- Napa Half Marathon4OCT
Napa Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Napa13.1 mi • 6.5 mi
- York Marathon and Half Marathon17MAY
York Marathon and Half MarathonMarathon ‧ York26.2 mi
- Cousler Park 13 125APR
Cousler Park 13 1Half Marathon ‧ York13.1 mi
- Run Blossom Races2MAY
Run Blossom RacesRunning ‧ Cañon City13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Me.She.We. Women’s Half Marathon6JUN
Me.She.We. Women’s Half MarathonRunning ‧ Wilsonville13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- The Jim Thorpe Area Running Festival16MAY
The Jim Thorpe Area Running FestivalRunning ‧ Jim Thorpe800.0 mi • 22.4 mi • 13.1 mi • 8.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Bird-In-Hand Half Marathon11SEP
Bird-In-Hand Half MarathonRunning ‧ Bird in Hand13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Akron Marathon26SEP
Akron MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Akron26.2 mi • 13.1 mi(2)
- Rockfest Half Marathon4OCT
Rockfest Half MarathonRunning ‧ Hampton13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- OCNJ Half Marathon27SEP
OCNJ Half MarathonRunning ‧ Ocean City13.1 mi • 10.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Shiprock Marathon1MAY
Shiprock MarathonRunning ‧ Shiprock26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon26SEP
Platte Valley Companies Monument MarathonRunning ‧ Gering26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Freedom’s Run3OCT
Freedom’s RunRunning ‧ Harpers Ferry26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Harstine Island Half Marathon4APR
Harstine Island Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Shelton13.1 mi • 2.2 mi
- Mount Desert Island Marathon18OCT
Mount Desert Island MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Mount Desert26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- Corporal Cole Memorial 5k & Half Marathon23AUG
Corporal Cole Memorial 5k & Half MarathonRunning ‧ Norridgewock13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run For The Animals17MAY
Run For The AnimalsRunning ‧ Onancock13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Town Crier Race20JUN
Town Crier RaceRunning ‧ Saugatuck13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Spring Robin Races3MAY
Spring Robin RacesRunning ‧ Novi13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- So Jo Marathon10OCT
So Jo MarathonRunning ‧ South Jordan26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Riverton Half Marathon & 4 Life 5K28MAR
Riverton Half Marathon & 4 Life 5KRunning ‧ Riverton13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Happy Valley Half Marathon18OCT
Happy Valley Half MarathonRunning ‧ Northampton13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Moraine Hills Run for the Hills26SEP
Moraine Hills Run for the HillsRunning ‧ McHenry13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$29
- Prairie State Half Marathon3OCT
Prairie State Half MarathonRunning ‧ Long Grove13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.5 mi$29.99
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. The records were set at the Copenhagen Half Marathon in Denmark and the Valencia Half Marathon in Spain respectively. 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.