Friday, October 7, 2016

100 Half Marathons - Club Challenge of Fifty States Half Marathon Club - Virginia Running Clubs

Virginia half marathon runners and walkers!  Join a great club with lots of challenges to work on, as well as lots of discounts and great members.  Many half marathon runners and walkers out there can’t alway afford to travel around to all 50 states.  The 100 Half Marathons Challenge™ is a perfect alternative!  Join Fifty States Half Marathon Club and work toward your 100 half marathons, and take your time on the other challenges.  All members can work toward all the challenges.

Fifty States Half Marathon Club hosts a big annual meet up in a new state every year, which includes the big annual awards night for all the club members that finish a challenge.  From the 100 Half Marathons Challenge™ to the 50 States Half Marathon Challenge™, or 50 States Endurance Challenge™, runners and walkers will enjoy a great group of members, with lots of opportunity to meet members at races.  Paint your journey on the cool 100 Half Marathons shirts, designed by Fifty States Half Marathon Club, or the map back design as you work toward 50 states.



Additionally, there is the 500 Endurance Challenge™, the 7 Continents Endurance Challenge™, and the new Canada 10 Provinces Half Marathon Challenge™.  A description of each challenge can be found at the official website of Fifty States Half Marathon Club.

Beautiful, classy awards when you finish a challenge!

Join the club and start working toward your 100 half marathons, or 50 states, at

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Race Review for Half Marathons in Virginia

Do you have a race review for a half marathon in Virginia?  If so, feel free to submit a half marathon review for consideration!   Here are some great topics runners like to read about in your half marathon review:

Was the race website organized and informative?  Distances visible on home page, full address of location for out of state visitors, city and state visible of non-local participants, details about course, critical info easily found, etc.

Was the race well organized?  Packet pick up, expo, start time, timing, support?

Did this race have an expo, or just a small packet pickup?

Were enough volunteers recruited? How was on course support?  Enough food?  Enough water?

How was the post race party?  Good food? Music?  Enough food?  Enough refreshments & recovery food or drinks? Describe.

How was the medal? below average? average? excellent?  beyond excellent, pretty cool?
Do you have a photo to share of your bling to include?

How was the swag?  Any awesome swag?  Brand of shirt?

How was the cost of the race compared to most half marathons?  about average, a great deal, way too expensive for the swag, bling and support that was provided, well worth the cost for the swag, bling, post race party and support received?

Was this a small race, a medium sized race, or large race?

Was the course scenic?  What was the highlight of the course (or highlights of the course)?
What made the course fun (or totally boring)?
Do you have any good scenic course photos to send us?

Describe the course.  Was it flat?  Rollers the whole way?  Flat with one big monster hill?  All up?  All down?  All up then all down? etc.  Was it shaded?  Trees, dessert, mountainous, city streets, all neighborhoods, through a park, etc?

We love to hear from our half marathon runners about all the half marathon races out there that you love, like, or didn't care for, and appreciate your feedback.  We may share your review in multiple locations such as our half marathon blogs, or possibly even on  You can ask to be published anonymously if you'd like, but we do need your information in order to publish.

Happy Running!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Inaugural Race 13.1 Roanoke Half Marathon to Kick Off March 2015

The inaugural Race 13.1 Roanoke is set to take place on March 1, 2015.  The race will start and finish from River's Edge and run on portions of the Roanoke River Greenway and the Tinker Creek Greenway. Race 13.1 is a professional producer of first class, family-friendly half marathon events. All Race 13.1 events also include a 5k and 10k.  ALSO, if you are a Fifty States Half Marathon Club member, you will receive a discount to this event!

View of Roanoke Virginia

Friday, January 31, 2014

February 2014 Half Marathon Virginia Race Season is Here

Virginia Runners! Race season is picking up! 3 Half Marathons in February to choose from, including the Dahlgren Trail Half in King George, Sentara Colonial Half in Williamsburg, and Love Rox Half Marathon in Richmond for the wine lovers, combined with the Virginia Wine Expo! For more information, visit the Virginia Half Marathon Calendar.

Click here to view ALL 2014 half marathons

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Walker Friendly Half Marathons in Virginia

Half Marathon walking is a growing sector of the half marathon community and we would like to show support by identifying half marathon events that are "walker friendly." Virginia Half Marathon Calendar is currently updating the calendar to now show "Walker Friendly" half marathons for all of Virginia. Half Marathon Calendar has set a new industry standard of 4 hours minimum to be considered officially "walker friendly" for a road half marathon, and 5 hours minimum for a trail half marathon.

If you know of an event that allows at least 4 hours to complete their half marathon event, please reach out to us and let us know and we will add a "W" next to their event.
Contact our Half Marathon Calendar staff

If you are truly trying to fully support the walking community, I suggest allowing 4 hours 15 min to 4 hours 30 min to really attract the Half Marathon Walkers to your event, and this means that your aid stations stay open and stocked until that very last walker passes through the aid station.

I think it's great that the Half Marathon walker community has been growing.  There are so many people that can't jog or run any longer due to injury or knee issues, or other complications, or simply just don't enjoy running, and I commend them for still getting out there and becoming such a growing share of the half marathon community.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Virginia Makes Top 5 - Leading Half Marathon Growth in the US

Every year, our staff at analyzes the growth of half marathons in the United States.  We recently completed our annual calculations and report Virginia to be the 4th highest growth state in the United States (TIED with Michigan) for half marathon growth over the past year, following California, which usually leads the growth rate year after year due to the state size and population, Oregon and Colorado.  Virginia added 12 half marathons to their grand total over the past year.  Half marathons and other active events also bring revenue to small towns and cities, which can be great for businesses. Great job Virginia for making the top 5, and leading the way in the Active Community!!!

California Half Marathons  - over 50 half marathons added
Oregon Half Marathons - 21 half marathons added
Colorado Half Marathons - 15 half marathons added
Michigan Half Marathons - 12 half marathons added
Virginia Half Marathons - 12 half marathons added
Missouri Half Marathons - 11 half marathons added
Washington Half Marathons - 10 half marathons added
Tennessee Half Marathons - 6 half marathons added
Nebraska Half Marathons - 5 half marathons added
Arkansas Half Marathons - 5 half marathons added

Copyright 2013 Half Marathon Calendar

Saturday, July 27, 2013

2014 Virginia Half Marathons

Do you have a 2014 Virginia half marathon date update or a new half marathon to add?  We are updating our half marathon calendar for 2014 as your dates are updated, so make sure to send us on over any Virginia Beach half marathons, Norfolk half marathons, Richmond half marathons, or any other Virginia half marathon 2014 dates!  

Virginia Half Marathon Calendar 2013 and 2014

Want to advertise your event?  We have great ad prices on our half marathon calendar as well!  Get visibility on one of the most up to date half marathon calendars on the web!

Click here to view our media kit and various advertising prices and deals.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Virginia Half Marathon Runners, Marathoners & Triathletes - Join the Challenge!

Join in Virginia runners and triathletes, and take the Challenge!  Whether you are a half marathon runner, a full marathon runner, a half ironman triathlete or go long for the full ironman triathlons, OR like to do a little bit of all, ... we have a challenge for you!  Choose from 3 challenges .........

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Have a Half Marathon Race Review Virginia Runners?

Feel free to share with us your Half Marathon race reviews.

What to share?

Course description:  flat, hilly, rollers, scenic

Best moment of the race?

What could they improve on if anything?




Aid Stations?

Post Party entertainment?


Are you a Race Director or Event Organizer and want to improve your website for athletes?
Read the Article at this site
What do you Include on your Website?:  

Do you want to advertise your event on one of our State Pages at
 Half Marathon Calendar 2012 ?
We are running a special, advertise 2 consecutive months or longer and we'll give you the ad for only $100/month!!!!
Contact us for availability of the ad spot you'd like.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Discount to Rock'n'Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

Become a member of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club and get great discounts, including a discounts to the popular Rock'n'Roll events such as the Rock'n'Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon! (2011 post concert featuring Brett Michaels)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Virginia Half Marathons, Half Marathon Runners, Race Directors & Event Organizers

Hi Virginia Half Marathon Runners, Race Directors and Event Organizers.  Feel free to email us Half Marathon Race News and Stories to post on our blog.  To send news, articles or fun information, please send us which Half Marathon State Blog you'd like it posted in at   CONTACT US

Also if you'd like your event or any other discounts to be added to the official Fifty States HALF Marathon Club Member Discount List that goes out to all our members across the United States, please send your event, website link and race discount code to be added for our official members to use.  Our members like to choose from races on our discount list when they look at choosing a half marathon in your state.  Send to  CONTACT US  and in return we will help promote your event.

If your Half Marathon event is missing from the Half Marathon Race Calendar found at and would like to be added, please send the event date, name, and website link to   CONTACT US

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Saturday, Apr. 17 Charlottesville Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K Charlottesville, VA

Saturday, Apr. 17 Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon Chesapeake, VA

Sunday, Apr. 18 LAWS Run For The Shelter Half Marathon & 5K Leesburg, VA

Saturday, Apr. 24 Blue Ridge Parkway Marathon & Half Marathon Roanoke, VA

Saturday, May 1 XtremeFest Park to Park Half Marathon Waynesboro, VA

Sunday, May 2 Potomac River Run Marathon & Half Marathon Alexandria, VA

Sunday, May 9 Pacers Running Festival Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon Arlington, VA

Sunday, May 16 Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon Fredericksburg, VA
FOR LINKS to half marathons, we are currently working to update our half marathon calendar at Fifty States HALF Marathon Club

Please let us know if we are missing any half marathons for April or May 2010. Thank you!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hello Virginia Runners!

What are your favorite Virginia Half Marathons?  Are there any hidden gems out there?  Do you have a great half marathon story and want to share?  Email me and I'll post it as a story or article on our blog.

Friday, September 4, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in VIRGINIA

Feel free to post favorite races, half marathon events, and anything and everything related to HALF Marathons in Virginia!

For Race directory of Virginia HALF Marathons, go to

If interested in taking on a 50 STATE CHALLENGE or a 100 HALF ANYWHERE CHALLENGE, please check out Fifty States HALF Marathon Club at