Launched for the first time in August 2006, HalfMarathons.Net is the brainchild of Terrell Johnson, an Atlanta-based writer and runner who had been searching for some time for a site that collected all of the information available on the Web specifically about half-marathon races only.
As a runner for several years — by that time, I’d run three full marathons, several 10K races, a triathlon and my first half-marathon in 2007 — I could find plenty of information about half marathon events, but only after looking across quite a large number of websites.
This is my attempt to put it all in one place for users just like me, who are looking to learn more specifically about this race distance and where they can take part in it.
Terrell Johnson, Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Terrell Johnson manages HalfMarathons.Net from his home in Atlanta, Georgia, where he runs on weekends with a Galloway training group and also enjoys running the Silver Comet Trail and the trails of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area parks. A former Web copywriter and content strategist with digital agencies and companies in the Atlanta area, Terrell manages this site full-time and gets out to run half marathon (and other distance) races whenever he can.
Carissa Liebowitz, Contributing Writer
Carissa Liebowitz has been running since middle school. She ran distance track & field in high school and rediscovered her desire to race after college. In the fall of 2009, she completed her first full marathon and has run three more marathons since then. She is a running gadget junkie and loves her Garmin, foam roller and Balega socks. Aside from running in her spare time, she also enjoys gourmet cooking, traveling, and gardening. Carissa lives in Suwanee, Ga., with her husband, three dogs and their cat.
Megan Cox, Contributing Writer
Megan Cox is a half-marathon enthusiast who lives in the Oklahoma City area. She is an author and journalist who enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to different cities to race. Megan just recently had her second child and is training for the Dallas White Rock Half Marathon in December. She lists her motivations for running as staying healthy, shopping for cute clothes, and, of course, keeping up with her kiddos! Feel free to check her out at www.mmcoxbooks.com.