Best U.S. States for Running

No matter where, why, or how fast you run, variety is a key ingredient that keeps you coming back for more. This list is based off of personal experience, expressed opinion of numerous runners, and demonstrated activity rates in the respective states.

The Top Ten

1 Utah Utah Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 31st-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States.

I don't know why, I just have this strange feeling that this state being where it is is all a Mormon joke. Can't... Say it...

2 Colorado Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
3 Oregon Oregon Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.
4 California California
5 Washington Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.
6 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.
7 New York New York
8 Connecticut Connecticut
9 Vermont Vermont
10 Virginia Virginia Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

The Contenders

11 Mississippi Mississippi
12 Arizona Arizona
13 Florida Florida

No hills, flat and easy!

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