Although it dropped from its top spot of the past two years, the nation’s capital still flexes plenty of muscle. D.C. spends more per resident to take care of its parks than any other city, and its population comes in number two in rating themselves as being in excellent health.
Fit Stop: Pacers Running Stores
Whether you're a running newbie or a marathon vet, you'll find everything you need for training and motivation at Pacers Running Stores (runpacers.com). Get fitted for shoes and gear, sign up for a weekend 5K, or hook up with a pace group at this family-owned specialty running chain.