Salmon RunApril 9, 2017 in Bend, Ore. 1 of 11
Itching to get your 13.1 on? The historic 29th-annuual Salmon Run will take participants on the Deschutes River Trail for one of the first northwestern half marathons of the year. Winding through some of the most scenic views along dirt and paved paths alike, this race attracts more than 400 participants a year.
Have a little one looking to get in on the fun? They, too, can participate in a dash that meets their ability, free with a registered adult.
Wenatchee Half MarathonApril 15, 2017 in Wenatchee, Wash. 2 of 11
Run along the banks of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers on this fast and beautiful course featured mostly on smooth, asphalt bike paths.
Runners can enjoy the springtime apple blossoms and small-town feel of the Wenatchee Valley, while also supporting cancer research. Proceeds are donated to the cancer biology lab at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sierra Azul Trail ChallengeApril 29, 2017 in Los Gatos, Calif. 3 of 11
For those runners looking for a new challenge, this half marathon is sure to give you a fantastic workout, as well as a sense of accomplishment when you finally cross the finish line.
Take in scenery not often viewed by the general public as you get unique access to the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve. With plenty of steep climbs, this trail challenge is one of the toughest races out there.
Marin County Half MarathonApril 30, 2017 in San Rafael, Calif. 4 of 11
Race alongside U.S. Olympians, musicians, other celebrities and even new friends while also giving back to the community. The 13.1-miler, partnered with the Sustainable Sports Foundation, will donate all net proceeds to give as many low-income, local children as possible the opportunity to swim and to learn how to be safe in the water.
And, back by popular demand, register now to get your own personalized bib number with your name on it!
Cinco de Mayo Half MarathonMay 7, 2017 in Portland, Ore. 5 of 11
Continue your Cinco de Mayo celebration with one of the last events remaining that runs in downtown Portland. The flat and fast course will take you across bridges, along the waterfront and past historic Portland landmarks.
Plus, finishers will receive a plethora of giveaways, including a commemorative T-shirt, finisher medal, two ice-cold beers, live music and one of the coolest post-race parties ever. This is a race you don't want to miss!
Tinker Bell Half Marathon WeekendMay 14, 2017 in Anaheim, Calif. 6 of 11
The Tinker Bell Half is the stuff dreams are made of—sprinkled with pixie dust and a bit of Disney magic. Hosted by Neverland's own Tinker Bell and Peter Pan, this half marathon directs runners through the spectacular Disneyland Resort and around the streets of Anaheim to "earn their wings" and create a storybook ending at the finish line.
Take the opportunity to feel like a kid again as you run past iconic Disney characters and entertainment along the course.
Windsor Green Half MarathonMay 21, 2017 in Windsor, Calif. 7 of 11
Explore the charming Windsor Town Green as you run through the middle of Sonoma Wine Country, past vineyards, cattle farms and country roads. But the actual race is only half the fun. Participants can enjoy a Windsor Fire Department-prepared hot breakfast, as well as a custom finisher medal for their collection.
The race is just 10 minutes from Santa Rosa, Calif., and an hour from the picturesque Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Rose Festival Half MarathonMay 28, 2017 in Beaverton, Ore. 8 of 11
Cover new territory as the Rose Festival Half Marathon expands into the Portland metro region, beginning at Southridge High School and running around the Oregon suburb of Beaverton.
Participants will snake through Beaverton's popular wetland parks as they stride along everything from modern urban landscapes to historic natural areas. Finishers will receive a T-shirt, medal and collectible coin for their efforts.
The Santa Rosa Half MarathonAugust 27, 2017 in Santa Rosa, Calif. 9 of 11
With varying views along the way, the 13.1 miles of the Santa Rosa Half Marathon will fly by. Wind your way through the heart of downtown Santa Rosa, trek along the Prince Memorial Greenway, run by the Santa Rosa Creek and even pass through a room full of wine barrels.
With a relatively flat course, this race is an excellent option for wine enthusiasts and competitive runners, alike.
North County Wine RunSeptember 23, 2017 in Battle Ground, Wash. 10 of 11
There may be no better setting for a wine-focused run than beautiful North Clark County, Wash., where runners and wine enthusiasts, alike, can partake in the Sixth Annual North County Wine Run at the Rusty Grape Vineyard.
Participants can choose to run a half marathon or take part in a three-person half marathon relay on a course that will pass through the Olequa Cellars and Heisen House Vineyards. Food, wine and jazz will greet patrons post-race.