2024-2025 North Carolina Half Marathon Race Calendar

North Carolina Half Marathons by Date

Browse all North Carolina half marathons in 2024 and 2025 by month and by city below.

For each race, you’ll find the history of the half marathon and the course, the most recent year’s course maps, elevation profiles, runner reviews, pricing, and how to sign up. When you view a race, you might also find contact info if you’re having problems with your registration or need to contact the race directors.

We dedicated dozens of hours every month searching for races to include in the North Carolina half marathons calendar.

If you happen to see any half marathon not included, contact us at info@halfmarathons.net to submit your race.

Looking for the best North Carolina half marathon for you? Beneath the North Carolina half marathon calendar we’ve provided answers to frequently asked questions.

Upcoming 2024 North Carolina Half Marathons

July 2024

Sat Jul 13 Sizzling Soles Half Marathon & 10k Cary NC
Sat Jul 13 Wilson Creek Half Marathon Lenoir NC
Sat Jul 20 Viking 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Winston-Salem NC
Sat Jul 27 Luau 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Charlotte NC
Whiskey Run Durham

August 2024

Sat Aug 10 Ninja 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Concord NC
Sat Aug 17 Viking 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Winston-Salem NC
Sat Aug 24 Asheville Half Marathon & 10k Asheville NC
Sat Aug 24 Dark Horse Trail Run Marathon Half Marathon & 10k Mill Spring NC
Sat Aug 24 Luau 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Charlotte NC
Sat Aug 24 Luau 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Boone NC
Sat Aug 24 Summer's Done 13.1 Cary NC
Sun Aug 25 Whiskey Run – Durham Durham NC

September 2024

Sat Sep 7 Eastbound Half Marathon & 5k Charlotte NC
Sat Sep 7 Pirate 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Rocky Mount NC
Sat Sep 14 Marine Corps Half Marathon Camp Lejeune NC
Sat Sep 14 Ninja 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Concord NC
Sat Sep 21 Viking 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Winston-Salem NC
Sat Sep 28 Luau 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Charlotte NC
Sat Sep 28 Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 5K Asheville NC
Sat Sep 28 Run for Green Half Marathon 10k & 5k Davidson NC
TBD Sep Uwharrie Dash Moonlight 5k Ten Miler and Double Feature Half Albemarle NC
TBD Sep Tread Nightly/Tread Brightly Half Marathon & 4M Charlotte NC

October 2024

Sat Oct 5 Cary Greenways Tour Marathon Half Marathon 10K & 5K Cary NC
Sat Oct 5 Run Holden Beach Half Marathon 5K & 1M Holden Beach NC
Sun Oct 6 Historic Hillsborough Half Marathon & 5k Hillsborough NC
Sat Oct 12 Cannonball Marathon & Half Marathon Greensboro NC
Sat Oct 12 Ninja 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Concord NC
Sun Oct 13 Black Bear Half Marathon & 8K Hendersonville NC
Sat Oct 19 Geyser Growl Half Marathon Black Mountain NC
Sat Oct 19 Ironclad Half Marathon & 5K Kinston NC
Sat Oct 19 Nashville NC Running Festival Half Marathon 10K & 5K Nashville NC
Sat Oct 19 Rootrock Trail Run Half Marathon 10K & 5K Chapel Hill NC
Sat Oct 19 Viking 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Winston-Salem NC
Sun Oct 20 Bull City Race Fest Half Marathon 5M & 1M Durham NC
Sat Oct 26 Emerald Isle Marathon Half Marathon & 5k Emerald Isle NC
Sat Oct 26 Haunted 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Charlotte NC
Sat Oct 26 Luau 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Boone NC
Sat Oct 26 Run Ocean Isle Beach Half Marathon 5K & 1M Ocean Isle Beach NC
Sat Oct 26 Triple Lakes Trail Race Half Marathon Greensboro NC
Sun Oct 27 Cape Fear Marathon and Half Bald Head Island NC
Sun Oct 27 RDC Marathon Half Marathon 10k & 5k Durham NC
TBD Oct Eastbound Half Marathon & 5k Charlotte NC

November 2024

Sat Nov 2 Cozy Toes Half Marathon 11k & 5.5k Raleigh NC
Sat Nov 2 Viking Dash – Cape Fear Half Marathon 10k & 5k Winnabow NC
Sun Nov 3 Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon Half Marathon 10K & 5K Raleigh NC
Sat Nov 9 Goose Creek Trail Run & Hike Washington NC
Sat Nov 9 Ninja 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Concord NC
Sat Nov 9 Mayberry Half Marathon 10k & 5k Mt. Airy NC
Sat Nov 9 Trail to Tryon Half Marathon 10k & 5k New Bern NC
Sun Nov 10 Outer Banks Half Marathon Kitty Hawk NC
Sat Nov 16 Charlotte Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Charlotte NC
Sat Nov 16 Tryon Half Marathon Tryon NC
Sat Nov 16 Viking 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Winston-Salem NC
Sun Nov 17 Battleship Half Marathon 10K & 5K Wilmington NC
Sat Nov 23 Greensboro Half Marathon Greensboro NC
Sat Nov 23 Holly Springs Half Marathon 10k & 5k Holly Springs NC
Sat Nov 23 Pie Gobbler 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Charlotte NC
Thu Nov 28 Lake Norman Turkey Trot Half Marathon 10k & 5k Cornelius NC
Thu Nov 28 Skinny Turkey Half Marathon 10K & 5K Raleigh NC
Sat Nov 30 Turkey Chase Half Marathon 10k & 5k Cary NC

December 2024

Sat Dec 7 YMCA Mistletoe Run Half Marathon 5k & 1M Winston-Salem NC
Sat Dec 7 Race 13.1 Durham Half Marathon 10k & 5k Durham NC
Sat Dec 7 Raleigh Holiday Half Marathon Raleigh NC
Sat Dec 7 Run at the Rock Half Marathon 10k & 5k Burlington NC
Sat Dec 7 Viking Dash Trail Run Raleigh Half Marathon 10k & 5k New Hill NC
Sat Dec 7 Wilmington Historic Half 10k & 5k Wilmington NC
Sat Dec 14 Huntersville Half Marathon & 10k Huntersville NC
Sat Dec 14 Ninja 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Concord NC
Sat Dec 21 Lake Norman Elf Classic Half Marathon & 5k Statesville NC
Sat Dec 21 Viking 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Winston-Salem NC
Sat Dec 28 Holiday 5k 10k 15k & Half Marathon Charlotte NC
TBD Dec Carolina Beach State Park Half Marathon & 5k Carolina Beach NC

January 2025

February 2025

March 2025

April 2025

Sat Apr 5 Craft Half Marathon & 5K Winston-Salem NC
Sat Apr 12 Charity Chase Half Marathon & 5k Hickory NC
Sat Apr 12 Run Sunset Beach Half Marathon 10k & 5k Sunset Beach NC
Sun Apr 13 Flying Pirate Half Marathon & 5k Kill Devil Hills NC
TBD Apr Catamount Climb Half Marathon & 5k Cullowhee NC
Sat Apr 19 Charlotte RaceFest Half Marathon & 10K Charlotte NC
TBD Apr Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon Waynesville NC
TBD Apr New South Trail Marathon & Half Marathon Charlotte NC
TBD Apr Coast Guard Marathon Half Marathon & 5k Elizabeth City NC
TBD Apr Wake Forest Historic Half Wake Forest NC
TBD Apr Owls Roost Rumble Half Marathon & 4-Mile Greensboro NC
TBD Apr Blackbeard's Half Marathon Ocracoke NC

May 2025

TBD May Neuse River Bridge Run Half Marathon 10k & 5k New Bern NC
TBD May Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10k Hendersonville NC
TBD May Lake Norman Half Marathon Mooresville NC
TBD May Cedarock Trail Run Half Marathon 10k & 5k Burlington NC
TBD May New River Marathon Half Marathon & 5k Todd NC
TBD May Strawberry Jam Half Marathon & 5k Bryson City NC
TBD May NCRC Classic Half Marathon & 10k Cary NC

June 2025

TBD Jun Lake Norman Forest Run Half Marathon & 5k Statesville NC
TBD Jun RAD Half Marathon & 10k Asheville NC

Blue Ridge Mountains, Western North Carolina home to North Carolina half marathons

Frequently Asked Questions about North Carolina Half Marathons

What are the most popular North Carolina half marathons?

The two most popular half marathons in North Carolina are the Charlotte Half Marathon which had 3,004 finishers in 2023, followed by the City of Oaks Half Marathon in Raleigh has 2,339 finishers in 2023 and the Tobacco Road Half Marathon with 2,046 finishers.

What are the best North Carolina half marathons for beginners in 2024?

The North Carolina half marathons that we recommend most frequently for beginners are the:

  • Charlotte Half Marathon: The biggest and one of the most well-produced half marathons in North Carolina with a great course for beginners.
  • The Coast Guard Half Marathon: Scenic, flat, and fast with a course through the U.S. Coast Guard Base and Air Station in Elizabeth City. A great experience with a lot of military history.
  • The Tobacco Road Half Marathon: A fast course along the American Tobacco Trail well-supported with volunteers and scenic.

What are the best months to run a North Carolina half marathon?

April and October are the two most popular months to run a half marathon in Nevada.

What are the most popular cities to run North Carolina half marathons?

Charlotte and Wilmington are the two most popular cities to run a North Carolina half marathon.

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