From Runner's World
We started with a list of 250 U.S. cities with populations of more than 160,000 that had the highest number of households per capita reporting participation in running within the last 12 months (according to the SimplyMap 2014 census study). Then we gathered data from myriad sources to create five indexes of special importance to runners, ranking the cities in each index from 1 to 150. We then weighted the indexes [run, parks, climate, food, and safety] and tallied up the scores to create the final list.
Cleveland clocked in at 35, beating out the likes of Atlanta, Miami and even Honolulu.
Get the whole list here
- or if you can't wait to don the Nikes and head out to the Metroparks, no worries. The link will be here when you get back.