INAUGURAL Half Marathon in Massachusetts to Kick off this November

INAUGURAL HALF MARATHON, The Stache Halfe, is set to kick off this November 2014 in Ipswich, Massachusetts!

Celebrate “Movember” with a half marathon that is 13.1 miles of mustache fun! Sport your own facial hair with pride or stick on the mustache we’ll give you in your race bag. Join our goofy Best Stache Contest that’s open to guys, gals and kids! In “Movember”, anyone and everyone can rock the stache!

On the course you’ll race past some of the oldest and most historical homes (pre-revolution) in the entire country. You’ll also enjoy some beautiful scenic views in this charming coastal community. The Stache Halfe Race Series is a totally unique race concept. Celebrate the stache with two challenging races that will push you to test your own limits. Run both races back-to-back!

Visit the Massachusetts half marathons calendar, under November, for a direct link.


The Stache Halfe Half Marathon


Fifty States Half Marathon Club Heads to Omaha Nebraska for 2014 Annual Meet Up Event

Every year, Fifty States Half Marathon Club holds an annual meet up at a new destination.  Half Marathon runners fly in from all over the USA, and some from Canada.  In 2013, the annual meet up was held at Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon in Florida, an exceptionally well run event put on by a stellar race staff.  The 2014 Fifty States Half Marathon Club annual meet up will be held at HITS Omaha Marathon and Half Marathon in Omaha, Nebraska.  The 2013 event was so much fun, that the members are really looking forward to the 2014 Omaha event!  The annual get together is looking like another great turnout for club member attendance.

Fifty States Half Marathon Club is a national club and has multiple challenges, founded by Nicole Blomgren who runs both the club and the national Half Marathon Calendar. Challenges include the popular 50 States Half Marathon Challenge (to finish a half marathon in all 50 states), the 100 HALF Anywhere Challenge (to finish 100 half marathons or half ironmans, or combo of either), and the 50 States Endurance Challenge (to finish a half marathon, full marathon, half ironman, full ironman, or combo of any of those 4 distances in all 50 states, for those that like to mix it up).  The club also has the 7 Continents Endurance Challenge, and the 500 Endurance Challenge for members who want to remain a club member amongst the many wonderful members, and enjoy the approximate 300 event discounts across the nation.  The club even offers a lifetime membership option for existing members, and welcomes members to remain a member long after finishing a challenge or challenges.

The annual meet up in Omaha will start out with a Friday evening cocktail hour meet up at a “to be determined” destination Sept 19, 2014, close to the hotels and race location. Saturday the Pre Race dinner, hosted by the HITS Omaha Marathon & Half Marathon staff, will be a club member gathering where 50 State Challenge and 100 HALF challenge finishers will receive their personally engraved gold cup trophy awards.  Sunday September 21st, 2014 will be the race day meet up, post race at tent, and following with a Sunday evening finale meet up at a “to be determined” location.  Excitement is heating up as the event weekend gets closer, and looks to be another fun gathering for Fifty States Half Marathon Club members!  For more information about club membership, feel free to visit

Recent Inaugural Half Marathons Announced

Here are some INAUGURAL Half Marathons recently announced and added to  Yes, they just keep coming.  Half Marathon growth continues!  This is just a fraction of the brand new inaugural half marathon events kicking off in 2014.

Narragansett Bay Half Marathon in East Providence, Rhode Island

Columbus Pilgrimage Half Marathon in Columbus, Mississippi

YOLO Festival of Races in Greenville, Ohio

High Country Half Marathon in Boone, North Carolina

RussVegas Half Marathon in Russelville, Arkansas

Running the Shoals Half Marathon in Muscle Shoals Alabama

WCC Half Marathon in Whitinsville, Massachusetts

XTERRA Trail Run – Hodges Hoedown Half Marathon in Oxford, Massachusetts

durtyfeets Trail Series Upton State Forest Half Marathon in Upton, Massachusetts

Savings Institute Willi Whammer 1/2 marathon in Willimantic, Connecticut

New Moon Half Marathon in Delaware, Ohio

The Biggest Loser Run/Walk Buffalo Half marathon in Buffalo, New York

Every new 2014 half marathon on the list above has been added to the Half Marathon Calendar.  To view more info on any of the above mentioned half marathons, visit the calendar for a direct links each event at