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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

Welcome to the 3rd annual Harvest half marathon 10k 5k. All flat two loop course along the Woodley Park bike path. Start / Finish location Woodley park-1 at...

$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

Welcome to Jeepers Creepers Run! Join us for an exciting event day & spectacular races where you will be running along the mostly flat Ventura / Ojai...

$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

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....

$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

The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon and 5K benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego encourages the community to Thrive! We can do this together by staying...

$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

Start and finish in Ventura's beautiful Promenade Park. The Surfers Point Marathon is an excellent opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Each...

$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

Welcome to the 9th annual running o f the Holly Jolly Half marathon 5k...

$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

Run through some of San Diegos most beautiful beaches, bays and resorts, with this fast, flat and scenic half marathon, 5k and 10k. Stick around because the...

$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
AUG26
Fenway Park Marathon
Boston, MA, United States

The Red Sox Foundation is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Fenway Park Marathon! On Monday, August 26th, this years runners will join us for an...

$500 - $2,500
  • Running
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Fenway Park Marathon
AUG31
Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon
Topeka, KS, United States

Join us for the Topeka to Auburn Half...

$80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon
AUG31
Zoom Dynamite
Richmond, CA, United States

The course travels through tranquil Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline, the largest shoreline park in the entire Bay Area. The park has an explosive past as the...

$20 - $40
  • Running
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
Zoom Dynamite
AUG31
Freedom Frog Marathon
Libertyville, IL, United States

Our course features scenic rolling hills that wind through open prairies and the lush green forests of the Des Plaines River (DPR) and Casey...

$65 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Freedom Frog Marathon
AUG31
Rockin’ Brews Marathon
Monona, WI, United States

The Rockin Brews Marathon (formerly the Rockin Chocolate Marathon) combines running with 2 of Americas Favorite things, Craft Beer & Music. The event is...

$55 - $110
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Rockin’ Brews Marathon
AUG31
Noyo Headlands Race
Fort Bragg, CA, United States

The third annual Noyo Headlands race offers a new and improved course that travels through the newly connected Glass Beach and Noyo Headlands Park Trails...

$25 - $60
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Noyo Headlands Race
AUG31
Hamilton NightGlow
Hamilton, OH, United States

The ultimate nighttime running experience. The Hamilton NightGlow includes a full marathon, marathon relay (2 or 4 person), half marathon and 10K. Water...

$45
  • Running
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Hamilton NightGlow
AUG31
Black Bear Half Marathon & 5K
Waterville Valley, NH, United States

Join us this Labor Day weekend for a roaring good time on Waterville Valleys scenic and historic trails winding through the White Mountain National Forest....

$10 - $65
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Black Bear Half Marathon & 5K
SEP1
Northville – Run Michigan Cheap
Northville, MI, United States

The Northville Edition of the Run Michigan Cheap series will offer a Half Marathon, 10k and 5k. The course starts at Cass Benton Park and will follow the...

$20 - $30
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Northville – Run Michigan Cheap
SEP1
Estes Epic
Estes Park, CO, United States

The Estes Epic is a FREE race. That's right, it will be completely FREE to participate in our annual event for both the bike and the run. In lieu of a...

Free
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ultramarathon
Estes Epic
SEP1
Sporty Diva at Chehalis Trail
Lacey, WA, United States

Sporty Diva Walk/Run Events are designed to encourage, motivate and inspire the first time athlete and or people who are returning to fitness in a fun,...

$45
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • Ultramarathon
  • Marathon
Sporty Diva at Chehalis Trail
SEP1
New Bo Run
Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

The half marathon course starts and finishes at the NewBo Market. Participants will run up 12th Ave and make a right on 15th Ave/Otis Road by Metro High...

$35 - $40
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
New Bo Run
SEP1
Swanzey Covered Bridges Half Marathon and Ididarun 10K
Swanzey, NH, United States

This year we are excited to celebrate our 14th annual Elijahs Race. Elijah started this race in 2005 to benefit the students of Monadnock Regional High...

$30
  • Running
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Swanzey Covered Bridges Half Marathon and Ididarun 10K
SEP1
BULL DAM TRAIL RUN
North East, PA, United States

This is a local trail running event with combined wide trails and single track trails. Your choice of three trail...

$15
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
BULL DAM TRAIL RUN
SEP1
River City Half Marathon, 5K/10K - Salado Creek
San Antonio, TX, United States

This is our SIXTH annual Labor Day weekend race! Run with a friend or go solo, we are open to all skill levels. ...

$40
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
River City Half Marathon, 5K/10K - Salado Creek
SEP1
Pier to Peak
Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Pier to Peak is Santa Barbara's unique run/walk that starts at sea level, winds through the City and finishes on top of the mountains (elevation 4,000...

$90
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Pier to Peak
SEP1
Run The Loop Marathon
Downingtown, PA, United States
$50 - $60
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Run The Loop Marathon
SEP2
I Ran Marathons - Triple Crown Challenge Kohnoor
San Antonio, TX, United States

8 Annual Triple Crown Challenge 3 days of Marathon / Half Marathon / 50K / 10K and 5K races on greenway trails!You may register to run / walk and enjoy...

$45
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
I Ran Marathons - Triple Crown Challenge Kohnoor
SEP2
American Discovery Trail Races
Colorado Springs, CO, United States

The Pikes Peak Road Runners American Discovery Trail Marathon supports PPRR and the Trails and Open Space Coalition. The scenic course along paved and dirt...

$30
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
American Discovery Trail Races
SEP2
Labor Day Half Marathon, 10K and 5K
Parker, CO, United States

Celebrate the last blast of summer at the Labor Day Half Marathon. Sweat your socks off and let summer have its last hooray at Parkers Salisbury Park, just...

$22 - $60
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Labor Day Half Marathon, 10K and 5K
SEP2
Faxon Law New Haven Road Race
New Haven, CT, United States

The Faxon Law New Haven Road Race features half marathon, half marathon relay, 20K, 5K, and Kids Fun Run! The event hosts the 20K National Championships....

$8 - $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Faxon Law New Haven Road Race
SEP2
Labor Day Half
Redmond, WA, United States

Offering one of the flattest half marathon courses in Western Washington with less than 130 feet of cumulative elevation gain/loss over the 13.1 mile...

$35 - $60
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
Labor Day Half
SEP2
South Windsor Purple Heart Half Marathon
South Windsor, CT, United States

This Half marathon & 5K Labor Day Road Race are run to recognize and honor all those who have served and are serving our great nation. Join us to...

$20 - $30
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
South Windsor Purple Heart Half Marathon
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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.