8 Early Season Scenic Half Marathons in 2016
18th Annual Key West Half Marathon and 5KJan. 17, 2016, in Key West, Fla. 1 of 9
Race on this flat, fast 13.1-mile course through Key West's historic Old Town and waterfront areas. A 5K run follows right after the start of the half marathon. In its 18th year, this event has had participants from all 50 states and 11 countries.
Griffith Park Run Half Marathon & 5KJan. 24, 2016, in Los Angeles 2 of 9
Take a run in the heart of Los Angeles through the city's most iconic park in the Griffith Park Run Half Marathon and 5K. You'll follow a path winding through trees, along the LA River, past the zoo, Travel Town Museum and many other beautiful landmarks.
2016 Myrtle Beach MarathonMarch 3, 2016, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. 3 of 9
This is a fast, flat ocean course known for new PRs and qualifying times for races like the Boston Marathon. Distance options include marathon, half marathon, fun run, 5K and marathon relay. While you run through this beautiful city, keep in mind the event supports various charities: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Carolina, The Coastal South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross and Horry County Schools.
2016 Puerto Rico Marathon & Half MarathonMarch 13, 2016, in San Juan, Puerto Rico 4 of 9
Reach your goals on this beautiful Caribbean island, and take your family along with you to make a vacation out of it. The weather is typically ideal for this spectator-friendly race. Both the half and full marathons are USATF-certified; the full distance is a Boston Marathon qualifier.
Asbury Park Half MarathonApril 16, 2016, in Asbury Park, N.J. 5 of 9
Named the best half marathon in New Jersey by Examiner.com, this flat and fast oceanfront route encompasses iconic Jersey Shore towns, boardwalks and historic sites. A big post-race party follows inside Asbury Park Convention Hall.
Third Annual Avocado Half Marathon and 5KMay 28, 2016, in Fallbrook, Calif. 6 of 9
Come May, the streets of Fallbrook will once again become the scene for one of Southern California's newest and most scenic races. The start and finish will be in the beautiful downtown on Main Street, while a challenging course carries runners past more trees than buildings, taking a typically urban event to the country for a dose of fresh air. There's a brand new 5K course and changes in the half marathon course this year.
Kahakuloa Half Marathon & RelayJune 4, 2016, in Kahakuloa, Hawaii 7 of 9
From start to finish, there's no doubt this entire route on Maui is going to be scenic. You can go for your PR, or take your time while you enjoy the beauty of the coastal views. Then, be one with the Hawaiian culture enjoying breakfast and live music at the finish line.
Mountain to Valley Half Marathon & FAST 4-Mile Run/WalkJune 11, 2016, in Glenwood Springs, Colo. 8 of 9
The sixth-annual Mountain to Valley Half Marathon and FAST 4-Mile Walk/Run feature beautiful, fast courses that take runners through the scenic Roaring Fork Valley. All proceeds benefit Mountain Valley Developmental Services and Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST).