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.  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 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 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, and the training organization  PRSFIT Nation www.prsfit.com 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!  Halfmarathonsearch.com 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, Halfmarathonsearch.com 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 http://www.prestigehalfmarathon.com/

Just a couple weeks away, September 8th the Little Grand Canyon Half Marathon will take place in Price, Utah http://mammothmarathons.org/

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! http://www.runtheslam.com/run-the-slam-races/nebo-half-marathon

Spanish Fork Half Marathon coming up Sept 8th in Spanish Fork, Utah http://www.spanishforkhalf.com/

Round Valley Trail Head at Quinn’s Junction Sept 15th, Run? Events Trail Half Marathon will take place http://www.r-u-nevents.com/2011/11/hooray-for-a-half-marthon/

Saturday Sept 15th, the 2nd Annual Uintah Half Marathon takes place following the canyon road down scenic Dry Fork Canyon http://www.uintahrecreation.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BD3428F51-0C1F-4999-BC05-BA377D6302E1%7D

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 http://www.bigcottonwoodmarathon.com/


VISIT Halfmarathonsearch.com Utah Page

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.