Consistently nominated one of the fittest cities in the country, Minneapolis is a runner’s hot spot—even if it’s freezing part of the year. The city boasts miles of paved trails that follow the Mississippi River and pedestrian bridges over major roads. You can also take a run around the lakes found within the city limits, or hit the Midtown Greenway Trail, a 5.5 mile paved route that formerly hosted railroad tracks.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Another southwestern running destination, Santa Fe is an ideal spot because of its dry climate and high altitude. The popular Dale Ball Trails feature 22 miles of desert trails carving through the foothills of the picturesque Sangre de Cristo Mountains.