Half Marathons in United States

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La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K
Del Mar, CA, United States

The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. The course then rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through residential La Jolla Shores, and finishes at La Jolla Cove.

For those interested in a shorter option, the La Jolla Shores 5K offers a mostly downhill course and features some of the most scenic views of the last 3.1 miles of the half marathon course.

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La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K

Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014, USAView event
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The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. The course then rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through residential La Jolla Shores, and finishes at La Jolla Cove.

For those interested in a shorter option, the La Jolla Shores 5K offers a mostly downhill course and features some of the most scenic views of the last 3.1 miles of the half marathon course.

$50 - $130
La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K
MAY4
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May the Fourth Run

Be a part of the best Star Themed race on the Legacy Parkway starting and finishing in Farmington, Utah. Light Sabers included in registration. Fun dress up as your favorite character from star type movie.

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May the Fourth Run

Legacy Pkwy, Salt Lake City, UT, USAView event
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Be a part of the best Star Themed race on the Legacy Parkway starting and finishing in Farmington, Utah. Light Sabers included in registration. Fun dress up as your favorite character from star type movie.

$37.50 - $70
May the Fourth Run
MAY5
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​Ojai Half Marathon

Race along the beautiful Ojai bike trail in this challenging half marathon. Great for runners who want to tackle several rolling and lengthy hils. Come for the views, goody bag, bespoke finishers medal and post-race tacos.

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​Ojai Half Marathon

Mira Monte Elementary School, 1216 Loma Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USAView event
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Race along the beautiful Ojai bike trail in this challenging half marathon. Great for runners who want to tackle several rolling and lengthy hils. Come for the views, goody bag, bespoke finishers medal and post-race tacos.
$45 - $95
​Ojai Half Marathon
MAY11
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Bridgehampton Half Marathon
Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Bridgehampton Half + 5K, to be held on Saturday, May 11th, 2019. The Bridgehampton Half was started by the team that created the Hamptons Marathon & Half.

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Bridgehampton Half Marathon

2510 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, USAView event
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Bridgehampton Half + 5K, to be held on Saturday, May 11th, 2019. The Bridgehampton Half was started by the team that created the Hamptons Marathon & Half.

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  • Did the Half Marathon in 2017

    The race was very well organized and I enjoyed a lot. The atmosphere was incredible, a lot of positive energy. XoRodica
$35 - $95
Bridgehampton Half Marathon
MAY12
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USA Beach Running Championship 10K & Half Marathon
Cocoa Beach, FL, United States

The USA Beach Running Championships is operated by the producers of the Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend, the Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, the Cocoa Beach Triathlon, the Rocketman Florida Triathlon, the Cocoa Beach Half Marathon and the Ron Jon Beach N Boards Fest.

The Beach Running Association is a consortium of runners who enjoy the freedom of beach and trail running in addition to typical road running. We have no membership. No dues and are as free as the beaches and trails.

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USA Beach Running Championship 10K & Half Marathon

Shepard Park, 299 E Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931, USAView event
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The USA Beach Running Championships is operated by the producers of the Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend, the Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, the Cocoa Beach Triathlon, the Rocketman Florida Triathlon, the Cocoa Beach Half Marathon and the Ron Jon Beach N Boards Fest.

The Beach Running Association is a consortium of runners who enjoy the freedom of beach and trail running in addition to typical road running. We have no membership. No dues and are as free as the beaches and trails.

$55 - $85
USA Beach Running Championship 10K & Half Marathon
MAY19
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Lake Balboa Half Marathon

Race in the second of this 3-race series around the Lake Balboa bike path at Woodley Park. This is a great local race for all types of runners to chase those PBs. Come for the goody bag, t-shirt and, if you complete all 3 races, an exclusive series finisher medal.

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Lake Balboa Half Marathon

Woodley Park Archery Range, 405 Freeway, Van Nuys, CA 91411, USAView event
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Race in the second of this 3-race series around the Lake Balboa bike path at Woodley Park. This is a great local race for all types of runners to chase those PBs. Come for the goody bag, t-shirt and, if you complete all 3 races, an exclusive series finisher medal.
$45 - $95
Lake Balboa Half Marathon
JUN1
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Utah Valley Marathon

Pull on your running shoes for this scenic marathon through Provo Canyon. Named one of the top 10 races in the US, the mostly downhill course is perfect for first-time marathoners and also for runners looking to grab Boston Marathon qualifying times. Come for the tech t-shirt and finisher's medal.

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Utah Valley Marathon

811 100 W, Provo, UT 84604, USAView event
5 reviews
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Pull on your running shoes for this scenic marathon through Provo Canyon. Named one of the top 10 races in the US, the mostly downhill course is perfect for first-time marathoners and also for runners looking to grab Boston Marathon qualifying times. Come for the tech t-shirt and finisher's medal.
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  • Did the event in 2018

    I really really enjoyed this race, it had a lot of unique things that I had not experienced in a race before and of course setting a new half marathon PR after more than 4 years since I had set my previous PR leaves you with really good feelings in regards to a race.I flew in to Salt Lake City on Friday afternoon, got picked up by my cousin at the airport and drove straight to Provo so I could pick up my packet at the EXPO. Plan on at least 45 minutes to an hour to Provo from the airport.EXPO: The expo was quite small and so was the parking lot associated with it, although parking was free. Packet pick up was quick and easy and had several freebies in the bag. Overall nothing special about the expo other than a few booths but it is a small race so it is about what you would expect.T-Shirts/SWAG: The T shirt for this race is a little unique, it had bright red sleeves and a black shirt. The utah valley logo on the front and giant "Pain You Enjoy" letters on the back. I actually like the shirt in the sense that it stands out from the rest of my race shirts but i definitely heard some complaints that people didn't care for it. The race medal was really nice, it is a large spinner medal so the outside of the medal is a solid ring with a disc in the middle that can spin. Another unique addition to my collection, the only negative would be that it doesn't have anywhere to have my name and PR time engraved but I still really like it. Another thing they do that I liked is that the race bib isn't simiply a rectangle. The top of the bib is jagged and has a mountainous design, I have done a few other races that did something unique like this but little touches like this are things that I love about a race.PARKING/ACCESS: This is a point to point course so you park near the finish and take a bus up to the start in the mountains. Parking was at a shopping mall and more than abundant. The buses were easy to find and had plenty of room although I got there pretty early so there wasn't much of a line yet. Once on the bus you drive up a highway into the mountains where they drop you off at the start area. There were plenty of outhouses at the start, especially if you kept walking towards the start line from the drop off area and didn't just stop at the first one you found. One thing to know though is that even during the summer it gets very cold up there at 4:30 am, waiting for the 6am start time. They do however have camp fire barrels set up along the start area to keep warm which I really welcomed. They had a big truck right by the start line to check your bag which really just meant have your bag labeled and throw it in the back of a UPS truck but that did allow you to keep your warm up clothes on until only 10-15 minutes before the race. As for getting back to your car after the race the finish and the parking lot are over a mile apart and while you could walk it they do have buses to get you there which were easy to use.Course/Aid Stations/Elevation: Aid stations were spaced every 2 miles or so throughout the course and were well stocked with water and electrolytes. Because you are running through a canyon there isn't much crowd support during the majority of the course until you get near Provo/the finish but you don't really mind it. The canyon portion of the course is very pretty, there are waterfalls and nice views and while you are running the sun is rising so it only adds to the beauty. As for the elevation I found this to be the easiest elevation race I have ever run. It was almost entirely a very very gentle downhill with only 2 minor uphills. The great part about the downhills was that the gradient was so slight that it helped you keep running fast while never feeling like you were pounding your knees trying to slow yourself down as you would if you were running down a steeper hill. The only reason I didn't rate this as a 1 star elevation difficulty is that all downhill running can be very hard on your quads. I'm sure the people in the full marathon felt it, I didn't have any issues during my race but during the next 1-3 days I thought it was weird that my quads were really sore until I realized that the elevation is what did it. I'm sure some people started to feel it during the race which could at least add a little difficulty. This race is made for you to PR and I managed to finish in 1:29:56 for a PR, finally breaking 1:30.Race Management: I really enjoyed the execution of this race. Bussing to the start was smooth, fires and plenty of bathrooms at the start was great. They have a beautiful downtown finish location by the courthouse after you pass by BYU (the edge of campus so unless you know its there you wouldn't assume it was a university you were passing). They have several other nice touches like a PR gong which you can ring, you tube videos of the finish so that you can see how you finished, and FREE pictures. They had finish time printouts which you could get to show your results.They also had lots of free food at the finish including popsicles and cinnabon. The bag pickup area is a little concerning because they just lay everyones bags out and you just grab yours with no real security but it didn't seem to be an issue.I do want so give one final shoutout to the race management for going above and beyond for me. For the first time in my life I placed in my age group at a race but I didn't realize that they gave awards out all the way to 5th in your age group instead of 3rd so after my wife finished we went home. I later realized that if I had waited around for 15 more minutes I would have recieved by agre group award but by that time I had already flow home to Washington state, after several emails I was able to get a hold of the race director who I offered to send money to in order to ship me my plaque. They said they would figure something out and then shipped it to me for free. I know it only cost them a few dollars but it did take their time and it was just a really nice gesture on their part which I appreciate. I have my eye on this race for future years when I might try to get my full marathon BQ here.
  • Did the event in 2017

    If you're looking for a Utah Race, please come run this one! I flew into SLC and rented a car to make the 45 min drive to Provo, but you could easily fly into the Provo Airport if it was feasible.Expo: Smaller side, but still a good amount of stuff. Since it was a Saturday race, the Expo was 10-9 on Friday. Some running stores and other races to sign up for. Bib Look up could be improved on, as you didn't have a way of looking it up before the expo, so people were crowding around the bib look up table. Flow was otherwise easy to do.Race Day: Saturday, 6 AM start time for the half and the fullTransport to the Start: for the half, buses left from the Provo Town Center. For the full, there was a separate pick up point. Buses for the half ran from 315 AM to 430 AM for a 6 AM start and it took about 20 minutes to get to the half marathon start line. Be sure to have a blanket or sweats or something because it was dark and chilly!At the start: It's the half way point for the full, so plenty of port a potties. Also, fire pits were set up to keep you warm, which was a plus. Bag drop was a truck that took bags to the start, but the guys could have not thrown (literally thrown) everything into the back of the truck. My only wish was that there were buses that ran later to the start (say 5 AM), because waiting for 90 minutes for the start was rough.The Course: Maybe one minor hill for the entire half marathon course. Literally, was all downhill. My first mile was 10:50 only because I had to make a bathroom pit stop and over the course of the race, I was able to make up all the time. The course is very scenic and not a whole lot of spectator support, but I didn't mind surprisingly. Plenty of rock faces, scenery, etc to enjoy! Beware around mile 8 of the half marathon. The 10K joins up here after doing their first mile or so off the main course. We got stuck with some of the back packers and spent time/energy weaving around walkers spread 5 across.Water Stops: Every 2 miles for the first 10 miles and then every mile to the end. Plenty of water and powerade. I just wish that they tables would have been more spread out and a few more at each station because some got crowdedFinish area: PR'ed at 1:55:42. Able to get my medal, water and food fairly easily. I also got to ring the PR bell coming out of the chute. Also was able to do results look up and get a print off of my time. Plenty of vendors, etc. Bag pick up was essentially bags laid out on open grass and you essentially had to find your own bag and hope that no one took it. There were also shuttles back to Provo Town Center, which was where I picked up the shuttle to the start. Definitely a must do race!
  • Did the event in 2017

    I ran the Utah Valley Half Marathon in 2017. I like downhill running, so for me, this was a great race. However, if your knees, hips or other body parts do not like downhill running, I would avoid this race. The grade was not terribly steep but the first 10 miles or so are definitely on a down-hill grade, and on a highway, so the combination of hard surface ad grade can catch some people off-guard.The expo for this race was quiet, did not have a lot of vendors, and so the check-in process was quick.My biggest complaint about this race is that you cannot drive to the start. You drive to the finish and take a bus to the start. The bus drops you at the start more than an hour before the race. It is cold and dark and although there are bonfires and porta-potties, I would have preferred to be in bed that extra hour.Once the race started it was great. The water stations were frequent enough and the volunteers were awesome. About 10 miles into the race, you start to come into Provo, the road is flatter (less downhill) and there is a fair amount of spectator/crowd support.I had a hard time meeting up with family at the finish. It was hard to transition from "runner-only areas to public areas. Also, my gear drop bag from the start had the tag ripped off so it took a good 30 minutes to locate my bag with my sweats and jacket inside. But we did find it, so in the end all was good. The finisher medal was cool, and the race jacket was nice. Also, all finishers received a gift certificate toward a purchase at a local jeweler. I am not local so never used mine but it was a really nice perk.
Free - $175
Utah Valley Marathon
JUN2
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Truckee Running Festival
Truckee, CA, United States

Come one come all and join us for a morning of Truckee Running and fun at Riverview Park in Truckee, CA. The 5K is a fund raiser for the Girls on the Run Sierras.

Try a 5K or 10K along the Legacy Trail or a half marathon featuring beautiful and scenic trails of Waddle Ranch. Bring the kids for the age appropriate distance fun races.

The event is staged out of Riverview Sports Park in Truckee, CA. We are setting up on one of the very well maintained sport fields. All races start and finish here. The kids races for younger participants will take place on the field as well. There is plenty of parking at the facility.

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Truckee Running Festival

12200 Joerger Dr, Truckee, CA 96161, USAView event
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Come one come all and join us for a morning of Truckee Running and fun at Riverview Park in Truckee, CA. The 5K is a fund raiser for the Girls on the Run Sierras.

Try a 5K or 10K along the Legacy Trail or a half marathon featuring beautiful and scenic trails of Waddle Ranch. Bring the kids for the age appropriate distance fun races.

The event is staged out of Riverview Sports Park in Truckee, CA. We are setting up on one of the very well maintained sport fields. All races start and finish here. The kids races for younger participants will take place on the field as well. There is plenty of parking at the facility.

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  • Did the event in 2018

    Waddle Ranch Trail Half - Race Report by Big Blue Ambassador Mone' HaenThe Waddle Rach Half Marathon took place on June 4th, 2017 and is part of the Truckee Running Festival and the Tahoe Trail Running Series put on by Big Blue Adventure.If you’re a local Truckee runner, you have likely “explo-run-ed” Waddle Ranch. If you haven’t, you should as it’s one of the many local trail running/hiking treasures that the area has to offer. The half marathon starts and finishes at Riverview Sports Park in a mini “race village” amongst very high-energy event staff, volunteers, announcer (can I please have whatever coffee he drinks in the morning) and participants. Besides the fact that there are 5K and 10K options for family and friends to run, the Park is a great place for spectators and family to hang out as there’s plenty to keep them busy along the lines of a playground, bocce court, the Truckee Bike Park, etc.Once the Big Blue crew gives the pre-race speech, and the very enthusiastic GO signal is given, you’re off. The first 1.6 miles of the course is very flat (not Tahoe flat) and is comprised of getting out of the park itself, running a short distance on pavement (Joeger Drive) and then on fire road. Here you pass behind the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Bus Dispatch Center. If you’ve ever been late to pick up your kid from the bus, you’ve likely been here to collect him/her (not that I would know anything about that). Anywhooooooo…… It’s a pretty meadow with scenic views to the east.At 1.6 miles you begin a short climb on pavement which takes you up to Martis Creek Road. The climb itself is only about a quarter of a mile, but you then stay on pavement for about a mile. I know pavement – ew, but the views of Martis Valley, Martis Creek Lake and Waddle Ranch (where you’ll be running) are very pretty, so consider it an opportunity to look around before you have to pay attention to not tripping on rocks.After you cross the dam (at about 2.2 miles into the race), you finally hit dirt via Matt’s Trail in the Waddle Rach Preserve. It’s relatively flat for about three-quarters of a mile and then you start to climb – for a solid mile. You’ll gain about 450 feet in elevation in this mile. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but it will put your legs and your lungs to the test. The trail here is mostly single track with some wider sections that look like they used to be fire roads. Run as much as you can – it’s only a mile. You peak out where Matt’s Trail intersects with Sawmill Road (don’t let the term fool you – it’s a fire road) and then you descend.The descent is fast since Sawmill Road is fairly “groomed” and doesn’t have a lot of wear and tear from runoff or loose rock. After about 1.2 miles, you divert off of Sawmill Road and back onto single track for a bit more technical running. This section lasts for just about a mile and then you re-connect with Sawmill Road and run just under a half-mile to the turnaround.Now begins your second ascent. The whole half marathon course has about 1,200 feet in total elevation gain, so that 450 feet you descended down before, you now have to climb back up. This section spreads the climb out over two miles so while it’s a bit gentler than your first climb, it seems like it lasts FOREVER. At 7.9 miles into the course you veer off of Sawmill Road and back onto single track via Erika’s Trail. You climb for about a half mile here and then begin a pretty technical (read rocky) decent. I constantly have to remind myself here to watch my ankles, stay on my toes and don’t let the feet get sloppy. That steep, technical descent lasts for about 3/4 of a mile and then it opens up onto less technical ground. At 9.5 miles the course flattens back out, albeit at a very gradual climb out to the pavement. Once you’re on the pavement, it’s a fast and flat return into the park where family, friends and spectators will be awaiting your arrival along with beer and a BBQ!
$11 - $75
Truckee Running Festival
JUN2
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Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Simi Valley, CA, United States

Race along the Arroyo bike path in this warm but well shaded summer run. A great event for all types of runners, the course is mostly flat, with only a few gentle hills. Come for the finisher's medal, tech t-shirt and post-race tacos.

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Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Nikki's Doggie Daycare, 864 Pacific Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USAView event
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Race along the Arroyo bike path in this warm but well shaded summer run. A great event for all types of runners, the course is mostly flat, with only a few gentle hills. Come for the finisher's medal, tech t-shirt and post-race tacos.
$35 - $95
Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
JUN8
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Deuces Wild Endurance Festival
Apache County, AZ, United States

The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival is the ultimate race weekend experience for the entire family. The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival is held in the cool White Mountains of northeastern Arizona. Held over two days in June, there are 15 separate races to choose from including triathlons, aquabike, runs and relays! Deuces Wild is also home to the Triathlon Club & Team World Championships with people from around the world coming to compete for the coveted titles!

During and after there is incredible food and activities to keep you, your friends and family entertained.

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Deuces Wild Endurance Festival

White Mountains, White Mountains, Arizona 85941, USAView event
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The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival is the ultimate race weekend experience for the entire family. The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival is held in the cool White Mountains of northeastern Arizona. Held over two days in June, there are 15 separate races to choose from including triathlons, aquabike, runs and relays! Deuces Wild is also home to the Triathlon Club & Team World Championships with people from around the world coming to compete for the coveted titles!

During and after there is incredible food and activities to keep you, your friends and family entertained.

$35 - $225
Deuces Wild Endurance Festival
JUN9
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Squaw Valley Half Marathon & Run to Squaw 8 Miler
Olympic Valley, CA, United States

The Squaw Valley Half Marathon starts and finishes at the iconic Village At Squaw Valley, site of the historic 1960 Winter Olympics. The course is fast and flat, a scenic out and back featuring mainly paved trail through the valley and along the Truckee River. During the route keep an eye out for bald eagles, mule deer and trout leaping out of the river all while enjoying the cool, refreshing Sierra air.

You will be supported by five aid stations along the course which will have water, electrolyte beverage and a variety of fruit and snacks. At the finish, we will have the music pumping, a selection of recovery foods and some ice cold Lagunitas beer and soda to celebrate your accomplishment.

Stick around to cheer on the other runners and relax in the Village while enjoying a perfect Squaw Sunday afternoon. This one you will not want to miss!

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Squaw Valley Half Marathon & Run to Squaw 8 Miler

Tahoe Via Ferrata, 1985 Squaw Valley Rd #23, Olympic Valley, CA 96146, USAView event
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The Squaw Valley Half Marathon starts and finishes at the iconic Village At Squaw Valley, site of the historic 1960 Winter Olympics. The course is fast and flat, a scenic out and back featuring mainly paved trail through the valley and along the Truckee River. During the route keep an eye out for bald eagles, mule deer and trout leaping out of the river all while enjoying the cool, refreshing Sierra air.

You will be supported by five aid stations along the course which will have water, electrolyte beverage and a variety of fruit and snacks. At the finish, we will have the music pumping, a selection of recovery foods and some ice cold Lagunitas beer and soda to celebrate your accomplishment.

Stick around to cheer on the other runners and relax in the Village while enjoying a perfect Squaw Sunday afternoon. This one you will not want to miss!

$60 - $95
Squaw Valley Half Marathon & Run to Squaw 8 Miler
JUN22
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Lake Tahoe Burton Creek Half Marathon Trail Run
Tahoe City, CA, United States

The Burton Creek Trail Run takes place on a beautiful, fun and challenging trail system within Burton Creek State Park near Tahoe City, CA. The course features miles of single track through pine forests and high sierra meadows.

Burton Creek drains the runoff from Mt. Watson into Lake Tahoe. Youll see and hear the creek often and June is a great wildflower time of year as well. Choose between from the 6K, 12K, or Half Marathon. The Burton Creek Half Marathon is one of the best Lake Tahoe Half Marathons. Also bring the kids as we offer age appropriate distance kids races for those 4 and older.

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Lake Tahoe Burton Creek Half Marathon Trail Run

2355 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145, USAView event
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From the organiser

The Burton Creek Trail Run takes place on a beautiful, fun and challenging trail system within Burton Creek State Park near Tahoe City, CA. The course features miles of single track through pine forests and high sierra meadows.

Burton Creek drains the runoff from Mt. Watson into Lake Tahoe. Youll see and hear the creek often and June is a great wildflower time of year as well. Choose between from the 6K, 12K, or Half Marathon. The Burton Creek Half Marathon is one of the best Lake Tahoe Half Marathons. Also bring the kids as we offer age appropriate distance kids races for those 4 and older.

$35 - $65
Lake Tahoe Burton Creek Half Marathon Trail Run
JUL13
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Lake Norman Forest Run Half Marathon & 5K
Troutman, NC, United States

Join us for what is bound to become a summertime tradition! Mostly in the shade on the well-paved roads of Lake Norman State Park.

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Lake Norman Forest Run Half Marathon & 5K

759 State Park Rd, Troutman, NC 28166, USAView event
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Join us for what is bound to become a summertime tradition! Mostly in the shade on the well-paved roads of Lake Norman State Park.

$25 - $75
Lake Norman Forest Run Half Marathon & 5K
JUL14
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Shoreline Marathon
Ventura, CA, United States

Make the most your Sunday morning and soak up the ocean views in races from 5k up to a marathon. With plenty of flat miles along the coast (plus a couple of moderate hills), this race is ideal for new and experienced runners alike. Don't miss the finisher's t-shirt, medal, free beer and tacos.

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Shoreline Marathon

102 Ventura Promenade, Ventura, CA 93001, USAView event
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Make the most your Sunday morning and soak up the ocean views in races from 5k up to a marathon. With plenty of flat miles along the coast (plus a couple of moderate hills), this race is ideal for new and experienced runners alike. Don't miss the finisher's t-shirt, medal, free beer and tacos.
$45 - $130
Shoreline Marathon
JUL28
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The San Francisco Marathon

Set an early alarm for this bucket list event around SF. Get an all-access pass to the SF sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, and take up the challenge (expect hills - it's SF after all). Come for the finisher's medal and atmosphere of the on-course cheer stations.

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The San Francisco Marathon

182 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USAView event
1 review
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Set an early alarm for this bucket list event around SF. Get an all-access pass to the SF sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, and take up the challenge (expect hills - it's SF after all). Come for the finisher's medal and atmosphere of the on-course cheer stations.
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  • Did the Half Marathon in 2011

    Great to be able to run over the Golden Gate Bridge!! Good fun but early start.
$64 - $269
The San Francisco Marathon
AUG11
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Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Sanger, CA, United States

Enjoy the whoops and cheers of the crowd as you take on 4 laps of this well-known course. Flat as a pancake and on entirely paved roads, this is a good one if you're after a PR. And who can say no to the promise of post-race street tacos?

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Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

2630 Croydon Drive, Sanger, CA 93657, USAView event
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Enjoy the whoops and cheers of the crowd as you take on 4 laps of this well-known course. Flat as a pancake and on entirely paved roads, this is a good one if you're after a PR. And who can say no to the promise of post-race street tacos?
$45 - $130
Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
AUG18
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America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K

San Diegos fastest and most scenic half marathon. Run from the Cabrillo National Monument atop the tip of Point Loma, along San Diego Bay, Harbor Island, Embarcadero, past the Star of India, through downtown San Diego to a rousing finish in historic Balboa Park.

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America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K

Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USAView event
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San Diegos fastest and most scenic half marathon. Run from the Cabrillo National Monument atop the tip of Point Loma, along San Diego Bay, Harbor Island, Embarcadero, past the Star of India, through downtown San Diego to a rousing finish in historic Balboa Park.

$40 - $115
America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K
SEP22
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Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k

Race in the third of this 3 race series around the Lake Balboa bike path at Woodley Park. This is a great local race for all types of runners to chase those PRs. Come for the goody bag, t-shirt and, if you complete all 3 races, an exclusive Series Finisher medal.

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Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k

6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91436, USAView event
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Race in the third of this 3 race series around the Lake Balboa bike path at Woodley Park. This is a great local race for all types of runners to chase those PRs. Come for the goody bag, t-shirt and, if you complete all 3 races, an exclusive Series Finisher medal.
$35 - $95
Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k
OCT13
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Jeepers Creepers Run
Ventura, CA, United States

Head over to Ventura for a 5K, 10K or half marathon along the Ojai bike path. Courses don't get much flatter than this, so this race is well-suited to all types of runner. Come for goodies galore, including a finisher's medal, t-shirt and water bottle.

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Jeepers Creepers Run

Foster Park, 37 Casitas Vista Rd, Ventura, CA 93001, USAView event
About the event
Head over to Ventura for a 5K, 10K or half marathon along the Ojai bike path. Courses don't get much flatter than this, so this race is well-suited to all types of runner. Come for goodies galore, including a finisher's medal, t-shirt and water bottle.
$35 - $100
Jeepers Creepers Run
NOV10
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Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
Ventura, CA, United States

What better way to wrap up the fall running season than with a seaside marathon. This course will appeal to all types of runners, being largely flat and picturesque, with only a few hills to keep you on your toes. Treat yourself to free tacos and beer at the end of the race.

4 reviews
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Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k

State Beach Access Rd, Ventura, CA 93001, USAView event
4 reviews
About the event
What better way to wrap up the fall running season than with a seaside marathon. This course will appeal to all types of runners, being largely flat and picturesque, with only a few hills to keep you on your toes. Treat yourself to free tacos and beer at the end of the race.
Reviews
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    It's a good idea to bring your own nutrition. They had water and Gatorade on course but no gels, or snacks.
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    This course is nice because it is relatively flat, although there are a few minor inclines to test the legs. I ran the marathon and the out and back (x2) format was a little difficult mentally but the cool ocean breeze and the ocean views made for a very nice race.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    It was pretty much what i was expecting, it was exciting and fun
$45 - $130
Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
NOV17
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C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K
New Castle, DE, United States

Come out and join us on Delawares prettiest USATF Certified Half-Marathon Course along the fully-paved Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail. This event starts and finishes at the Biddle Point trail head; strategically located only a short drive from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail head is a modern facility with restrooms, picnic tables, and indescribable views of the historic C&D Canal. All runner/spectator parking will be across the street at the Gunning-Bedford Middle School, and free shuttle buses / bag check will be provided. Those with a valid Handicapped placard will be able to park at the trail head.

There is no strict time limit for this race. Participants are able to finish this race in about 4 hours.

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C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K

New Castle, DE 19720, USAView event
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From the organiser

Come out and join us on Delawares prettiest USATF Certified Half-Marathon Course along the fully-paved Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail. This event starts and finishes at the Biddle Point trail head; strategically located only a short drive from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail head is a modern facility with restrooms, picnic tables, and indescribable views of the historic C&D Canal. All runner/spectator parking will be across the street at the Gunning-Bedford Middle School, and free shuttle buses / bag check will be provided. Those with a valid Handicapped placard will be able to park at the trail head.

There is no strict time limit for this race. Participants are able to finish this race in about 4 hours.

$25 - $69
C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K
DEC7
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Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
Laughlin, NV, United States

The December weather in Laughlin and Bullhead City is perfect for an early morning race crisp and clear, with high temperatures in the high 60s and visibility for miles.

The Mojave Desert is one of the most picturesque, peaceful and tranquil places to run on Earth.

This Race delivers a downhill yet challenging course, amazing sights such Lake Mohave, running alongside the Colorado River, an opportunity to traverse the Davis Dam into Arizona and back.

The post race party is hosted at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino steps away from Vegas-style Casino Gaming action, live shows, fine dining, night clubs and so much more!

Your non-running support team will find off-roading, championship golf, hiking, ghost towns, concerts, and a variety of other excursions.

Join us for an unforgettable Race + Vacation experience where you'll run:

Two States, Two Time Zones, One DAM Great Race!

7 reviews
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Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K

1669 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029, USAView event
7 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The December weather in Laughlin and Bullhead City is perfect for an early morning race crisp and clear, with high temperatures in the high 60s and visibility for miles.

The Mojave Desert is one of the most picturesque, peaceful and tranquil places to run on Earth.

This Race delivers a downhill yet challenging course, amazing sights such Lake Mohave, running alongside the Colorado River, an opportunity to traverse the Davis Dam into Arizona and back.

The post race party is hosted at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino steps away from Vegas-style Casino Gaming action, live shows, fine dining, night clubs and so much more!

Your non-running support team will find off-roading, championship golf, hiking, ghost towns, concerts, and a variety of other excursions.

Join us for an unforgettable Race + Vacation experience where you'll run:

Two States, Two Time Zones, One DAM Great Race!

Reviews
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Look around! This race is set in the desert but you have beautiful mountains with the river and Lake Mohave!
  • Did the 5K in 2018

    If you are looking for a fun, fast and not too crowded race, then you should check out Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K. From the time I checked in to the time I drove away fromt eh after party, I was all smiles. The only thing that is personally sad about this race, is that the 5K runners don't get the experience of running across the dam, across state line, across 2 time zones.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    You awaken as you walk through the muted sounds of slot machines paying out as you make your way to embark on your ride to the starting line. You're whisked away aboard a posh tour bus and arrive at Laughlin High School where you sit and stretch comfortably within the gym, away out of the cool morning temps. The course is well marked out and beware the miles that begin once you leave the High School grounds - miles 1.5 - 4 are a rigorous, gradual uphill. Abandon your goal pace - but you'll make it up in the later miles (promise). Once you turn onto Hwy 163, you run East into the rising sun as you happily descend for the next four miles. The scenery is spectacular. I encourage you to pause and take photos atop the Davis Dam - with Lake Mohave to the North and the Colorado River stretching out to the South. The course winds up on Casino Row and the finish party was first rate.
$45 - $110
Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
JAN19
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TRI-CITY MEDICAL CENTER CARLSBAD FULL AND HALF MARATHON
Carlsbad, CA, United States

Tri-city Medical Center Carlsbad Full And Half Marathon is taking place in Carlsbad, California on Sunday, January 20, 2019

The best and most scenic winter marathon & half marathon with the best swag. Miles and miles of breathtaking ocean views and outstanding course support stations and entertainment at every mile. Turn your Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend into a run-cation!

1 reviews
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TRI-CITY MEDICAL CENTER CARLSBAD FULL AND HALF MARATHON

2559 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USAView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

Tri-city Medical Center Carlsbad Full And Half Marathon is taking place in Carlsbad, California on Sunday, January 20, 2019

The best and most scenic winter marathon & half marathon with the best swag. Miles and miles of breathtaking ocean views and outstanding course support stations and entertainment at every mile. Turn your Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend into a run-cation!

Reviews
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Its my first experience racing here in the west coast, loved it. I plan to run Carlsbad every year now.
$40 - $134
TRI-CITY MEDICAL CENTER CARLSBAD FULL AND HALF MARATHON
APR27
Rodeo Beach Rumble
Sausalito, CA, United States

So close to San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge yet a world apart, the hills, valleys and beaches of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area are the perfect place for a race! The views of the entire Bay Area are amazing from many points on these routes, but there are also many military landmarks scattered through the courses as well. Bring the family and/or friends to enjoy a day at the beach following your hard earned finish in one of our four events. Come join us and be a part of this event at a Bay Area gem hidden right around the corner from everyone in the Bay Area.

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Rodeo Beach Rumble

Sausalito, CA 94965, USAView event
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From the organiser

So close to San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge yet a world apart, the hills, valleys and beaches of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area are the perfect place for a race! The views of the entire Bay Area are amazing from many points on these routes, but there are also many military landmarks scattered through the courses as well. Bring the family and/or friends to enjoy a day at the beach following your hard earned finish in one of our four events. Come join us and be a part of this event at a Bay Area gem hidden right around the corner from everyone in the Bay Area.

$35 - $70
Rodeo Beach Rumble
APR27
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Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Race Weekend
Champaign, IL, United States

The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon offers a beautiful, scenic tour of the University of Illinois campus, revitalized downtown streets, tree-lined residential neighborhoods, and an awesome paved park trail. Thousands of friendly and fun fans and volunteers from Champaign-Urbana line the course, exuding Midwest hospitality like you have never seen before.

You will find first-class race shirts, medals, food, and fanfare. Enjoy a spectacular finish at the 50-yard-line of the Universitys historic Memorial Stadium and attend the rocking postrace 27th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash right outside the stadium. Live music, free beer, interactive booths, bragging rights.

From the youngest to the oldest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the youth run to the marathon, there is a race for everyone.

Join us April 26 & 27, 2019 for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Race Weekend! Our mantra is making runners happy, one mile at a time.

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Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Race Weekend

1800 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon offers a beautiful, scenic tour of the University of Illinois campus, revitalized downtown streets, tree-lined residential neighborhoods, and an awesome paved park trail. Thousands of friendly and fun fans and volunteers from Champaign-Urbana line the course, exuding Midwest hospitality like you have never seen before.

You will find first-class race shirts, medals, food, and fanfare. Enjoy a spectacular finish at the 50-yard-line of the Universitys historic Memorial Stadium and attend the rocking postrace 27th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash right outside the stadium. Live music, free beer, interactive booths, bragging rights.

From the youngest to the oldest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the youth run to the marathon, there is a race for everyone.

Join us April 26 & 27, 2019 for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Race Weekend! Our mantra is making runners happy, one mile at a time.

$15 - $460
Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Race Weekend
APR27
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SLO Half Marathon & 5k
San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

Wind your way through historic San Luis Obispo, finishing at the Madonna Inn where the SLO Festival awaits. Everyone is encouraged to take part in the event and post-race activities, including yoga, music and food stalls. Come for the finisher's medal, tech t-shirt and sweats bag.

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SLO Half Marathon & 5k

San Luis Obispo, CA, USAView event
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Wind your way through historic San Luis Obispo, finishing at the Madonna Inn where the SLO Festival awaits. Everyone is encouraged to take part in the event and post-race activities, including yoga, music and food stalls. Come for the finisher's medal, tech t-shirt and sweats bag.
$15 - $75
SLO Half Marathon & 5k
APR27
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge
Los Gatos, CA, United States

Run in the shadow of Mt. Umunhum with the deer and a few of your favorite running pals. Set in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, this one of a kind running event provides unique access to gorgeous trails and scenery not commonly viewed. 100% trail/fire road. One of the toughest runs out there, this 50K challenge course has plenty of steep climbs and exposure to make sure you get a fantastic workout. The 50k course covers the entire park. You will not be disappointed.

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Sierra Azul Trail Challenge

16845 Hicks Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run in the shadow of Mt. Umunhum with the deer and a few of your favorite running pals. Set in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, this one of a kind running event provides unique access to gorgeous trails and scenery not commonly viewed. 100% trail/fire road. One of the toughest runs out there, this 50K challenge course has plenty of steep climbs and exposure to make sure you get a fantastic workout. The 50k course covers the entire park. You will not be disappointed.

$40 - $95
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge
APR27
Western Pacific Marathon

All races start and finish in the Quarry Lakes. The marathon, half marathon and 10K have large out-and-back sections on the Alameda Creek Trail. The course is mostly gravel/fire trail with a very small portion of pavement at the beginning and end. Hills are nearly non-existent, so bring on the speed!

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Western Pacific Marathon

Fremont, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

All races start and finish in the Quarry Lakes. The marathon, half marathon and 10K have large out-and-back sections on the Alameda Creek Trail. The course is mostly gravel/fire trail with a very small portion of pavement at the beginning and end. Hills are nearly non-existent, so bring on the speed!

$57 - $98
Western Pacific Marathon
APR27
St Lawrence Marathon
Upper Canada Village, ON, Canada

A Boston-qualifier marathon that follows the beautiful St Lawrence River from Crysler Park Marina to St Lawrence College in Cornwall, Ontario. As well as Half-Marathon, 10km and 5km distances that follow the scenic Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.

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St Lawrence Marathon

13481 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry County Road 2, Upper Canada Village, ON K0C 2G0, CanadaView event
About the event
From the organiser

A Boston-qualifier marathon that follows the beautiful St Lawrence River from Crysler Park Marina to St Lawrence College in Cornwall, Ontario. As well as Half-Marathon, 10km and 5km distances that follow the scenic Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.

$30 - $80
St Lawrence Marathon
APR27
Panorama Marathon

This event promises to be exciting and rewarding. We've always delivered on our promises. Book your spot early as spaces are limited.

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Panorama Marathon

8525 Tobias Ave, Panorama City, CA 91402, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

This event promises to be exciting and rewarding. We've always delivered on our promises. Book your spot early as spaces are limited.

$95 - $290
Panorama Marathon
APR27
Mount Charleston Marathon
Mount Charleston, NV, United States

This incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful road race takes runners from the forests of Kyle Canyon on Mt Charleston to Las Vegas, Nevada. Featuring a smooth downhill slope and spectacular scenery in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, this race will be sure to help you set your PR and finally hit that Boston Qualifying time as it is the fastest marathon and half marathon in Nevada. REVEL in speed. REVEL in beauty. REVEL down Mount Charleston!

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Mount Charleston Marathon

4501 Aspen Ave, Mt Charleston, NV 89124, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

This incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful road race takes runners from the forests of Kyle Canyon on Mt Charleston to Las Vegas, Nevada. Featuring a smooth downhill slope and spectacular scenery in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, this race will be sure to help you set your PR and finally hit that Boston Qualifying time as it is the fastest marathon and half marathon in Nevada. REVEL in speed. REVEL in beauty. REVEL down Mount Charleston!

$114.95 - $249
Mount Charleston Marathon
APR27
Home Away From Home 5K/Half Marathon/Marathon

Join us in Brunswick, New York, for a scenic 5K, half marathon, or marathon to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. The 5K and half marathons are an out-and-back course. The marathon includes hills and dirt roads and offers beautiful mountain views.

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Home Away From Home 5K/Half Marathon/Marathon

Brittonkill Central School, 3992 NY-2, Troy, NY 12180, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us in Brunswick, New York, for a scenic 5K, half marathon, or marathon to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. The 5K and half marathons are an out-and-back course. The marathon includes hills and dirt roads and offers beautiful mountain views.

$25
Home Away From Home 5K/Half Marathon/Marathon
APR28
Spring Recycled Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

The Spring Recycled Run is an exciting, fun race experience for beginners, families and seasoned runners. Starting and finishing at Equestrian Park South, this race features a Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Run on the River Mountain Loop Trail.

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Spring Recycled Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

1200 Equestrian Dr, Henderson, NV 89015, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Spring Recycled Run is an exciting, fun race experience for beginners, families and seasoned runners. Starting and finishing at Equestrian Park South, this race features a Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Run on the River Mountain Loop Trail.

$25 - $35
Spring Recycled Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
APR28
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Delaware Marathon
Wilmington, DE, United States

Make the most of Spring with the Delaware Marathon running festival. There's a great range of races, from the kids mile up to the marathon. Bring the whole family along and be sure to collect your t-shirt and complimentary post-race beer.

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Delaware Marathon

Harriet Tubman - Thomas Garrett Statue, Tubman, Garrett Riverfront Park, Wilmington, DE 19801, USAView event
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Make the most of Spring with the Delaware Marathon running festival. There's a great range of races, from the kids mile up to the marathon. Bring the whole family along and be sure to collect your t-shirt and complimentary post-race beer.
$15 - $140
Delaware Marathon
APR28
Marin County Half Marathon
San Rafael, CA, United States

Half Marathon starts at the entrance to the park at Point San Pedro Road. The course begins to the left for an approximate three-mile loop along the waters edge. After passing the park, the road begins its series of rolling hill descents through the oaks and madrones within China Camp State Park.

10k starts at the entrance to the park at Point San Pedro Road. The course begins to the left for an approximate three-mile loop along the waters edge. After passing the park, the road begins its series of rolling hill descents through the oaks and madrones within China Camp State Park.

5k starts at the entrance to the park at Point San Pedro Road. This course, all road, turns to the left and follows the waters edge. The turnaround, just at the little park, brings you back to enter McNears Beach Park. Gradually climb the entrance to past the guard gate before the big downhill to the great lawn, the expo, and yes! the finish line.

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Marin County Half Marathon

201 Cantera Way, San Rafael, CA 94901, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Half Marathon starts at the entrance to the park at Point San Pedro Road. The course begins to the left for an approximate three-mile loop along the waters edge. After passing the park, the road begins its series of rolling hill descents through the oaks and madrones within China Camp State Park.

10k starts at the entrance to the park at Point San Pedro Road. The course begins to the left for an approximate three-mile loop along the waters edge. After passing the park, the road begins its series of rolling hill descents through the oaks and madrones within China Camp State Park.

5k starts at the entrance to the park at Point San Pedro Road. This course, all road, turns to the left and follows the waters edge. The turnaround, just at the little park, brings you back to enter McNears Beach Park. Gradually climb the entrance to past the guard gate before the big downhill to the great lawn, the expo, and yes! the finish line.

$60 - $90
Marin County Half Marathon
MAY4
Ripon’s RUN Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

We would like to thank our sponsors Surgical Artistry of Modesto and Doctors Medical Center of Modesto for presenting the 2019 Ripon's RUN.

The Moves Training Teams is a non profit organization with the objective of getting the local communities healthy through sponsored events such as the 2019 Ripon's Run.

Ripon's RUN will be benefiting local area community non profits and our Moves Training Teams geared toward getting our community into a healthy living lifestyle.

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Ripon’s RUN Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Ripon, CA 95366, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

We would like to thank our sponsors Surgical Artistry of Modesto and Doctors Medical Center of Modesto for presenting the 2019 Ripon's RUN.

The Moves Training Teams is a non profit organization with the objective of getting the local communities healthy through sponsored events such as the 2019 Ripon's Run.

Ripon's RUN will be benefiting local area community non profits and our Moves Training Teams geared toward getting our community into a healthy living lifestyle.

$35
Ripon’s RUN Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
MAY4
Mermaid Run East Bay

Choose from the fan favorite Half Marathon, a Hi-Fiving 5k or the NEW Sirena18 Mile Relay. We've got something for everyone to smile about.

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Mermaid Run East Bay

Fremont, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Choose from the fan favorite Half Marathon, a Hi-Fiving 5k or the NEW Sirena18 Mile Relay. We've got something for everyone to smile about.

$15 - $40
Mermaid Run East Bay
MAY4
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Rockstar Run Kansas City
Riverside, MO, United States

Join us for the annual Rock-star Run, a Mothers Day themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Grab your friends - you are not going to want to miss this one!

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Rockstar Run Kansas City

EH Young Park, 1001 Argosy Pkwy, Riverside, MO 64150, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for the annual Rock-star Run, a Mothers Day themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Grab your friends - you are not going to want to miss this one!

$32 - $69
Rockstar Run Kansas City
MAY4
Long Island Marathon Weekend
Westbury, NY, United States

There are few events on this great island that are as iconic and long-standing as the NEFCU Long Island Marathon, which has evolved from a small race that attracted avid runners more than 40 years ago, to a day-long festival for kids, families and the entire community. The first weekend of May has become synonymous with the Marathon, and we are thrilled to be able to help keep this amazing event running for the enjoyment and betterment of all Long Islanders.

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Long Island Marathon Weekend

Eisenhower Park, 1899 Park Blvd, Westbury, NY 11590, USAView event
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From the organiser

There are few events on this great island that are as iconic and long-standing as the NEFCU Long Island Marathon, which has evolved from a small race that attracted avid runners more than 40 years ago, to a day-long festival for kids, families and the entire community. The first weekend of May has become synonymous with the Marathon, and we are thrilled to be able to help keep this amazing event running for the enjoyment and betterment of all Long Islanders.

$12 - $125
Long Island Marathon Weekend
MAY4
Sutter Buttes Spirit Mountain Run 5K, 10K & Half Marathon
Sutter, CA, United States

Come join us on May 4, 2019 for our 5K, 10K and Half Marathon run through the center of the Sutter Buttes, Pass Road. Scenic paved route through the smallest mountain range in the world. All run courses start on flat road and have a slight gradual rolling incline then a slight gradual rolling decline. All proceeds will benefit children and families in need in the Sutter/Yuba area. Event will take place rain or shine!

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Sutter Buttes Spirit Mountain Run 5K, 10K & Half Marathon

7740 Butte House Rd, Sutter, CA 95982, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Come join us on May 4, 2019 for our 5K, 10K and Half Marathon run through the center of the Sutter Buttes, Pass Road. Scenic paved route through the smallest mountain range in the world. All run courses start on flat road and have a slight gradual rolling incline then a slight gradual rolling decline. All proceeds will benefit children and families in need in the Sutter/Yuba area. Event will take place rain or shine!

$35
Sutter Buttes Spirit Mountain Run 5K, 10K & Half Marathon
MAY4
Long Island Marathon

The NEFCU Long Island Marathon is one of the regions most exciting athletic events, and I am pleased to team up with Corey Roberts of RACE AWESOME and NEFCU to offer even more to our racegoers, said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.

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Long Island Marathon

E Meadow Dr, Vail, CO 81657, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The NEFCU Long Island Marathon is one of the regions most exciting athletic events, and I am pleased to team up with Corey Roberts of RACE AWESOME and NEFCU to offer even more to our racegoers, said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.

$12 - $109
Long Island Marathon
MAY4
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T9 Mermaid Run East Bay

Kick off spring with an annual Mermaid classic that features a 5k, 10k, half marathon, the Sirena18 mile, or the Sirena 18 mile (Relay) run or walk. The course is virtually flat as it follows a mix of dirt and paved trails. Enjoy the fresh air and positive vibes.

Runners 70 & over race free! (Discount will be applied during checkout)

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T9 Mermaid Run East Bay

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area, 2100 Isherwood Way, Fremont, CA 94536, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Kick off spring with an annual Mermaid classic that features a 5k, 10k, half marathon, the Sirena18 mile, or the Sirena 18 mile (Relay) run or walk. The course is virtually flat as it follows a mix of dirt and paved trails. Enjoy the fresh air and positive vibes.

Runners 70 & over race free! (Discount will be applied during checkout)

$15 - $120
T9 Mermaid Run East Bay
MAY4
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Frederick Running Festival
Frederick, MD, United States

Discover one of the staples of the Maryland spring running calendar. From a 1/4 mile race to a half marathon, this event has something for everyone. There are even a few hills thrown in for that extra challenge. Come for a marquee race with a community feel.

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Frederick Running Festival

Frederick Fairgrounds - Home of The Great Frederick Fair, 797 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701, USAView event
About the event
Discover one of the staples of the Maryland spring running calendar. From a 1/4 mile race to a half marathon, this event has something for everyone. There are even a few hills thrown in for that extra challenge. Come for a marquee race with a community feel.
$15 - $140
Frederick Running Festival
MAY5
Lake Norman Half Marathon and 5K
Iredell County, NC, United States

Set for its second annual running along the looping roads and tree-shaded trails of North Carolinas Lake Norman, which lies just a short drive north of the states biggest city and is also home to the Trump National Golf Club Charlotte, this half marathon offers a fast and largely flat route with plenty of scenery and greenery.

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Lake Norman Half Marathon and 5K

The Point Dr, Davidson, NC 28117, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Set for its second annual running along the looping roads and tree-shaded trails of North Carolinas Lake Norman, which lies just a short drive north of the states biggest city and is also home to the Trump National Golf Club Charlotte, this half marathon offers a fast and largely flat route with plenty of scenery and greenery.

$35 - $90
Lake Norman Half Marathon and 5K
MAY5
Horseshoe Lake
La Honda, CA, United States

The course is within the Skyline Ridge, Long Ridge, and Russian Ridge Open Space Preserves. The majority of the course is along the Bay Area Ridge Trail with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Cruz Mountains.

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Horseshoe Lake

Sunny Jim Trail, La Honda, CA 94020, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The course is within the Skyline Ridge, Long Ridge, and Russian Ridge Open Space Preserves. The majority of the course is along the Bay Area Ridge Trail with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Cruz Mountains.

$45 - $75
Horseshoe Lake

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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