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

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.

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Course description:  flat, hilly, rollers, scenic

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What could they improve on if anything?




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Are you a Race Director or Event Organizer and want to improve your website for athletes?
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 Half Marathon Calendar 2012 ?
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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.