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.:
Denver, Colo. • Saturday, April 2, 2022
Runners get the chance to follow a beautiful and mostly flat course along the winding trails of Denver’s Cherry Creek State Park at this race, which features a combined total elevation gain of just 291 feet over the course of the entire 13.1 miles of the half marathon — which means it should feel largely flat the whole way through.
Clermont, Ky. • Saturday, April 23, 2022
Set for its first-ever running this spring in Kentucky’s beautifully scenic Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, whose 16,000 acres welcome more than half a million visitors every year, the Bernheim Run for the Planet race will actually run slightly longer than your typical half marathon, as its distance is 14 miles.
Farmington, Utah • Saturday, May 7, 2022
You’ll follow a route that winds along city streets and lots of picturesque, tree-shaded trails here in this small city in northern Utah, which lies just a short drive from nearby Salt Lake City and dates back to the late 1840s, when it was founded by a Mormon pioneer and his family, here between the Wasatch Mountains and Great Salt Lake.
Ipswich, Mass. • Saturday, May 14, 2022
Some 40 miles of trails criss-cross through the woodlands of Willowdale State Forest, and you’ll run just over 13 miles of them at this springtime race, which follows a clockwise, out-and-back loop route that’s entirely on trails.
“Many of the forest’s trails are easy double-tracks,” one observer notes, adding that “the forest’s single-track trails are some of the most enjoyable trails that I have ever ridden.”
Napa, Calif. • Saturday, July 16, 2022
Set for its first-ever running this summer, the all-new WineShine Half Marathon unfolds along the roads and trails of this gorgeous town in the heart of the Napa Valley wine-growing region, where you can take in the vineyards and hills in the distance along the race route and take in visits to the wineries before and after you finish your 13.1 miles.