- Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater Run15DEC
Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater RunRunning ‧ Pomona16.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$36 - $116
- Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Riverside8DEC
Lexus LaceUp Running Series – RiversideRunning ‧ Riverside13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$20 - $80
- Baylor Scott & White BCS Marathon & Half Marathon8DEC
Baylor Scott & White BCS Marathon & Half MarathonRunning ‧ College Station26.2 mi • 13.1 mi$90 - $120
- Mount Dora Half Marathon & 5k22DEC
Mount Dora Half Marathon & 5kRunning ‧ Mount Dora16.5 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$30 - $69
- Rock’in Santa Half Marathon & Sunshine Santa 5K14DEC
Rock’in Santa Half Marathon & Sunshine Santa 5KRunning ‧ Knoxville13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$20
- Santa Hustle Cedar Point Half Marathon & 5K8DEC
Santa Hustle Cedar Point Half Marathon & 5KRunning ‧ Sandusky13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$10 - $69.75
- Santa Hustle Indianapolis15DEC
Santa Hustle IndianapolisRunning ‧ Indianapolis13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$10 - $69.75
- Florida Holiday Distance Classic8DEC
Florida Holiday Distance ClassicRunning ‧ Madeira Beach13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$30 - $115
- Santa Hustle North Carolina14DEC
Santa Hustle North CarolinaRunning ‧ Belmont13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$10 - $69.75
- Jingle Bell Half Marathon & 5K8DEC
Jingle Bell Half Marathon & 5KRunning ‧ Haverhill13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$25
- Santa Hustle Roseville22DEC
Santa Hustle RosevilleRunning ‧ Roseville13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$10 - $69.75
- Hark the Herald Angels Half Marathon14DEC
Hark the Herald Angels Half MarathonRunning ‧ Tiburon13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$25 - $60
- Santa Hustle Smokies15DEC
Santa Hustle SmokiesRunning ‧ Sevierville13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$34.75 - $69.75
- NYCRUNS Big Apple Half Marathon8DEC
NYCRUNS Big Apple Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ New York13.1 mi$85 - $95
- Peacock Gap Trail Run7DEC
Peacock Gap Trail RunRunning ‧ San Rafael18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k1DEC
Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5kRunning ‧ Camarillo13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $95
- Space Coast Marathon & Half-Marathon1DEC
Space Coast Marathon & Half-MarathonRunning ‧ Cocoa26.2 mi • 13.1 mi$105 - $115
- Rehoboth Seashore Marathon & Half Marathon7DEC
Rehoboth Seashore Marathon & Half MarathonRunning ‧ Rehoboth Beach26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- Summit Rock Half Marathon, 10K & 5K14DEC
Summit Rock Half Marathon, 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Saratoga13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$40 - $79
- Helen Holiday Half Marathon14DEC
Helen Holiday Half MarathonRunning ‧ Helen13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Del Dios Trail Half Marathon, 10K, 5K8DEC
Del Dios Trail Half Marathon, 10K, 5KRunning ‧ Escondido13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $55
- BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon & Behringer Relay15DEC
BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon & Behringer RelayRunning ‧ Dallas31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi$129 - $149
- Run In The New Year 5k/10K/Half Marathon29DEC
Run In The New Year 5k/10K/Half MarathonRunning ‧ Huntington Beach13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Wilmington Historic Half & 5K7DEC
Wilmington Historic Half & 5KRunning ‧ Wilmington13.1 mi • 3.1 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.