Overall Rating
Overall Rating (54 Reviews)
4.7
(54 Ratings) 🏆 (54 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.7
SCENERY
3.6
PRODUCTION
4.9
SWAG
4.7
Halfsy the distance, double the fun. Join the largest (and most fun) half marathon in Nebraska! The Good Life Halfsy is known nationally for providing a fast, beautiful course that provides you with ample PR opportunities. With 13.1 miles of parks, water features, tree-lined boulevards and Lincoln’s most notable landmarks, this … MORE
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    The Good Life Halfsy is a fun race to celebrate all runners. Crowd support was amazing. The packet pickup was fun with lots to do. The before and after party … MORE

    The Good Life Halfsy is a fun race to celebrate all runners. Crowd support was amazing. The packet pickup was fun with lots to do. The before and after party was great. I really loved the swag at this race. One of my favorite race shirts.

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    runwithjamie REPEAT RUNNER '23

    This is my second year doing this race and it's one of my favorites. The expo is well organized and fun. You can sign your name on the car and … MORE

    This is my second year doing this race and it’s one of my favorites. The expo is well organized and fun. You can sign your name on the car and draw/sign/color a banner that’s hung up at the end of the race. The race has lots of course support and is well organized. The race started on time which was nice. Love the post race banners with professional photographers available to take photos.

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    mamacoxx REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Course is pretty flat with a net downhill and many will PR. Expo, free race photos, swag, finisher medal, logistics and crowd support are awesome and hard to beat! The … MORE

    Course is pretty flat with a net downhill and many will PR. Expo, free race photos, swag, finisher medal, logistics and crowd support are awesome and hard to beat! The after party is great as far as atmosphere, but only 1 drink ticket and they still only do snacks after the race, no real food.

    I have run a half in every state and a total of 113 so I’ve seen really amazing to “will never do again” and this is my favorite fall race and the best that I’ve done in Nebraska. Love it!

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    sara.e.hallgren FIRST-TIMER '23

    Lots of water stations. Small hill thorught, however to get to the finishline there is a hill (its a bridge), keep your head up and power through becuase its a … MORE

    Lots of water stations.
    Small hill thorught, however to get to the finishline there is a hill (its a bridge), keep your head up and power through becuase its a nice downhill sprint to the finish line!

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    jmanu96 FIRST-TIMER '23

    Some times the weather can be bad this time of year, but this time is was awesome! The food tables are easy to find (in fact everything was easy to … MORE

    Some times the weather can be bad this time of year, but this time is was awesome!
    The food tables are easy to find (in fact everything was easy to find) and are always loaded! It was great!

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    eluidens FIRST-TIMER '23

    The course is net downhill, just beware the uphill bridge at the end... but then it's a speedy downhill to the Amazing swag, beautiful weather, friendly pacers, pink gorillas with … MORE

    The course is net downhill, just beware the uphill bridge at the end… but then it’s a speedy downhill to the Amazing swag, beautiful weather, friendly pacers, pink gorillas with trombones, lots of free photos, what more could you ask for?

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    melisdawn REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Pink Gorilla puts an an amazing race. They have great water stations and fans along the course. You will not be disappointed at the end with the selection of recover … MORE

    Pink Gorilla puts an an amazing race. They have great water stations and fans along the course. You will not be disappointed at the end with the selection of recover food they have for you. You will not be disappointed if you sign up for the Good Life Halfsy. I am not a runner but love running this race.

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    GrammaCat3 FIRST-TIMER '23

    It was all so much fun from race organizers to packets and swag and all the wonderful people I met. I will be better prepared as I know where I … MORE

    It was all so much fun from race organizers to packets and swag and all the wonderful people I met. I will be better prepared as I know where I fell short and I will be back next year !

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '23

    As you approach the UNL campus, the course runs along Antelope creek on a bike trail. There is a 200 foot elevation drop starting around mile 5, making it easier … MORE

    As you approach the UNL campus, the course runs along Antelope creek on a bike trail. There is a 200 foot elevation drop starting around mile 5, making it easier to shoot for a PR. I’ve run it 7 times. It is a fast course, well organized with great support from volunteers.

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    Ahansen45 FIRST-TIMER '23

    Great course, great atmosphere. I loved the support that was provided. The beginning is a little intense, but there were lot of water stops and bathrooms available. Just a great … MORE

    Great course, great atmosphere. I loved the support that was provided. The beginning is a little intense, but there were lot of water stops and bathrooms available. Just a great experience overall. It made me want to run more half and even full marathons.

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    caitlinmorris420 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    The medal(s) were beautiful (Halfsy and Capitol City Challenge). Aid stations were placed at good intervals. Net downhill course with great scenery of residential, downtown, and parks. MORE

    The medal(s) were beautiful (Halfsy and Capitol City Challenge). Aid stations were placed at good intervals. Net downhill course with great scenery of residential, downtown, and parks.

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    nenglebretson FIRST-TIMER '23

    This was my first half marathon and it lived up to everything I expected. The pre-race emails and training material were awesome. The expo had no wait time for packet … MORE

    This was my first half marathon and it lived up to everything I expected. The pre-race emails and training material were awesome. The expo had no wait time for packet pickup. Race day was organized and I loved the pink gorillas at every mile marker! Coming over the bridge at mile 12.75 was difficult but magical to come down the bridge into the haymarket for the finish. Amazing post race beer, snacks and Gatorade! I love the giant medal so much. 10/10 will run again.

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    asvehla REPEAT RUNNER '23

    It’s the perfect time of year to go for a personal best. The race is extremely well organized, and I haven’t met a runner who has something bad to say … MORE

    It’s the perfect time of year to go for a personal best. The race is extremely well organized, and I haven’t met a runner who has something bad to say about the Good Life Halfsy!

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    WIRunner FIRST-TIMER '23

    Loved everything! I thought the shake-out run was fun, it was an excellent expo with lots of vendors, a smooth, delightful course, and wonderful volunteers. Top notch event! MORE

    Loved everything! I thought the shake-out run was fun, it was an excellent expo with lots of vendors, a smooth, delightful course, and wonderful volunteers. Top notch event!

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    ksanchezkathee REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Great weather, cheers, music and signs from the community added to the fun. Food, massage, chiropractor at the end, along with the beer in the Haymarket area sets runners up … MORE

    Great weather, cheers, music and signs from the community added to the fun. Food, massage, chiropractor at the end, along with the beer in the Haymarket area sets runners up for feeling good. There were ample med stations and portable potties available. The shuttle bus was an added benefit. Love this race, with pink gorillas and kids giving high fives along the way.

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    rajarvis91 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    This was the 10th year of the Good Life Halfsy. I've ran this race the past 9 years, and it is a favorite. It was an awesome race. The race … MORE

    This was the 10th year of the Good Life Halfsy. I’ve ran this race the past 9 years, and it is a favorite. It was an awesome race. The race swag was top notch. I love the zip up jackets we got. Packet pickup was a breeze with a lot of vendors. I feel like this race, you get soo many items. I always feel like they are putting items in my bag when you go to get your bib.
    The race morning was pretty good. It was easy to get to the start and line up. I loved the mile markers with a pink gorilla at each. Plenty of water/gatorade stations. Spectators all along the course yelling your name, which is a huge motivator for me! Course is mostly flat, a few hills. The food afterwards was plenty. This year was something new, the Capitol City Challenge. If you finished the Lincoln Marathon/Half that is in May and complete this race, you earn 2 medals at the end of the Halfsy. So, run 2 races an earn 3 medals…who doesn’t like that?? Overall, great race Pink Gorilla! I will be back next year!

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    kstodd FIRST-TIMER '23

    Lincoln is a fun town with great down town scene to explore. This race was organized perfectly and such a blast to experience. I had a great run and a … MORE

    Lincoln is a fun town with great down town scene to explore. This race was organized perfectly and such a blast to experience. I had a great run and a personal best. I never needed my music with the great spectators and entertainment the whole way.

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    cheyenne.dovel FIRST-TIMER '23

    This was my first half marathon, and the process was seamless from beginning to end. The staff were great and helpful when I asked questions. I had so much fun … MORE

    This was my first half marathon, and the process was seamless from beginning to end. The staff were great and helpful when I asked questions. I had so much fun (which is not how I thought I would be describing my first 13.1)!

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    haylee.teutsch FIRST-TIMER '23

    I had an exceptional first time experience. From packet pickup to crossing the finish line, this race was one to remember. The course was nice and flat(ish) with a hill … MORE

    I had an exceptional first time experience. From packet pickup to crossing the finish line, this race was one to remember. The course was nice and flat(ish) with a hill right at the end to humble you. There were drink stations, bathrooms and a cheering squad at each mile. Between mile 8 and 9 they offered a GU gel for an extra pick me up. The pink gorilla events team was great and hyping you up along the route. If you enjoy running with a pace group, they had pacers that did a great job. Overall, would do this race again!

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    thelen2paige REPEAT RUNNER '23

    The atmosphere is what makes this race. I love Pink Gorilla events and I am on my way to completing all of them. The Good Life Halfsy is so much … MORE

    The atmosphere is what makes this race. I love Pink Gorilla events and I am on my way to completing all of them. The Good Life Halfsy is so much fun and that is because Pink Gorilla knows how to throw a party. There is so much info out there that you will never be confused or get lost. the price is just right and the team aspect this year was really cool. The snacks at the end were fantastic, there were so many options. This race is a 10/10 I wish it was more well-known.

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