Which State is the Most Active in the United States?

North Dakota and Washington D.C. were the most active places in the U.S. last year. Source: ACTIVE Network

Which state is the most active in the U.S.? You might be surprised.

Although states like Colorado, California and New York are often lauded for their active populations and great places for recreational activities, those aren’t the states that came up as the most active according to data from ACTIVE Network’s endurance event registration platform. That data came from all event categories in 2015, including running, cycling, swimming, triathlon, duathlon, walking, mountain biking and adventure events. While the rankings are based only on that data and is not a definitive measure of a particular population’s relative fitness, it does show where people are signing up for events.

The infographic above showcases the most active states (and includes Washington D.C.) in the U.S. per capita based on that data.

Here are the top 10 most active states, based on per capita endurance event registrations:

1) North Dakota
2) Washington D.C.
3) Hawaii
4) Vermont
5) Maryland
6) Colorado
7) Wisconsin
8) Alaska
9) Massachusetts
10) Utah

Here are the top 10 least active states in the U.S., based on the per capita endurance sports registrations from the Active Network.

1) Arkansas
2) West Virginia
3) Mississippi
4) South Dakota
5) Wyoming
6) Virginia
7) South Carolina
8) Montana
9) Louisiana
10) Oklahoma

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