Friday, October 7, 2016

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

Florida 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

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Southernmost Half Marathon in Key West Florida

The October 8, 2016 Southernmost Half Marathon in Key West, FL is a fast flat course, taking participants out to Stock Island, and returning on the Gulf of Mexico side of the island, with water views much of the way.  To register, or for more information, visit the Florida half marathons page, and scroll to October half marathons for a direct link to race.

Florida half marathons 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Key Biscayne Half Marathon in Miami Florida

The October 2, 2016 Key Biscayne Half Marathon in Miami, FL is an out and back loop course along the Rickenbacker Causeway, with scenic ocean views, as well as an overlook view of Miami and Biscayne Bay.  Now, to get to the overlook view, ...... well let's just say the course is not flat.  For more information, visit the Florida half marathons page and scroll down to view October half marathons.

Florida half marathons 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon in Jacksonville Florida

The October 8, 2016 Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon in Jacksonville, FL is an out and back course with a 4 hour walker friendly time limit.  Mostly flat course, except for the run over the bridge to Friendship park, with plenty of waterfront, much of the course running along the St. John's River .  Free beer and food post race.    To register or for more information, visit the Florida Half Marathons page under October half marathons.

Florida half marathons 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Volition America Clermont Half Marathon in Florida

The October 1, 2016 Volition America Clermont Half Marathon in Clermont, Florida is an out and back scenic course, starting and finishing at the National Training Center.  Finisher medals and technical shirts for all participants.  Volition America races raise funds to help military families pursue education.  To learn more, visit the Florida Half Marathons page and scroll to October half marathons.

Florida half marathons 2016 page

Friday, July 15, 2016

Masters of All Terrain Half Marathon in Orlando Florida

The Sunday September 11, 2016 Master of All Terrain Half Marathon in Orlando, FL is an off road half marathon in the Little Big Econ State Forest.  While Florida is typically still pretty hot for half marathons in September, I'd gather this course may have some tree cover to provide some shade (you'd have to confirm with race organizer).  Very little additional information is provided on the website about this race, so we'll have to leave it up to you to reach out to the race organizer.  For a direct link, visit the Florida half marathons page and scroll to September.

Florida half marathons 2016

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Race Review for Half Marathons in Florida

Do you have a race review for a half marathon in Florida?  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  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

Florida Half Marathons Feb 21 and Feb 22, 2015

4 half marathons this weekend in Florida to choose from!  For the trail runners, you have Down2earth Amelia Half Marathon Saturday, and Down2Earth Oleta Trail Half Marathon Sunday. For the Road runners and half marathon walkers, there is the Disney Princess Half Marathon and the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon in Tampa (both on Sunday, and have pretty cool medals as well). For more info, visit Florida half marathons at!half-marathons-florida/cvyy

Friday, December 26, 2014

Florida Half Marathons in January

There are at least 20 half marathons in Florida in January 2015, ranging from large race attendance to small, and both road and trail half marathons to choose from.  For southern Florida half marathons in January, runners are looking at average temps around low to mid 70's for the high.  In central Florida half marathons are going to have temps around 70 degrees.  Even more ideal for running, northern Florida half marathons will high have temps on average in the mid to upper 60's in January.

There are 4 trail half marathons to pick from in Florida in January.  River Roots & Ruts Trail Half Marathon in Alva, Florida Challenge Half Marathon in Lithia, Down2Earth Trail Half in Amelia in the North Miami Beach vicinity, and Masters of All Terrain Half Marathon in Orlando [all are in central to southern Florida].

For Southern Florida half marathons in January, you have the Key West Half Marathon in Key West, West Palm Beach Half Marathon in West Palm Beach, Naples Daily News Half Marathon in Naples, and Lifetime Miami Half Marathon in Miami.

For Central Florida half marathons in January, you have the St. Pete Beach Classic Half Marathon in St. Petersburg, the Clearwater Distance Classic Halfathon in Clearwater, Town of Celebration Half Marathon in Celebration, Florida Suncoast Half Marathon in Lakewood Ranch (a bit on edge of southern and central Florida).

For Northern Florida half marathons in January, you have Zooma Florida Half Marathon in Amelia Island, the Superhero Bayou Bay Half Marathon in Destin, and Ocala Half Marathon in Ocala, Florida which is a bit on the edge of Northern and Central Florida.

Lots of great half marathons to choose from in some great destinations to escape the winter and include a half marathon for a little vacation in Florida!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Orlando Marathon & Half marathon, Saturday March 7th, 2015

Beautiful, scenic course around Lake Baldwin starting at Harbor Park. Run through the Veterans Memorial Park, past the VA Medical Center, see wild birds, turtles and natural Florida wild flowers and plants on sections of path. Paved course, but can run on grass along side. Course is a series of 2.5 Mi loops with restaurants and upscale shopping nearby. Second year of Half Marathon. Every finisher gets a 9 in Trophy with marble base. 

ALSO, if you are a Fifty States Half Marathon Club member, you will receive a discount to this event!

March half marathons 2015

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Florida 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 Florida half marathons is complete.  Check out 2014 half marathons in Florida on the Florida Half Marathon Calendar today! The 2015 half marathons in Florida are starting to roll in as well.

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

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Florida Half Marathons is on Facebook

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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Discount Code to The Best Damn Race - Safety Harbor and Orlando

That's right, ... discount to The Best Damn Race Safety Harbor Half Marathon and The Best Damn Race Orlando Half Marathon for official Fifty States Half Marathon Club members!

If you're not a member, well the race is still a great race and you'll want to register ....

Finisher Medal, Tech-shirt, FREE FOOD, FREE BEER (did I mention FREE BEER AND FOOD?!), Free massages, and courses are certified!

Best Damn Race Safety Harbor takes place February 1, 2014

Best Dam Race Orlando takes place March 1, 2014

As always, feel free to search ALL 2014 Florida Half Marathons on the most up to date Florida half marathon calendar on the web!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Last weekend of October Half Marathons in Florida

Some GREAT half marathons going on in Florida this weekend, including some FUN Halloween halfs! Frankenfooter Half Marathon, Miami Beach Halloween Half, Florida Halloween Halfathon, Lighthouse Loop Half, and Down2Earth Oleta Trail Half.  Who's all running a half marathon in a Halloween costume?!

For more info visit

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Florida Half Marathons 2014

Do you have a 2014 Florida 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 Miami half marathons, Jacksonville half marathons, Orlando half marathons, or any other Florida half marathon 2014 dates!  

Florida 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.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy National Running Day to all you Florida Runners

Wishing all you Florida 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!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

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

Join in Florida 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 .........

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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

Friday, August 10, 2012

Hollywood Half Marathon Florida - East Coast Edition - December 2012

The East Coast Edition of the popular Hollywood Half! The California event sold out months before race date. Hollywood Half Marathon is rolling out the red carpet to bring the glitz, glam, and star studded theme to Florida!. The Half Marathon is guaranteed to sell out, so don't delay. 

Also, Fifty States HALF Marathon Club members receive a $10.00 discount to this event!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Have a Florida Half Marathon Race Review? OR are you a FL Race Director or Event Organizer?

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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rock'n'Roll St. Pete Half Marathon Race Review

Rock'n'Roll St. Pete Half Marathon in St. Petersburg, Florida Race Review by one of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club's official members Chad Dudley:

"Highly recommend Rock n Roll St Pete, fast flat course, great sites and very well ran for an inagural race. The expo was easy to get in and out of with lost of booths. The volunteers were great and even from what I heard about the slower runners coming into the finishline, there was still plenty of food and drinks and of course an AWESOME MEDAL!"~Chad Dudley

Monday, February 6, 2012

Disney World Half Marathon Race Review

Race Review provided by official Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member Susan Brashear

Disney World half and marathon relay (another half) very cool medals. Add FL to your list in January 2013.

Melbourne and Beaches Music Half Marathon Race Review

Colleen Nolan-Dahlstrom Official Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member - Race Review

13th state completion-half-marathon (Melbourne, FL. Beaches and Music Marathon). 2/5/12. The challenging part of the course is the north, south bound causeways; conquered both. If anyone does this race, prepare for humidity as well. Its a great race.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Are you looking for a FUN and WARM running event in February 2012?  We have the perfect event to tell you about! Melbourne & Beaches Music Marathon, Half Marathon event has now partnered with Fifty States HALF Marathon Club to give official club members an awesome discount.  Additionally, the Melbourne & Beaches event is a perfect time of year for a getaway, especially for those of you who are ready for your winter to be over and need some sunshine!  The Half Marathon event takes place on Sunday February 5th 2012 (with the full marathon & Relays)(Note the 5k and 8k are on Saturday).  I'd like to also make note that this event has taken eco-friendly efforts with a goal of producing the most sustainable event in the region, participating in a going green initiative starting this past year in 2011.  This event has 20 music performances along the course, ranging from solo horn players, duos and bands, entertaining the runners along the course, in addition to the post race party and music performance To Be Announced.... and BEER!  Register soon before they sell out!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Discount to Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon

Fifty States HALF Marathon Club has partnered with a new event of which is now offering our official members a discount.  

Check out the Myrtle Beach Mini, which is an official Half Marathon distance event Sunday October 23, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Discount to Rock'n'Roll Miami Beach Half Marathon

Become a member of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club and get great discounts, including discounts to the popular Rock'n'Roll events such as the Rock'n' Roll Dodge Latin Music Miami Beach Half Marathon Dec 11th 2011!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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

Hi Florida 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

Monday, March 22, 2010


Sunday, Apr. 11, 2010      Gulf Coast Half Marathon        Pensacola, FL

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 FLORIDA

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

For Race directory of Florida 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