Scenic Half Marathons
The Brooksie Way Half MarathonRochester, Michigan - September 29, 2013 1 of 11
Run along beautiful river trails, through quaint communities—and even those awesome Tienken Hills—at this popular event. It's also for a good cause, as proceeds help promote health and fitness in local Rochester communities.
Jersey Shore Half MarathonSandy Hook, New Jersey - October 6, 2013 2 of 11
Looking for a great way to prepare for your fall marathon? The fast, flat course of this historic race gives runners a glimpse of the breathtaking scenery of the New York Harbor and the Sandy Hook Lighthouse.
Honey Badger Half MarathonSan Rafael, California - October 12, 2013 3 of 11
Want to take your running off the beaten path? See the sights while you trudge through the trails of China Camp State Park at the inaugural Honey Badger Half Marathon. If you're not chasing a PR, take advantage of a great photo opp and strike a pose with the honey badgers you may see along the course.
All participants receive an event T-shirt, commemorative cookie, a beer from the RedHook Brewery and more.
Atlantic City Marathon & Half MarathonAtlantic City, New Jersey - October 12-13, 2013 4 of 11
Create your own Boardwalk Empire at this scenic, low-impact event that features 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.
Myrtle Beach Mini MarathonMyrtle Beach, South Carolina - October 20, 2013 5 of 11
This surfing-themed run, complete with surfboard medals, is the perfect way to see this nationally acclaimed vacation destination. Surf-style bands and an awesome post-race party make this a must for your race calendar.
Miami Beach Halloween Half MarathonMiami Beach, Florida - October 26, 2013 6 of 11
The zombies have invaded the boardwalk! This half marathon is set on Miami Beach's famous beach boardwalk and features stunning views of the beach and Miami's famed art deco backdrop. Don't forget the after party at Nikki Beach.
Healdsburg Half MarathonHealdsburg, California - October 20, 2013 7 of 11
Returning for the sixth year, the Healdsburg Half Marathon starts and finishes in the heart of the best wine-producing region in Sonoma County. Run past miles of award-winning wineries, some of which will be pouring at the post-race wine and beer tent.
Anthem Manchester City Half MarathonManchester, New Hampshire - November 3, 2013 8 of 11
This Boston qualifier takes runners on a scenic trip through the historic mill district of the Granite State's largest city. Proceeds benefit non-profit organizations throughout the state of New Hampshire.
Key West Half MarathonKey West, Florida - January 19, 2014 9 of 11
Race through Key West's historic Old Town and waterfront areas in this popular event. The flat, fast course will have you threatening a new PR, in one of the most scenic parts of the country.
Lincoln City Half-MarathonLincoln City, Oregon - April 2, 2014 10 of 11
Shake the winter blues with this early-spring race on the Central Oregon Coast. The course is on two-lane country roads through lush coastal forests, past bucolic pastures and along picturesque Schooner Creek. If you're lucky, you may spot a bald eagle, blue heron or elk on the course.