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10 Costa Rica Half Marathons You’ll Love

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1) Tamarindo Beach Half Marathon • Tamarindo, Costa Rica Held in early September, the out-and-back Tamarindo Beach Half Marathon allows runners 3 hours and 10 minutes to finish the 13.1 distance. Held in conjunction with a full marathon, 10K, and 5K, all courses start and end right at the oceanfront. Tamarindo is located on the [...]

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10 Half Marathons in Italy You’ll Love Running

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1) Roma Ostia Half Marathon • Rome, Italy Held in early March, the point-to-point Roma Ostia Half Marathon attracts elite runners and first-timers alike. The course has a few rolling hills, but slopes gently down on the second half of the course making it perfect for a fast finish. Runners start at the Palazzo dello [...]

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What’s Holding You Back From Being a Better Runner?

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We all want to get better, faster, and stronger, right? There are so many small factors that can play a role in why we have started to plateau. Running isn’t as simple as run more, get faster. Sometimes even doing that just makes us more tired, injury prone, and we still don’t get any faster. [...]

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9 Tips For Running Your Fastest Race Day

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You’ve put in countless hours, miles, and days to get ready for your race. The race is now here, and you are prepared to PR. Many runners have made a mistake on race day that causes them a personal best. Here are a few tips for race day: 1) Leading up to the race, eat [...]

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17 ‘Off-Road’ Half Marathons in 2018-19

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“All I do is keep on running in my own cozy, homemade void, my own nostalgic silence. And this is a pretty wonderful thing. No matter what anybody else says.” — Haruki Murakami, author of “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running“ 1) Trail Loppet Half Marathon • Minneapolis, MN Most of this race, [...]

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How to Fuel For Running a Half Marathon

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When preparing for a distance running event, one of the most important and critical things you can do for your training is getting the proper nutrition. Proper nutrition includes both hydration and fuel. Getting the right fuel in your body is like getting the right fuel in your car. If you don’t take good care [...]

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10 Essential Running Safety Tips

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Running is a great sport. Many of us like to run alone and get out there for “me time.” However, even when taking precautions, it can be dangerous. It’s always important to take steps to keep yourself as safe as possible. You don’t have to stay inside or run with groups all of the time, [...]

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16 Scenic Fall Half Marathons You Can Run for $60 or Less

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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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15 Spooky As He** Halloween Half Marathons

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“We are, deep down, still runners, whether or not we declare it by our actions. And our minds, as much as our lungs and muscles, are a vital force that empowers our running.” — Bernd Heinrich, ‘Why We Run’ 1) Shades of Death Half Marathon • Allamuchy, NJ Run along New Jersey’s infamous Shades of [...]

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15 Winter Half Marathons That Won’t Break the Bank

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“Even when you have gone as far as you can, and everything hurts, and you are staring at the specter of self-doubt, you can find a bit more strength inside you if you look closely enough.” — Hal Higdon 1) RunGirl 13.1 Women’s Half Marathon • Houston, TX Houston’s only women-only half marathon race, this [...]

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