9 Scenic Fall Half Marathons in 2014
Smuttynose Rockfest Half
Hampton Beach, New Hampshire - October 5, 2014 1 of 10
Take in the picturesque views of New England as you race on this flat and fast course. Don't worry, your legs will get a little challenge on the one hill. When you reach the top, you'll be rewarded with spectacular foliage and unobstructed views of the ocean. Sip on Smuttynose handcrafted brew at Hampton Beach once you've crossed the finish line.
2 Town Half Marathon
Topsail Beach, North Carolina - October 11, 2014 2 of 10
The inaugural Surf City/Topsail Beach half marathon takes you through scenic neighborhoods and side streets of two Topsail Island Townships. Walk or run on this fast, flat course and take in the autumn colors this beach town has to offer. After the race, relax and visit some of North Carolina's most beautiful beaches in the fall.
Nantucket Half Marathon
Nantucket, Massachusetts - October 12, 2014 3 of 10
The Nantucket Half Marathon returns for it's fourth year. This mostly flat course, 60 percent paved and 40 percent dirt roads, is set on charming Nantucket Island. The course travels through wooded dirt roads—with some sandy patches—tree-lined bike paths and lightly travelled streets with gorgeous ocean views.
Healdsburg Half Marathon
Healdsburg, California - October 12, 2014 4 of 10
Prepare to run one of the most epic races around. The Healdsburg Half Marathon starts and finishes in the heart of the best wine-producing region in Sonoma County. The race brings runners through the quaint streets of Healdsburg past 100-year-old homes and eventually through miles of award-winning wineries, some of which will be pouring at the post-race wine and beer tent. Finish up on the gentle rolling roads as you cruise by Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley.
Portland Girlfriends Half Marathon
Portland, Oregon - October 18, 2014 5 of 10
Grab your girlfriends for a ladies weekend getaway. Run 13.1 on this out-and-back course that is filled with waterfront views, charming street sites and green foliage. Other features include paved bike paths, plenty of porta potties, on route entertainment and family reunion area.
Atlantic City Marathon & Half Marathon
Atlantic City, New Jersey - October 19, 2014 6 of 10
Create your own Boardwalk Empire experience at this scenic, low-impact event where more than 33 percent of the course on the boardwalk. This Boston qualifier also has some serious history; it's the third-oldest marathon event in the country.
Hershey Half Marathon
Hershey, Pennsylvania - October 19, 2014 7 of 10
Begin your sweet adventure at Hershey Stadium, then by Hershey Park, Milton Hershey School and the world famous Chocolate Avenue. Not sure if you want to run all 13.1 miles, but you still want to participate? You're in luck. Create a two-person relay team.. At the post-race party, participants can indulge in a complimentary massage provided by The Spa At The Hotel Hershey—and of course lots of chocolate.
Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon
Miami Beach, Florida - October 25, 2014 8 of 10
The zombies have invaded the boardwalk! This half marathon is set on Miami Beach's famous beach boardwalk and features stunning views of the water and Miami's famed art deco backdrop. Don't forget the after party at Nikki Beach.
RaceVermont.com Half Marathon
Shelburne, Vermont - November 2, 2014 9 of 10
RaceVermont.com Half is a favorite because of the picturesque landscapes and crisp cool autumn air that typically this time of year. Run the streets of Shelburne and through deep red, orange and yellow leaves that fall from the trees along the course. Continue down the Shelburne Bay Path and historical Ti Path and then finish at the Field House.