Friday, October 7, 2016

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

Maryland 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 Maryland

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

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Maryland Half Marathons 2014 - Maryland Half Marathon Calendar

Just a note to our readers, letting everyone know Maryland half marathons are up to date for 2014 at the Half Marathon Calendar!

Search for half marathons by state OR search for a half marathon by month.

The half marathon calendar is managed by Fifty States Half Marathon Club and is a free resource to the public.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2014 Maryland Half Marathons

Do you have a 2014 Maryland 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 Baltimore half marathons, Annapolis half marathons, or any other Maryland half marathon 2014 dates!  

Maryland 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.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Run a Half Marathon for Habitat for Humanity this September 2013

Join Habitat's Half Marathon & 5k, September 15, in the beautiful and historic town of Hancock for the sixth running of the Western Maryland event. Start the race at Joseph Hancock Park and then head to the fast, flat, paved Western Maryland Rail Trail. All racers will be chip timed by Racine MultiSports and all proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Washington County! You race, we win!

Prayer service with a Blessing of the Runners scheduled at 7:45 am for those interested!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

September Maryland Half Marathon for a Cause - Run For Shelter

Another year planned for the annual Run For Shelter Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and Kids Fun Run, along a flat and fast paved course that alternates between the wooded trails of Kent Island and the scenic open space along Chesapeake Bay.  The course terrain offers a mixture of paved roads, paved trails, crushed gravel roads and oyster shell trails along the bay.

Post Race will end with Awards, Food & Beverages, custom finisher awards to all finishers, including a grand prize vacation to Belize for the overall Half Marathon winner.  All participant receive a tech shirt as well.

The proceeds from the race benefit the Our Haven Shelter, a mission of the Queen Anne's County Christian Assistance that provides shelter, meals and assistance to homeless men, women and children in the local area.

Additionally, Fifty 50 States HALF Marathon Club members receive a discount to this event to bring a more national presence to the event and encourage out of staters.

Click here to view ALL Maryland Half Marathons

Sunday, April 28, 2013

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

Join in Maryland 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 .........

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Have a Maryland Half Marathon Race Review? OR are you a Maryland Race Director or Event Organizer?

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?


Are you a Race Director or Event Organizer and want to improve your website for athletes?
Read the Article at this site
What do you Include on your Website?:  

Do you want to advertise your event on one of our State Pages at
 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.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon announcement

Announcing the Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon (and 5k) in Columbia, Maryland, a scenic course with rolling hills,  taking place in April.

"Join Joan Benoit Samuelson, the inaugural Gold Medalist in the Women's Olympic Marathon, at the first Athleta Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon on April 29, 2012! Taking place in scenic Howard County, this event will start and finish in Columbia Town Center adjacent to the Columbia Mall on Little Patuxent Parkway."

"The first Iron Girl Half Marthon in the Mid Atlantic, this inspirational all women's event is about empowering women toward a healthy lifestyle, and celebrating your unique grace as you journey toward the finish line. Join other women on the quest to live better and challenge yourself to be the best that you can be!"

This event benefits those living and coping with cancer, raising money and awareness for the Claudia Mayer Cancer Research Center, Howard County General Hospital facility.

Additionally, official members of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club will receive a discount to this event.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Maryland Half Marathons, Half Marathon Runners, Race Directors & Event Organizers

Hi Maryland 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

Monday, March 22, 2010


Saturday, Apr. 10 Dorchester YMCA Crab Run Half Marathon & Relay Cambridge, MD

Sunday, Apr. 18 Mountain Maryland Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K; Cumberland, MD

Sunday, Apr. 18 St. Charles Half Marathon, 5K & Fun Run ; St. Charles, MD

Saturday, Apr. 24 Ocean City Half Marathon & 5K; Ocean City, MD

Sunday, Apr. 25 Blossoms of Hope Half Marathon, Relay & LIFEfest 5K   Columbia, MD

Saturday, May 1 LEAD Strong Half Marathon; Freeland, MD

Sunday, May 2 Frederick Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay & 5K; Frederick, MD

Sunday, May 23 Maryland Half Marathon; Timonium, MD

FOR LINKS to half marathons, we are currently working to update our half marathon calendar at Fifty States HALF Marathon Club

Please let us know if we are missing any half marathons for April or May 2010. Thank you!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sharing MD Running News: Marathon returns to Rehoboth Beach (and half marathon)

Sharing MD Running News:

Marathon returns to Rehoboth Beach

Bethany Beach Wave

Last year, the race featured a team relay, where one person would run a half marathon -- 13.1 miles-- and the other team member would run the second half. ... (click link to read further)

Monday, September 7, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in Maryland

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

For Race directory of Maryland 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