- Bird In Hand Half Marathon11SEP2020
Bird In Hand Half MarathonRunning ‧ Bird in Hand13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Foot Traffic Flat Marathon4JUL2020
Foot Traffic Flat MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Portland26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- Earth Rock Run17MAY2020
Earth Rock RunHalf Marathon ‧ Amesbury13.1 mi
- Herron Half Marathon7JUN2020
Herron Half MarathonRunning ‧ Kalispell13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- SAGU Half Marathon1FEB2020
SAGU Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Waxahachie13.1 mi
- Cleveland Clinic Florida 13 1 Fort Lauderdale And Veterans Day 5 K8NOV2020
Cleveland Clinic Florida 13 1 Fort Lauderdale And Veterans Day 5 KRunning ‧ Fort Lauderdale13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Florida Skydive Ultra Run25JAN2020
Florida Skydive Ultra RunRunning ‧ Clewiston100.0 mi • 62.1 mi • 50.0 mi • 31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$79 - $145
- Valencia Trail Race28MAR2020
Valencia Trail RaceRunning ‧ Santa Clarita31.1 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Feed Stokes 5K and Half Marathon14MAR2020
Feed Stokes 5K and Half MarathonRunning ‧ King13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$25
- Badger Cove Half Marathon, 10K & 5K14MAR2020
Badger Cove Half Marathon, 10K & 5KMulti-Sport ‧ Livermore13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$40 - $79
- Snoqualmie Valley Run6JUN2020
Snoqualmie Valley RunRunning ‧ Carnation13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Coastal Delaware Running Festival18APR2020
Coastal Delaware Running FestivalRunning ‧ Rehoboth Beach26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 5.6 mi • 3.1 mi
- Cape Ann Fool’s Dual Half Marathon5APR2020
Cape Ann Fool’s Dual Half MarathonRunning ‧ Gloucester16.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Hamden Hills Half Marathon & Flat 5K23MAY2020
Hamden Hills Half Marathon & Flat 5KRunning ‧ Hamden13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Carolina Brewsfest Half Marathon16MAY2020
Carolina Brewsfest Half MarathonRunning ‧ High Point13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Fontana Days Run6JUN2020
Fontana Days RunRunning ‧ Fontana13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Oregon Winter Half Marathon25JAN2020
Oregon Winter Half MarathonRunning ‧ Aloha13.1 mi • 6.5 mi • 3.1 mi
- Whiskey Row Marathon2MAY2020
Whiskey Row MarathonRunning ‧ Prescott26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 2.0 mi
- XTERRA Black Canyon Trail Run8MAR2020
XTERRA Black Canyon Trail RunRunning ‧ Black Canyon City13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.7 mi
- STARKEY WILDERNESS STOMP HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K7MAR2020
STARKEY WILDERNESS STOMP HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5KRunning ‧ New Port Richey13.1 mi • 6.6 mi • 3.1 mi
- Lake Minneola Half Marathon, 10K & 5K28MAR2020
Lake Minneola Half Marathon, 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Clermont13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$20 - $50
- Beachside Half Marathon5JAN2020
Beachside Half MarathonRunning ‧ Vero Beach13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$25
- Rocky Mountain Half Marathon31JUL2020
Rocky Mountain Half MarathonRunning ‧ Estes Park13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Town of Celebration Marathon26JAN2020
Town of Celebration MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Celebration26.2 mi • 13.1 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.