As the sweltering days of summer make way for the crisp and colourful landscapes of fall, runners across the world eagerly anticipate the arrival of this magical season. Fall offers a respite from the brutal heat and humidity, making it the perfect time to reignite your passion for running or embark on a new running journey. The Fall Running Glow Up, as some call it, brings a renewed sense of energy and motivation, propelling runners to new heights and distances they never thought possible. In this article, we'll explore eight compelling reasons why fall running deserves all the love and appreciation it receives.


Reasons to Love Fall Running:

  1. The Fall Running Glow Up:

 Summer running can feel like a legal performance-enhancing drug, as your body works extra hard to survive the heat and humidity. Consequently, when the weather cools down and the humidity dissipates, you'll experience the Forrest Gump effect—running further and easier than ever before.

  1. Perfect Weather:

Crisp autumn mornings create the ideal running conditions—starting in long sleeves and transitioning to sports bras while enjoying the perfect temperature for running. It's not too hot, not too cold—just right!

  1. Fall Racing Season:

Fall brings an exciting lineup of races, including marathons, half marathons, and Turkey Trots. Whether you're a participant, volunteer, or cheering on others, the fall racing season is the ultimate racing season, filled with camaraderie and accomplishments.

  1. Cosy Running Attire:

As the temperatures drop, fall brings the perfect opportunity to don your favourite cosy running attire. From soft fleece-lined leggings to warm long-sleeve tops and stylish beanies, dressing up in comfortable layers adds an extra touch of comfort and charm to your autumn runs. The combination of chilly air and warm attire creates a delightful running experience that makes you look forward to every outing. Rejoice! As fall arrives, you can finally break out those comfortable and stylish leggings for your runs, making every outing feel like Christmas morning.

  1. Breathtaking Scenery:

For those fortunate enough to live in regions with genuine fall foliage, the colourful views of changing leaves and warm pink sunsets make fall runs truly storybook-beautiful. Even if fall doesn't bring colourful leaves to your area, the sight of pumpkins is a delightful treat.

  1. The Crunch of Leaves:

If you're in an area where leaves change colours, then you know the sheer joy of the crunching sound beneath your feet as you run. It's like nature's applause for every step you take.


  1. A Fresh Start:

Fall can evoke a sense of starting anew, making it the perfect time to set new running goals, embark on different training experiences, or begin your running journey. Remember, every day presents an opportunity for growth and progress.

  1. Sunrises:

While fall may bring earlier sunsets, it also means sunnier mornings—a fantastic reason to embrace those beautiful sunrise runs and savour the splendour of dawn.



As the leaves turn, signalling the arrival of fall, let this be the season where you reignite your passion for running or take your first strides on the path of becoming a runner. Embrace the Fall Running Glow Up and let the enchantment of this season carry you to new heights in your running journey. From the perfect weather to the breathtaking scenery, fall offers a myriad of reasons to love running like never before. So, lace up your shoes, hit the trails, and let the magic of fall running invigorate your mind, body, and soul. Happy running!