Friday, October 7, 2016

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

Ohio 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

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Race Reviews for Half Marathons in Ohio

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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

OhioHealth Emerald City Half Marathon Sold Out

The OhioHealth Emerald City Half Marathon in Dublin, Ohio has a full house this weekend.  The walker friendly half marathon, in addition to the Quarter Marathon are both sold out, starting and ending at the Dublin Methodist Hospital.  The courses wind through Glacier Ridge Metro Park, ..... and we here there are hills!  Good luck to all you runners running this weekend!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ohio Half Marathons 2014 and 2015 - New and Improved Half Marathon Calendar

Ohio Half Marathons has now rolled out as a more tablet and mobile friendly view at  The Half Marathon Calendar has 2014 and 2015 OH half marathons up to date as the dates are announced by race organizers, and has both search by state and search by month capabilities.

Ohio Half Marathon Calendar

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ohio Half Marathons is on Facebook

Ohio Half Marathons is on Facebook.  Come on over and "Like" Ohio Half Marathons Facebook! Another place to stay up to date on information regarding half marathons in Ohio, such as inaugural races, discounts, upcoming Ohio halfs and sometimes descriptions and highlights of half marathon events in Ohio. Plus, interact with other Ohio half marathon runners with your posts and questions as well.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Two February Half Marathons Coming Up in Ohio

Two half marathons coming up in February 2014 for Ohio! There's the Last Chance for Boston Half Marathon in Dublin, Ohio, and the Winter Run for Regis Trail Half in Peninsula, Ohio. For more information on both races or future halfs in Ohio, visit the Ohio Half Marathon Calendar.

Click here to view ALL 2014 half marathons

Sunday, April 28, 2013

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

Join in Ohio 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 .........

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Capital City Half Marathon Race Report by Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member .......

Capital City Half Marathon in Columbus, Ohio Race Report by Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member Michelle Johnson

Ran the Capital City 1/2 in Columbus, OH this weekend...overall not a bad race but not one of my favorites by any means. Course was OK, nothing too challenging or too easy, decent amount of support, weather was good (overcast and low 60s), but people were falling out everywhere. It seemed a lot of people were first timers and/or not properly trained. I've never seen as many ambulances hauling people off ANY course as I saw between miles 9 and 12 - and many in BAD shape. The kids' run was poorly organized, ridiculously short (like 150 yards tops), and merged into the 1/2 finish line so if you were a 3:00 finisher you had ankle biters tripping ya at the finish (including my 7 year old). But the medal was REALLY nice (and HUGE) and I have now checked off my 25th state (plus DC) and my 31st overall, so no real complaints! Next up Portland RNR then off to the Hatfield and McCoy on June 9th!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Have an Ohio Half Marathon Race Review? OR are you an Ohio 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.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Cold Weather Training
Article By: Paul “Crazy Legs” Stofko RRCA Running Coach
November 3, 2011

Cold weather training requires a little extra planning and protection before you head out the door. Your body loses heat quickly in cold weather due to convection (heat loss due to motion), conduction (transfer of heat due to temperature changes), evaporation of moisture, and radiation (transfer of energy caused by the difference between skin temperature and ambient temperature). The right layers will protect you from the elements without weighing you down. Cold can take it toll on your performance and comfort. And frostbitten skin is always a risk. But if you take some simple precautions, you can maintain your mileage in anything weather winter bring your way.

The challenge in dressing for winter training is not only to keep the winter chill and wetness out, but to manage the heat and moisture your body produces as well. Even in subfreezing temperatures your body produces a lot of heat and sweat. You can produce up to two liters per hour when running. Water conducts heat away from your body 25 times faster than air – great in summer, but dangerous in cold temperatures. Staying dry under your layers is critical and can impact heart rate, as well as comfort, dryness, and warmth.

Here are some tips for dressing in layers:

First Layer

Forget cotton. It holds moisture next to your skin. Choose the new lightweight, moisture-wicking fabrics that hold a very small percentage of their weight in moisture. Performance microfibers hold less than on percent of their weight in water compared to 17% wool or 8% cotton.

Second Layer

If you running in very cold weather, you may need a middle layer to trap the warmth your muscles generate. Choose a layer that produces maximum warmth with minimum bulk. Synthetic fibers have an advantage of staying drier than natural ones.

Outer Layer

Fibers have been developed that block the elements without trapping too much heat and moisture underneath. Look for waterproof fabrics that vent.

Hands and Head

Up to 40% of your body’s heat loss occurs from the head due to a large blood supply, extra surface area, and the mucus membranes of the nose and mouth. Choose thin microfiber hats and lightweight gloves liners for your hands.

Don’t forget your feet

Cotton is a bad choice for socks. Look for synthetic socks that won’t hold moisture and become packed down when damp.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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

Hi Ohio 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


Sunday, Apr. 11 Athens Marathon & Half Marathon Athens, OH

Sunday, Apr. 11 Ohio River Road Runners Marathon, Half Marathon Xenia, OH

Sunday, Apr. 25 Glass City Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay & 5K Toledo, OH

Sunday, Apr. 25 Earth Day Challenge Marathon & Half Marathon Gambier, OH

Saturday, May 1 Capital City Half Marathon & 5K Columbus, OH

Sunday, May 2 Flying Pig Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Cincinnati, OH

Sunday, May 16 Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K Cleveland, OH

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!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Capital City Half Marathon - $10 DISCOUNT......

Sharing Capital City Half Marathon's news ....."The Capital City Half Marathon Have you heard the news?!? When you register two or more people on the same credit card, you save $10 per entry after the first registration. Get your friends together and get in on Cap City before the price goes up in two days!Capital City Half Marathon, Commit to be Fit 5k - home page

Choose from the Capital City Half Marathon, Commit to be Fit 5k or Kids' Mascot Chase. All in Columbus, Ohio."

Monday, September 7, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in OHIO

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

For Race directory of Ohio 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