Half Marathons in California
The half-marathon distance (13.1 miles or 21.1km) is a very popular distance, since it is a serious step up from 10k events but does not require as much training commitment as a full marathon distance. Most beginners will aim to finish a half-marathon in under 2 hours, while anything under 90 minutes is seen as a very impressive achievement. There are a wide variety of half marathon races in California: some make the most of the stunning coastline and ocean views; others take you through the city streets with huge crowds and a vibrant atmosphere; others venture offroad and inland, into the trails and deserts of the Golden State. These half marathon events can also be part of larger running festivals, which offer races at a range of distances. Good examples of this is the Surf City Marathon and Half-Marathon, which has over 20,000 participants each year and is one of the largest annual running events in the USA.
Sat, 14th Aug
Oakland, Alameda County
half marathon, 5k and more4.5
(1 reviews)$9 – $98
Sat, 26th Feb 2022
Las Vegas, Clark County
half marathon, 10k, 5k, marathonPrice TBC
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About Half Marathons in California
Half marathons (13.1 miles or 21.2 km) make up some of the toughest and most rewarding races in the Golden State. California boasts some of the most scenic half marathons; from the headlands of San Francisco in the Golden Gate Headlands Marathon & Half to the wilderness of Santa Cruz island in the Santa Cruz Island Eco-Extreme Trail Half Marathon, you'll never run out of places to explore.