The BibRave 100 Voting Begins
August 11, 2020
Runners will vote on the top races of the decade in each distance category - Marathons, Half Marathons, and Races 10 Miles or Less
Portland, OR – BibRave, the running industry leader in grassroots digital marketing, recently announced the fourth annual publication of The BibRave 100: A Definitive List of the Best Races in America. With the nomination period complete, the public will now vote to decide the top races of the decade in each distance category – Marathons, Half Marathons, and Races 10 Miles or Less.
The nomination period, which closed on July 31, 2020, established an unranked list of the top races in each aforementioned distance category. From August 10 to August 31, 2020, runners can on the top 20 most-nominated races in order to establish the top five events in each distance category. Races are encouraged to rally their communities via email and social media to vote for their event.
“The 2020 nomination period saw even more submissions than last year, so we’re excited that the new format – aimed to flip the narrative from a lost year to a decade of celebration – is resonating with runners,” said Tim Murphy, Co-Founder of BibRave. “When IRL events eventually return, The BibRave 100 will continue to inform runner bucket lists and celebrate the best of the best races.”
In addition to featuring the best Marathons, Half Marathons, and Races 10 Miles or Less, The BibRave 100 will include several NEW categories like “Best Virtual Race Experience,” “Best Bites & Bevvies,” “Best Relay Experience,” “Best Race-cation,” and “Toughest Race.” Rounding out the list will be the 3rd annual “Green Lion Award,” awarded to the top five races that have integrated sustainable practices into their race operations to reduce the carbon footprint of their event. For more information on dates and how the list is created, see BibRave’s FAQ section for more details.
BibRave works with races and brands to drive runner engagement and, ultimately, generate more sales and registrations. Through their large and highly-vetted network of running bloggers (BibRave Pros), their popular Twitter event (#BibChat), and their new Podcast (The BibRave Podcast) BibRave helps endurance brands and races go beyond simple advertising and truly connect with more runners.
The company’s consumer-facing product is a race review site where runners can learn about a race before signing up, and leave feedback after the event. The company launched in late 2013 in the Midwest and is now based in Portland, Oregon.