park Loop, Houston, Texas
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Old 06-08-2017, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Thanks for posting this article! My absolute favorites for urban running are the Lakefront trail in Chicago and the Charles River Esplanade path in Boston, and I'm surprised the Esplanade didn't make it.
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Old 06-08-2017, 06:12 AM
 
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2 of the top 20 are Minneapolis lake trails. Speaks to both the fitness mindset here and the parks system.
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:05 AM
 
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Thanks for posting this article! My absolute favorites for urban running are the Lakefront trail in Chicago and the Charles River Esplanade path in Boston, and I'm surprised the Esplanade didn't make it.
I'm shocked that neither Charles River Esplanade nor Jamaica Pond made the list.
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Notice none are in the desert SW. Running here in the heat may be the last thing you do...
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:34 AM
 
Location: 352
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I would add Charleston to Mount Pleasant over the Ravenel Bridge. Challenging run and you cant get anymore of a scenic view.
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Old 06-08-2017, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I second this! Memorial Park is awesome!
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Old 06-08-2017, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Houston has two in the top 10. Not to shabby there. Surprised no DC loop was listed.
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Old 06-10-2017, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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^^ Capitol Crescent Trail or GW Parkway would have been obvious ones too.
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Old 06-11-2017, 03:40 PM
 
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I'm shocked that neither Charles River Esplanade nor Jamaica Pond made the list.

I think we know why. It's because pointless rankings like this found 20 that were better.
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