8 Half Marathons For First Timers
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Santa Rosa Full and Half MarathonSanta Rosa, California - August 26, 2012 1 of 8
The primary goal of the Santa Rosa based True Grit Running is to promote and stage a quality, flat, fast, accurate, and festive half and full marathon to be enjoyed by our community, spectators, and all the participants
Chicago Half MarathonChicago, Illinois - September 9, 2012 2 of 8
The Chicago Half Marathon gives runners the opportunity to run on Lake Shore Drive and join the epic post-race party.
Brooksie Way Half Marathon Presented by HealthPlus of MichiganRochester, Michigan - September 30, 2012 3 of 8
Brooks Patterson began the Brooksie Way races to promote Oakland County and encourage people to become more physically active. Race proceeds support programs that encourage a healthy and active lifestyle and are distributed through Brooksie Way Minigrants.
Miami Beach Halloween Half MarathonMiami Beach, Florida - October 27, 2012 4 of 8
This run takes place on Miami Beach's famous beach boardwalk. The themed race is available to all runners (costumes not mandatory) and features stunning views of the beach and Miami's famed art deco backdrop. The race starts at Jungle Island and ends at South Pointe Park.
Empire State Marathon and Half MarathonSyracuse, New York - October 21, 2012 5 of 8
The inaugural year debuted with over 2,500 entrants in the full, half and relay race. Runners from 36 states and five countries participated in the 2011 Empire State race weekend.
Santa Barbara Marathon6 of 8
Located in the "American Riviera," this point-to-point course winds through the scenic Goleta Valley with lush lemon and avocado orchards, skirts the exclusive community of Hope Ranch, winds through the historic Santa Barbara mesa area, and finishes with a stunning two mile descent to the sparkling Pacific Ocean.
Holiday Half MarathonPomona, California - December 8, 2012 7 of 8
This course takes runners through the beauty of Pamona Valley and ends at the Fairplex So Cal, home of the LA County Fair.