10 Best US Cities for Runners San Francisco comes in at No. 1 By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Sep 2, 2016 11:21 AM CDT 6 comments Comments A jogger makes his way toward Fort Point below the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) (Newser) – If you're a runner, you won't find a city better than San Francisco. Runner's World ranks it as the best in the country for runners, based on running routes, the running community, safety, food, and weather—because it's just not fun to run in a snowstorm. Here's the top 10: San Francisco Seattle Boston San Diego Washington, DC Portland, Ore. Minneapolis New York City Omaha Denver Click for the full list or for a list of the healthiest cities in America.