This is the Great Runs list of the best urban beach runs in the world. To qualify, the route has to be in or near a major city (i.e. Miami, San Diego), and not a beach town (i.e. Virginia Beach) or beach ‘destination’ (i.e. Cape Cod, Cocoa Beach). The beach must be at least two miles long and feature a beachside boardwalk/promenade and/or a ‘runnable’ beach (wide, with dependably firm sand). The list is in alphabetical order, by region.