Sunday, September 23, 2012

Windermere Half Marathon Discount

The Windermere Half Marathon course is USATF Certified. The start of the Half Marathon is at Mirabeau Park in Spokane Valley, WA. The scenic course runs along the Centennial Trail with an exciting finish at Spokane's Howard Street Bridge in Riverfront Park. With an overall elevation drop of over 100 feet, this fast course is ideal for setting personal records.

Amenities include an especially attractive long sleeve microsmooth race shirt, "blinged out" shining and spinning medal, a lovely long stemmed lilac rose to each finisher, free victory stand photo and celebration at post race party with hot food, beer garden and music festival. 

Additionally, Fifty States Half Marathon Club members will receive a discount to Windermere Half Marathon!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Half Marathons Reach a Milestone and Surpass the 2000 total mark in 2012

The year 2012 has been a year of tremendous growth for half marathons and marks a new milestone of surpassing over 2000 half marathons across the United States.  Half Marathons are being formed as fast as we can add them to the online calendar directories. analyzed, searched, and compared the top half marathon directory listings across the United States and came to a total of 2005 half marathons for all US States totaled, reported on August 26, 2012.  California leads the way with the top number of half marathons, surpassing the 250 mark this year and new half marathons being added almost weekly, with Florida following as second with a total of 105 half marathons reached in 2012.  Not too far behind Florida follows Utah, Texas, and the state of Washington for most half marathons in the United States.  Both Florida and Texas hit their 100 milestone this year in 2012.

As events grow, the importance for Race Directors and Event Management companies to understand their audience, not only from a race day perspective, but also an online perspective in presenting the event website is critical.  A past article Event Websites in our Changing World of Technology, Social Media, and Accommodating the Traveling Athlete written by Nicole Blomgren, Founder and President of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club and, provides good insight into what events should be cognizant of in presenting their information for runners, to make finding an event so much easier.

The rate of half marathon additions does not seem to be slowing as we approach this last quarter of 2012, predicting half marathon totals to likely grow to between 2300 to 2500 by the end of 2013.  Half Marathon clubs and training organizations have also seen growth in 2012, such as the national running club Fifty States HALF Marathon Club , which has more than doubled over the past year, and the training organization  PRSFIT Nation which also continues to grow, training runners and triathletes, of all levels, globally.

Furthermore, the half marathon 13.1 mile distance event is a nice event to travel on the weekends to. Runners can typically experience a quick recovery after finishing a half marathon, one may not encounter when participating in a full marathon, presenting the half marathon experience to be very enjoyable running distance event for runners.

 ~ Copyright 2012 - Nicole Blomgren

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Have a Half Marathon Race Review Washington Runners?

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
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 Half Marathon Calendar 2012 ?
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Birch Bay Half Marathon 2012 Race Review

Race Review of Birch Bay Half Marathon by an official Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member:

Just got done with the Birch Bay Half Marathon in Blaine, Washington.  What a beautiful course.  What a hilly course.  I would recommend this event if you are looking for a small race that focuses on racing and not all the other "stuff".  No spectators, a few aid stations (did have the good gatorade), beautiful medal, short sleeve generic t-shirt, and hardly any food at the end, but they did give an early start.