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11 Halloween Themed Races You Can Run

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It’s October which means two things: you can finally order a pumpkin spice latte and not feel bad about it, and you can wear a costume during your half marathon. When deciding on a Halloween half marathon costume, above all, prioritize leg mobility. So leave your fitted-sheet ghost costume at home! Here’s a list of [...]

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Half Marathons Worth Traveling For

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Have you been looking to coordinate your travel schedule with your next half marathon? Or dreaming about a once-in-a-lifetime runcation without leaving the country? You don’t have to dust off your passport or download a language learning app to explore natural wonders, hidden gems, and national monuments. With these unique races, you’ll travel and explore [...]

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The Best Chicago Half Marathons

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You wouldn’t be surprised to know Chicago half marathons are some of the most iconic in the country. Are you looking for views of Lake Michigan? A run down the Magnificent Mile? Or maybe Chicago’s newest half marathon through the West Side. We have the list of every Chicago half marathon in 2022 and 2023. [...]

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5 New Races We’ve Added This Week

Runners on the course at the Rock the Loch Half Marathon in Castro Valley, Calif.

“It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” — Ernest Hemingway Half Hastings Half Marathon Hastings, Neb. • Saturday, June 4, 2022 A flat, fast 13.1 miles through the city where Kool-Aid was invented back in 1927 — which is celebrated each year with [...]

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13 Scenic Half Marathons Across the Southwest

13.1 Scenic Half Marathons Across the Southwest U.S.

“For every runner who tours the world running marathons, there are thousands who run to hear the leaves and listen to the rain, and look to the day when it is suddenly as easy as a bird in flight.” — George Sheehan 1) Sedona Half Marathon • Sedona, AZ Dramatic landscapes and gorgeous scenery await [...]

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13 Scenic Georgia Half Marathons You’ll Love

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“Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.” — Sidney Lanier 1) Callaway Gardens Half Marathon Pine Mountain, Ga. • Saturday, January 29, 2022 Known for its golf courses, award-winning gardens and Cecil B. Day butterfly center, Georgia’s Callaway Gardens resort stages this small race each year in mid-winter — this year, just [...]

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4 New Races We’ve Added This Week

Runners in the Philadelphia Distance Run Half Marathon in Philadelphia, Pa.

“Run in places you love with people you like. Enjoying your surroundings and training partners will strengthen your commitment to running and bring out the best in you.” — Deena Kastor Steam Train Half Marathon & Relay Essex, Conn. • Saturday, April 23, 2022  I’m not sure there’s a more unique calling card for a [...]

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5 New Races We’ve Added This Week

Runners make their way along Silverado Trail at the WineShine Half Marathon in Napa, California.

We’re always adding new races — and races that are new to us — here on Half Marathon Guide, and I think you’ll love these events, which take place this spring and summer across the U.S.: Three Creeks Half Marathon Denver, Colo. • Saturday, April 2, 2022 Runners get the chance to follow a beautiful [...]

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21 All-Downhill Half Marathons Across the USA

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“Crossing the starting line may be an act of courage, but crossing the finish line is an act of faith. Faith is what keeps us going when nothing else will. Faith is the emotion that will give you victory over your past, the demons in your soul, and all of those voices that tell you [...]

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9 Races You’ll Love Running in South Carolina

Runners on the course at the Daufuskie Island Marathon in Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.

“Why do they not teach you that time is a finger snap and an eye blink, and that you should not allow a moment to pass you by without taking joyous, ecstatic note of it, not wasting a single moment of its swift, breakneck circuit?” — Pat Conroy 1) Save the Light Half Marathon Folly [...]

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