Half Marathons in United States

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AUG31
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...

$30 - $80
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
East Canyon Marathon
SEP14
Horsethief Canyon Trail Half Marathon
Alpine, CA, United States

A warm evening start for a cool race finish!

With an early evening start time this half marathon will start in the warm dusk with September...

$90
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Horsethief Canyon Trail Half Marathon
SEP22
Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k
Los Angeles, CA, United States

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...

$35 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k
OCT5
Farmer Frog Trail Running Festival
Woodinville, WA, United States

Paradise Valley Conservation Area in Woodinville, WA is a forested trail area with lush trees and ferns with well-maintained trails rolling and winding...

$10 - $45
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Farmer Frog Trail Running Festival
OCT13
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...

$35 - $100
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Jeepers Creepers Run
OCT14
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...

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

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$90 - $180
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Cocoa Beach Half Marathon
OCT27
Redwood City OktobeRun
Redwood City, CA, United States

The RC.OktobeRun is open to runners of all levels. From competitive runners on our USA Track & Field certified half-marathon, to a 5K fun run perfect...

$20 - $90
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Redwood City OktobeRun
OCT27
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...

$30 - $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K
NOV2
Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5K
San Diego, CA, United States

Race from the top of a hill down to the sea and raise money for the Make-a-Wish foundation. With a half marathon, a flat 5k and a 1-mile kids run, there’s...

$25 - $105
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5K
NOV10
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...

$50 - $110
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon
NOV10
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...

$45 - $130
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
NOV17
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...

$25 - $69
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K
NOV23
Santa Barbara Red Rock Endurance Run
Santa Barbara, CA, United States

New Start / Finish and Campsite and Course for 2019. (Course details TBA) This is not a fancy event, it is a genuine, old fashion ultra run. It is a low...

$85
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Santa Barbara Red Rock Endurance Run
DEC1
Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Camarillo, CA, United States

Pull on your most festive costume and head down for this jolly running series. Great for beginners and running veterans alike, this mostly flat course follows...

$35 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
DEC7
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...

$45 - $110
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
JAN26
Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
Simi Valley, CA, United States

The race will start at Rancho Simi Park at 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley CA 93065 and run along the Arroyo bike path. Which is lined with beautiful trees...

$45 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
FEB2
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...

$70 - $140
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Publix Florida Marathon
FEB16
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Ventura, CA, United States

Welcome to the annual running of this all flat Ventura beachfront course

Choose from Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k distance!

This is also...

$45 - $130
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
MAR21
SOCAL Marathon - Half Marathon - 10K - 5K
Huntington Beach, CA, United States

The SOCAL Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K or Southern California Marathon starts in the Inland Empire in Yorba Linda and runs along the Santa Ana River...

$35 - $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
SOCAL Marathon - Half Marathon - 10K - 5K
MAR22
Cottontail Half Marathon
Los Angeles, CA, United States

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

$45 - $85
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Cottontail Half Marathon
MAR29
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,...

$60 - $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
USA Beach Running Championship 10K & Half Marathon
APR18
San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
San Diego, CA, United States

Race around the beautiful Mission Bay. Great for runners of all abilities, this fast and flat course takes you all around Mission Bay, past Mission Beach and...

$25 - $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
MAY3
Bay to Bridge Half Marathon
San Francisco, CA, United States

Join us as we make history (again) across the brand-new Bay Bridge for the only Half Marathon ever. Well depart from West Oakland and initiate a wide, fast...

$119
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Bay to Bridge Half Marathon
AUG24
Carderock Charge
Potomac, MD, United States

Come enjoy the fast and flat courses at Carderock Recreation Area. They are perfect for PRs! Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this...

$25
  • Running
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
Carderock Charge
AUG24
Pikes Peak Ascent
Manitou Springs, CO, United States

The course for the Ascent and Marathon are unique and very physically demanding when compared to other half-marathons or marathons. There is no vehicle...

$180
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Pikes Peak Ascent
AUG24
The End of Summer Half Marathon
Queens County, NY, United States

Lace up to enjoy the last of the summer weather in this seaside half marathon. This picturesque run along the breezy and pan flat Rockaway boardwalk is a...

$60
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
The End of Summer Half Marathon
AUG24
Almaden Hills Trail Run
San Jose, CA, United States
$30 - $45
  • Running
  • 10k
  • Ultramarathon
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Almaden Hills Trail Run
AUG24
Main to Main
Osage, IA, United States

Have you signed up for Main to Main yet? Make your way through Mitchell County from Osage to St. Ansgars Main Streets. We have a few different options...

$25 - $75
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Main to Main
AUG24
Bear Brook Trail Marathon
Allenstown, NH, United States

A very fun trail "marathon" and half marathon at Bear Brook State Park in New Hampshire! The marathon is always more than a marathon and exact...

$65 - $85
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
Bear Brook Trail Marathon
AUG24
Women Rock Half Marathon
Saint Paul, MN, United States

Welcome to the annual Women Rock! 2.5K, 5K, 10K & Half Marathon. Compete in one of our two CHALLENGES! Rock Starlet Challenge (2.5K, 5K & 10K) -OR-...

$24.99 - $59.99
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
  • 10k
Women Rock Half Marathon
AUG24
Lost Cat 50K
Dorset, VT, United States

This rugged course on Dorset's Mount Aeolus takes you through hardwood forests and past historic marble quarries. Portion of the proceeds to benefit...

$70
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • Ultramarathon
Lost Cat 50K
AUG24
Best Dam Half-Marathon in Vermont
Whitingham, VT, United States

Help support emergency fuel assistance in Vermont's Deerfield Valley and have some dam fun doing it. This is a fast out-and-back 13.1 mile...

$25 - $45
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Best Dam Half-Marathon in Vermont
AUG24
A Midsummer Night's Madness Half Marathon and Relay
Rochester, NY, United States

Welcome to the Summer edition of Medved Madness! Come join us for fun on the trails in Mendon Ponds Park. Similar to our Medved Madness you will be able to...

$40 - $45
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
A Midsummer Night's Madness Half Marathon and Relay
AUG24
Long Beach Summer Sizzle
Long Beach, CA, United States

It's time for the Summer Sizzle 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon Fun Run!

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$20.99 - $25.99
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
Long Beach Summer Sizzle
AUG24
Strider Half Marathon
Shorewood, WI, United States

The Strider Half Marathon is the Badgerland Strider's late summer Half Marathon. The course starts and finishes in Estabrook Park at the beer garden. ...

$29 - $42
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Strider Half Marathon
AUG25
Fierce For Shannon Running Festival
North Kingstown, RI, United States

Come join us for the 5th Annual Shannon Heil Memorial Fierce Running Festival Half Marathon / 10k / 5k Run & Walk on August 25....

$25 - $35
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
Fierce For Shannon Running Festival
AUG25
Dayton Endurance Run
Dayton, OH, United States

Brokeman's Running is back for it's 4th year in Dayton Ohio! Brokeman's Running is a local grass roots running movement aiming at taking the...

$5 - $26.20
  • Running
  • 10 Miles
  • Half Marathon
Dayton Endurance Run
AUG25
Diablo Trail Run
Contra Costa County, CA, United States

Mount Diablo provides spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding valleys. The 4 mile course is relatively flat and fast within Mitchell...

$35 - $70
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • 10 Miles
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Diablo Trail Run
AUG25
August Madness Half 10K & 5K
Loganville, GA, United States

Entire course will be run on a wide paved path in an very beautiful and scenic park. We will have a well stocked aid station at the start/finish...

$30 - $50
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
August Madness Half 10K & 5K
AUG25
Roger's Grove Trail Half Marathon & 10K
Longmont, CO, United States

Welcome to the Roger's Grove Trail Half Marathon and 10K in Longmont CO. If you want a perfect view of the mountains, a flat and fast course, and a...

$50 - $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
Roger's Grove Trail Half Marathon & 10K
AUG25
Erie Half & 5K
Erie, CO, United States
$35 - $60
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Erie Half & 5K
AUG25
Millennium Meadows Marathon
Walker, MI, United States

Marathon, 13.3 Half Marathon (with a 13.1 split mat!) and a 6 Mile option as well! At The Meadows in Millennium Park, one of the great facilities of our...

$45 - $90
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Millennium Meadows Marathon
AUG25
Go Girl Run Kansas City
Overland Park, KS, United States

Are you ready for 13.1 miles of awesomeness? The Go Girl Run Half Marathon distance is the premier distance of the Go Girl Run. Congrats on thinking about...

$40 - $89
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Go Girl Run Kansas City
AUG25
Endurance House Erie Half & 5K
Erie, CO, United States

The race is located on Coal Creek Trail. The majority of both courses is on concrete, while a portion of the Half is on gravel trail. Stay after racing for...

$35 - $60
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Endurance House Erie Half & 5K
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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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