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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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21 California Half Marathons You’ll Love Running

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“Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.” — John Steinbeck, “Travels With Charley” 1) Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon If you’ve ever traveled to San Francisco and driven through or just walked past the gorgeous landscape that is Golden Gate Park, then you know why Runner’s World ranked this as [...]

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7 Scotland Half Marathons You’ll Love Running

7 Scotland Half Marathons You’ll Love Running

Glencoe Marathon Gathering Glencoe, Scotland • Sunday, September 4, 2022 You might feel like you’re William Wallace of Braveheart fame tromping through the meadows and mountains of Glencoe Valley in the Scottish Highlands, which the race organizers say is a true endurance test. “Make no mistake this is a serious challenge in a remote but [...]

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8 Scenic Texas Half Marathons You’ll Love Running

A runner makes her way along the trail route at Texas’s Headwaters of the Frio Half Marathon

“My positive self-talk is usually me flashing back to the training I’ve done — the workouts that went well and showed me that I’m ready to accomplish whatever the day’s task is. If I’ve got a tough 2-mile stretch in a race, I’ll think back to a great 2-mile repeat at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff [...]

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