Runners World+ is a tight-knit community as passionate about running as you are. Through RW+, we’ve expanded the ways we can reach you beyond simple stories in a magazine and on a website, offering more unique benefits to help you run faster, stronger, healthier, and happier.

🔓 When you become a RW+ member, you’ll:

  • Unlock all stories, curated training plans for any running goal, cutting-edge tools, and gear reviews on
  • Get every print issue delivered straight to your mailbox
  • Receive a weekly members-only newsletter with exclusive advice from Coach Jess and Coach PJ
  • Access hundreds of streaming video workouts on demand
  • Have a chance to test new shoes and products before anyone else
  • Enjoy the opportunity to appear in Runner’s World
  • Score awesome deals from the running brands you love
  • Save on swag from the Runner’s World shop, including free shipping on every order

Want to see what you’ll experience the minute you become a member? Here’s a regularly updated look at all the latest news and cool happenings from RW+. Let’s get better together.

➡ Run Your Best Half Marathon Ever

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Kara Goucher’s 1:06:57 finish at the 2009 Great North Run is still the fastest half marathon ever by an American woman.
Matt Nager

The half marathon is where speed meets endurance. It’s achievable for most 5k runners, yet a puzzle for veteran racers to master. It’s a challenge, not a life-altering commitment. It’s also one of the greatest tests of a runner’s mettle, but also serves as a 13.1-mile celebration.

One smart strategy to help you crush your half: arrive rested. The biggest mistake Olympian Kara Goucher sees half racers make is not tapering adequately. Two weeks out, dial back the intensity and cut your mileage by 20 to 30 percent. In the week leading up to the race, drop your mileage by half, run one light speed workout, and otherwise take short runs with a set of four to six easy strides at the end. “The final week should be about feeling good and getting pop in your legs so that you can let your training shine through on race day,” Goucher says.

Whether you’re ready to tackle your first or 50th half, read this new feature story to learn how to make it your best yet.

➡ Stream. Sweat. Repeat.

Your RW+ membership gets you unlimited access to an amazing free library of 450+ streaming video workouts from Runner’s World, plus our friends at Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and Prevention. With an endless collection of trainer-led speed, strength, core, and yoga workouts any time you want them, you’ll love having these exercises to pair with your runs.

Sunday Just Became the Best Day of the Week

The weekly Members-Only Sunday newsletter is the easiest way to connect with RW+ coaches, get updates from our community, learn about future meet-ups, and read exclusive articles. Here’s what to expect:

✍️ Member-only stories that tackle everything from fueling properly on long runs to deep dives into running history to Q&As with the editors and experts on all things running.

💪 Weekly workouts and training tips from Coach Jess Movold.

💨 Coach PJ Thompson shares strategies to take your mental game to the next level.

📖 A round-up of can’t-miss stories from the week.

🗺 An interactive map of where our members are racing next.

➡ Member Shakeout Secrets

Back in April, we met up with a bunch of members at the 126th Boston Marathon. We held shakeout runs, shared hearty breakfasts, cheered together on race day, and filmed several fun videos.

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RW+ member Jesse Ruiz of Austin, TX (left) chats with Runner-in-Chief Jeff Dengate (right) during a shakeout run at the 2022 Boston Marathon.
John Hamilton

In one clip, RW+ members reveal their PR-worthy pre-race routines. Jesse Ruiz, of Austin, TX, says he incorporates some cross training into his taper. “Two days before a race, I’ll always go on a bike ride for at least three to six miles,” he says. “Then, the day before, I’ll do a nice three-mile shakeout run, followed by some compression sleeve work.” (Check out the weekly RW+ newsletter for more member meetup opportunities.)

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➡ The Latest Super Shoe... Will It Perform for You?

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Before anybody else, we were able to test the Nike Vaporfly 3. It’s what many think will be the fastest racing shoe available for the next few years. So yes, the “original super shoe” got an overhaul. Check out how it performed for editor Jeff Dengate after four months of workouts and racing.

➡ 3 Running Workouts That Will Build Your Endurance

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Emily Infeld
Sam Barnes

Every runner has that workout they look back on and think, “Oof—that one hurt.” For Olympian Emily Infeld, it’s one-kilometer repeats. Last summer, before qualifying for the World Championships in the 5,000 meters, the Nike athlete crushed four sets of 1Ks, finishing the final rep at a blistering 4:28-mile pace. “It was a shock to the system, and I was really thankful to have my husband, Max, with me because I was hurting after the second rep,” she remembers.

Steal more hard sessions from some of the top pros—and build your overall endurance and mental toughness.

➡ Test the Latest Products With Us!

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Trevor Raab

More than 2,000 members have signed up to field-test products—shirts, shorts, socks, and more—for Runner’s World. In our latest round of testing, members put Rabbit’s High Country LS Flannel ($85 sizes XS to XL) through the wringer. While a flannel isn’t the typical running outer layer, our testers lauded the shirt for its surprising warmth and laid-back style. Here’s what Sayo B., of Fayetteville, North Carolina, thought:

“I loved the snaps down the front and on the cuffs! They made it easy to roll up my sleeves or take the shirt off to wrap around my waist. Plus, with every wash, the flannel came out nice and fresh without wrinkles.”

Become a product tester! Join Runner’s World+ for the chance to try cool new gear and see your feedback appear on this page and in our members-only newsletter. We’re looking for runners from all backgrounds and skill levels. Apply now!

➡ About Runner’s World+

From day one, Runner’s World has strived to be the definitive, evolving manual for becoming a better runner. We’re enthusiasts who want to spread the joy of running to all runners: beginners, student athletes, joggers, experienced competitors … everyone who has ever laced up a pair of shoes in pursuit of improvement. But the way we talk to you—through training advice, in-depth gear reviews, and inspirational stories—has changed over time, which is why we launched our premium membership program, Runner’s World+, in 2019. Join today!