Friday, October 7, 2016

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

North Carolina 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 North Carolina

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

Monday, March 24, 2014

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

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2014 North Carolina Half Marathons

Do you have a 2014 North Carolina 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 Raleigh half marathons, Outer Banks half marathons, Charlotte half marathons, Greensboro half marathons, or any other North Carolina half marathon 2014 dates!  

North Carolina 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.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Greensboro Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k and Relay Big Discount ...

The Greensboro Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k and Relay will take place October 26, 2013!  This point to point rolling course ends downtown Greensboro next to Center City Park.  Each event distance begins in a different destination.

All participants receive a long sleeve tech shirt and medals for all finishers.

This event is put on by Trivium Racing, and as a generous supporter of the running community, has provided a great discount to Fifty States HALF Marathon Club members to encourage running visitors from across the United States.

Trivium Racing also hosts multiple other distance events including a 10 miler in September, which is a great event to participate in to ramp up for the half marathon or marathon in October!  Fifty States Half Marathon Club members will also receive a discount to this event.

Click here for ALL North Carolina Half Marathons

Sunday, April 28, 2013

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

Join in North Carolina 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 .........

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Raleigh Rocks Half Marathon Race Report

Raleigh Rocks Race Report by Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member Ashby W Spratley III

Raleigh Rocks Half Marathon - my 21st or 22nd half - my comments about the race - 
Good race - nice event - smaller than I expected but nice - weather was good very good considering the storm that went through the area last night, we had hail in Garner - I enjoyed the race and felt the race was well done - I had no problem with the route and liked it - I was able to get a fair number of photos of other runners running toward me on the two out and back portions - I had had several people tell me that the race was not very good in the past but I found it to be fine not perfect but pretty good - the water station near mile 7 was packed up when I got there - this was the same water stop for mile 11 or so but there was water at about mile nine - I felt sure that most of the runners would not have seen this just us BOTPs (back of the packers) and I also feel if you are a BOTP one should know this can happen and make sure you carry water and everything else you might need - at about mile 12 some guy came riding toward me carrying about a dozen bottles of water and was offering them to the runner who were still out there - I took one - I thought this was pretty cool - I heard at the finish line it was the race director on the bike. I do not know if this was true - there did not seem to be any medical aid stations but there were medics on bikes riding around - there were only about 5 bands along the route - I was expecting more but all were still there playing when I went by which was very cool - the medal is pretty nice and I like it - I would recommend this race - this is my sixth race in six weeks and I believe it is taking a toll on me - I push as hard as I could and got a much slower time than I had hoped for, but I did finish and that is always good - next two weeks is some weekend cycling with some recover running during the weeks.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Have a Half Marathon Race Review North Carolina 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?


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Read the Article at this site
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 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.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Battleship Half Marathon Race Review

Race Review by Loree Hoag, official Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member (November 2011)
#30 done Wilimgton NC. Nice race-starts/ends at the Battleship North Carolina. A few hills but the worst part are the 2 bridges...there are grates...on the last one i tripped and almost fell so I slowed down. You get your medal from a Marine who is in full dress uniform...pretty cool. You have to take a water taxi to the start then you take it back. Nice medal too.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

North Carolina Half Marathons, Half Marathon Runners, Race Directors & Event Organizers

Hi North Carolina 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

Sunday, October 11, 2009


ANNOUNCEMENT - ANNOUNCEMENT - ANNOUNCEMENT - WE ARE HAVING A DRAWING! FOR THOSE WHO JOIN Fifty States HALF Marathon Club MEMBERSHIP by November 1st 2009 (starting today), you will be entered into our DRAWING to win a $300 Gift card to a RUNNING STORE of YOUR CHOICE! Perfect for your new pair of shoes and all your running gadgets! You have until midnight Nov1st2009 to become a member and be entered into the drawing. Drawing will take place on November 2nd 2009, winner will be contacted immediately and posted on our website.

To become a member, please visit our Website and click on MEMBERSHIP. From the MEMBERSHIP Page, you can click on Start your challenge link and it will bring you to our Member Login page, and you can join there. Thanks!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in NORTH CAROLINA

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

For Race directory of North Carolina 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