I stumbled upon a new program online put together by USA Track & Field (USATF) called America’s Running Routes. It’s a neat web app that uses Google Maps and a nice user-interface to let runners everywhere build a database of running routes throughout the country. I don’t know when they launched it, but it already has over 15,000 routes in the United States.
I tried it out by checking for runs in Seattle (where I’ll be for the next few days.) Seattle had 203 routes. I’ll actually be in Redmond, which had 18 routes ranging from 2.69 miles to 21.79 miles. Map creation is simple – it’d be super neat if it integrated with my Garmin 301.