New York City Marathon

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The Lost Girls -- Amanda, Holly and Jen -- get ready to run at the starting line in the first-ever Runaway Bridesmaids race in New York City. 960 1280

  

Lost Girl Holly Corbett proves that you can wear that bridesmaid dress again -- and for a good cause! She created the charity along with her fellow Lost Girls to raise money and awareness for sex trafficking. 960 1280

  

And they’re off! The Runaway Bridesmaids surged ahead for the fun run. The 5th Avenue Mile in New York City attracts top runners from around the world, but this year was the first time a team of men and women ran down the iconic street wearing bridesmaids dresses. 960 1280

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The Runaway Bridesmaids team ran in dresses to collect pledges for Village Volunteers‘ partner New Light—an organization providing shelter, healthcare, education, and HOPE for the children of sex workers in India’s largest red light district. They raised more than $10,000 on Crowdrise for the shelter so far. 960 1280

  

Lost Girl and Runaway Bridesmaids Amanda Pressner is getting married this year, and is supporting the Runaway Bridesmaids cause by signing up for TheKnot.com’s first ever charity registry. She may have gotten a few ideas about what kind of dresses she wants her own bridesmaids to wear from the event. 960 1280

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Would you run in a dress for charity? Darren Garnick, one of the brave male runners, took one for the team and donned a bridesmaid dress for the cause. 960 1280

  

First place finisher: Congrats to Matthew Daniele, the guy in the green dress who, despite all the cat calls from the women on the sidelines, persevered to win first place in the Runaway Bridesmaids heat with a 5:54 mile. (And that's Lost Girl Holly Corbett just moments behind him, taking the win for first place female runner). 960 1280

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The Lost Girls -- Amanda, Holly and Jen -- celebrate after running The Runaway Bridesmaid's Fifth Avenue Mile. 960 1280

  

Five of the Runaway Bridesmaids (including Lost Girls Holly and Amanda) are going on to run 26.2 miles in dresses for the New York City Marathon. Check out the Crowdrise page to find you how YOU can help fight sex trafficking and make a real difference in kids’ lives without having to even leave home—or wear a poufy dress. 960 1280

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Chambers Bay

Chambers Bay

One of the more recently built courses to host the iconic US Open tournament, Chambers Bay opened to the public in 2007. Known for its wide-open fairways, massive sand traps and unpredictable coastal winds — due to its location overlooking the Puget Sound — this monstrous links course in University Place, WA, spans 7,585 yards. 960 1280

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Augusta National

Augusta National

Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most famous men's golf clubs in the world, let alone the United States. Located in Augusta, GA, the course is known for many of it’s remarkable features  -- from "The Big Oak Tree" to Magnolia Lane -- but none more famous then "Amen Corner,” one of the most memorable stretches on any golf course, located between holes 11 through 13.
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Augusta National

Augusta National

Since opening in 1933, Augusta National has been lucky enough to play host to the Masters Tournament, quite possibly the most prestigious event of all 4 major championships in golf. Winning that elusive green jacket can turn a regular professional into a golfing legend overnight. 960 1280

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Oak Hill Country Club

Oak Hill Country Club

Located next to the Genesee River in Rochester, NY, Oak Hill Country Club is the only club in the world to host the PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup, the US Open, the US Amateur, the US Senior Open and the Senior PGA Championship. The Club has a West Course and an East Course. The 2013 PGA Championship will be contested over on the East Course. 960 1280

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Merion Golf Club

Merion Golf Club

Visit Merion Golf Club, a private golf club located in Ardmore, PA, just 11 miles west of Philadelphia. Host to the US Open 5 times, this club’s courses -- designed by golf course architect Hugh Wilson -- has an East Course and West Course, but it’s the East Course that has become the favorite among professional golfers. In fact, Golf Digestis rated the Merion Golf Club’s East Course one of America’s greatest golf courses. 960 1280

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Play golf on Kiawah Island, located southwest of Charleston, SC. The Kiawah Island Golf Resort has 5 golf courses. The Resort’s Ocean Course has hosted major golf tournaments, including the Ryder Cup, World Cup, PGA Championship, PGA Club Professional Championship and Senior PGA Championship. The well-renowned golf resort was voted the “#1 Resort in the US,” in <i>Golf World Magazine</i>. 960 1280

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The Olympic Club

The Olympic Club

The Olympic Club, a unique golf course located in downtown San Francisco, California, offers various views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and Golden Gate State Park.
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Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach

Regarded as one of  the most beautiful golf courses in the world, Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California kicks off our list of the top golf courses in the United States.
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Pebble Beach

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Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines

Sitting on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific ocean, and named after a unique tree indigenous only to the coast of San Diego, Torrey Pines Golf Club in San Diego, California is a public golf course owned by the city. 960 1280

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Shinnecock Hills

Shinnecock Hills

The oldest formal organized golf club in the United States, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in the town of Southampton on Long Island has been host to the US open 4 times in 3 different centuries.
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Oakmont Country Club

Oakmont Country Club

With 210 bunkers throughout, Oakmont Country Club has been regarded as one of the most difficult golf courses in North America. Located in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. 960 1280

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Bethpage

Bethpage

Home of the renowned 'Black Course' and featuring five 18-hole golf courses, Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York is the largest public golf complex in the country. 960 1280

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Congressional Country Club

Congressional Country Club

Located in Bethesda, Maryland right outside of the nation's capital, Congressional Country Club has been the host to 2 US Open Championships and is a regular stop on the PGA tour each year. 960 1280

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Congressional Country Club

Congressional Country Club

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Winged Foot

Winged Foot

The West Course at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York,  is a par 72 course, measuring over 7,250 yards from start to finish, and was designed by the same architect as the famous Bethpage Black course. 960 1280

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Winged Foot

Winged Foot

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Pinehurst

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The Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina is one of the most celebrated in the world.  The beautifully kept and maintained resort is highlighted by its most famous course, Number 2. 960 1280

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Valhalla Golf Club

Valhalla Golf Club

Located 20 miles east of Louisville, KY, Valhalla Golf Club hosted the Senior PGA Championship and the PGA Champion in 2011 and 2014. The PGA of America owns the majority interest in the 486-acre property -- a dream envisioned by Louisville businessman and golf enthusiast Dwight Gahm and his 3 sons. Grahm commissioned pro-golfer Jack Nicklaus to build a private golf facility, and it opened its doors in 1986. This world-class club remains the best golf course in Kentucky and on the “America’s 100 Greatest Courses”, according to Golf Digest. 960 1280

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Run for Your Lives, Nationwide

See if you can escape zombies in the annual Run For Your Lives 5K obstacle race. This is one race where a muscle cramp may spell the start of even bigger problems -- like being caught by brain-eating zombies! 960 1280

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Marathon du Medoc, France

Marathon du Medoc, France

France's Bordeaux region shows off its national character in the annual Marathon du Medoc, with participants drinking wine (and yes, running, too) through some of the world's greatest vineyards. 960 1280

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Runaway Bridesmaids, NYC

Travel Channel's Lost Girls prove that you really can wear that bridesmaid dress again (and for a good cause!). The Lost Girls take on a new name for the day as The Runaway Bridesmaids to run the Fifth Avenue Mile in NYC -- in dresses -- to raise money to fight sex trafficking worldwide. 960 1280

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High Heel Race, Washington, DC

High Heel Race, Washington, DC

Halloween in the nation’s capital is a spirited affair, courtesy of the annual High Heel Race. Onlookers gather in Dupont Circle to watch drag queens show off their extravagant outfits and race down 17th Street in high heels. 960 1280

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Muddy Buddy, Nationwide

Muddy Buddy, Nationwide

Teams of 2 run together through an off-road obstacle course, complete with military-style challenges. At the end of the race, each duo crawls through a mud pit before crossing the finish line together as official “Muddy Buddies”! 960 1280

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Pattaya International Bed Race, Thailand

Pattaya International Bed Race, Thailand

There’s no time to rest for participants in the Pattaya International Bed Race. Runners pushing hospital beds, boat beds and even a bed designed as a bathtub race down a popular strip of this beach town in Thailand. 960 1280

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Bride-Carrying Race, China

Bride-Carrying Race, China

Grooms carry their brides during a mini-marathon celebrating the New Year in Sanya, in south China's Hainan province. 960 1280

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Red Bull Soapbox Derby, Budapest

Red Bull Soapbox Derby, Budapest

Participants of Red Bull Soapbox Derby compete on a 656-yard track in Budapest, Hungary. Racing against the clock, they speed to the finish line in handmade vehicles. 960 1280

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Empire State Building Run-Up, NYC

Empire State Building Run-Up, NYC

At the Empire State Building Run-Up, runners climb 86 floors, 1,576 steps and roughly 1/5 mile, on their way to the observation deck. No elevators for these die-hard runners! 960 1280

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Great Knutsford Race, England

Great Knutsford Race, England

You’ll have to wait until 2020 for the next Great Knutsford Race, a 3-hour competition on penny-farthing bicycles that’s held once a decade. Competitors come from all over the world to race on these 1880s-era high-wheelers in Knutsford, England. 960 1280

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The Lost Girls -- Amanda, Holly and Jen -- get ready to run at the starting line in the first-ever Runaway Bridesmaids race in New York City. 960 1280

  

Lost Girl Holly Corbett proves that you can wear that bridesmaid dress again -- and for a good cause! She created the charity along with her fellow Lost Girls to raise money and awareness for sex trafficking. 960 1280

  

And they’re off! The Runaway Bridesmaids surged ahead for the fun run. The 5th Avenue Mile in New York City attracts top runners from around the world, but this year was the first time a team of men and women ran down the iconic street wearing bridesmaids dresses. 960 1280

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The Runaway Bridesmaids team ran in dresses to collect pledges for Village Volunteers‘ partner New Light—an organization providing shelter, healthcare, education, and HOPE for the children of sex workers in India’s largest red light district. They raised more than $10,000 on Crowdrise for the shelter so far. 960 1280

  

Lost Girl and Runaway Bridesmaids Amanda Pressner is getting married this year, and is supporting the Runaway Bridesmaids cause by signing up for TheKnot.com’s first ever charity registry. She may have gotten a few ideas about what kind of dresses she wants her own bridesmaids to wear from the event. 960 1280

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Would you run in a dress for charity? Darren Garnick, one of the brave male runners, took one for the team and donned a bridesmaid dress for the cause. 960 1280

  

First place finisher: Congrats to Matthew Daniele, the guy in the green dress who, despite all the cat calls from the women on the sidelines, persevered to win first place in the Runaway Bridesmaids heat with a 5:54 mile. (And that's Lost Girl Holly Corbett just moments behind him, taking the win for first place female runner). 960 1280

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The Lost Girls -- Amanda, Holly and Jen -- celebrate after running The Runaway Bridesmaid's Fifth Avenue Mile. 960 1280

  

Five of the Runaway Bridesmaids (including Lost Girls Holly and Amanda) are going on to run 26.2 miles in dresses for the New York City Marathon. Check out the Crowdrise page to find you how YOU can help fight sex trafficking and make a real difference in kids’ lives without having to even leave home—or wear a poufy dress. 960 1280

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Lost Girls Holly and Jen get a little pick-me-up from their fellow Runaway Bridesmaids. 960 1280

  

Matthew Daniele and fellow male 'maid show the crowds along New York's Fifth Avenue how to run like a man…in a dress. 960 1280

  

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