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The Most Expensive Half Marathons in the USA

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The list of most expensive half marathons is far from comprehensive, but there are a few takeaways from the races with hefty registration fees. Keep in mind that costs can vary from year to year and registering early often provides runners with price breaks. Big cities require big resources. From road blockages to police presence, [...]

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11 Stunning Caribbean Half Marathons

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As many as 1,000 runners from 20 countries or more make the trip to Puerto Rico each winter for the San Blas Half Marathon, which unfolds past historic sites (including where the U.S. invaded in 1898) and across the Manuel Méndez Vigo bridge over the Las Minas River. Early February • More race info » [...]

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Can Running on a Treadmill Predict How Long You’ll Live?

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For most of us, it seems pretty intuitive to say that exercise is good for you. Over the last few decades, researchers have worked to quantify just how good it is, and in what ways. And the results increasingly show that fitness improves nearly all aspects of health that lead to a longer life, from [...]

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10 Reasons Why Running Is the Best Sport

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In no other sport do you get to compete in the same arena as the paid professionals, let alone in the same competitions. Runners get to line up behind the biggest names in their sport while competing in big city marathons like Chicago, London, and Boston. It’s inspiring to be on the same field with [...]

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7 Keys To a Successful Half Marathon Training Cycle

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Every training cycle is a new experiment. You might be getting faster. You might be getting slower. You might be coming off an injury. You might be attempting a new distance. Each new cycle is different than the previous one and should be treated as such. However, there are a few key runs that I [...]

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10 Stroller-Friendly Half Marathons

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Racing parallel to the Pacific Ocean, the Operation Jack Half Marathon is a fast, flat course. Runners are welcome to bring their strollers and instructed to start in the back of the pack with their extra cargo. The out-and-back course at sea level won’t make the stroller load any lighter, but at least it is [...]

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10 Half Marathons With Walker-Friendly Time Limits

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The Foothills Half Marathon in Alcoa, Tennessee, is not only walker-friendly, but sleep-friendly as well. With a 2:00 PM start time and a 4-hour course time limit, the race offers a leisurely approach to the entire day. However, runners and walkers might surprise themselves on the flat, fast Greenways of Alcoa and Maryville. The Loveland [...]

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4 Running Mistakes With Silver Linings

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The first marathon I ran, it was Thanksgiving Day in Atlanta. The weather had seemingly snapped from fall to winter overnight and I layered up accordingly. Except I failed to remember that I would still be running hours later in the sunshine. Every second seemed so precious and I didn’t want to stop to shed [...]

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5 Ways Running Can Make You a Better Person

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I have been a runner most of my life. Save for a few on-again-off-again years in college, running has been synonymous with “Carissa.” Races intimidated me until I dove headfirst into my first marathon in 2009. Six years later, I am more addicted than ever. The crazy part is that I just keep finding more [...]

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13.1 Miles of Bacon & More Half Marathons for Hungry Runners

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Unless this is your first half, it's unlikely you’ll claim a new PR here. Runners travel 6.55 miles to the halfway mark, where they'll stop at Ben’s Chili Bowl and down a half smoke with chili, mustard, and onions. Only after your "clean basket" is verified by a volunteer can continue on with the race. [...]

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