We shared our take on how to find runners and running routes when you’re headed out of town. But there’s more than one way to cook an egg. Our Novant Health Charlotte Marathon Ambassadors have done their fair share of traveling – and running – and piled on with more of their experiences to help you catch a run while you’re traveling.
Strava global heatmaps are my go-to for finding popular run routes when I’m out of town! I also take advantage of public routes (personal or official race) found on other apps like RunGo and MapMyRun too.
Find run clubs on Instagram by seeing what local running shoe stores are there and what groups they follow.
Whenever I’m out of town, my Coros watch lets me use the Coros app and build my own running route and my watch gps directs me as I run! Great for exploring new terrain and not getting lost
Before heading out of town – I research all the local running clubs/group runs and try to join them. Great way to meet new friends. They normally run on the best routes. As another option I simply google the best running routes in that city. Lots of great greenways/trails to take advantage of.
I get up early to run. It’s a great way to explore a new city, and if you’re traveling with people that don’t run, you don’t interfere with any of the plans for the day.
Search for run clubs on Google, Facebook, Instagram, and the RRCA site. If they aren’t any or if the group runs are at times that don’t fit my travel schedule, I look over Google Maps to find a good route near where I am staying.
Garmin routes are always great, but I prefer just exploring the city and getting lost a bit. A bit of a gamble but always fun!
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