- The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K4OCT2020
The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Santa Venetia13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$30
- Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10K26JAN2020
Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10KRunning ‧ Simi Valley13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $95
- Golden Gate Half Marathon & 5K1NOV2020
Golden Gate Half Marathon & 5KRunning ‧ San Francisco13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- All-Out Mardi Crawl Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1 Mile22FEB2020
All-Out Mardi Crawl Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1 MileRunning ‧ Lakewood13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$20 - $60
- NYCRUNS Central Park Half Marathon23FEB2020
NYCRUNS Central Park Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ New York13.1 mi$75 - $90
- Iron Horse Half Marathon – North Bend30AUG2020
Iron Horse Half Marathon – North BendHalf Marathon ‧ North Bend13.1 mi
- Patrick Henry Half Marathon29AUG2020
Patrick Henry Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Ashland13.1 mi
- Modesto Marathon29MAR2020
Modesto MarathonRunning ‧ Modesto26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $105
- NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon25APR2020
NYCRUNS Queens Half MarathonRunning ‧ Queens County13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$40 - $95
- Drop 13 Half Marathon - 5K13JUN2020
Drop 13 Half Marathon - 5KRunning ‧ Cottonwood Heights13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $90
- Cottontail Half Marathon22MAR2020
Cottontail Half MarathonRunning ‧ Los Angeles13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $85
- Golden Gate Headlands Marathon, Half & 10K28MAR2020
Golden Gate Headlands Marathon, Half & 10KRunning ‧ Sausalito26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$40 - $50
- Orca Half Marathon20SEP2020
Orca Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Seattle13.1 mi
- Lake Balboa Half Marathon31MAY2020
Lake Balboa Half MarathonRunning ‧ Los Angeles13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $75
- Strider Half Marathon29AUG2020
Strider Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Shorewood13.1 mi
- Arroyo Creek Half Marathon28JUN2020
Arroyo Creek Half MarathonRunning ‧ Simi Valley13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $75
- Mare Island – Half Marathon, 10K and 5K28JUN2020
Mare Island – Half Marathon, 10K and 5KRunning ‧ Vallejo13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $80
- Squaw Valley Half Marathon & Run to Squaw 8 Miler7JUN2020
Squaw Valley Half Marathon & Run to Squaw 8 MilerHalf Marathon ‧ Olympic Valley13.1 mi • 8.0 mi$55 - $105
- Catalina Island Half Marathon & 10K14NOV2020
Catalina Island Half Marathon & 10KRunning ‧ Avalon13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 1.0 mi$20 - $125
- Lake Tahoe Burton Creek Half Marathon Trail Run21JUN2020
Lake Tahoe Burton Creek Half Marathon Trail RunHalf Marathon ‧ Tahoe City13.1 mi • 7.5 mi • 3.7 mi • 1.2 mi$11 - $70
- The Sasquatch Scramble Half, 10K, & 5K5APR2020
The Sasquatch Scramble Half, 10K, & 5KRunning ‧ Oakland13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $75
- First Call29MAR2020
First CallRunning ‧ Waukesha13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Look Good Feel Good Marathon10OCT2020
Look Good Feel Good MarathonRunning ‧ San Leandro26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$25 - $60
- Worlds End Fall Classic26SEP2020
Worlds End Fall ClassicHalf Marathon ‧ Forksville13.1 mi
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.