Welcome to the results of our 2019 Best Half Marathons in the U.S. poll! Here we crown the top half marathon in every U.S. state as chosen by you, the runners. THANK YOU to all who voted or posted your reviews — your overwhelming support enabled us to compile this list with confidence.
Thanks also to those of you who shared your write-in candidates and hidden gems; we’ll be featuring those in a future article.
Now though, without further ado, we present our authoritative “runners choice” list of the best half marathons by state. We hope you’ll add some of these to your own wish list! 👏
You can also view the full list organized by month.
Covered Bridges Half Marathon
South Pomfret, VT (Jun)
Covered Bridges is one of the nation’s best-kept half marathon secrets. The rolling, net downhill course features miles of pristine green countryside and quintessential New England charm. And though its name sounds more impressive plural than singular, the point-to-point route in fact crosses only one covered bridge while bypassing two others, including one at the base of a “short but steep” hill to end mile 8. Bib pickup conveniently happens on race day, with finisher shirts and medals collected at the finish line. CBHM hopefuls take note: the event’s laid-back vibe doesn’t extend to registration, as the 2019 event sold out in less than seven minutes. If you’re looking for a scenic, low-key half that delivers on the promise of the Green Mountain State, CBHM’s got you covered.
Runner-up: Mad Half Marathon (Jul)