Runner's World Ranks Tucson in "America's 50 Best Running Cities"

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Yet another reason to move to Tucson.

Runner's World magazine recently ranked Tucson among "America's 50 Best Running Cities."

The list celebrated cities with temperate climates, abundant routes, tracks, and trails - along with a vibrant local running and racing scene.

Coming in at #18, the magazine had this to say about our athletic city: "Runners don’t see much rain in Tucson. And with nine running stores, 12 running clubs, and 64 races in 2016, this Arizona city is a great place to be a runner. What else? Views as you run through the trails in the Catalina Mountains. Or trails in Sabino Canyon, touting some of the best sky-scapes in the West. Check out The Running Shop for free sessions about biomechanics, shoes, and social runs—one of which is called The Happy Hour Hobble."

We agree that Tucson is an ideal place to run due to our moderate climate, beautiful scenery, and lots of ways to make friends who share a passion for fitness.

Whether you choose to pound the pavement at Udall or huff & puff up the killer hills at Saguaro National Park, we applaud you. Running takes mental, physical, and emotional endurance...and Tucson is a great city to reach for your goals.

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