Half Marathons in United States

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JUN23
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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.

$35 - $65
Lake Tahoe Burton Creek Half Marathon Trail Run
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.

$45 - $130
Shoreline Marathon
AUG31
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East Canyon Marathon
Morgan, UT, United States

This race starts at Big Mountain overlooking Salt Lake City, Utah to the West but heads East to East Canyon Reservior and finishes in Morgan, Utah. Views on this course are spectacular from the high pine trees near Big Mountain Summit to East Canyon Reservior to views of the Morgan Valley with great landscapes and farmlands.

$30 - $80
East Canyon Marathon
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.

$35 - $100
Jeepers Creepers Run
OCT14
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Copper Canyons Endurance Runs
Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico

Join people from all over the world coming to run and experience the beauty of the peoples and the lands of the Sierra Tarahumara. Choose from a variety of endurance events including: a 4-day Stage Race, 100 Mile Ultramarathon, Marathon, and Half Marathon events.

All events take place in the Sierra Tarahumara, a mountain and canyon range that is part of the Sierra Occidental. The lands are better known as las Barrancas del Cobre or the Copper Canyons. The area consists of six main canyons that in parts are deeper and wider than the Grand Canyon in the US. The Copper Canyons are home to the Tarahumara peoples, or as they would refer to themselves Raramuri (believed to translate as The Running People. The lands are a true treasure that because of the remoteness has remained mostly unspoiled and has retained its beauty and local culture.

$105 - $1,895
Copper Canyons Endurance Runs
OCT20
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Cocoa Beach Half Marathon
Patrick Air Force Base, FL, United States

Run by the sea and through the most storied beach history on the Space Coast as you head up coastal A1A from Patrick Air Force Base and into Cocoa Beach. From there, you will continue up A1A passing by our title sponsors World Famous Ron Jon Surf Shop and looping through a tree-lined neighborhood before entering an access where you will begin your low-tide, 2.9 mile run on the flat and hard-packed sands of Cocoa Beach.

$90 - $100
Cocoa Beach Half Marathon
OCT27
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The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K
San Rafael, CA, United States

Run like you give a SH$T on Sunday, 10/27/19 at China Camp State Park in San Rafael!

All runners have a shot at scoring a TON of awesome prizes via our trail treasure hunt! Find a special woodallion (or two) along the course and bring it back to the finish line to claim your prize(s)!

$30 - $80
The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K
NOV10
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Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon
Cape Canaveral, FL, United States

Join us for the Inaugural Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon, benefiting the 150-year-old Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. On this one-of-a-kind course, youll wind through historic and iconic rocket launch complexes, finishing with a party and awards at the famous Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.

$50 - $110
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon
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.

$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!

$45 - $110
Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
FEB2
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Publix Florida Marathon
Melbourne, FL, United States

Located in Melbourne on Floridas Space Coast, between Miami and Jacksonville, east of Orlando and Tampa, the Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon makes for a perfect warm winter running destination for runners of all ages and levels. It is held a month after the Disney Marathon. Like a Rock-n-Roll marathon, our event includes up to 20 musical acts along the course of the half and full marathon and half a dozen on the routes of the 5-k.

$70 - $120
Publix Florida Marathon
JUN21
I Ran Marathons - Summer Solstice Red Ruby

Summer Solstice 3 days event of Marathon / Half Marathon / 50K / 10K and 5K races on greenway trails!You may register to run You may run / walk and enjoy peaceful and friendly races 1 to 3 days in a row or any combination of races. Greenway offers 47 miles of developed multi-use walking and running in addition to natural surface trails and park connections. Greenway users have the opportunity to experience views of limestone bluffs, wildflower fields, stands of beautiful cottonwoods and other heritage trees and often see wildlife on quiet mornings and evenings. We may be starting the race on different trailhead each day to have a chance to run the entire greenway!

$47
I Ran Marathons - Summer Solstice Red Ruby
JUN22
Hartfest Half Marathon
Wauwatosa, WI, United States

The HartFest Half Marathon is held in Wauwatosa. We provide this race experience to benefit Tosa Charities. Half of our profits go directly to this organization that benefits the local community. In the past two years we have given over $5000.

$55 - $65
Hartfest Half Marathon
JUN22
Morgan Valley Marathon
Morgan, UT, United States

The Morgan Valley Marathon was created by runners, for runners! The MVM is put on each year by six volunteer race directors that have combined to run over 100 marathons. They know what it takes to keep runners happy. They pride themselves on providing small town attention to every runner.

The MVM consistently receives 5 star ratings from runners who sing its praises. From everything to beautiful scenery to pickle juice - the MVM has something for everyone.

$20
Morgan Valley Marathon
JUN22
Slacker Half Marathon
Georgetown, CO, United States

Come join us for the highest DOWNHILL half marathon in the country and possibly the highest DOWNHILL 4 Mile Run!

Do not be misled by the name but this is the Slacker Half Marathon/4M Race! It is the highest downhill half marathon in the countrybeginning at 10,630 feet and traveling over a rolling hill descent to 8400 feet! The half marathon begins at Loveland Ski Area--BASIN and travels the first mile on dirt roads before joining a non-motorized paved bike path for five miles through a Forest Service area of wetlands and natural waterfalls on a trail built to sustain the weight of an ambulance!

$20 - $60
Slacker Half Marathon
JUN22
I Ran Marathons - Summer Solstice Orange Opal

Summer Solstice 3 days event of Marathon / Half Marathon / 50K / 10K and 5K races on greenway trails!You may register to run You may run / walk and enjoy peaceful and friendly races 1 to 3 days in a row or any combination of races. Greenway offers 47 miles of developed multi-use walking and running in addition to natural surface trails and park connections. Greenway users have the opportunity to experience views of limestone bluffs, wildflower fields, stands of beautiful cottonwoods and other heritage trees and often see wildlife on quiet mornings and evenings. We may be starting the race on different trailhead each day to have a chance to run the entire greenway!

$47 - $57
I Ran Marathons - Summer Solstice Orange Opal
JUN22
Glacier Half Marathon
East Glacier Park Village, MT, United States

This is a challenging but highly rewarding half marathon just outside Glacier National Park with some seriously stunning views. Explore one of the most breathtaking places on earth with the people you love.

$149
Glacier Half Marathon
JUN23
The Great Ferry Race

The Great Ferry Race is unlike any other race youve ever done. Participants will board the ferry in downtown Seattle by walking on, enjoy the scenic 35 minute crossing to Bainbridge Island, and then assemble on the car deck and walk off. This half marathon race will start on the ferry dock and take runners all around scenic Bainbridge Island. The course is approximately 2/3rds road and 1/3rd groomed trail. After the run, enjoy the post-race festival before picking a return ferry of your choosing back to Seattle.

Bainbridge Island residents (or anyone who doesnt need to take the ferry) please select the Bainbridge resident option for a discount when registering

$90
The Great Ferry Race
JUN23
I Ran Marathons - Summer Solstice Yellow Gold

Summer Solstice 3 days event of Marathon / Half Marathon / 50K / 10K and 5K races on greenway trails!You may register to run You may run / walk and enjoy peaceful and friendly races 1 to 3 days in a row or any combination of races. Greenway offers 47 miles of developed multi-use walking and running in addition to natural surface trails and park connections. Greenway users have the opportunity to experience views of limestone bluffs, wildflower fields, stands of beautiful cottonwoods and other heritage trees and often see wildlife on quiet mornings and evenings. We may be starting the race on different trailhead each day to have a chance to run the entire greenway!

$47
I Ran Marathons - Summer Solstice Yellow Gold
JUN29
REVEL Mt Hood

This incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful road race takes runners from the majestic Timberline Lodge at the base of Mt Hood to the charming towns and forested foothills of the mountain just outside of Portland, Oregon. Featuring a smooth downhill slope and spectacular scenery in the Mount Hood 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 Oregon. REVEL in speed. REVEL in beauty. REVEL down Mt Hood!

$99.99 - $119.99
REVEL Mt Hood
JUN29
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Independence Rhode Race
Bristol, RI, United States

The Bristol Independence Rhode Race will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019. In partnership with the Bristol Fourth of July Committee, the Tufts Health Plan half marathon will follow the beautiful downtown streets of Americas quintessential community when it is decked out in its finest during the Oldest 4th of July Celebration in America. The course includes incredible historic homes, a town common and the Americas Cup Museum before heading out along the scenic coastline, through Colt State Park and finishing along the water at Independence Park.

$60 - $65
Independence Rhode Race
JUN29
Burn Your Half Off Ohio, An Awesomesauce Event

We're taking our sugar skull-themed, perennial summer favorite from Tennessee - Burn Your Half Off - on the road to Ohio! What's better than running by yourself? Running with a bunch of crazy fun people, that's what! Spend your Saturday morning with a bunch of the funnest runners you've ever met and earn yourself a sugar skull medal!

$40 - $60
Burn Your Half Off Ohio, An Awesomesauce Event
JUN29
Hilliard Classic Half Marathon
Hilliard, OH, United States

Welcome Hilliard Classic Half Marathon 10K 5K. LOTS OF CHANGES THIS YEAR including: a 6:00 pm race start along the Heritage "Rails to Trails" with a post race celebration immediately afterwards at the historic "Otie's" Bar and Grill. All participants receive a great looking race shirt,awards, chip timing, and a custom beer mug ideal for that complimentary post race cold one. Photo ID required.

$35 - $40
Hilliard Classic Half Marathon
JUN29
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The course starts in the scenic Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation area and follows the popular Alameda Creek Trail up to the mouth of Niles Canyon.

(Distances are accurately measured using a Rolatape surveyor's measuring wheel.)

$20 - $45
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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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