NC Half Marathon at Charlotte Motor SpeedwaySouth Concord, North Carolina - March 24, 2013 1 of 12
Go for the chase in this once-in-a-lifetime half marathon experience. Start right at the Charlotte Motor Speedway?start line with the white flag waving in?the air and run through the Speedway. Even if you're not a racecar fan, the finisher's medal, which features a spinning logo and LED lights, is sure to impress. New this year, the Twilight 5K will be held on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Marin County Half MarathonSan Rafael, California - March 30, 2013 2 of 12
The Marin County Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K features scenic courses, and focuses on renewable energy, recycling and sustainable practices. The half marathon course is part road and part trail, and includes some challenging uphills and downhills.
Whidbey Island Half MarathonOak Harbor, Washington - April 14, 2013 3 of 12
Whidbey Island is the perfect island weekend getaway located just north of Seattle, nestled in Washington State's Puget Sound. The island provides a vehicle-accessible getaway from the busier mainland. Providing picturesque ocean views and tranquil farmland, the full marathon and half marathon courses of the Whidbey Island marathon and half marathon promise to be as scenic and challenging as ever.
La Jolla HalfLa Jolla, California - April 28, 2013 4 of 12
If Heartbreak Hill frightens you, then the long, steep incline at Torrey Pines State Park might humble you to a walk. Despite several oxygen-depleting hills, the La Jolla Half boasts some of the most scenic coastal views in the state. You'll run past the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course and finish near the postcard-perfect beach at La Jolla Cove.
Divas Half Marathon & 5KMyrtle Beach, South Carolina - April 28, 2013 5 of 12
Get together with the girls and get ready for an event filled with tiaras, tutus, pink feather boas, bubbly and a post-race pool party with a live DJ. This race is all about you: You'll receive a personalized race bib, blinged-out finisher's medal with a place for your photo and a women's fit technical T-shirt. Enjoy a scenic course along north Myrtle Beach.
Cox Rhode RacesProvidence, Rhode Island - May 12, 2013 6 of 12
One of the fastest growing, affordable races in the northeast, this event features a marathon, half marathon, kids race and 5K. The marathon is a local favorite for qualifying for the Boston Marathon. The half marathon USATF-certified course is a mix of historic urban and rural neighborhoods. This year's prize purse is $5,000.
Grapes of RockDry Creek Valley, California - June 8, 2013 7 of 12
This inaugural half marathon will take runners on a tour of lovely Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County, and features a wine festival and headliner rock concert. Finishers will receive a medal, digital goodie bag, custom wine glass and free admission and wine tastings at the festival.
Hospital HillKansas City, Missouri - June 1, 2013 8 of 12
One of the oldest continually run half marathons in the country and the oldest race in Kansas City, the 40th annual Hospital Hill Run was named one of the top races in the country by Runner's World. All participants will receive a retro track jacket. If you're not up to running 13.1 miles, try the 5K, the fastest-growing distance at the Hospital Hill Run.
Vancouver USA MarathonVancouver, Washington - June 16, 2013 9 of 12
Runners and walkers are welcome at the third annual Vancouver USA Marathon, an event that include a marathon, half marathon, 5K, kids marathon and kids fun run. The half marathon course takes runners on a tour of historic sites, including the Columbia River. Stop by the two-day fitness and expo show, and enjoy music in Esther Short Park on June 14.
Columbia SC MarathonColumbia, South Carolina - March 9, 2013 10 of 12
The half marathon of this multi-event race takes runners through Congaree Vista District, Congaree River, historic neighborhoods, downtown Columbia and the Main Street corridor. Other distances include a marathon, 5K and kids' marathon.
New Bedford HalfNew Bedford, Massachusetts - March 17, 2013 11 of 12
If you're one of the first 4,500 registrants for the 36th annual New Bedford Half, you'll be rewarded with a technical shirt. The fast, certified, loop course has two major hills—the first just after mile 3 and the second at mile 12. Celebrate after the race with local seafood, including chowder and fish.