RaceRaves announces Best Half Marathons in the U.S.

April 30, 2024

Nationwide poll crowns the top half marathon in all 50 states

Los Angeles, CA (April 30, 2024)/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The runners have spoken and RaceRaves, the nation’s premier race finder & reviews community, has announced the much-anticipated results of its 2024 initiative to crown the best half marathon in every U.S. state.

The company’s authoritative new guide, which features a profile of every winning event by state plus a nod to the runners-up, will help novice and seasoned runners alike discover great events nationwide and build their all-star half marathon wish list.

Winners were determined through an online poll conducted on RaceRaves.com from March 7–31 (one entry per person with a valid email). Three or more candidates per state plus a write-in option were provided based on finisher ratings and reviews on RaceRaves. Nearly 20,000 votes were cast from all 50 states and 31 countries.

Highlights from the winners include:

  • The Cincinnati Flying Pig Paycor Half Marathon in Ohio earned bragging rights as the poll’s top overall vote-getter 🐷
  • The Monterey Bay Half Marathon prevailed in California, the state with the most total half marathons.
  • Two event management companies celebrated wins in multiple states: FRESHJUNKIE Racing (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi) and Ventures Endurance (Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota).

Common themes among the winning events include exceptional production and race-day support, strong community involvement, and half marathon courses that showcase the distinctive beauty, charm and character of the local region.

“Congratulations to all of our half marathon winners on this well-deserved award,” said RaceRaves Co-founder Mike Sohaskey. “We’re gratified by the tremendous response from runners and events nationwide. As with all that we do at RaceRaves, this initiative reaffirms our commitment to promoting first-class events and helping runners discover the best races around the world. So come for the winners, stay for the puns!”

With over 1,500 half marathons in the U.S. alone, the platform’s unique combination of a robust search engine and the ability to sort results based on ratings & reviews, empowers runners to easily discover top-tier events.

The complete guide including all winning half marathons and runners-up by state is available on the company’s blog at RaceRaves.com. The blog also features Runner’s Choice: Best Marathons in the U.S. (2023) as well as one of the industry’s most comprehensive articles on the Best Boston Marathon Qualifying Races.

About RaceRaves

Founded in 2014, RaceRaves.com is the premier 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 90+ countries, and compelling editorial content establish RaceRaves as a trusted resource for runners and endurance athletes. With its authentic voice and highly engaged audience, RaceRaves helps brands and events connect with runners of all abilities. #ravinglunatic