The Run Collection

The Run Collection

I always loved running – it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”

Jesse Owens

I love running a new city. On the first morning, I lace the shoes and set out to explore.  The pictures and a route map I earn are my favorite souvenirs! I started “The Run Collection” in 2015, and it continues to grow as we travel. The places we see are all pretty amazing to a kid from small-town Kansas.

And while I am far from the greatest or fastest Kansas runner ever, I may have run in more cities!

A shout-out to the team at Great Runs. They have been a fantastic resource to find routes as we travel.  From Sarajevo to Alexandria, to Vienna to London, and Lyon to Luxembourg, they have inspired. Keep it coming, guys!

The Run Collection

Sweating the final run of 2023, Singapore

The Best Runs of 2023

Our travels this year made for phenomenal runs, from Kansas to Kyoto and more! Below is the countdown of the six best runs of 2023, along with my favorite run photos from the 2023 run collection. Read on!

Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

The Zagreb Rerun

We had time for a quick Zagreb Rerun this year.  Though short, it was a nostalgic stop, like visiting an old friend.

The Budapest Run through History

The Budapest Run

The Budapest run covered a millennium, from Magyars on invading on horseback to the 1956 revolt against the Soviets. What a city! What a run!

The Medieval Krakow Barbican

The Krakow Planty Run

I anticipated this for months: The Krakow Planty Run, through the park that rings Krakow’s old town.  Thank heavens for “Planty” of shade!


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