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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


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

Walt Disney World Half Marathon – Lake Buena Vista, FL


The Cowtown – Fort Worth, TX
Mercedes-Benz Half Marathon – Birmingham, AL
Mississippi Blues Half Marathon – Jackson, MS

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


Asheville Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC
Bataan Memorial Death March Honorary March – White Sands, NM
Little Rock Half Marathon – Little Rock, AR

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


Delaware Marathon Running Festival – Wilmington, DE
Drake Road Races
– Des Moines, IA
Garmin Half Marathon in the Land of Oz – Olathe, KS

GO! St. Louis Marathon – St. Louis, MO
Hattiesburg Half Marathon – Hattiesburg, MS
Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon – Louisville, KY
Newport Rhode Races – Newport, RI
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon – Oklahoma City, OK
Run the Bluegrass – Lexington, KY
RussVegas Half Marathon – Russellville, AR
St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville – Nashville, TN


Boston’s Run to Remember – Boston, MA
Cincinnati Flying Pig Half Marathon – Cincinnati, OH
Coeur d’Alene Half Marathon – Coeur d’Alene, ID
Eau Claire Half Marathon – Eau Claire, WI
Eugene Half Marathon – Eugene, OR
Famous Idaho Potato Half Marathon – Boise, ID
Fargo Half Marathon – Fargo, ND
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


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 San Diego – San Diego, CA

Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle – Seattle, WA (discontinued)
Rock Tahoe Half Marathon – Stateline, NV
Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon – Portland, ME


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


Anchorage RunFest (Skinny Raven Half Marathon) – Anchorage, AK
Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon – Cascade Locks, OR
Iron Horse Half Marathon – North Bend, WA


Chicago Half Marathon – Chicago, IL
Clarence DeMar Half Marathon – Keene, NH
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
Pikes Peak Ascent – Manitou Springs, CO
Quad Cities Mel Foster Co. Half Marathon – Moline, IL
Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon – Santa Fe, NM (discontinued)


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
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
Mount Desert Island Half Marathon – Bar Harbor, ME
Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon – Hampton, NH
Wineglass Half Marathon – Bath, NY


Annapolis Running Classic – Annapolis, MD (tie, MD runner-up)
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 Savannah – Savannah, GA
Route 66 Half Marathon – Tulsa, OK
Space Coast Half Marathon – Cocoa, FL


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