10 West Coast Half Marathons That Cost $35 Or Less

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1) Camarillo Half Marathon • Camarillo, CA • January

Located approximately an hour northwest of Los Angeles, the Camarillo Half Marathon is an inexpensive option for the SoCal crowd. The paved loop course has a few small hills, but is otherwise mostly flat. Runners will receive a gender specific tech shirt and awards go three deep in each age bracket.

$35/register early

2) Goat Mountain Gallop Half Marathon • Molalla, OR • April

Runners who register early and opt out of the race shirt can run the Goat Mountain Gallop Half Marathon for a mere $35. The point-to-point course is full of rolling hills and follows the paved roads of the Goat Mountain foothills.

A complimentary shuttle before the race will take runners from the finish line parking area to the starting line. The top 3 runners overall will receive an award along with the top runner of each age bracket.

$35/register early/no-shirt option

3) Run To Stay Warm Half Marathon • Eugene, OR • November

Start burning Thanksgiving Day calories early at the Run To Stay Warm Half Marathon, which takes place the Sunday before Thanksgiving. This half marathon follows a loop course along the banks of the Willamette River, and runners will receive a gender specific tech shirt with their entry fee and have a chance to enjoy an after party at the Tap and Growler once they collect their finisher medal.

$35/register early

4) Eugene Holiday Half and A Hustle • Eugene, OR • December

For those that register by July 31st and opt out of a shirt, runners can enjoy the Eugene Holiday Half And A Hustle for $35. The scenic course, which traverses through a wetland sanctuary, is an out-and-back style and held entirely on the Fern Ridge Path. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three overall men and women as well as the 1st place masters champion.

$35/register early/no-shirt option

5) Geoduck Gallop Half Marathon • Olympia, WA • January

The course of the Geoduck Gallop Half Marathon is held on rural roads and bike paths near the campus of Evergreen State College. Aid stations stocked with water and sports drinks are scattered throughout the hilly course. All runners will receive t-shirts and a finishers award and awards will be given out three deep in all age group categories.

$35/register early

6) Famous Idaho Potato Half Marathon • Boise, ID • May

The point-to-point course of the Famous Idaho Potato Half Marathon begins at Lucky Peak State Park and finishes at Ann Morrison Park. The course runs parallel to the Boise River on the Boise greenbelt. Runners will receive a gender specific tech shirt and will receive a medal upon finishing the race.


7) Just Cuz Half Marathon • Pocatello, ID • October

The Just Cuz Half Marathon offers all kinds of goodies for just $35. There is a Nathan water bottle in the swag bag, a free shuttle to the start, gels at mile 4.5, a finisher’s medal, and a full catered lunch after the race. The course is a point-to-point race the begins in the Pocatello foothills and ends in a downtown park.

$35/register early

8) Snow Joke Half Marathon • Seeley Lake, MT • February

The Snow Joke Half Marathon is a fun race intended for runners seeking for a little fun in the middle of the Montana winter. Runners will enjoy a course that loops around Seeley Lake and collect a pint glass and a ribbon upon completion. A soup bone is awarded to the fastest dog to complete the race with his/her human and fur sashes are awarded to division winners.

$30 ($35 on race day)

9) Riverton Half Marathon • Riverton, UT • March

The Riverton Half Marathon is a loop course that features a few rolling hills through the suburban Salt Lake City town of Riverton, Utah. Four hydration stations are spaced throughout the paved course. Runners will receive a goody bag, tech t-shirt, and a medal for completing the race.

$35/register early

10) Cedar River Run Half Marathon • Ravensdale, WA • September

The Cedar River Run Half Marathon is a trail race held on a flat and wide rails-to-trails gravel path. With just a few steep sections and no major climbs, this loop course is great for both trail beginners and veterans.

The course will be open to others during the race so runners will need to pay attention to safety and etiquette guidelines provided on the website. Runners will be treated to three well-stocked aid stations along the course as well as one water only station.

$35/register early/no-shirt option

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