Best ‘Holiday’ Runs: North America

Favorite for Winter/Holidays

With the creeping cold and shorter days, here’s a way the nighttime run becomes a special treat: holiday running! Travel mags and websites are full of lists such as ‘best cities to see holiday lights’, so we did some research to match some of those with some great running routes. This list is a combination of beautiful light displays, festive shopping areas, and done-up neighborhoods. Organized in alphabetical order, by city. Note, we don’t include ‘driving-centric’ displays or those that that require hefty admission. A good strategy for finding a pretty holiday run in any city is to search our ‘Fantastic Neighborhoods‘ category. For more, see our list of the best holiday runs in Europe.

Santa Hustle Race Series. Fun races with great swag across 11 cities in the United States in December.