Half Marathons in United States

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Avocado Half Marathon & 5KMurrieta, CA, USA

The Avocado Half Marathon and 5K is more than just a run. Join us as we race around the streets of Murrieta, CA and then celebrate with fellow fans of the Avocado and indulge in as many avocados as we can in our epic finish line festival!

$25 - $89
Half Marathon • 5k • Other
Avocado Half Marathon & 5K
Mile Run Trail Challenge Half Marathon314 Mile Run Rd, Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA

Join us for the Annual Mile Run Trail Challenge Half Marathon! This event is capped at 500 participants and is a great warm-up race to your spring/summer running season! Be prepared! It almost always snows before our event date and is COLD! We have a 6-hour time limit in place, but hikers are welcome.

Half Marathon
Mile Run Trail Challenge Half Marathon
Blood Sweat & Beers Day/Night Trail runBootleg Canyon Park Trail Head, 1000 Yucca St, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA

Be there for our Daylight and Moonlight Dirty Double races and earn a custom pilsner glass by completing a morning and night race both. If you're up to the challenge, take on the double marathons of Blood, Sweat & Beers!

$25 - $100
Half Marathon • Marathon • 10k • 5k • Other
Blood Sweat & Beers Day/Night Trail run
Beach Blast5415 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA

This course follows part of the Long Beach Marathon course along the scenic beach path with ocean breezes and beautiful views.

$25 - $35
Half Marathon • 10k • 5k • Marathon • Other
Beach Blast
Two Rivers Marathon Race FestivalLackawaxen Township, PA, USA

Two Days. Two Full Marathons.

Two Half-Marathons. Two 10ks. Two 5ks.

The Two Rivers Marathon Race Festival is fast becoming known as one of the most athlete friendly, schwaggiest, great food eatin, good times races in the USA.

Half Marathon • 5k • 10k • Marathon
Two Rivers Marathon Race Festival
Garden State 10156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873, USA

Welcome the arrival of spring with the Garden State 10, the fastest ten miler in the tri-state area! Runners can do the 5k, the ten miler, or do both and earn both the finisher and challenge medal! There is also a relay option for the ten miler and a youth mile, so there is truly something for everyone.

$10 - $65
Half Marathon • 10 Miles • 5k • Other
Garden State 10
Rock the BayMarina Vista Park, 5355 E Eliot St, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA

The course is run along the scenic city streets around a lake and a beautiful oceanfront view.

$25 - $35
Half Marathon • 10k • 5k • Marathon • Other
Rock the Bay
Encinitas Half Marathon398 3rd St, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA

All finishers who complete the race in 3hrs and 30min or less (based on chip time) will be handed an awesome Finishers Medal at the finish line.

$54 - $125
Half Marathon • 5k
Encinitas Half Marathon
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Love Run PhiladelphiaThe Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA

Want to be part of the biggest and best event to kick off the spring running calendar?

Philadelphias Love Run half marathon is the main event. This race weaves you through all the great sights of the City of Brotherly Love. Thousands of athletes and spectators combine to build an electric atmosphere, making this event unforgettable.

If youre not feeling quite ready to tackle the half marathon, you can still experience the buzz by taking part in the #allcity5K.

$55 - $99
Half Marathon • Other
Love Run Philadelphia
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Cottontail Half MarathonWoodley Park Archery Range, 405 Freeway, Van Nuys, CA 91411, USA

What better way to enjoy your Sunday morning than by competing in the third annual Cottontail half marathon, 10k and 5k races along the Lake Balboa bike path in Woodley Park.

$45 - $95
Half Marathon • 10k • 5k
Cottontail Half Marathon
Wine Country Runs Half Marathon & 5K915 Osos Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446, USA

1st Place Male & Female Half Marathon runners WIN THEIR WEIGHT IN WINE!

$45 - $85
Half Marathon • 5k
Wine Country Runs Half Marathon & 5K
Modesto Marathon1300 10th St, Modesto, CA 95354, USA
$25 - $125
Half Marathon • Marathon • 5k
Modesto Marathon

About Half Marathons in the United States

There are over 2,800 half marathons happening in the US every year, and over 1.9 million competitors taking part. Half marathons (13.1 miles or 21.2 km) usually take place on roads, and the most famous are in the big cities like New York, Boston or Philadelphia. Trail half marathons are also gaining in popularity among those willing to go off-road and explore mountains, coastline or desert and farmland.

What are the best half marathons?

If you enjoy cheering crowds and closed roads, then the big city half marathons are the ones for you. The Gasparilla Distance Classic and New York Half Marathon are great city races that take place in the early spring. Some of the hotter states avoid placing the big events during the summer months, however racing resumes throughout the rest of the year. The Philadelphia Marathon and Half, Walt Disney World Half, and Surf City Marathon and Half are among the biggest and best events to attend. Make sure to be ready when the tickets are released as they'll sell out fast.

Continuing the trend of exploring the big events, if you have an appetite for travel take a look at our run down of the World's Top 12 Half Marathons for what could be the race of your life. On the other hand, if locally organised events with a sense of community is more your thing, browse the hundreds of smaller races all over the country organized by local running clubs and race directors.

How long will it take me to run a half marathon?

A half marathon at 13.1 miles is unsurprisingly exactly half the length of a marathon. The men's world record for a half marathon is 58m18s, and is held by Kenyan Abraham Kiptum and the women's record is 64m51s, set by Joyciline Jepkosgei. Both records were set at the Valencia Half Marathon in Spain. Don't expect to be challenging Abraham or Joyciline anytime soon, thankfully the average half marathon time for men is a little under the 2 hour mark, and for women a little over.

How long do I need to train for a half marathon?

Training for a half marathon takes time, as with any long distance event. We recommend following our 8 week training plan. Build up slowly to avoid injury, especially if you weren't doing much exercise before you started training. If this is the case, you may want to extend the training programme by 2-4 weeks, and you'll have to stick to it if you want to smash your goals on race day. It'll be tough, but we promise that when you cross that finish line, it'll be worth it. If you feel ready to make the jump to the full 26.2 miles, check out our list of US marathons, or if you're after something shorter or want a training race, here is our calendar of 10k runs.

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