Friday, October 7, 2016

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

Texas 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 www.50stateshalfmarathonclub.com

Monday, July 18, 2016

Dragons Den Half Marathon in San Antonio Texas


The Saturday Aug 13, 2016 Dragons Den Half Marathon in San Antonio, TX is a USATF sanctioned 2 loop course.  The course is a mixture of asphalt, concrete, dirt roads and technical trails.  With this in mind, along with the heat, I wouldn't consider the course walker friendly, even though the event allows 4 hours.  With the technical trails added in there, the course is not going to be comparable to a road half marathon.  Those that can withstand the heat and trails, are in for some great post race goodies, .... beer and turkey legs!  Additionally, the first 100 to register receive a technical running tank, and all finishers receive a regular finisher shirt and a blazin' lookin' medal.  Visit the Texas half marathons page and scroll to August half marathons for a direct link to the event.

Texas Half Marathons 2016 page


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Badass Brazos Half Marathon in Waco Texas


The August 7, 2016 Badass Brazos Half Marathon in Waco, TX is a scenic course, but HOT and HILLY!  Technical tank top for all participants, along with a good size finisher medal that says "Look at the Bad Ass".  Temperature will be around 100, so start extra hydration DAYS before the event day.  To register or for more information, visit the Texas Half Marathons page and scroll down to August half marathons for a direct link to event.

Texas Half Marathons 2016


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Night Moves Trail Half Marathon in Hitchcock Texas


The August 6, 2016 Night Moves Trail Half Marathon in Hitchcock, TX is a windy, rolling, technical single track course through Jack Brooks Park.  This is a night run, with the half marathon starting at 8:30pm, so don't forget your headlamp!  To register or for more information, visit the Texas Half Marathons page and scroll to August for a direct link.

Texas half marathons 2016


Friday, July 15, 2016

Wildfire Half Marathon in Denton Texas


The July 17, 2016 Wildfire Half Marathon in Denton, TX will be a hot one no doubt.  The course starts and finishes at a football stadium, and while the course is pretty flat, the average temp in Denton on this date is around 93.  The current forecast for this year's event is high of 97 with no chance of rain, so it's going to be a HOT one! Tech shirts included for all participants.  Registration is still open and will be open race morning as well.  Packet pick up is also race day for all participants. For more info or to register, visit the Texas half marathons page and scroll to July half marathons.

Texas Half Marathons 2016


XTERRA Magnolia Hill 21k Half Marathon in Navasota Texas


The July 16, 2016 XTERRA Magnolia Hill 21k Half Marathon trail run in Navasota, TX is a beginner friendly trail running course, with a mixture of single track and jeep roads through piney woods on an "event only" ranch, finishing at a lake on the ranch.  Event shirt included, along with food and beer post race.  While this is a hot time of year for running in Texas, the tree cover should help for shade on the course.  To register or to learn more, visit the Texas Half Marathons page and scroll to July half marathons for a direct link. Onsite registration is available.

Texas half marathons 2016




Saturday, May 30, 2015

Race Review for Half Marathons in Texas

Do you have a race review for a half marathon in Texas?  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 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 Halfmarathonsearch.com.  You can ask to be published anonymously if you'd like, but we do need your information in order to publish.

Happy Running!




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Texas Half Marathons Feb 21 and Feb 22, 2015



No slow down for half marathons in Texas the rest of this February!  There are FIVE half marathons this weekend in TX Feb 21 and Feb 22, 2015!  Surfside Beach Half Marathon in Surfside Beach, TX;  Cross Timbers Trail Half Marathon in Gordonville, TX;  Stonebridge Ranch Half Marathon in McKinney, TX;      El Paso Half Marathon in El Paso, TX; and the Alamo Run Fest Half Marathon in San Antonio, TX!  For more details visit Texas Half Marathons http://www.halfmarathonsearch.com/#!half-marathons-texas/c1thp


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Alamo 13.1 Half Marathon in Texas Discount




4th Annual ALAMO 13.1 HALF is just around the corner on Sunday, March 22nd. Enjoy THE BEST Finisher Medals around, sweet race swag, scenic flat course & delicious post race treats. You'll certainly REMEMBER THE ALAMO 13.1. Enjoy $10 off Discount Code: HALFMARATHONCLUB
  
http://alamo131.com/race-info/register/








Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Running February Half Marathons in Texas Overview


For runners looking to run a half marathon in Texas in the month of February, the average weather temperatures for northern Texas typically range from upper 50's to mid 60's for the high, and mid 30's to mid 40's for the lows, making it ideal running weather to many that like to avoid running in heat. In southern Texas, you'll find average temperatures ranging from mid 60's to low 70's on average, with average lows of about 40 to 50 degrees.

Moving on into the rest of February, there are half marathons spread all across the state of Texas, including at least 2 trail half marathons, for those that like to hit the dirt.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Texas Half Marathons 2014 and 2015 - New and Improved Half Marathon Calendar


Texas Half Marathons has now rolled out as a more tablet and mobile friendly view at Halfmarathonsearch.com.  The Half Marathon Calendar has 2014 and 2015 half marathons up to date as the dates are announced by race organizers, and has both search by state and search by month capabilities.




Sunday, February 23, 2014

Texas Half Marathons is on Facebook


Texas Half Marathons is on Facebook.  Come on over and "Like" Texas Half Marathons Facebook! Another place to stay up to date on information regarding half marathons in TX, such as inaugural races, discounts, upcoming Texas halfs and sometimes descriptions and highlights of half marathon events in Texas. Plus, interact with other Texas half marathon runners with your posts as well.


Friday, January 3, 2014

Texas Half Marathon Growth, Walker Friendly Half Marathons and Trail Half Marathons


The most up to date, complete and accurate listing of Texas half marathons on the web is the Halfmarathonsearch.com half marathon calendar, featuring search by state and search by month capabilities. The calendar of Texas half marathons also features a symbol for trail running half marathon events, and has been working on implementing walker friendly symbols throughout the calendar, which will continue to roll out through 2014. The walker friendly races adhere to the new standard in the half marathon industry, supporting a 4 hour / 18:32 minute mile minimum to be officially considered walker friendly.  The races must be fully supported the full minimum of 4 hours, including the same road support and aid station support that the fast runners receive, to be “official walker friendly”. Texas half marathons have grown to a total of 120 half marathons as of January 2014, an increase of over 20 half marathons in Texas since the beginning of 2012.  It is no surprise, being such a large state and all, Texas remains in the top 5 for most half marathons in the United States.

Thus far, some of the most widely known larger races that support a minimum of 4 hours to be considered walker friendly in Texas and across the nation, are the Rock’n’Roll half marathons, and The Biggest Loser Run / Walk half marathons.  As far as the smaller to mid size races, there is still a large quantity of 1/2 marathon events out there that are not supportive of the walking community at all.  There is a very large percent of races that that have a  maximum time limit of 3 hours and 15 minutes, or 3 hours and 30 minutes, which truly isn’t really a walker friendly standard, and certainly shouldn’t be promoted as walker friendly on any event website.  However there are some extremely supportive small to mid size events out there to be found!  Surfside Half Marathon allows up to 5 and a half hours for halfmarathoners.  The 3M Half marathon allows 5 hours for the half marathon.  The half marathon walking community continues to grow, and events looking to gain a larger total participation should definitely consider a 4 hour or longer fully supported race to draw in this growing market share.


Trail half marathons have also been making headway in Texas and across the United States.  While Texas by no means leads the US in percentage of trail events, the state is home of a full Xterra series, which include multiple half marathons, and at least 12 good Trail 21k half marathons across the state.  As mentioned prior, runners can easily scroll right down the Halfmarathonsearch.com half marathon schedule for Texas and identify which events are trail runs by the (T) symbol along side the date at the Texas half marathon calendar.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Discount to The Biggest Loser Run/Walk Austin Half Marathon

That's right! A 20% Discount for Fifty States HALF Marathon Club members to the Biggest Loser Run/Walk Half Marathon Austin Texas!  If you're not already a member, join our club to enjoy over 200 half marathon discounts, and start your journey to finishing a a half marathon in 50 States, OR finishing a total of 100 half marathons ANYWHERE.  These are obtainable goals with NO time limit, ... just great camaraderie and lots of discounts along the way, with our great partnerships, sponsors and alliances we have with so many great events, ... such as the Biggest Loser Run/Walks! Not to mention I swear I think we have the nicest members in the world!

Biggest Loser Run/Walk Austin March 30, 2014



Join The Biggest Loser RunWalk in the live music capital of the world-Austin,TX! Register for a Half Marathon/5K/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run on March, 30th, 2014! The race series is for all fitness levels, whether you are ready to set a personal record or this is your first race, come join us at The Biggest Loser RunWalk Austin! All participants receive a medal, runner tee & RunWalk goody bag! To register visit www.biggestloserrunwalk.com or email contact@biggestloserrunwwalk.com with any questions.

As always, feel free to search ALL 2014 Texas Half Marathons at the most up to date Texas Half Marathon Calendar on the web!



Saturday, July 27, 2013

2014 Texas Half Marathons



Do you have a 2014 Texas half marathon date update or a new half marathon to add?  We are updating our Halfmarathonsearch.com half marathon calendar for 2014 as your dates are updated, so make sure to send us on over any Dallas half marathons, Houston half marathons, San Antonio half marathons, or any other Texas half marathon 2014 dates!  

Texas Half Marathon Calendar 2013 and 2014

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy National Running Day to all you Texas Runners



Wishing all you Texas runners out there an extra special National Running day! Runners united like never before this year, and we are so grateful to be a part of such an awesome community full of all you awesome runners.


All the best, From your Running Friends at Fifty 50 States HALF Marathon Club and Halfmarathonsearch.com Half Marathon Calendar USA!



Saturday, April 27, 2013

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


Join in Texas runners & 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 .........

Friday, February 8, 2013

Only a Week Away until the Jail Break Run!



Last Chance to Register and Run a Half Marathon for a Great Cause!

The 2013 Jail Break Run will take place on Saturday February 16th!

This event benefits Project Blue, which is a 501(c)3 foundation that helps police officers in need after an unforeseen illness or injury.  100% of the proceeds benefit Project Blue.  This is a smaller 1/2 marathon, expecting less then 800 this year. We are USATF sanctioned. 










Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Half Marathons Reach a Milestone and Surpass the 2000 total mark in 2012



The year 2012 has been a year of tremendous growth for half marathons and marks a new milestone of surpassing over 2000 half marathons across the United States.  Half Marathons are being formed as fast as we can add them to the online calendar directories.  Halfmarathonsearch.com analyzed, searched, and compared the top half marathon directory listings across the United States and came to a total of 2005 half marathons for all US States totaled, reported on August 26, 2012.  California half marathons lead the way with the top number of half marathons, surpassing the 250 mark this year and new half marathons being added almost weekly, with Florida following as second with a total of 105 half marathons reached in 2012.  Not too far behind Florida follows Utah, Texas, and the state of Washington for most half marathons in the United States.  Both Florida and Texas hit their 100 milestone this year in 2012.

As events grow, the importance for Race Directors and Event Management companies to understand their audience, not only from a race day perspective, but also an online perspective in presenting the event website is critical.  A past article Event Websites in our Changing World of Technology, Social Media, and Accommodating the Traveling Athlete written by Nicole Blomgren, Founder and President of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club and Halfmarathonsearch.com, provides good insight into what events should be cognizant of in presenting their information for runners, to make finding an event so much easier.

The rate of half marathon additions does not seem to be slowing as we approach this last quarter of 2012, predicting half marathon totals to likely grow to between 2300 to 2500 by the end of 2013.  Half Marathon clubs and training organizations have also seen growth in 2012, such as the national running club Fifty States HALF Marathon Club www.halfmarathonclub.com , which has more than doubled over the past year.

Furthermore, the half marathon 13.1 mile distance event is a nice event to travel on the weekends to. Runners can typically experience a quick recovery after finishing a half marathon, one may not encounter when participating in a full marathon, presenting the half marathon experience to be very enjoyable running distance event for runners.

 ~ Copyright 2012 - Nicole Blomgren

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Texas Half Marathon Milestone for 2012


The totals are in, and for 2012, Texas now has hit a total of 100 Half Marathons!!!  Halfmarathonsearch.com™searched, analyzed and compared all the top site listings of half marathons, and just came up with the final total.  Halfmarathonsearch.com™ Texas Half Marathons page should now be the most complete listing of all half marathons in Texas in the United States as of August 26, 2012.  You will also now see a small (T) next to events that are Trail Running half marathons, to easily identify trail halfs in the list.  Halfmarathonsearch.com  will eventually be doing this for all states.





Monday, June 11, 2012

Next UP Half Marathons in Texas June - July 2012


THE REST OF JUNE .....

Sunday Jun 16, 2012
Carrabba's Classic Half Marathon, Relay & Nature Walk
San Antonio, TX

JULY

Saturday Jul 7, 2012
Orange Leaf Half Marathon
New Braunfels, TX

Saturday Jul 21, 2012
Sizzling Summer Half Marathon, 10k, & 1 Mi Fun Run
Arlington, TX

For direct links to these events or for future events, visit

 Texas Half Marathon Calendar





Saturday, February 25, 2012

Have a Texas Half Marathon Race Review?




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?

Swag?


Medals?

Food?

Aid Stations?

Post Party entertainment?

CONTACT US


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.



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Discount to San Antonio Rock'n'Roll Marathon & Half Marathon

The San Antonio Rock'n'Roll Half Marathon is coming up quick, November 13th 2011 and is NOT sold out yet.  There is still time to register and Fifty States HALF Marathon Club members receive a discount while online registration is still open through November 6th 2011.  They've also added a bike tour this year!  Are you looking for a Half Marathon PR?  This course is claimed to be "flat and festive" with typical weather in the 80's for this time of year.  Then finish off your event with this year's post concert entertainment Vince Neil of Motley Crue.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

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


Hi Texas 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 www.halfmarathonsearch.com and would like to be added, please send the event date, name, and website link to   CONTACT US

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

TEXAS HALF MARATHONS FOR APRIL 2010 AND MAY 2010

Saturday, Apr. 10 Davy Crockett Bear Chase Marathon, Half Marathon Groveton, TX


Sunday, Apr. 11 Big "D" Texas Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Dallas, TX

Sunday, Apr. 11 Angie's Half Crazy Half Marathon Houston, TX

Sunday, Apr. 11 America's Run Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk Arlington, TX

Saturday, May 1 The Gusher Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Beaumont, TX

Sunday, May 2 Heels and Hills Half Marathon, Relay, 5K Irving, TX

FOR LINKS to half marathons, we are currently working to update our half marathon calendar at Fifty States HALF Marathon Club http://www.halfmarathonclub.com/

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thought I'd share a link to an article on upcoming 3M Half Marathon in Austin Texas

Sharing link to the article "Great runs abound as marathons near"


Austin American-Statesman

"The last race in the Challenge before the marathon, the 3M Half-Marathon (Jan. 24), is known as one of the fastest half-marathons in the country and ...  "

http://www.statesman.com/sports/content/sports/stories/other/2009/11/24/1124hoban.html

Thursday, September 3, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in TEXAS

Feel free to send favorite races, half marathon events, and anything and everything related to HALF Marathons in Texas

For Race directory of Texas HALF Marathons, go to
http://www.halfmarathonclub.com/Upcoming_Races.html


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