Nearby Half MarathonsSee all
- Worlds End Fall Classic26SEP
Worlds End Fall ClassicHalf Marathon ‧ Forksville13.1 mi
- Hamptons Marathon26SEP
Hamptons MarathonRunning ‧ Southampton26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- American Birkebeiner Trail Run & Trek26SEP
American Birkebeiner Trail Run & TrekRunning ‧ Hayward62.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Hungerford Games26SEP
Hungerford GamesRunning ‧ Big Rapids50.0 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- Colorado Springs Marathon26SEP
Colorado Springs MarathonRunning ‧ Colorado Springs26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
- Adirondack Marathon26SEP
Adirondack MarathonRunning ‧ Schroon Lake26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi(1)
- Empowered Women's Half-Marathon26SEP
Empowered Women's Half-MarathonRunning ‧ River Falls13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Wilmington Womens Half Marathon27SEP
Wilmington Womens Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Wilmington13.1 mi • 5.0 mi
- Jailbreak Marathon26SEP
Jailbreak MarathonRunning ‧ Wautoma26.2 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Sandia Crest Marathon26SEP
Sandia Crest MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Albuquerque26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- Pinedale Half Marathon26SEP
Pinedale Half MarathonRunning ‧ Pinedale13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 1.0 mi
- Beulah Challenge Trail Run26SEP
Beulah Challenge Trail RunRunning ‧ Beulah Valley13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Bellingham Bay Marathon27SEP
Bellingham Bay MarathonRunning ‧ Bellingham26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 miAUD $30
- South Shore 3 Beach Minimum Half Marathon26SEP
South Shore 3 Beach Minimum Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Hull13.1 mi
- FitOne Half Marathon26SEP
FitOne Half MarathonRunning ‧ Boise13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Autumn Georgetown 5K/Half27SEP
Autumn Georgetown 5K/HalfRunning ‧ Washington13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Akron Marathon26SEP
Akron MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Akron26.2 mi • 13.1 mi(2)
- OCNJ Half Marathon27SEP
OCNJ Half MarathonRunning ‧ Ocean City13.1 mi • 10.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon26SEP
Platte Valley Companies Monument MarathonRunning ‧ Gering26.2 mi • 13.1 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
- Hogsback Half Marathon26SEP
Hogsback Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Hartland13.1 mi
- Ocean City New Jersey Half Marathon 5 K27SEP
Ocean City New Jersey Half Marathon 5 KRunning ‧ Ocean City13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Bluegrass Half Marathon27SEP
Bluegrass Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Johnson City13.1 mi
- Quad Cities Marathon26SEP
Quad Cities MarathonRunning ‧ Moline26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi • 0.5 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. 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.