Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tallulah Half Marathon set for June 2017

Next up for Alabama is the Tallulah Half Marathon in Jasper, Alabama, set to take place June 10th, 2017.  Likely a hot one, so be prepared to run in the heat!  This race is put on by Birmingham Track Club.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mercedes Marathon and Half Marathon 2018

The Mercedes Marathon and Mercedes Half Marathon 2018 date has been set and has been updated at the Alabama Half Marathons - Alabama Half Marathon Calendar - Half Marathon Calendar USA ...

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Big Beach Marathon and Half Marathon 2018

The Big Beach Marathon and the Big Beach Half Marathon 2018 date has been set and is updated at the Alabama Half Marathons - Alabama Half Marathon Calendar at Half Marathon Calendar USA ....

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Bank Trust First Light Half Marathon 2018

The Bank Trust First Light Half Marathon 2018 date is set and has been updated on the Alabama Half Marathons - Alabama Half Marathon Calendar page at Half Marathon Calendar USA ....

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

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

Alabama 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.  Fabric 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 Alabama

Do you have a race review for a half marathon in Alabama?  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 &amp; 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!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Inaugural Bridge Street Town Centre Half Marathon to Kick Off This Arpil

Alabama finally has a half marathon in April!  The new Bridge Street Town Centre Half Marathon is set to kick off on Sunday April 13, 2014 in Huntsville, Alabama.  However, the race is limited to 1000 runners and is not walker friendly, only allowing 3 hours maximum for runners to finish, so not extremely community oriented, but it's a start, getting a half marathon on the books for Alabama in April!  Post race food and finisher party will wrap the day up at the Bridge Street Town Centre. 

To view more information or search for all half marathons in Alabama, visit the Alabama Half Marathons Calendar

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Alabama Half Marathons 2014 - Alabama Half Marathon Calendar

Just a note to our readers, letting everyone know Alabama 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.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Inaugural Biggest Loser Half Marathon Coming to Mobile Alabama in 2014

The Biggest Loser Run/Walk Mobile Half Marathon, 5k and 1 mile kids run is set to kick off their inaugural event this upcoming February 9th, 2014 on a  Sunday.

This event is a race for all fitness levels, whether you are ready to set a personal record, or this is your first race.  Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following:

• The Biggest Loser Finisher's Medal
• Commemorative Technical T-Shirt
• Drawstring Backpack
• Chip-Timed Race for Runners and Those Tracking Personal Goals
• Free Downloadable Race Photos
• Award Divisions for Runners and Walkers
• Celebrity Appearances
• Hydration Stations with Water/Sports Drinks Along the Course
and Food at the Finish Line
• Finish Line Festival Entertainment by Billboard Chart Topping Artist &
Former Biggest Loser Season 5 Contestant, Dan Evans

• Last but not Least, a Truly Inspirational and Unforgettable Experience

Fifty States Half Marathon Club members receive a discount for this February 2014 half marathon.

To view all half marathons in Alabama, visit the Alabama Half Marathon Calendar.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Alabama Half Marathons 2014 - Half Marathon Schedule

Do you have a 2014 Alabama 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 Birmingham half marathons, Mobile half marathons, Montgomery half marathons, Auburn half marathons, and any other Alabama half marathon 2014 dates!  

Alabama Half Marathon Schedule 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.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

One of a Kind Half Marathon at Talladega Superspeedway this September

Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines!!!! Come Race Talladega Superspeedway!!!

This one of a kind Half Marathon starts and finishes on the Track and you will experience every part of the Superspeedway. You’ll be running on the apron of the track (not on the incline); above the Track looking down on the turn embankments; through the grandstands and outside on the grounds of the Track. You’ll see breathtaking views of the entire grounds and run in places very few people have ever had access to before! After you cross the finish line, have your picture taken on Victory Lane and then head over to the Pit Garage on Pit Road for the post race party.  Party with live music, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q and lots of cold drinks. And it’s finally a race to benefit men. The event will be raising funds for Prostate Cancer Programs.

You don’t want to miss this one. IT’S DEGA BABY! A maximum of 1500 runners will be allowed to participate in the half marathon so please register early. Once the event reaches 1500 participants they will close registration.

Additionally, Fifty 50 States HALF Marathon Club members will receive a discount to this event.

Click here for ALL Alabama Half Marathons

Saturday, April 27, 2013

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

Join in Alabama 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, February 28, 2012

Have an Alabama Half Marathon Race Review? OR are you a 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.

Monday, February 6, 2012

First Light Half Marathon Race Review

Race Review by Loree Hoag, official member of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club

#32 done-First Light Mobile AL. Course was good. Pavement was rough in a few spots but overall pretty good. So many aid stations I lost count. Decent "fan" support. After party was great, ice cream!!!! BBQ Chicken, pasta salad, red beans and rice. woo hoo. Only problem was that it was hot and humid, but hard to control the weather.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Alabama Half Marathon Runners

Alabama Half Marathon runners, it's time to kick off the New Year, and what perfect timing for the Bank Trust First Light Half Marathon January 8th, 2012!  Throw on your cozy January running clothing for the perfect running temperatures typically ranging in the 40's & 50's in January, and burn those extra calories off from the holidays!  And for those that want to start off the year qualifying for Boston, the First Light Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier if you are looking to start the year with a full marathon.  The event includes a T-shirt to all entrants, Pre & Post race meals, a Post Race concert, and a finisher medallion!  Additionally, the race is very well supported with plenty of water stops.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Discount to Mercedes Marathon & Half Marathon

The Mercedes Marathon & Half Marathon coming up for another year February 2012 has over 9000 runners attend and also is recognized for raising money for many local charities. This event includes a tech shirt and a finishers cap at the finish line, in addition to the large finisher medal that resembles a large heavy hood ornament.  The full marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.

The Half Marathon course in Birmingham, Alabama has some flat stretches, as well as some rollers, passes through the Universtiy of Alabama Birmingham Campus, finishing downtown Birmingham, Alabama for the finish at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Official Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member are eligible for a discount to this event.

For Registration and more information, please visit their event site directly.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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

Hi Alabama 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

Saturday, April 30, 2011

No Half Marathons in Alabama for June, July, August, and September?

Hi Alabama Half Marathon Runners.  We can't seem to find any Half Marathons for the months of June, July, August AND September!  Wow, is this accurate?  Please let us know if we are missing any.  You can contact us through our website

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Sunday April 11th 2010

Talladega 21000 Half Marathon in Talladega, AL

For more detailed Half Marathon list with links to races, please visit our Alabama Race Calendar at our website:

ALABAMA - MAR 29th - April 9th -Support awareness for children afflicted with juvenile arthritis

Hello Running Club members of Alabama,

Patrick McGlade is a young 21-year-old college graduate from VA running across the country to promote awareness and raise money for the children afflicted with juvenile arthritis. He started in Huntington Beach, CA on Jan 2 and will be passing through Alabama from Mar 29 – Apr 9. We invite your membership to join him at any point running through Alabama. Run one mile or 30 miles, your choice! Visit his website for further details concerning route and how you can support. You can also call him at 540-845-3162 to coordinate a starting point. If anyone would like to host him for an evening in their home, feel free to contact me to coordinate. Again, look at the “host” column on his Route page on the website and see which days are still open.

If you feel this is appropriate, I ask you to forward this email to your membership so they can be part of this historic run!

Thanks for all your support,
Desi McGlade
(Patrick’s dad – Logistics coordinator for PatricksRun4Arthritis)

Monday, September 7, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in Alabama

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

For Race directory of Alabama 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