Wednesday, May 10, 2017

California Half Marathons in May

The first week of May half marathons in California are checked off for the year.  Half Marathon Calendar USA will update the 2018 half marathon dates as they roll in from the race organizer.  Next up, for Saturday May 13th, and Sunday May 14th, there is a mixture of trail half marathons, smaller no frill half marathons, a half marathon for wine lovers .... the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon, as well as the bigger hype half marathons to consider, such as Disney Tinkerbell Half Marathon.

  On Saturday the 13th in California, there is the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon, Trail Run at Sly Park 13.1mi, Brocchini Farms Rina's Run Half Marathon, Wolf Pack Mother's Day Run Half Marathon, Cinderella Trail Run Half, Muir Woods Half Marathon, China Camp Trail Run Half Marathon, and the Tommy Scott Memorial LAX Run Half Marathon.

On Sunday the 14th of May, there is the BWR Mother's Day Half Marathon, Coyote Lake Trail Run 1/2 Marathon, Race for Literacy Half Marathon, and Disney Tinkerbell Half Marathon.

The following weekend, May 20th and 21st, also offers a variety to choose from, from trail running to coastline courses.

Taking place Saturday May 20th, you have the Wildcat Half Marathon in El Sobrante, the ZombiRunner Bay Trail Half Marathon in Palo Alto, and the Tommy Scott LAX Run Half Marathon in Los Angeles.

On Sunday May 21st, you have the Kaiser Permanente Avenue of the Vines Half Marathon in Lodi (a flat fast course, starting & finishing at Woodbridge Winery), the Bank of Marin Running Festival Half Marathon in Novato (a scenic, rolling hills course), Surfer's Path Capitola Half Marathon in Santa Cruz (with views of the Monterey Bay Coastline along the course), and Finish the Ride, Run, Walk n' Roll Half Marathon in Los Angeles.

Wrapping up May with Memorial day weekend, May 27th, 28th, and 29th, a handful of half marathons to choose from.  On Saturday the 27th, there is the Nitro Trail Half Marathon (a trail run in Pinole), Danville Half Marathon (an out and back course along the Iron Horse Trail through Danville and Alamo), and the Armed Forces Half Marathon in downtown Concord.

On Sunday the 28th, you have the Clif Bar Mountain 2 Beach Half Marathon (a point to point half marathon starting in Ojai, and winding through Ventura River Valley, ending at the beach in Ventura), and Lake Balboa Half Marathon (a two loop pretty flat course at Woodley Park in Van Nuys).

One half marathon on Memorial day, May 29th, wrapping up May for half marathons in California. The 19th annual Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, honoring the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion, is a scenic, rolling hill point to point course, with a stretch through Wood Canyon Park and Aliso.

California Half Marathons in May  <--- Click Here to View






Thursday, October 6, 2016

100 Half Marathons - Club Challenge of Fifty States Half Marathon Club - California Running Clubs

California half marathon runners and walkers!  Join a great club with lots of challenges to work on, as well as lots of discounts and great members.  Many half marathon runners and walkers out there can’t alway afford to travel around to all 50 states.  The 100 Half Marathons Challenge™ is a perfect alternative!  Join Fifty States Half Marathon Club and work toward your 100 half marathons, and take your time on the other challenges.  All members can work toward all the challenges.

Fifty States Half Marathon Club hosts a big annual meet up in a new state every year, which includes the big annual awards night for all the club members that finish a challenge.  From the 100 Half Marathons Challenge™ to the 50 States Half Marathon Challenge™, or 50 States Endurance Challenge™, runners and walkers will enjoy a great group of members, with lots of opportunity to meet members at races.  Paint your journey on the cool 100 Half Marathons shirts, designed by Fifty States Half Marathon Club, or the map back design as you work toward 50 states.





Additionally, there is the 500 Endurance Challenge™, the 7 Continents Endurance Challenge™, and the new Canada 10 Provinces Half Marathon Challenge™.  A description of each challenge can be found at the official website of Fifty States Half Marathon Club.

Beautiful, classy awards when you finish a challenge!

Join the club and start working toward your 100 half marathons, or 50 states, at www.50stateshalfmarathonclub.com


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

San Francisco Half Marathon in California


The Sunday July 31, 2016 San Francisco Half Marathon offers 2 courses to choose from for participants, the 1st course already being at capacity, which is the first half of the marathon course. The second half marathon course is the last half of the marathon course, running through Golden Gate State Park and historic neighborhoods, claimed to be a great choice for those aiming for a PR. Both courses are USATF certified.  For more information, visit the California half marathons page and view under July half marathons for a direct link.

California half marathons page


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Santa Cruz Trail Run Half Marathon in Felton California


The July 30, 2016 Santa Cruz Trail Run Half Marathon in Felton California is a course amongst giant redwoods, and a combination of single track, roads, paths and sand.  Finisher medals and soft Green Layer tech shirts included, as well as post race food.  The half marathon has 2,424' elevation gain, so be prepared for some climbing.  To register or for more information, visit the California half marathons page and view under July half marathons.

California half marathons 2016


Monday, July 18, 2016

Summer Break Half Marathon in Long Beach California


The July 24, 2016 Summer Break Half Marathon in Huntington Beach, Ca, is a no frills, low key half marathon put on by A Better World Running.  The half marathon is a 2 loop course, inexpensive, and provides timing and a medal for all participants.  For more details or to register, visit the California half marathons page and view under July half marathons.

California half marathons 2016


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Angel Island Half Marathon in San Francisco


The July 23, 2016 Angel Island Half Marathon is a scenic 2 loop trail run course with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco and Alcatraz Island.  A little spendy for a no frills race with no medal, but participants do receive a t-shirt.  The half marathon is also not for walkers or hikers.  The course time limit is 3 hours, requiring runners to maintain a pace of 13:45 or less per mile.  For more information or to register, visit the California Half Marathons page and view under July half marathons.

July half marathons 2016


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Bad Bass Half Marathon in Castro Valley California


The July 23, 2016 Bad Bass Half Marathon in Castro Valley, CA is put on by Brazen Racing.  The scenic course around Lake Chabot is a combination of paved trails and fire trails, and does have some gentle rollers.  The race is somewhat of a smaller no frills race, but does have medals & shirts for all participants.  For more information, visit the California half marathons page, and view under July half marathons for direct link.

California half marathons 2016


Friday, July 15, 2016

La Sportiva Table Rock Half Marathon in Stinson Beach California


The July 16, 2016 La Sportiva Table Rock Half Marathon is a challenging trail run in Stinson Beach, California. Medals and soft Green Layer tech shirts for all finishers.  Get ready for some steep climbing and some amazing views!  For more information or direct link, visit the California half marathons page, and view under July Half Marathons.

California half marathons 2016


Summer of Fun Half Marathon in Van Nuys California


The Summer of Fun Half Marathon, put on by A Better World Running, is a low key event.  The half marathon is still timed and participants do receive a medal.  The event, starting and finishing in Woodley Park in Van Nuys, CA, is a 2 loop half marathon course. For direct link, visit the California Half Marathons page and view under July Half Marathons.

California half marathons 2016


Lake Merced Half Marathon in San Francisco California

The July 2016 Lake Merced Half Marathon in San Francisco California is a 3 loop course on jogging paths around Lake Merced.  Walkers may start early, but are then not officially timed.  For the official timed race, runners must maintain a max 15 min pace.  This race appears to be an inexpensive, no frills race and doesn't appear to include a medal or shirt.  For direct link to race, visit the California Half Marathons page, and view races under July.

California Half Marathons 2016


Jungle Run Half Marathon in Los Gatos California


The July 2016 Jungle Run Half Marathon runs through the streets of Las Gatos, along the scenic Las Gatos Creek and around Vasona Lake.  There are some hills throughout this course and the time limit is not walker friendly, requiring runners to maintain a 15 minute max pace.  For direct link to the race, visit the California Half Marathons page under July.

California Half Marathons 2016


Craft Classic Half Marathon in San Diego


The July 2016 Craft Classic Half Marathon in San Diego offers runners free beer, a free Green Flash pint glass, and an event shirt.  The course runs through the Mira Mesa area, kicking off at the Green Flash Brewery, and includes live music and beer garden at the finish.  For a direct link, visit the California Half Marathons page and view the July half marathons.

California half marathons 2016


Beach Babe Half Marathon in Long Beach California


The July 2016 Beach Babe Half Marathon in Long Beach, CA is an oceanfront course along running trails and paved beach paths, limited to 500 runners.  The event is put on by the California Girl Series, and has a BBQ at the finish.  Visit the California Half Marathons page for a direct link.

California half marathons 2016


Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon in Napa California



The July 2016 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon will take place this weekend in Napa, CA!  The race net elevation gain/loss is -77 starting at 159 finishing at 82 with maximum elevation at 220.  The time limit for this race is 3 hours and 30 minutes, which is considered not walker friendly by Halfmarathonsearch.com.  For more information, visit the California Half Marathons page for direct link to event.

California Half Marathons 2016


Lake Chabot Trail Half Marathon in Castro Valley California


The July 2016 Lake Chabot Trail Half Marathon in Castro Valley, CA can be found listed on the California Half Marathons page.  This trail half marathon runs around the Lake Chabot Reservoir and is said to be a great course for first time trail runners.



PAL Big River Run and Walk Half Marathon, 10k, 5k in Mendocino California


The July 2016 PAL Big River Run and Walk Half Marathon, 10k, 5k in Mendocino, CA can be found at the California Half Marathon Calendar.  The event is in memory of Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino, and is said to wind along one of the most scenic rivers on the north coast.

California Half Marathons 2016


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Race Review for Half Marathons in California

Do you have a race review for a half marathon you participated in located in California?  If so, feel free to submit a half marathon review for consideration!   Here are some great topics runners like to read about in your half marathon review:

Was the race well organized?  Packet pick up, expo, start time, timing, support?

Did this race have an expo, or just a small packet pickup?

Were enough volunteers recruited? How was on course support?  Enough food?  Enough water?

How was the post race party?  Good food? Music?  Enough food?  Enough refreshments & recovery food or drinks? Describe.

How was the medal? below average? average? excellent?  beyond excellent, pretty cool?
Do you have a photo to share of your bling to include?

How was the swag?  Any awesome swag?  Brand of shirt?

How was the cost of the race compared to most half marathons?  about average, a great deal, way too expensive for the swag, bling and support that was provided, well worth the cost for the swag, bling, post race party and support received?


Was this a small race, a medium sized race, or large race?

Was the course scenic?  What was the highlight of the course (or highlights of the course)?
What made the course fun (or totally boring)?
Do you have any good scenic course photos to send us?

Describe the course.  Was it flat?  Rollers the whole way?  Flat with one big monster hill?  All up?  All down?  All up then all down? etc.  Was it shaded?  Trees, dessert, mountainous, city streets, all neighborhoods, through a park, etc?

We love to hear from our half marathon runners about all the half marathon races out there that you love, like, or didn't care for, and appreciate your feedback.  We may share your review in multiple locations such as our half marathon blogs, or possibly even on Halfmarathonsearch.com.  You can ask to be published anonymously if you'd like, but we do need your information in order to publish.

Happy Running!




Friday, March 6, 2015

Half Marathons in California March 14th and 15th


For March 14th and 15th Half Marathons in California, we have a little St. Paddy's going on, and a little wine country action going on.

On Saturday the 14th of March, there is the Zombie Runner San Francisco Half Marathon in Fremont, California, and the Badger Cove Half Marathon in Livermore, California.

Taking place on Sunday March 15th, we have Blue Diamond Almonds Shamrock'n Half Marathon in Sarcamento;  California Classic Half Marathon in Fresno;  Go Green St. Patrick's Day Half Marathon in Los Gatos;  Run East County Half Marathon in El Cajon; Wine Country Half Marathon Las Gatos;  and Rock'n Shamrock Half Marathon in Van Nuys, California.






Half Marathons in California March 7th and 8th


Who's all running a half marathon in California this weekend, first full March weekend of 2015?! Hopefully you will all have some nice spring weather this weekend!  This weekend on the docket we have the Bidwell Classic Half Marathon in Chico, California; the Sanborn Park Trail Half Marathon in Saratoga, California; the San Joaquin River Trail 1/2 Marathon in Aubrey, California; Lucky 13 Half Marathon in Davis, California;  The Lost Trail Half Marathon in Granite, California; the San Diego Half Marathon, of course in San Diego; Run-Through-Redlands Half Marathon in Redland, California; and the Beach Dash Half Marathon in Long Beach, California.  For full info on California half marathons March 7th and 8th, visit the California Half Marathons page.


   

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

California Half Marathons Feb 21 and Feb 22 2015


4 half marathons this weekend in Cool, California; Pacifica, California; Castro Valley, California; and Ventura, California ... 

Montara Mountain Trail 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, 50k, 10k

FOURmidable Half Marathon 13.1m, 50k, 100k

Chabot Trail Run Half Marathon, 50k, 30k, 10k

Seaside Half Marathon, 5k, 10k




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Discount to Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon


Who's in for Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon 2015?! Here is a special $5.00 off discount for all our Fans! This is good for EITHER marathon OR half marathon, AND if you register with this code you AUTOMATICALLY get your name thrown into a DRAWING for a Surf City FINISHER JACKET!!!

 Use Code HMCLUB5

California Half Marathons  


Surf City Half Marathon




Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Discount to Surf City 10 Miler and Chance to win a Pair of Spy Optic Sunglasses


Looking for a half marathon training WARMER UPPER in California?! USE DISCOUNT CODE HALFMARATHONCLUB5 for $5.00 discount off the Surf City 10 Miler AND your name will automatically be entered into a raffle drawing for a sweet pair of Spy Optic Sunglasses! Offer Ends 10/20/2014.  RACE DATE Oct 26th, 2014. 









Friday, July 4, 2014

INAUGURAL half marathon to kick off this August in Shaver Lake, California


The Fresno County Search and Rescue Team wants to give you a challenge, so they are putting on the 1st SAR Wild Run Trail Half Marathon. This “Half” will have you running the previous year’s bike trail along the southeast side of Shaver Lake while adding more miles in the forest with great views of the lake. But save your energy as you will finish scrambling up the 5K Wild Run. They say with the longer course the chances are better of seeing BIG FOOT! The half marathon race is set to take place on August 10th, 2014 in Shaver Lake, CA.






AND if you are a 50 States Half Marathon Club member, you will receive a discount to this event!


Click here to view ALL California Half Marathons




Friday, April 11, 2014

7 Half Marathons HAPPEN'n in California this weekend

Lots to choose from for you California Half Marathon runners this weekend!

For Saturday you have:

Fairfield Running Festival Half Marathon
Wild Boar Half Marathon & 10k

And for Sunday you have:

Pleasanton Run for Education Half Marathon & 5k
Artichoke Half Marathon & 10k
Santa Cruz Half Marathon & 10k
Woodside Ramble Half Marathon, 50k, 35k, 10k
Urban Escape Half Marathon, 10k, 5k


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Visit California Half Marathons on Facebook

We're on Facebook.  Come on over and "Like" California Half Marathons Facebook!  Another place to stay up to date on information regarding half marathons in California, such as inaugural races, discounts, upcoming California halfs and sometimes descriptions of half marathon events in California.


Friday, January 31, 2014

Plan Ahead for a Memorial Day Half Marathon in Laguna Hills California


The half marathon, 5K and 10K both start in front of the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and finish at the Laguna Hills Community Center. Honoring the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion. This favorite Memorial Day running event takes place in the beautiful Orange County cities of Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Niguel. Runners and walkers of all experience levels are invited to come out and enjoy the Memorial Day festivities! With a half marathon (13.1 miles), 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles), 10K Run/Walk (6.2 miles) and a Kid's Run (1/2 Mile), there is something for everyone! All events and the Finish Line Expo will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014.




10% DISCOUNT off City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, for Fifty States Half Marathon Club members

Click here to view ALL half marathons in California


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Inaugural Merco Credit Union Half Marathon added in California


Another Inaugural Half Marathon in California. The Merco Credit Union Half Marathon in Merced, CA is set to kick off on Sunday June 8, 2014 and has been added to the Halfmarathonsearch.com California Half Marathon Calendar. For more information visit the California Half Marathon Calendar



Click here to view ALL California Half Marathons


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Girls on the Go Sacramento - Gather the Girlzzzzz - And get your Discount


GIRLS ON THE GO gives mothers, daughters and girlfriends a chance to run wild during a day of Inspiration, Education, and Entertainment. Lively music and a post-race dance party await finishers and attendees. 

So grab your girlfriend brigade and register today to run on March 30th 2014!  There is a discount if you are a Fifty States Half Marathon Club member!!!

2014 Girls on the Go Sacramento Medal





or search for 2014 California half marathons at the California Halfmarathonsearch.com Half Marathon Calendar, the most up to date half marathon schedule on the web.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

California Half Marathons 2014 - California Half Marathon Calendar


Just a note to our readers, letting everyone know California half marathons are up to date for 2014 at the Halfmarathonsearch.com Half Marathon Calendar!

Search for half marathons by state OR search for a half marathon by month.




The half marathon calendar is managed by Fifty States Half Marathon Club and is a free resource to the public.



Monday, December 9, 2013

Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon Discount Extended to December 10th - Register TODAY


The surf city Marathon & Half Marathon discount promo / discount code has been extended until tomorrow, Tuesday December 10th, 2013!






Use this promo code HMCLUB5 (all caps, no spaces, ends in 5).

$5.00 off Discount


 


To view ALL half marathons in California, visit the California Half Marathon Calendar


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Surf City Half Marathon and Marathon DISCOUNT expires on Thanksgiving Day


RARE $5 promo code good toward Surf City Marathon or Half Marathon registration for our half marathon Fans EXPIRES ON THANKSGIVING DAY! ~ Get your Surfboard Medal at the 2014 Surf City Half Marathon this February! California's Classic Oceanfront Marathon runs right on Pacific Coast Highway, gives out amazing surfboard medals, and has a free beer garden for runners! Surf City ...here you come! 



USE SPECIAL CODE AND LINK BELOW:

 http://www.runsurfcity.com/Standard-Race-Packages-s/197.htm

AND USE THIS COUPON CODE: HMCLUB5
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Dress up in your Favorite Christmas Costume for the Holly Jolly Half Marathon in California


Are you looking for a holiday half marathon?!  Come out and run the Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k or 5k in Camarillo, California Sunday December 16th!

Start / Finish will be at the corner of Calle Tecate / Camarillo Ranch rd, just off Flynn Rd in Camarillo business park area. This course is over the mostly flat Camarillo bike path and surrounding neighborhood streets. Slow lane of Adolfo, Mission Oaks, and Flynn will be coned off for runner safety.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Toys For Tots.

All athletes are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy for donation to the Toys for Tots program.

There will be prizes for the best holiday costume’s, so come dressed in your favorite Christmas duds and get creative!

Weekend Warriors / Beginners / Walkers:
Very walker friendly course, mostly flat, plenty of aid stations, and loads of fun! Generous 4:00 hour time limit for the half marathon so take your time and enjoy the scenery, all levels of fitness are welcome!

Middle of the pack runners:
Everyone will be asking…. What did you do on your holiday vacation time? Now you can show off your finisher medal and race day t-shirt. This is the race for you and everyone you know.

Elite and Advanced runners:
This mostly flat two loop course is a great way to test your winter time speed! A perfect way to give yourself a holiday gift (a new PR) that you can cheer about all the way to new years.

California Half Marathons             December Half Marathons                 Half Marathons 2014





Thursday, October 24, 2013

Last weekend of Half Marathons for October in California

Five half marathons left in California for the month of October, including Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon, Napa Wine Country Half, Rocky Ridge Half Championship, Rock'n'Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half which is walker friendly (4 hours), and Run with the Jets Half! Some good ones this weekend!

For more info visit


Saturday, July 27, 2013

2014 California Half Marathons



Do you have a 2014 California half marathon date update or a new half marathon to add?  We are updating our Halfmarathonsearch.com half marathon calendar for 2014 as your dates are updated, so make sure to send us on over any San Diego Half marathons, San Francisco half marathons, Sacramento half marathons, Los Angeles half marathons, or any other California half marathon 2014 dates!  

California Half Marathon Calendar 2013 and 2014

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

There is Still Time to Register for Shoreline Half Marathon, 5k, 10k July 14, 2013


Only a week away, BUT there is STILL TIME to register for the Shoreline Half Marathon, 5k, 10k event!  The start and finish of this race is held at the Ventura Promenade Park and is a two loop course running along the Ventura ocean front boardwalk and Visa Del Mar Ridge with spectacular views.

This is a walker friendly course, medals for all finishers, race day athlete t-shirt for all participants. and a custom goody bag with race day logo.







ALSO, Fifty 50 States HALF Marathon Club members receive a discount to this event.

Click here for a listing of ALL California Half Marathons



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy National Running Day to all you California Runners



Wishing all you California runners out there an extra special National Running day! Runners united like never before this year, and we are so grateful to be a part of such an awesome community full of all you awesome runners.


All the best, From your Running Friends at Fifty 50 States HALF Marathon Club and Halfmarathonsearch.com Half Marathon Calendar USA!



Friday, May 10, 2013

Arroyo Creek Half Marathon just over 7 Weeks Away in Simi Valley California


Just over 7 weeks away for the Simi Valley, California Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k and 5k!


The race will start at Rancho Simi Park and run along the Arroyo bike path that is lined with beautiful trees for shade. The bike path runs through the center of Simi Valley and along the arroyo creek that is still home to ducks and cranes soaking up the sun while playing in the gently flowing spring /summer time water.


Members of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club will receive a Discount to this event.




This event is part of the California Half Marathon series. The course is mostly flat with some very gentle rollers, great for beginners and advanced athletes alike! 





Saturday, April 27, 2013

California Half Marathon Runners, Marathoners & Triathletes - Take the Challenge


Join in California runners & triathletes, and take the Challenge!  Whether you are a half marathon runner, a full marathon runner, a half ironman triathlete or go long for the full ironman triathlons, OR like to do a little bit of all, ... we have a challenge for you!  Choose from 3 challenges .........

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

There is STILL TIME to register for NorCal Half Marathon ...


Less than 2 weeks away, but there is still time to register!  Come experience the 3rd Annual NorCal Half Marathon and 5k on February 24, 2013. The fast course will be held in the beautiful area of Downtown Niles, adjacent to Niles Canyon and the Fremont Hills.  NorCal Half Marathon participants will receive 3" high quality medals and quality technical shirts, best among all events!







Also, ... Fifty States Half Marathon Club member receive a discount to this event.



Friday, February 8, 2013

Half Marathon along the Ocean Front, Only Weeks Away in Ventura, California!



Start / Finish will be at Ventura Promenade park along the beautiful Ocean front board walk at Ventura Beach. Then travel along the Ventura bike path to the Historic Old Rincon Highway along the amazing Ventura Coast line.  Miles of Ocean views  that will keep you in awe as you stroll to the turn around point and back to the start/finish line.  Aid stations every 1.5 miles




Weekend worriers / Beginners / walkers:
Yes, very walker friendly course, mostly flat, plenty of aid stations, and loads of fun! Generous 4:00 hour time limit for the half marathon so take your time and enjoy the scenery, all levels of fitness are welcome at our events.

Middle of the pack runners:
 Looking for a PR (personal record) early in the year?  Then this is the race for you! mostly flat course, gentle ocean breeze and plenty of room to make your move towards your PR

Elite and Advanced runners:
This mostly flat course along the Historic  Old Rincon Highway and a great way to test your early season speed.  Beautiful ocean views, cool temp, fun people and a geat start / finish area to relax after your speedy morning on the road.

  




Half Marathon, Local Foods, Wine! Microwbrews! Live Music! What more can you ask for?!



The Second Annual San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half presented by LeftLane Sports takes runners through the charming turn-of-the-century downtown, pst Mission San Luis Obispo, into cute neighborhoods and then out into the Edna Valley wine country before finishing at the iconic Madonna Inn. The SLO Life Expo  featuring local foods, wine, microbrews, live music and great running gear will be in full swing as runners finish.






                                                                      Click Picture Below to See Course Video
     


Looking for a Wine Country Trail Half Marathon Destination?



SoCal Wine Country Women’s Half Marathon is Southern California's original all women's trail race. We are proud to bring you Southern California’s original trail race for women! Come join us for a celebration of running, trails, competition and friendship as you explore this challenging course. Push yourself to new limits and celebrate your accomplishments with friends, new and old, at the post-race celebration.



All race participants will receive a technical race t-shirt, and commemorative race logo’d wine glass and the half marathon participants will also receive a custom race medal!








Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Half Marathons Reach a Milestone & Surpass 2000 total mark in 2012



The year 2012 has been a year of tremendous growth for half marathons and marks a new milestone of surpassing over 2000 half marathons across the United States.  Half Marathons are being formed as fast as we can add them to the online calendar directories.  Halfmarathonsearch.com analyzed, searched, and compared the top half marathon directory listings across the United States and came to a total of 2005 half marathons for all US States totaled, reported on August 26, 2012.  California leads the way with the top number of half marathons, surpassing the 250 mark this year and new half marathons being added almost weekly, with Florida following as second with a total of 105 half marathons reached in 2012.  Not too far behind Florida follows Utah, Texas, and the state of Washington for most half marathons in the United States.  Both Florida and Texas hit their 100 milestone this year in 2012.

As events grow, the importance for Race Directors and Event Management companies to understand their audience, not only from a race day perspective, but also an online perspective in presenting the event website is critical.  A past article Event Websites in our Changing World of Technology, Social Media, and Accommodating the Traveling Athlete written by Nicole Blomgren, Founder and President of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club and Halfmarathonsearch.com, provides good insight into what events should be cognizant of in presenting their information for runners, to make finding an event so much easier.

The rate of half marathon additions does not seem to be slowing as we approach this last quarter of 2012, predicting half marathon totals to likely grow to between 2300 to 2500 by the end of 2013.  Half Marathon clubs and training organizations have also seen growth in 2012, such as the national running club Fifty States HALF Marathon Club www.halfmarathonclub.com , which has more than doubled over the past year, and the training organization  PRSFIT Nation www.prsfit.com which also continues to grow, training runners and triathletes, of all levels, globally.

Furthermore, the half marathon 13.1 mile distance event is a nice event to travel on the weekends to. Runners can typically experience a quick recovery after finishing a half marathon, one may not encounter when participating in a full marathon, presenting the half marathon experience to be very enjoyable running distance event for runners.

 ~ Copyright 2012 - Nicole Blomgren

Thursday, August 2, 2012

California Half Marathon 2012 Totals - The most of ANY US State



The 2012 California Half Marathon Totals are in!

California was one of our toughest states to total, and to be quite honest there could be more.  BUT we have the most half marathons of any event calendar out there, so we should be pretty close in accuracy for the 2012 California Half Marathon Totals.

248 Half Marathons!

To view a complete list of 2012 California Half Marathons, visit:




Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hollywood Half Marathon Race Report

Hollywood Half Marathon Race Report by Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member Mark Trollinger


Finished the Inaugural Hollywood half marathon today. The expo was only open yesterday and it was a mad house. Definitely worth the $15 to have the shirt and number mailed to you so you can skip the expo. The course ran out of cups and from mile 4 on I had no water (they said cup your hands and they would give some). I also ended up with big leg cramps because I ran on the side of the road rather than in the center, and it was a steep incline. That said, the course was good. Universal Studios out 7 miles through Hollywood and back. Nice fans along the side. The start was great – quickly downhill for 1.5 miles and I picked up good time. First mile was 10:20, but mile 2 was 9:40 and mile 3 was 9:20. The middle miles were fine, despite the cramps. The end was a challenge – that 1.5 miles that was nice coming down sucked coming up. It was a long, steady hill that killed me. The final ½ mile was flat and made for a nice finish. Despite the hills and challenges, I finished just 10 minutes off my PR. I felt like I was doing much worse than that so I had run in the middle I think I would have easily bested my time. I would definitely do this again. This marked my 10th half overall and state number 4 for me.



Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Surf City Half Marathon 2012 Race Review

Race Review by Fifty States HALF Marathon Club official member George Pugh:



2/5/2012 - Surf City Half Marathon, Huntington Beach, California was by far the best distance event I have participated in so far, which includes 72 Half Marathons and 2 Fool Marathons! Everything from the Expo and packet pick up (they even had volunteers who would dog watch while their humans went through the Expo tent), to the parking and start line buses, course layout, mile markers, finish line, after snacks, and even the weather was absolutely PERFECT! The only flaw in my race day were some tight calves (remnants of the cramps in Maui) and a required pit stop at the four mile mark, but I managed to keep plugging away at the miles finishing in an OK-Good 2:24:34. A nice story along the way was that I was talking with a 58 year old from Winnipeg at the start line and we criss-crossed paths throughout the race. Heading toward the finish line I caught up to him and we pushed each other to the end finishing with the exact same time. A dip in the Pacific Ocean and ice cream later with my cousins Patti and Margie concluded a great day. I highly recommend this race and plan on doing it again.


Friday, December 16, 2011

HOLLYWOOD HALF MARATHON - JOIN IN THE FUN!




Are you looking for a FUN Half Marathon in California?!  Finish Hollywood Style and run the Hollywood Half Marathon April 7th 2012!  Also, members of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club receive a DISCOUNT to the event!  For all the exciting details of the event, visit Hollywood Half Marathon's official website:







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Sunday, December 4, 2011

California Runners - Kick off your Half Marathon Spring Season 2012

California Half Marathon Runners!  Looking for a March Half Marathon to kick off your early spring season in March?!  If you are in southern California, don't spend almost $100 for a half marathon for only a tech shirt and a medal!  There are too many awesome half marathons going on all across California to have to spend that much for your spring event.  San Diego Half Marathon runners, take a short drive up the coast from San Diego and join runners in some of Charlie Alewine's great extremely reasonably priced half marathon races for 2012 http://www.charliealewineracing.com/!  And in addition to already reasonably priced events, if you are a member of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club, receive a discount to their events off their already great priced races.  A great way to kick off your spring season in March and not burn a hole in your pocket!

Take a peek at all their great events (if the new March dates aren't posted yet, they'll be up real soon!):



There are also some great priced half marathons in northern California, Wine Country and San Fran / San Jose area in March I noticed.  For a list of all half marathons across California, for all months, take a look at Halfmarathonsearch.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Discount to Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k event in Camarillo, California


Fifty States HALF Marathon Club members now receive a discount to Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k event that takes place in Camarillo, CA this January 2012.

Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k  January 8, 2012 www.CamarilloMarathon.com
powered by SolarWorld is  an official Boston Qualifier race! Certification #  CA10041RS.  Last year about 30% of this event's marathon runners qualified for Boston!  This could be your year too!

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lat and fast course will run along the famous strawberry fields, along the beautiful Conejo Mountains , wind down towards the Coast Highway, and back around to Freedom Park / starting line. 

17 aid stations along the course, 150 volunteers, chip timing, finisher medals for all athletes.



Sunday, July 10, 2011

Disount to Rock'n'Roll New Years Eve Half Marathon Palm Desert

Become a member of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club and get great discounts, including a discounts to the popular Rock'n'Roll events such as the Rock'n' Roll New Years Eve Half Marathon in Indian Wells / Palm Desert on December 31st 2011!



Discount to Rock'n'Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon

Become a member of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club and get great discounts, including a discounts to the popular Rock'n'Roll events such as the Rock'n'Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon October 30th, 2011


Discount to Rock'n'Roll San Jose Half Marathon

Become a member of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club and get great discounts, including a discounts to the popular Rock'n'Roll events such as the Rock'n'Roll San Jose Half Marathon






October 2nd, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

California Half Marathons, Half Marathon Runners, Race Directors & Event Organizers



Hi California Half Marathon Runners, Race Directors and Event Organizers.  Feel free to email us Half Marathon Race News and Stories to post on our blog.  To send news, articles or fun information, please send us which Half Marathon State Blog you'd like it posted in at   CONTACT US

Also if you'd like your event or any other discounts to be added to the official Fifty States HALF Marathon Club Member Discount List that goes out to all our members across the United States, please send your event, website link and race discount code to be added for our official members to use.  Our members like to choose from races on our discount list when they look at choosing a half marathon in your state.  Send to  CONTACT US  and in return we will help promote your event.

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