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We Asked, You Answered: All About Half Marathons

Our readers let us know how they train and where they like to run halfs!

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A half for every reason and every season. We asked, you answered all about 13.1-mile races!

1,500 half marathons are held every year in the U.S.

1.96 Million Total Finishers of U.S. half marathons in 2013. And 61% were women- go girls!

Your favorite half marathon?
1. Anything Disney
2. Nike Women’s in San Fran and D.C.
3. Rock ‘n’ Roll race (especially Vegas!)


#1 coveted race destination? Ireland

43% of readers think 12 weeks is the perfect length of time to train.

What’s your longest training run before a half?
8% — < 9 miles
21% — 10 miles
17% — 11 miles
25% — 12 miles
15% — 13 miles
14% — 14+ miles


How many half marathons do you run per year?
1-3 – 52%
4-6 – 28%
7-10 – 11%
11-15 – 7%
I lost count – 2%

31,170 finishers at Indianapolis OneAmerica 500 Festival, the largest half marathon in the U.S.