13 Biggest Half Marathons

13 Biggest Half Marathons

By Giselle Domdom
Active.com

Run 13.1 miles at these 13 races you don't want to miss. These are the biggest half marathons in the U.S., according to Running USA.

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500 Festival Half

One America 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Indianapolis, Indiana; 31,406 finishers

This popular half marathon festival draws in some of the fastest runners around. Find out why this race attracts a crowd with a need for speed. Register for One America 500 Festival Mini-Marathon 2014 ? <!--<span class="credit">Photo Credit: Bill Ross/AP Photo</span>-->

Country Music Half

Country Music Half Marathon

Nashville, Tennessee; 23,799 finishers

Take in the sights and sounds of Nashville, the home of country music. After the race, kick off your running shoes and trade 'em in for dancing shoes. Register for the 2014 Country Music Half Marathon ? <!--<span class="credit">Photo Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images</span>-->

Arizona Half

P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half Marathon

Phoenix, Arizona; 21,567 finishers

Each year, this race kicks off Rock 'n' Roll series. Grab a PR on this flat course and enjoy the perfect winter race to start your season right. Register for the 2014 P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half Marathon ?<!--<span class="credit">Photo Courtesy of BolderBOULDER 10K</span>-->

Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Half Marathon

San Antonio, Texas; 20,436 finishers

Experience the history and heart of San Antonio with this half-marathon course through the Spanish Missions, downtown and the Mission Trails. Learn More ?

Zappos.com Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon

Las Vegas, Nevada; 19,217 finishers

Experience Vegas like never before with this glitz and glamour packed half marathon. Enjoy the Vegas Strip, the heart of Sin City, at this race of a lifetime. Learn More ?

Chicago Half

Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon

Chicago, Illinois; 18,932 finishers

Held in one of the world's most popular running and racing cities, the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half is an event you won't soon forget. Register for the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon ?

Seattle

Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Half Marathon

Seattle, Washington; 17,609 finishers

A popular event for newbies and veterans alike, the Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Half is your chance to enjoy the Pacific Northwest like never before. Learn More ?

Disney

Walt Disney World Half Marathon

Lake Buena Vista, Florida; 17,132 finishers

Feel like a kid again as you race through the Magic Kingdom at this jam-packed, weekend event. Register for the 2014 Walt Disney World Half Marathon ?

Nike

Nike Women's Half Marathon

San Francisco, California; 15,556 finishers

The camaraderie, the course, the city—it's no wonder ladies love the Nike Women's Half Marathon. Bring all your girl friends out for a good time running around the bay.

Philadelphia Half

ING Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 15,456 finishers

Want to run with some of today's elite? This event attracts some of the finest athletes and has been considered a premiere race for more than half a century. Learn More ?

Virginia Half

Dodge Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

Virginia Beach, Virginia; 14,804 finishers

This scenic, oceanfront course is a hit year after year. Come join the fun and the concert in the sand after the race.  Learn More ?

Chicago Half

Chicago Half Marathon

Chicago, Illinois; 13,575 finishers

Enjoy Chicago like never before at this scenic, Windy City race. In its fifteenth year, this might just be the urban experience you've been looking for. Learn More ?

SD

Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon

San Diego, California ; 13,574 finishers

The original Rock 'n' Roll marathon added its inaugural half marathon event in 2010, and runners flocked to sunny San Diego to take part in the race. Register for the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon ?

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