RaceRaves announces Best Half Marathons in the U.S.

November 19, 2019

Top half marathons crowned #1 in their state based on runner voting

Los Angeles, CA (November 19, 2019) — Shout it from the rooftops! RaceRaves, the leading online race finder and reviews community for runners of all levels, has published its guide to the best half marathons in every U.S. state.

The authoritative new list features a synopsis of each event to help first-timers and seasoned 13.1ers alike discover great races and build their all-star half marathon wish list.

Winners were determined through an online poll conducted by RaceRaves from Sept 12 to Oct 13, 2019. The poll included four to five half marathons per state plus a write-in option. Thousands of runners from all 50 states voted, and their votes — along with finisher reviews and ratings posted on RaceRaves.com — formed the basis for the eagerly awaited results.

Highlights include:

  • the Quad Cities Mel Foster Co. Half Marathon in Illinois, which earned bragging rights as the poll’s top overall vote-getter
  • the Hattiesburg (formerly Rise & Shine) Half Marathon in Mississippi, which rose and shone brightly as the lone write-in winner
  • the dominance of Vacation Races, which took home the trophy in five states (MT, SD, TN, UT, WY) for its popular National Parks half marathon series

Common themes among the winning events include exceptional production and on-course support, strong community involvement, and a course that showcases the beauty and attractions of the local region.

“As with all that we do, this initiative exemplifies our passion and commitment to help runners discover the best races across the country, whether they’re running their first half marathon or their 500th,” said RaceRaves Co-founder Mike Sohaskey. “We’re thrilled by the enthusiastic response from runners nationwide and proud to amplify their voices for the benefit of the entire community.

“We congratulate each of these top-notch events on this well-deserved accolade — competition was fierce, and so to emerge as the top half marathon in the state reflects an exceptional dedication to both the race and its participants.”

The full article including the complete list of winning events by state is available on the company’s blog at RaceRaves.com. The blog also features last year’s Runners Choice: Best Marathons in the U.S. as well as one of the industry’s most comprehensive guides to the Best Boston Marathon Qualifying Races.

About RaceRaves

Founded in 2014, RaceRaves.com is the leading online race finder and reviews community for runners around the world to share their experiences and find their next challenge. The company’s robust race database, intuitive search tools, finisher reviews from all 50 states and 85+ countries, and compelling editorial content establish RaceRaves as a trusted resource for runners and endurance athletes. With its authentic voice and fast-growing audience, RaceRaves helps brands and events connect with runners in today’s competitive marketplace.