Where is the Best Place to Live If You Love to Run?


Do you live in the best place for runners? Lawn Love compared over 180 of the largest U.S. cities to rank 2022’s Best Cities for Runners.

They looked at dozens of metrics, such as access to parks and running trails, trail difficulty, and environmental conditions. They also considered access to running groups, foot specialists, footwear spending, and gym affordability.

Here’s what they found:

10 Best Cities for Runners:

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • San Diego, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Oakland, CA
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Washington, DC
  • Seattle, WA
  • New York, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA

10 Worst Cities for Runners:

  • Bridgeport, CT
  • Jackson, MS
  • Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Cape Coral, FL
  • Detroit, MI
  • Killeen, TX

Most Running Events:

  • San Diego, CA
  • Washington, DC
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Atlanta, GA
  • San Antonio, TX

Most Running Trails:

  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Portland, OR
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Salt Lake City, UT

Fewest Running Trails:

  • Garden Grove, CA
  • Cape Coral, FL
  • Paterson, NJ
  • McAllen, TX

Interesting stuff. Thought I would share it with you all. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.