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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
Mississippi Blues Half Marathon – Jackson, MS
RunSedona – Sedona, AZ
Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon – New Orleans, LA
Zion Half Marathon – Virgin, UT

March

Asheville Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC
Bataan Memorial Death March Honorary March – White Sands, NM
GO! St. Louis Marathon – St. Louis, MO
Little Rock Half Marathon – Little Rock, AR
Myrtle Beach Half Marathon – Myrtle Beach, SC
United Airlines NYC Half – New York City, NY
Yuengling Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon – Virginia Beach, VA

April

Drake Road Races – Des Moines, IA
Eugene Half Marathon – Eugene, OR
Garmin Half Marathon in the Land of Oz – Olathe, KS
Hattiesburg Half Marathon – Hattiesburg, MS
Newport Rhode Races – Newport, RI
RussVegas Half Marathon – Russellville, AR
St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Half Marathon – Nashville, TN

May

Boston’s Run to Remember – Boston, MA
Famous Idaho Potato Half Marathon – Boise, ID
Frederick Running Festival – Frederick, MD (tie, MD runner-up)
Lincoln Half Marathon – Lincoln, NE
Marine Corps Historic Half – Fredericksburg, VA
OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon (Indy Mini) – Indianapolis, IN
Pittsburgh Half Marathon – Pittsburgh, PA
Running with the Cows – Bucyrus, KS
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon – San Diego, CA
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
Jackson Hole Half Marathon – Jackson, WY
Missoula Half Marathon – Missoula, MT (tie, MT winner)
REVEL Rockies – Evergreen, CO
Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon – Seattle, WA
Rock Tahoe Half Marathon – Stateline, NV
Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon – Portland, ME

July

Maah Daah Hey Trail Half Marathon – Grassy Butte, ND
Mad Half Marathon – Waitsfield, VT

August

Anchorage RunFest (Skinny Raven Half Marathon) – Anchorage, AK
Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon – Cascade Locks, OR
Coeur d’Alene Half Marathon – Coeur d’Alene, ID (rescheduled from May for 2020)
Delaware Marathon Running Festival – Wilmington, DE (rescheduled from April for 2020)
Fargo Half Marathon – Fargo, ND (rescheduled from May for 2020)
Iron Horse Half Marathon – North Bend, WA
Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon – Louisville, KY (rescheduled from April for 2020)
Madison Mini-Marathon – Madison, WI
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 2020)
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
Ogden Half Marathon – Ogden, UT (rescheduled from May for 2020)
Quad Cities Mel Foster Co. Half Marathon – Moline, IL
Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon – Santa Fe, NM (discontinued for 2020)

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 2020)
Des Moines Half Marathon – Des Moines, IA
Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Half Marathons – Detroit, MI
Hartford Half Marathon – Hartford, CT
Hershey Half Marathon – Hershey, PA
Kansas City Half Marathon – Kansas City, MO
Lake Powell Half Marathon – Page, AZ
Mount Desert Island Half Marathon – Bar Harbor, ME
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon – Oklahoma City, OK (rescheduled from April for 2020)
Run the Bluegrass – Lexington, KY (rescheduled from March for 2020)
Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon – Hampton, NH
Wineglass Half Marathon – Bath, NY

November

Annapolis Running Classic – Annapolis, MD (tie, MD runner-up)
Good Life Halfsy – Lincoln, NE
Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon – Indianapolis, IN
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 Las Vegas Half Marathon – Las Vegas, NV
Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Half Marathon – Savannah, GA
Route 66 Half Marathon – Tulsa, OK

December

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