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Welcome to the results of our 2019 Best Half Marathons in the U.S. poll! Here we list the top half marathon in every U.S. state organized by month, with runners-up in italics.

You can also view this list organized by state to read a brief profile on each of our winners.

THANK YOU to all who voted or posted your reviews — your overwhelming support enabled us to compile this list with confidence. We hope you’ll add some of these events to your own wish list!


Best Half Marathons in the U.S. by month

January

Louisiana Half Marathon – Baton Rouge, LA
Maui Oceanfront Half Marathon – Lahaina, HI

Walt Disney World Half Marathon – Lake Buena Vista, FL

February

The Cowtown – Fort Worth, TX
Mercedes-Benz Half Marathon – Birmingham, AL

RunSedona – Sedona, AZ
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans – New Orleans, LA

March

Asheville Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC
Bataan Memorial Death March Honorary March – White Sands, NM
Myrtle Beach Half Marathon – Myrtle Beach, SC
United Airlines NYC Half – New York City, NY
Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon – Virginia Beach, VA
Zion Half Marathon – Virgin, UT

April

Delaware Marathon Running Festival – Wilmington, DE
Drake Road Races
– Des Moines, IA

Eugene Half Marathon – Eugene, OR
GO! St. Louis Marathon – St. Louis, MO

Hattiesburg Half Marathon – Hattiesburg, MS
Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon – Louisville, KY
Newport Rhode Races – Newport, RI
Run the Bluegrass – Lexington, KY
RussVegas Half Marathon – Russellville, AR

May

Coeur d’Alene Half Marathon – Coeur d’Alene, ID
Frederick Running Festival – Frederick, MD (tie, MD runner-up)
Lincoln Half Marathon – Lincoln, NE
Marine Corps Historic Half – Fredericksburg, VA
Ogden Half Marathon – Ogden, UT
OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon (Indy Mini) – Indianapolis, IN
Pittsburgh Half Marathon – Pittsburgh, PA
Running with the Cows – Bucyrus, KS
Traverse City Track Club Bayshore Half Marathon – Traverse City, MI

June

Anchorage Mayor’s Half Marathon – Anchorage, AK
Covered Bridges Half Marathon – South Pomfret, VT
Deadwood Mickelson Trail Half Marathon – Deadwood, SD
Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon – Duluth, MN
Glacier Half Marathon – Kiowa, MT (tie, MT winner)
Governor’s Cup – Helena, MT
Grand Teton Half Marathon – Wilson, WY
Hatfield McCoy Half Marathons – Williamson, WV
Missoula Half Marathon – Missoula, MT (tie, MT winner)
REVEL Rockies – Evergreen, CO
Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle – Seattle, WA
Rock Tahoe Half Marathon – Stateline, NV

July

Jackson Hole Half Marathon – Jackson, WY
Maah Daah Hey Trail Half Marathon – Grassy Butte, ND

Mad Half Marathon – Waitsfield, VT
Madison Mini-Marathon – Madison, WI

August

Anchorage RunFest (Skinny Raven Half Marathon) – Anchorage, AK
Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon – Cascade Locks, OR
Iron Horse Half Marathon – North Bend, WA
Pikes Peak Ascent – Manitou Springs, CO

September

Chicago Half Marathon – Chicago, IL
Clarence DeMar Half Marathon – Keene, NH
Eau Claire Half Marathon – Eau Claire, WI
(rescheduled from May for 2021)
Famous Idaho Potato Half Marathon – Boise, ID (rescheduled from May for 2021)

Fargo Half Marathon – Fargo, ND (rescheduled from May for 2021)
FirstEnergy Akron Half Marathon – Akron, OH
Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon – Townsend, TN
Gulf Beach Half Marathon – Milford, CT
Kaua’i Half Marathon – Koloa, HI
Mount Rushmore Half Marathon – Hermosa, SD
OCNJ Half Marathon – Ocean City, NJ
Quad Cities Mel Foster Co. Half Marathon – Moline, IL
Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon – Santa Fe, NM (discontinued)

October

Amica Newport Half Marathon – Newport, RI
AthHalf – Athens, GA
Atlantic City Marathon – Atlantic City, NJ
Baltimore Running Festival – Baltimore, MD
Bemidji Blue Ox Half Marathon – Bemidji, MN
Cape Cod Half Marathon – Falmouth, MA
Cincinnati Flying Pig Half Marathon – Cincinnati, OH (rescheduled from May for 2021)
Des Moines Half Marathon – Des Moines, IA
Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Half Marathons – Detroit, MI
Good Life Halfsy – Lincoln, NE
Hartford Half Marathon – Hartford, CT
Hershey Half Marathon – Hershey, PA (discontinued)
Kansas City Half Marathon – Kansas City, MO
Lake Powell Half Marathon – Page, AZ
Mississippi Blues Half Marathon – Jackson, MS (rescheduled from Feb for 2021)

Mount Desert Island Half Marathon – Bar Harbor, ME
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon – Oklahoma City, OK (rescheduled from Apr for 2021)
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego – San Diego, CA (rescheduled from Jun for 2021)
Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon – Hampton, NH
Wineglass Half Marathon – Bath, NY

November

Annapolis Running Classic – Annapolis, MD (tie, MD runner-up)
Boston’s Run to Remember – Boston, MA (rescheduled from May for 2021)
Garmin Half Marathon in the Land of Oz – Olathe, KS (rescheduled from Apr for 2021)
Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon – Indianapolis, IN
Little Rock Half Marathon – Little Rock, AR (rescheduled from Mar for 2021)
Marshall University–St. Mary’s Half Marathon – Huntington, WV
Monterey Bay Half Marathon – Monterey, CA
Outer Banks Southern Fried Half Marathon – Kitty Hawk, NC
Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah – Savannah, GA
Route 66 Half Marathon – Tulsa, OK
Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon – Portland, ME (rescheduled from Jun for 2021)
Space Coast Half Marathon – Cocoa, FL
St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville – Nashville, TN (rescheduled from Apr for 2021)

December

Kiawah Island Half Marathon – Kiawah Island, SC
Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon – Rehoboth Beach, DE
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio – San Antonio, TX
Rocket City Half Marathon – Huntsville, AL