Saturday, May 30, 2015

Half Marathon Race Reviews

Do you have a race review for a half marathon in the USA?  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 website organized and informative?  Distances visible on home page, full address of location for out of state visitors, city and state visible of non-local participants, details about course, critical info easily found, etc.

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  You can ask to be published anonymously if you'd like, but we do need your information in order to publish.

Happy Running!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Two March 2016 Half Marathons in North Carolina Announced

A couple new dates posted for half marathons in North Carolina this week and updated on the North Carolina Half Marathons page.  The Asheville Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate will be held on a separate day from the full marathon in 2016.  The Asheville Half Marathon will take place Saturday March 12, 2016.  Additionally, the Tobacco Road Half Marathon 2016 date has been posted, and will be held March 13, 2016 in Cary, North Carolina.

Friday, March 20, 2015

2016 February Half Marathons Updated

Finished a sweep of the 2016 February half marathons page today and updated all half marathons in February that race organizers have announced and posted.  The Woodlands half marathon in Texas changed to a March date for 2016.

January 2016 Half Marathons Updated

Just did a January 2016 sweep of all the half marathons, and the January Half Marathons page is up to date relevant to the races that have their 2016 January dates announced and posted.  Sedona half marathon in Arizona moved to a February 2016 date.

Washington State Half Marathon Dates Not looking Very Organized and Up to Date

While of course there are a good number of half marathons that post their half marathon dates well in advanced in the state of Washington, the state of Washington appears to be one of the worst for posting their half marathon race dates well in advanced.  At a glance today, when updating Washington Half Marathons page, there are still LOTS of half marathons with no 2015 dates set yet, already reaching the end of March 2015.  Many races still have only 2014 information up on their websites.  This makes it very challenging for runners, especially those that like to travel.

However, Kudos to the ONE awesome race organizer that already has their 2016 Washington half marathon updated!!!  Birch Bay Half Marathon has their February 2016 date posted!

2016 Florida Half Marathons Updated

Lots of updates at the Florida Half Marathons page today.  The Florida race directors (most) are really on top of it again this year!  Tons of 2016 half marathon dates updated for January, February and March 2016 events!

Kudos to these event that have announced and updated their 2016 half marathon dates:

Florida January 2016 dates announced from ....    Walt Disney World® Half Marathon, Best Damn Race Jacksonville Half Marathon, Naples Daily News Half Marathon, St. Pete Beach Classic Half Marathon, Key West Half Marathon, Clearwater Distance Classic Halfathon, Bayou Bay & Back Marathon, Half Marathon, Town of Celebration Marathon & Half Marathon, Ocala Marathon & Half Marathon, and Miami Marathon & Half Marathon!

Florida February 2016 dates announced from ... Melbourne & Beaches Music Marathon, Half Marathon, Best Damn Race Half Marathon, Sarasota Music Half Marathon, Tallahassee Marathon & Half Marathon, Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon & Half Marathon, RunDonna Fight Breast Cancer Marathon & Half, Paradise Coast Marathon, Half Marathon, Disney Princess Half Marathon, Best Damn Race Half Marathon!

and Florida March 2016 dates announced from ...  Swamp House Half Marathon,
Marathon of the Treasure Coast Full & Half Marathon, and First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon!

Great for all you runners that like to plan ahead early!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Updated 2015 Half Marathon Calendar Pages