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21 Cities That Were Made For Running

We like running, and we like Tacoma, and apparently we're not alone. Tacoma shows up on a list of the top cities for running in the world.

And it's from reputable media outlet BuzzFeed, so you know it's scientific.

They did miss one thing though, Tacoma is home to Tacoma Runners - one of the larger running clubs in the country. That's got to count for something.

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talus

Shhhh!  Pt.  Defiance is getting crowded enough!

April 24, 2015 at 1:45 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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chaunceyd

Its largely about Pt. Defiance I believe, but I think Tacoma is a great place to run in general - the hills actually provide great training. And I’d say If they want to make running around the city “better” all Tacoma needs to do is install more public water fountains. I guess this would likely become a maintenance issue but can’t blame me for wishing. My wife and I resort to going into Safeway briefly during our long runs, which isn’t a big hassle… again just wishing there was more options.

April 29, 2015 at 7:44 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Jenny JRegistered

Yes! I have the same problem. We have a ton of little parks around town, but hardly any of them have drinking fountains - that seems like a great place to start.

Also, maybe some enforcement to get cars to stop for pedestrians when they’re in a crosswalk. I appreciate the awareness campaign I’ve seen, but some people aren’t going to stop unless they think they might get a ticket if they don’t.

All that said, I love running in Tacoma.

April 29, 2015 at 8:12 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Altered Chords

My only complaint is that running is hard.  The city council should make running easier.

April 29, 2015 at 11:16 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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William F. Johnston

Had a great opportunity to turn Tacoma into a runners city several years back when the city bureaucrats were designing a plan for the Foss and Waterfront.  I had trained for the Portland Marathon on the Waterfront and tide flats.  I went to one of the always called “public input” meetings at 4 in the afternoon or other times most can’t come too.  I presented an idea for a long distant course including Ruston Way - across Dock Street Bridge - down Dock Street over the Foss and out on to the Flats - across the Lincoln Street Bridge - back to the Murray Bridge into downtown and off to Old Town to finish up.  Never heard a word and of course nothing was done for runners at all.  Would have been cheap and no doubt the Runners Club would have helped out in many ways.  But when most city bureaucrats don’t even live here what do you expect?

April 29, 2015 at 4:01 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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