The 50 Best Half-Marathons in the U.S. (Part 2 )

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26. Montana
Location: Missoula, MT
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016
Often called the “Hub of Five Valleys,” Missoula hosts 4,000 runners in its scenic, high-elevation Rocky Mountain town. The point-to-point half-marathon starts in the countryside, travels along the Bitterroot River and rolls into the downtown area for a memorable finish. Registration fee: $75-$115 (Photo: 
Missoula Marathon)

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27. Nebraska
Location: Lincoln, NE
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Join some 12,500 Cornhuskers (and maybe some out-of-towners) for the 37th annual half-marathon in the heart of the Great Plains. The flat and fast course starts and ends at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln and passes the historic State Capitol in the first mile out.Registration fee: $60; sold out (Photo: Gary Dougherty)

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28. Nevada
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: TBD
Seventeen miles west of the glitzy Las Vegas strip, experience 
Red Rock Canyon’s colorful sandstone, Joshua trees and Mojave Desert vistas under the moonlight at this nighttime (BYO-headlamp!) half-marathon. After a sunset start, climb the first five miles (only a gain of 1,031 feet) before the scenic loop course goes downhill and along only slightly rolling terrain. Registration: $75-$90 (Photo: Pond5)

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29. New Hampshire
Location: Alton, NH
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Need to escape the city life? The glistening waters of 
Lake Winnepesaukee and the majestic views of the White Mountains welcome nearly 1,200 runners at this annual half-marathon that’s fit for nature lovers. The point-to-point course runs right along the lake, over many rolling hills and among the nearby cozy vacation cottages. Registration fee: $45-$75 (Photo: Big Lake Half Marathon

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30. New Jersey
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2017
Greetings from Asbury Park, home of a true Jersey Shore half-marathon! (No, not that
Jersey Shore.) This flat and fast race is in the land of Bruce Springsteen, with local icon Tillie as its funny-faced mascot. You’ll run through the small area beach towns, along the historic boardwalk and finish with the “RunAPalooza” post-race party at Convention Hall.Registration fee: $50-$65 (Photo: Runapalooza

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31. New Mexico
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains, you can’t beat the vistas at this point-to-point half-marathon in the Rio Grande Valley. Unless of course, if it was also downhill. And it is! After a short two-mile climb, you’ll drop 1,300 feet overall, past other sites like Camel Rock and the open-air 
Sante Fe Opera HouseRegistration fee: $65-$75  (Photo: Santa Fe to Buffalo Half Marathon) 

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32. New York
Location: New York, NY
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2016
Elite runners lead a pack of more than 14,000 runners through 13.1 Manhattan miles of the Big Apple. You’ll start with a loop in the world famous 
Central Park, stop traffic in the tourist-filled Times Square, head south along the Hudson River and find the finish at theSouth Street Seaport. This tour definitely beats any double-decker bus! Registration fee: $117-$128; sold out (Photo: NYRR

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33. North Carolina
Location: Nags Head, NC
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016
Boy, do we love the sound of this point-to-point half-marathon — especially with the promise of southern fried sweet taters at the finish line! To earn ‘em, you (and more than 4,000 other runners) will take on the second half of the 
Outer Bank Marathon course, from Nags Head’s sand dunes to the enchanting coastal village of Manteo. Registration fee: $75 (Photo: Southern Fried Half Marathon)

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34. North Dakota
Fargo Half Marathon
Location: Fargo, ND
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
With only a few hundred at the very first half-marathon in 2002, more than 5,500 runners now take to the streets of North Dakota’s largest city each spring. The flat and fast course travels through the “Gateway to the West” (and even over the Red River into Minnesota and back), feeling like a giant dance party with live bands at every mile. Registration fee: $60-$100 (Photo: 
Fargo Marathon

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35. Ohio
Capital City Half Marathon
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
This 11th annual race promises a whopping 14,500 runners “the best tour of Columbus on two feet.” The loop course hits city hotspots like the Ohio State University campus, the Short North Arts District, German Village and Columbus Commons. It also promises a champagne toast and chocolate at the finish line. Who can argue with that? Registration fee: $60-$110 (Photo: Capital City Marathon) 

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 36. Oklahoma
The Williams Route 66 Half Marathon
Location: Tulsa, OK
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2016
Voted the best half-marathon by the readers of 
Oklahoma Sports and Fitness Magazine, this eighth annual race rocks the streets of downtown Tulsa. Get ready for a fast (though pretty hilly in the first half) run through area neighborhoods and parks along the Arkansas River and a cross over the famous Route 66 — twice! Registration fee: $90-$105 (Photo: Route 66 Marathon

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37. Oregon
Eugene Half Marathon
Location: Eugene, OR
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016
What better place for a speedy PR than Track Town itself? Along the course you’ll see the Willamette River and the historic 
Hayward Field Track, home to five Olympic trials, countless record-breaking events and the old stomping grounds of legends like Steve Prefontaine
. Finish strong on those last 200 yards on the track — just like Pre himself!Registration fee: $95 (Photo: Eugene Marathon) 

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38. Pennsylvania
GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Half Marathon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2016
Do the steps at the starting line look familiar? That’s because they’re 
the same steps Rocky sprinted up
! You can become a champ too with 13.1 miles through Philly’s most historic streets of Old City, the high-energy Center City and the fall trails along the Schuylkill River, before rounding the corner back to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Registration fee: $60-$115 (Photo: Bill Foster) 

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39. Rhode Island
UnitedHealthcare Newport Half Marathon
Location: Newport, RI
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016
You’ll hardly notice all the rolling hills with so much to look at during this picture-perfect oceanside race. The half-marathon, voted best in the Northeast by 
Competitor magazine in 2011, starts at Easton’s Beach and makes its way around Fort Adams State Park and past the larger-than-life Bellevue Avenue mansions. Registration fee: $75 (Photo: Liz Cardoso /Global Click Photography

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40. South Carolina
Kiawah Island Golf Resort Half Marathon
Location: Kiawah Island, SC
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
How does an early winter run-cation sound? Plan a getaway to this luxurious golf resort for a relaxing retreat and its 37th annual half-marathon. The flat-as-can-be race attracts more than 2,000 to run around the island community, among oak, maple and pine tree-lined streets and scenic marshlands. Just save a little energy to hit the links, too!Registration: $60-$115 (Photo: Kiawah Island Golf Resort)

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41. South Dakota

Location: Hill City, SD
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2014
The colossal Crazy Horse Memorial (
still a work in progress) points to the start at this half-marathon through the Black Hills country. After a very short stretch uphill, the course is nearly all downhill for the remainder of the race, as it leads runners to the limestone and gravel trails of the scenic George S. Mickelson TrailRegistration fee: $60-$90 (Photo: Action Sports Images)

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42. Tennessee
Location: Nashville, TN
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Leave the headphones at home for 13.1 miles through Music City! On-course country tunes will carry 30,000 of y’all from the honky tonks of Broadway to LP Field, home of the
Tennessee Titans. But save the two-steppin’ for the 15th annual half-marathon’s post-race party headliner concert. Registration fee: $120-$150 (Photo: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

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43. Texas
Location: Austin, TX
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017
More than 9,000 runners see what keeps Austin weird at this urban half-marathon. You’ll pass Lady Bird Lake, Hyde Park, Congress Avenue, the Colorado River and the University of Texas campus. But it’s the extraordinary crowd support from friendly Austinites, Longhorns and local entertainment that makes this race most memorable. Registration fee: $80 (Photo: Mario Cantu) 

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44. Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
The snow-capped 
Wasatch Mountains and budding flowers create a beautiful contrast at this annual springtime half. The point-to-point race starts at Olympic Legacy Bridge at the University of Utah, which served as the 2002 Winter Olympic Athlete Village. Maybe the slightly downhill course will help you make it to a medal podium, too! Registration fee: $45-$130 (Photo: Salt Lake City Marathon

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45. Vermont
Location: Woodstock, VT
Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
How does such a small town race sell out 2,300 spots in 30 minutes? It might have something to do with the classic New England point-to-point course, with popular ski areas, open farmland, shimmering rivers and covered bridges along the way. Bonus: Age group winners take home Vermont maple syrup and cheese as prizes! Registration fee: $75; sold out (Photo: 
Nancy Nutitle-McMenemy)

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46. Virginia
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Get the whole family together for this first-timer-friendly younger sibling of the 
Anthem Richmond Marathon (always a favorite fall race). There are plenty of downtown city sites, residential tree-lined streets, a loop in Bryan Park and even a sweet junk food mile stop (think gummy bears and cookies!) to keep you smiling along the way. Registration fee: $85 (Photo: Sports Backers)

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47. Washington
Location: Bellingham, WA
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Down by the bay (Bellingham Bay, of course), you’ll find a tranquil half-marathon that offers 2,100 runners impressive mountain and seaside views. The waterfront course captures the sights, sounds and smells of the Pacific Northwest, courtesy of 
San Juan Island and Mount Baker vistas, short trails and small bridge crossings. Registration fee: $75 (Photo: Adrenaline Event Photography)

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 48. West Virginia
Location: Matewan, WV
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
There are two important choices to make in this 15th annual half. Which of the two course options will you run? And, are you a Hatfield or a McCoy? Read up on this 
famous American family feud before taking on the scenic course(s) near the Blackberry Mountains and Tug River. No matter which side you’re on, you’ll feel like familyRegistration fee: $60-$90 (Photo: Hatfield-McCoy Marathon

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49. Wisconsin
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Even in its third year, this half-marathon is quickly becoming a fall tradition — especially for baseball fans. The hilly course passes the Harley Davidson Museum and runs through
Miller Valley, but runners finish with a trip ‘round the outer track of Miller Park, where they’ll earn a voucher for a free Milwaukee Brewers spring home game. Registration fee: $65-$100 (Photo: Race-Brewers)

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50. Wyoming
Location: Jackson, WY
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2016
Discover the thrill of adventure at a destination half-marathon in the heart of the Jackson Hole valleys. It’s small, quiet and somewhat serene, but the point-to-point course’s jaw-dropping mountain views of 
Grand Teton and the bright colors you don’t always expect to see in nature sure pack a punch. Registration fee: $65-$90 (Photo: Jackson Hole Marathon

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