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What you need to know about Half Marathon Running

At 13.1 miles, a half marathon is long enough to test even the strongest runners, but short enough for almost anyone determined to conquer their next challenge. We have a jam-packed calendar of half marathons taking place up and down the country — from big ballot events to local community races and spectacular trail runs. Get involved and conquer your next challenge.

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A half marathon is a fantastic event for those new to running to really push themselves, or as a great warm up event for those ready to tackle a full marathon or even an ultramarathon

What is the distance covered in half marathon?
The half marathon is one of running`s most popular distance - a half marathon is 13.1 miles (or 21.1km).
What is an average time for a half marathon?
Breaking 2:00 (9:09 per mile pace) is a common goal, and that time is considered a respectable half marathon time among runners. The average times for half marathons in the U.S. in 2015 were 2:04:00 for males and 2:22:21 for females.
What is the half marathon world record?
The world record for men is 58:23 for men and 1:04:52 for women.
How long does it take to train for a half marathon?
If you are working with a training plan you can achieve a half marathon in 8 weeks.

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Welcome to the inaugural Cottontail half marathon, 10k and 5k

All flat two loop course along the Famous bike path. Start / Finish location Woodley park-1 at 6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys CA 91406

Cottontail Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Los Angeles, California, US
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The Foxy Trail Half Marathon and 5K is the first event in both Dirt Devil Racing Series. You can run all 4 Trail Half Marathons earning a race logo pint glass, medal and performance technical shirt for each race. Run all 4 and earn the coveted Mike Hess Brewing - Dirt Devil Racing logo beer growler.

You will earn a medal, logo pint glass and performance technical fabric shirt!

Foxy Trail Half Marathon & 5K

San Diego, California, US
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Run through some of San Diegos most beautiful beaches, bays and resorts, with this fast, flat and scenic half marathon, 5k and 8k. Stick around because the party starts at the finish line with live music, a beer garden (your first 12-ounce beer is on us!), snacks, photo opportunities, and much more.

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5k & 8k

San Diego, California, US
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Ojai Half Marathon, 10k and 5k is a one loop course along the famous Ojai bike trail and you will run right past Lake Casitas too. A rolling hills course that has something for everyone. Finisher medals, goody bag, and the tech shirt for all runners come join the fun!

​Ojai Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Ojai, California, US
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Memorial Day - May 28, 2018 - marks the 20th annual City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5k, and 10K, Honoring the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion. This favourite Memorial Day running event takes place in the beautiful Orange County cities of Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Niguel. Runners and walkers of all experience levels are invited to come out and enjoy the Memorial Day festivities! With a half marathon (13.1 miles), 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles), 10K Run/Walk (6.2 miles) and a Kid's Run (1/2 Mile), there is something for everyone! All events and the Finish Line Expo will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018.

City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Run

Laguna Hills, California, US
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Known as "The Friendliest Race in L.A.", the Valley Crest Half Marathon is a popular trail half-marathon on historic Mulholland fire road that treats runners to beautiful spring foliage and magnificent valley and ocean views. In its 17th year, this challenging but fast race makes perfect competition for the serious runner and is also "user-friendly" enough to be a great first-timer trail run! The course is entirely on city-maintained fire roads in early June and typically has cool overcast weather. We look forward to having you run with us!

Valley Crest Half Marathon & 10k Trail Run

Los Angeles, California, US
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Welcome to the 8th annual Arroyo Creek Half Marathon 5k 10k on June 24, 2018. The race will start at Rancho Simi Park at 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley CA 93065 and run along the Arroyo bike path. Which is lined with beautiful trees for shade and makes a wonderful environment.

Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Simi Valley, California, US
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The world-renowned Napa and Sonoma Valleys serve as the host of this incredible event, offering the finest in wine country ambience and hospitality. Other activities are scheduled around the race, so bring family and friends and plan to stay and play! Youll also meet new friends and running colleagues at this iconic event which draws from all fifty states and many foreign countries. This is not your typical running race, this is a lifestyle experience!

Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

Napa, California, US
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Launched in 2014 as The Towns Half Marathon by Oakland local and sports marketing professional, Ryan Dawkins, before being acquired and then cancelled in 2017. Ryan is now spearheading the re-launch of the Oaktown Half to finish his original plans of a runner-focused, hyper-local event, in his hometown.

Runners will get a taste of Oaklands authentic soul, from the steps of City Hall and Jack London Square to Uptown and Lake Merritt, the course will let runners in on the best of Oakland. Like everything else in Oakland, the experience will never be ordinary and always unexpected.

The Oaktown Half is in partnership with the successful Oakland Turkey Trot and continues the non-profit group's efforts to raise impactful funds for Oakland Schools and Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Oaktown Half Marathon

Oakland, California, US

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