Half Marathons

A half-marathon is a running event over a distance of 13.1 miles or 21.1km. It is a hugely popular distance, and the popularity is only growing. There are over 2,800 half-marathons in the USA each year, with over 1.9 million competitors taking part. Most major American cities host a half-marathon race, and these events often attract big crowds and a festival atmosphere. Other events are more rural, making the most of America's stunning scenery. They can take place along coasts, across deserts, or in mountains and national parks. Wherever you are, there are sure to be breathtaking views to take your mind off the running! People running their first half-marathon might want to aim for under 2 hours, while those who are experienced runners can set themselves the prestigious challenge of running a half marathon in under an hour and a half (90 minutes). A half-marathon tends to burn anywhere between 1,000 and 2,000 calories, so it's a great workout.
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  • JUL26

    The San Francisco Marathon

    San Francisco, CA, United States

    The San Francisco Marathon is proud to present its 43rd running on July 26th, 2019. 26,000 runners and over 80,000 spectators will fill the city on race...

    $49 - $409
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Ultramarathon
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT19

    Baltimore Running Festival

    Baltimore, MD, United States

    Join us at the event that many are calling one of the best races on the East Coast, NOW FINISHING AT THE INNER HARBOR. With five distances to choose from,...

    $45 - $260
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • MAY3

    SDCCU OC Marathon

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    A gorgeous, scenic course that unfolds through the Southern California coastal communities of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa awaits at the OC Marathon, Half...

    $15 - $125
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • JAN11

    Charleston Marathon

    Charleston, SC, United States

    The Charleston Marathon celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2020! Race through historic Charleston, celebrate with Shrimp and Grits, and explore everything...

    $39 - $89
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • Marathon
    • 5k
  • FEB2

    Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon

    Huntington Beach, CA, United States

    We cant wait for you to join us in beautiful Surf City, USA! This award-winning course is considered one of the best courses in the country and is well...

    $21 - $119.95
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • FEB16

    The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon & Half Marathon

    Austin, TX, United States

    The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon and Half Marathon will fill Austins streets with more than 20,000 runners. Participants are treated to experience...

    $119 - $189
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
  • MAR15

    Portland Shamrock Run

    Portland, OR, United States

    Founded in 1979, the Shamrock Run Portland is the largest running and walking event in Oregon and is the third largest running event in the western United...

    $13 - $66
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • MAY16

    Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon

    Cleveland, OH, United States

    The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon has had over 40 years of providing a running experience for all individuals who want to participate regardless of their...

    $15 - $65
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • OCT13

    JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

    Long Beach, CA, United States

    Celebrate 35 years with the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon. Experience your Fall race course that combines spectacular oceanfront views, charming seaside...

    $41 - $149.95
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
    • Road Cycling
  • NOV9

    Monterey Bay Half Events

    Monterey, CA, United States

    The Half Marathon course is in Monterey and Pacific Grove, with most of it next to the beautiful Monterey Bay. It is organized by the Big Sur Marathon...

    $25
    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • JAN19

    3M Half Marathon

    Austin, TX, United States

    Join more than 7,500 fellow runners in Austin, Texas, to run a personal best at the 3M Half Marathon. 3M Half is a fun and fast stand-alone half marathon...

    $89 - $149
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • DEC15

    Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater Run

    Pomona, CA, United States

    From snow falling at the start line, to huge holiday character inflatables, holiday carolers, and festive participant shirts this event has everything you...

    $36 - $116
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • NOV16

    Annapolis Running Classic

    Annapolis, MD, United States

    Experience the streets of Maryland's historic state capital on a crisp fall day. Run either a half marathon or a 10k which end at the Navy-Marine Corps...

    $55 - $80
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • 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 - $125
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 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
  • NOV23

    USA Women's Marathon & Half Marathon

    Palm Desert, CA, United States

    It's time to Run Like A Girl in the Women's Marathon and Half Marathon - A luxury race experience!

    Marathon: USATF Boston Qualifying...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • 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
  • OCT20

    Hershey Half Marathon & Fun Run

    Hershey, PA, United States
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT26

    Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon

    Geyserville, CA, United States

    Join us as we run though the heart of Sonoma Countys Dry Creek Valley. This series favorite takes place in late autumn when the hillsides are painted with...

    $115
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • DEC8

    Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Riverside

    Riverside, CA, United States

    Throw on your Christmas outfits and join hundreds of other cheery runners as you pound the pavements of Riverside this December. This scenic course will be...

    $20 - $80
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • NOV3

    Two Cities Marathon & Half

    Fresno, CA, United States


    Join us at one of the Valley's most popular marathon and half races! You'll be joined by live music as you run through beautiful Clovis, and...

    $35 - $105
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • SEP21

    Race 13.1 Charlotte

    Charlotte, NC, United States

    Race 13.1 Charlotte half marathon and 8k returns to the Queen City on September 21, 2019! The first 3-4 miles of the course will be on tree-lined streets...

    $49 - $74
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • JAN11

    The Times-Union Half

    Jacksonville, FL, United States

    The Inaugural Times-Union Half Marathon & 5K is coming to Jacksonville, FL on January 11, 2020 for a fun day of running and celebrating! Whether youre a...

    $24 - $59
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • MAR28

    Irving Marathon

    Irving, TX, United States

    The Irving Marathon is the most talked about event in DFW & not just another weekend 5k. The Irving Marathon is a Multi-Race Event which includes the...

    $24 - $114
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • SEP21

    Mount Rushmore Half Marathon

    Keystone, SD, United States

    You're going to love this challenging course with gorgeous views of Mt. Rushmore and the surrounding Black Hills! Last year's race was a huge...

    $129 - $149
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV10

    Harborside Half Marathon

    Newburyport, MA, United States

    The 4th Annual Harborside Half Marathon & 5k is returning to Newburyport, MA on Sunday, November 10, 2019 for another day of beautiful fall running!...

    $45 - $89
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • DEC8

    Baylor Scott & White BCS Marathon & Half Marathon

    College Station, TX, United States

    Join us on December 8, 2019 for year 9 of what is currently the highest rated marathon in the state of Texas. Youll have the opportunity to explore the...

    $90 - $120
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
  • APR26

    Delaware Marathon

    Wilmington, DE, United States

    Join us for this scenic route through Wilmington. You'll be able to see plenty of the city as you wind through downtown, including Brandywine park and...

    $15 - $95
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • DEC8

    Jingle Bell Half Marathon & 5K

    Haverhill, MA, United States

    The 7th Annual Jingle Bell Half Marathon & 5k has a new home. Join us on Sunday, December 8th, 2019 for another day of scenic New England running! We...

    $25
    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • DEC22

    Mount Dora Half Marathon & 5k

    Mount Dora, FL, United States

    For the last 6 years 2000+ runners have fill the streets of the historic town of Mount Dora. This small town of 13,000 is filled with tree lined vistas of...

    $30 - $69
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • NOV16

    Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Palos Verdes

    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, United States

    This is the most scenic half marathon in southern California and certainly one to add to your bucket list. This event began as a marathon in the 60s and...

    $45 - $85
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • 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
  • OCT20

    Atlantic City Marathon

    Atlantic City, NJ, United States

    Established in 1958, the Atlantic City Marathon is the third oldest continuing marathon in the United States. The marathon course is noted for being fast...

    $40 - $135
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Ultramarathon
  • OCT12

    Murfreesboro Half Marathon

    Murfreesboro, TN, United States
    • Running
    • 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
  • 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
  • NOV16

    Catalina Island Half Marathon & 10K

    Avalon, CA, United States

    Its the hardest race you will ever love!

    Experience the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the island's wildlife. Sign up for either 13.1...

    $15 - $125
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • DEC8

    Santa Hustle Cedar Point Half Marathon & 5K

    Sandusky, OH, United States

    Its the MOST wonderful time of the year! So, find that Christmas spirit and join us on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Cedar Point for the Santa Hustle Cedar...

    $10 - $69.75
    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • SEP22

    Orca Half Marathon

    Seattle, WA, United States

    Welcome to the Orca Half! Part of the Orca Running family of races, the Orca Half is a half marathon along the shores of West Seattle, starting at Lincoln...

    $80
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • DEC15

    Santa Hustle Indianapolis

    Indianapolis, IN, United States

    Its the MOST wonderful time of the year! So, find that Christmas spirit and join us on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at American Legion Mall for the Santa...

    $10 - $69.75
    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • JUN13

    Drop 13 Half Marathon - 5K

    Cottonwood Heights, UT, United States

    The course for the Drop13 is considered by most who run it the fastest Half Marathon in Utah.

    This course starts near Solitude Ski Resort up Big...

    $35 - $90
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • OCT20

    Temecula Half Marathon & 5K

    Temecula, CA, United States

    Temecula Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk has something for everyone - runners, walkers, families, and wine lovers will all enjoy a day in gorgeous SoCal...

    $44 - $140
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • 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
  • OCT27

    Florida Halloween Distance Classic

    St. Petersburg, FL, United States

    Join us for a howling good time at our Annual Halloween Distance Classic Halfathon, 10K & 5K Race in Ft. De Soto Park. Costumes encouraged! Create...

    $25 - $115
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • DEC8

    Florida Holiday Distance Classic

    Madeira Beach, FL, United States

    We invite you to join the Annual Florida Holiday Halfathon & 10K, our point-to-point course, which is fast, flat, scenic and aesthetically varied: just...

    $30 - $115
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
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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.