Friday, October 7, 2016

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

Utah 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 Reviews for Half Marathons in Utah

Do you have a race review for a half marathon in Utah?  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!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Utah Half Marathons 2014 - 2015 - New and Improved Multi-Device View half marathon calendar is rolling out a more Multi-Device friendly version of their website, and Utah Half Marathons page is complete.  Check out 2014 half marathons in Utah on the Utah Half Marathon Calendar today! The 2015 half marathons in Utah are starting to roll in as well.

or visit the home page ... Half Marathon Calendar USA

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Run a Scenic Half Marathon in Vigor Utah this May 2014

Run the beautiful Big Cottonwood Canyon 13.1 half marathon this spring. Vigor Utah is hosting the 3rd Annual Big Cottonwood Canyon 1/2 marathon, 10K and 5K.  1st, 2nd, 3rd place medals, finisher medals, lots of giveaways from their sponsors like Salomon, Rockwell time, Miche, Porcupine Grill and more.

For information and registration go to

Side Note:  Fifty States Half Marathon Club members receive a discount to this event

To view ALL 2014 half marathons in Utah, visit the Utah half marathon calendar

Saturday, November 2, 2013

2nd Year of Zion Half Marathon - Bigger & Better 2014

The second year of this incredible Zion Half Marathon race, March 2014, is going to be bigger and better. Starting on the edge of the small town of Virgin, UT runners will follow the scenic Virgin River along highway 9 through the small towns of Rockville and Springdale.

The course is a gradual uphill run. While the first few miles feel flat, overall there is an average of a 35 feet gain for every mile. The route is through the beautiful red rock formations that lead up to breathtaking Zion National Park. The famous red rock cliffs begin to surround the course in the final 3 miles and the view is inspiring as the sun peaks over the rocks all before you finish at the Zion Giant Screen Theater just outside the park's southern entrance. After the race be sure to hike the world renowned Angels Landing to join the Angels Club and receive a discount for the 2015 registration.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Utah half marathons 2014

Do you have a 2014 Utah 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 Salt Lake City half marathons, Moab half marathons, St. George half marathons, Provo half marathons, or any other Utah half marathon 2014 dates!  

Utah Half Marathon Calendar 2013 and 2014

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy National Running Day to all you Utah Runners

Wishing all you Utah 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 Half Marathon Calendar USA!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

If you Like to Run at NIGHT, Then THIS is the Half Marathon for YOU

On Friday NIGHT August 23rd 2013, runners will hit the streets for the Annual Moonlight Half Marathon!

Instead of running in the heat of mid-morning, ever wanted to run a half marathon race in the middle of the night, under a full moon? You can get your chance at the sixth annual running of Utah's Moonlight Half Marathon, which is run in the thick of summer but at night, so the air should be cooled off by the time runners begin their race.

The thing that makes this race different is that this is a race to see who can cross the finish line closest to midnight without crossing it too early. There will be no timing devices allowed. You start when you think it will be the right time so you can cross the finish line at midnight.

Additionally, Fifty States HALF Marathon Club members receive a discount to this event!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

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

Join in Utah 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, March 22, 2013

There is still time to Register for 2nd Annual Big Cottonwood Canyon Half Marathon

Run the beautiful Big Cottonwood Canyon this spring. Vigor, Utah is hosting the 2nd Annual Big Cottonwood Canyon 1/2 marathon 10K 5K.   New May11th spring date. 

1st, 2nd, 3rd place medals, finisher medals, lots of giveaways from sponsors like: Salomon, Rockwell time, Miche, Porcupine Grill and more. 

This race starts at an elevation of 7700 ft and ends at 4700 ft.

Also, Fifty States HALF Marathon Club members receive a discount to this event!

Tuesday, September 18, 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. 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 leads 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, 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 , which has more than doubled over the past year, and the training organization  PRSFIT Nation which also continues to grow, training runners and triathletes, of all levels, globally.

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

Utah Grew in 2012 to 94 Half Marathons

Totals are in for UTAH! analyzed, searched and compared all half marathon directories in the United States for the state of Utah, and Utah grew in 2012 to a total of 94 half marathons!  This now puts Utah in the top 5 states for total number of half marathons, with California and Florida as the #1 and #2 total half marathons in the United States.

Additionally, as of 8/26/2012, Utah Half Marathons appears to be the most up to date largest list of half marathons for Utah compared to any other directory available:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Half Marathons Selling out in Utah - August - September 2012

The half marathon is definitely popular across the United States, still growing, and races are selling out all over!  Both the Park City Half marathon in August and the Top of Utah Half Marathon for September are sold out!

Upcoming events that are still open......

How bout a LABOR DAY HALF Marathon in Utah! Prestige Half Marathon will take place Monday on Labor Day Sep 3rd

Just a couple weeks away, September 8th the Little Grand Canyon Half Marathon will take place in Price, Utah

A tough choice between TWO AWESOME scenic half marathons on September 8th. Nebo Half Marathon starts in Payson Canyon, downhill course and drops 3000 feet!

Spanish Fork Half Marathon coming up Sept 8th in Spanish Fork, Utah

Round Valley Trail Head at Quinn’s Junction Sept 15th, Run? Events Trail Half Marathon will take place

Saturday Sept 15th, the 2nd Annual Uintah Half Marathon takes place following the canyon road down scenic Dry Fork Canyon

Coming up on 9/22 the Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half Marathon claimed as "the fastest course in Utah" will take place in Cottonwood Heights, Utah


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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Have a Half Marathon Race Review Utah 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.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Cold Weather Training
Article By: Paul “Crazy Legs” Stofko RRCA Running Coach
November 3, 2011

Cold weather training requires a little extra planning and protection before you head out the door. Your body loses heat quickly in cold weather due to convection (heat loss due to motion), conduction (transfer of heat due to temperature changes), evaporation of moisture, and radiation (transfer of energy caused by the difference between skin temperature and ambient temperature). The right layers will protect you from the elements without weighing you down. Cold can take it toll on your performance and comfort. And frostbitten skin is always a risk. But if you take some simple precautions, you can maintain your mileage in anything weather winter bring your way.

The challenge in dressing for winter training is not only to keep the winter chill and wetness out, but to manage the heat and moisture your body produces as well. Even in subfreezing temperatures your body produces a lot of heat and sweat. You can produce up to two liters per hour when running. Water conducts heat away from your body 25 times faster than air – great in summer, but dangerous in cold temperatures. Staying dry under your layers is critical and can impact heart rate, as well as comfort, dryness, and warmth.

Here are some tips for dressing in layers:

First Layer

Forget cotton. It holds moisture next to your skin. Choose the new lightweight, moisture-wicking fabrics that hold a very small percentage of their weight in moisture. Performance microfibers hold less than on percent of their weight in water compared to 17% wool or 8% cotton.

Second Layer

If you running in very cold weather, you may need a middle layer to trap the warmth your muscles generate. Choose a layer that produces maximum warmth with minimum bulk. Synthetic fibers have an advantage of staying drier than natural ones.

Outer Layer

Fibers have been developed that block the elements without trapping too much heat and moisture underneath. Look for waterproof fabrics that vent.

Hands and Head

Up to 40% of your body’s heat loss occurs from the head due to a large blood supply, extra surface area, and the mucus membranes of the nose and mouth. Choose thin microfiber hats and lightweight gloves liners for your hands.

Don’t forget your feet

Cotton is a bad choice for socks. Look for synthetic socks that won’t hold moisture and become packed down when damp.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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

Hi Utah 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

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Monday, March 22, 2010


Saturday, Apr. 17 Salt Lake City Marathon & Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT

Saturday, Apr. 24 Gunnison Valley Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Gunnison, UT

Saturday, May 1 Provo City Half Marathon, Relay & 5K Provo, UT

Saturday, May 15 Ogden Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay Ogden, UT

Monday, May 31 State Capitol Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT

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!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in UTAH

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

For Race directory of Utah 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