- The San Francisco Marathon26JUL2020
The San Francisco MarathonRunning ‧ San Francisco52.4 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$49 - $409
- SDCCU OC Marathon3MAY2020
SDCCU OC MarathonRunning ‧ Newport Beach26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$15 - $150
- Charleston Marathon11JAN2020
Charleston MarathonRunning ‧ Charleston26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi$39 - $89
- Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon2FEB2020
Surf City Marathon and Half MarathonRunning ‧ Huntington Beach26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$21 - $119.95
- The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon & Half Marathon16FEB2020
The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon & Half MarathonRunning ‧ Austin26.2 mi • 13.1 mi$119 - $189
- Myrtle Beach Marathon7MAR2020
Myrtle Beach MarathonRunning ‧ Myrtle Beach26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $109
- Portland Shamrock Run15MAR2020
Portland Shamrock RunRunning ‧ Portland13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 5.0 mi • 4.0 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$13 - $66
- Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K16MAY2020
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10KRunning ‧ Cleveland26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.5 mi$15 - $65
- 3M Half Marathon19JAN2020
3M Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Austin13.1 mi$89 - $149
- Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater Run15DEC
Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater RunRunning ‧ Pomona16.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$36 - $116
- San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K18APR2020
San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10KRunning ‧ San Diego13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$25 - $125
- Irving Marathon28MAR2020
Irving MarathonRunning ‧ Irving26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$24 - $114
- Kaiser San Francisco Half Marathon,10k & 5k2FEB2020
Kaiser San Francisco Half Marathon,10k & 5kRunning ‧ San Francisco13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $85
- USA Women's Marathon & Half Marathon23NOV
USA Women's Marathon & Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Palm Desert26.2 mi • 13.1 mi$249 - $269
- San Diego Resolution Run 5k, 10k & Half Marathon11JAN2020
San Diego Resolution Run 5k, 10k & Half MarathonRunning ‧ San Diego13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$25 - $110
- Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Riverside8DEC
Lexus LaceUp Running Series – RiversideRunning ‧ Riverside13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$20 - $80
- The Times-Union Half11JAN2020
The Times-Union HalfRunning ‧ Jacksonville13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$24 - $59
- Baylor Scott & White BCS Marathon & Half Marathon8DEC
Baylor Scott & White BCS Marathon & Half MarathonRunning ‧ College Station26.2 mi • 13.1 mi$90 - $120
- Delaware Marathon26APR2020
Delaware MarathonRunning ‧ Wilmington26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 2.0 mi • 1.0 mi$15 - $95
- Mount Dora Half Marathon & 5k22DEC
Mount Dora Half Marathon & 5kRunning ‧ Mount Dora16.5 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$30 - $69
- Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 12K7DEC
Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 12KRunning ‧ Laughlin13.1 mi • 7.5 mi • 3.1 mi$40 - $100
- Santa Hustle Cedar Point Half Marathon & 5K8DEC
Santa Hustle Cedar Point Half Marathon & 5KRunning ‧ Sandusky13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$10 - $69.75
- Great Bay Half Marathon & 5K5APR2020
Great Bay Half Marathon & 5KRunning ‧ Newmarket13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$25 - $79
- Santa Hustle Indianapolis15DEC
Santa Hustle IndianapolisRunning ‧ Indianapolis13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$10 - $69.75
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.