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If you're looking for a girls' weekend getaway, this race series might be just the ticket. The series features multiple locations, with many located near popular beaches (post-race pina colada, anyone?). Throughout the race, runners are treated like the divas they are with pink tutus, a boa & tiara station on the course, champagne at the finish and a two-day Health & Fitness Boutique. See ya later boring expos.
Maui Half MarathonOct. 15, 2017 — Maui, Hawaii 2 of 12
What could be better than a day in paradise? How about a race in paradise! The scenic Maui marathon is the longest consecutively held running event in Hawaii and its long history makes it a very well run race. Admire breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and then refuel on the beach with some fish tacos.
Hershey Half MarathonOct. 15, 2017 — Hershey, Penn. 3 of 12
During this sweet race, runners start and finish at Hershey Park Stadium after meandering through Hershey Park, down Chocolate Avenue and past the Milton S. Hershey historic mansion. Take in the sights and then refuel with some Hershey's chocolate milk (or a candy bar—no judgment here).
Rock 'n' Roll Los AngelesOct. 29, 2017 — Los Angeles, Calif. 4 of 12
Known as the world's largest Halloween half marathon, dress up in your best costume and join thousands of other runners in the eighth annual edition of this southern California race. Hit the streets of downtown LA and run past famous sites in the City of Angels, such as the Staples Center, Koreatown and Memorial Coliseum, home of the 1984 Olympic Games opening ceremony.
Use code "ROCK10" for 10% off Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles.
Disney Wine and Dine Half MarathonNov. 5, 2017 — Orlando, Fla. 5 of 12
For runners who want to seize the day, Disney's Wine and Dine Half Marathon is the perfect choice. This race for wine- and food-lovers begins at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex, winds through the Animal Kingdom and finishes at Epcot. With a new 5:30 am start time, you can catch a mid-race sunrise and then spend the whole day exploring the parks or relaxing poolside.
But be sure to save some energy for the evening post-race party. All race participants gain exclusive after-hours access to Epcot's Food & Wine Festival, where you can eat your heart out, mingle with Mickey and get your groove on to DJ sets.
Also new this year is Lumiere's Two Course Challenge: run the 10K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday, and the special Two Course Challenge medal will be yours.
Rock 'n' Roll Las VegasNov. 11-12, 2017 — Las Vegas, Nev. 6 of 12
When you're talking about the most fun half marathons, you can't leave out Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas. While Sin City is fun in and of itself, add in some running and you've got a match made in heaven. Speaking of perfect combos… Have a wedding on the horizon or just want to renew your vows? What if we told you that you could do it while on the race course? But even if holy matrimony isn't in your future, enjoy the sights and sounds of the Las Vegas strip at night and receive one of the coolest finisher medals in road racing (spinning, glow-in-the-dark dice!).
Star Wars Half MarathonJan. 14, 2018 — Anaheim, Calif. 7 of 12
"Do or do not. There is no try!" When it comes to racing, you might want to follow the advice of Yoda, the ultimate Jedi Master.
This course runs through multiple Disneyland properties and features boredom-blasting entertainment on the course. Want to make a family vacation out of it? The weekend also features a 10k, 5k and kids' races.
Surf City Half MarathonFeb. 4, 2018 — Huntington Beach, Calif. 8 of 12
Fast and flat, the Surf City half marathon treats runners to views of California's wide, sandy beaches. The scenery and live bands will keep you entertained and once you're finished, grab your surfboard-themed medal and celebrate at the beach beer tent.
Wine Country Runs Half MarathonMarch 25, 2018 — Paso Robles, Calif. 9 of 12
This picturesque course winds through the vineyards of San Luis Obispo County, whetting your whistle for a post-race glass of vino. The local wineries come out in full force to cheer on runners (and offer their own form of hydration).
And best of all? The first place male & female half marathon runners win their weight in wine. How's that for carbo-loading incentive?
Great Wall Half MarathonMay 19, 2018 — Beijing 10 of 12
If travel to a foreign country, thousands of stone steps and jaw-dropping views are your idea of a good time, the Great Wall Half Marathon might be your most fun race yet. This challenging half marathon isn't for beginners, but the views and bragging rights make the burn more than worth it.
Covered Bridges Half MarathonJune 3, 2018 — Woodstock, Vt. 11 of 12
As New England enters the spring thaw, it's a perfect time to run a half marathon. The weather is ideal for a fast run time, but the scenery is what really makes this race fun. As you make your way through the Vermont countryside and over covered bridges, you'll feel like you're in a postcard.
After you finish the race, be sure to dig into a stack of pancakes with plenty of Vermont maple syrup. And if you're over 21, grab a brew from Harpoon Brewery's post-race beer tent.