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Runners' 25 favorite cities

Put on your running shoes and join us on a tour of the 25 most popular cities for JOOKS running enthusiasts!

1. Edinburgh

With its exceptional cultural and historical richness, the capital of Scotland is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. To run in Edinburgh is to soak up the atmosphere of intrigue and mystery that reigns there, from the castle to Holyrood Palace.

Our favorite route: Downtown to Dean Village. This comprehensive 13-kilometer route will take you through the old and new city, passing all the must-see places in Scotland's capital.

From pain to gain: because running is tiring, there is nothing like a good meal to regain strength. And in Edinburgh, it's impossible to miss the famous haggis, or stuffed sheep's stomach, a traditional Scottish dish if ever there was one. If its appearance is not necessarily appetizing, its taste will quickly convince you otherwise!

2. Chicago

The third largest city in the United States, Chicago is the world capital of modern architecture but it is also a city of culture and art. Running in Chicago means enjoying the meeting of urbanity and nature, from the Willis Tower to the shores of Lake Michigan.

Our favorite route: Between land and lake. With this course, find the right balance between the excitement of Chicago's most beautiful avenues, the calm of Millennium Park and the charm of the shores of Lake Michigan.

From pain to gain: small appetites, pass your way! The Deep-dish pizza, invented in Chicago in the 40's, is THE specialty of the city and it is not made for small hungers. This kind of pie with a generous topping is composed of cold meats and several types of cheese. Not very light but delicious!

3. Prague

Prague, nicknamed the city of a hundred towers, has such a rich architectural heritage that its entire historic heart is a World Heritage Site. To run in Prague is to get lost in a maze of streets and squares surrounded by baroque buildings.

Our favorite route: Prague, land of legends. This route is a little off the beaten track and will allow you to discover the beautiful streets of Prague, while soaking up the mysteries, legends and other strange stories that are legion in the golden city.

From pain to gain: if you feel like a little sweet after your run, trdelník is just what you need! This tube-shaped pastry, cooked on a spit, can be eaten plain, with chocolate, with jam and even filled with ice cream in summer. Something for everyone!

4. Marrakesh

With its markets with the scent of the Orient, its countless palaces, its lush gardens and its sublime mosques, the ochre city is a bewitching city that combines tradition and modernity. Running in Marrakech is the promise of incomparable sensations, from the Jemaa El-Fna square to the Majorelle Garden.

Our favorite route: In the heart of Marrakech. This route will take you to the discovery of the must-see places of the red city in only 5 kilometers. Cross the medina and marvel at the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque, the exceptional Bahia Palace or the architectural jewel that is the Ben Youssef Medersa.

From pain to gain: if the gastronomy of Marrakech, and Morocco in general, does not miss colorful and rich in flavor specialties, your run will surely have made you thirsty. Mint tea is an essential part of any trip to Morocco. Enjoy this moment of relaxation, symbol of sharing and conviviality. And if you feel hungry, you can always accompany it with some pastries ;)

5. Berlin

From Museum Island to Alexanderplatz to the Brandenburg Gate, running through Berlin will take you through seven centuries of German history. From the Brandenburg Electorate to the fall of the Wall, every street corner in the city center recalls a significant event.

Our favorite route: Stroll through the Großer Tiergarten. Ideal for getting some fresh air, this route will have you exploring the German capital's Central Park, while passing by some of the city's most iconic landmarks, including the famous Brandenburg Gate.

From pain to gain: invented by a Berlin woman, Herta Heuwer, the currywurst is one of the culinary symbols of the German capital. This grilled or boiled sausage, usually served in slices and accompanied by a tomato and curry sauce, is a perfect snack for the end of a run!

6. Montreal

A perfect blend of French and North American culture, Quebec's largest city welcomes more than ten million tourists every year. Running in Montreal means discovering a city of contrasts, between the sweetness of life and the effervescence.

Our favorite route: From the Old Port to Mount Royal. This route will take you from the shores of the St. Lawrence to the famous Mount Royal, passing through downtown. Don't miss the breathtaking view of the city and the river from the lookout of Mount Royal. But beware, it's a climb!

From pain to gain: what is better than the famous poutine to recharge your batteries after a long run in the streets of Montreal? Composed of fries, cheese and a slightly spicy brown sauce, the poutine is not really a dietetic dish but it is still very comforting!

7. London

London, founded by the Romans almost 2000 years ago, is today one of the most important cities in the world. The city is home to several world heritage sites, so a trip there will take you to the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, and Big Ben.

Our favorite route: London mews. A little away from the city center, this course will make you discover these small terraced houses built in the 18th and 19th centuries which are hidden in the posh districts of the capital. A route full of charm, far from the hustle and bustle of the heart of the city.

From pain to gain: impossible to taste the English cuisine without tasting the famous fish and chips, fish fried in batter and accompanied by French fries. If your run has whetted your appetite, don't miss this classic British dish!

8. New York

Running in New York City, composed of 5 boroughs, is an opportunity to discover the achievements of a resolutely modern and frenetic urbanism. From the skyscrapers of Manhattan to the "brownstones", the typical dwellings of Brooklyn, run through the Big Apple with us!