Friday, October 7, 2016

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

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

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

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Pennsylvania Walker Friendly Half Marathons

Half Marathon walking is a growing sector of the half marathon community and we would like to show support by identifying half marathon events that are "walker friendly." Pennsylvania Half Marathon Calendar is currently updating the calendar to now show "Walker Friendly" half marathons for all of Pennsylvania. Half Marathon Calendar has set a new industry standard of 4 hours minimum to be considered officially "walker friendly" for a road half marathon, and 5 hours minimum for a trail half marathon.

If you know of an event that allows at least 4 hours to complete their half marathon event, please reach out to us and let us know and we will add a "W" next to their event. Contact our Half Marathon Calendar staff

If you are truly trying to fully support the walking community, I suggest allowing 4 hours 15 min to 4 hours 30 min to really attract the Half Marathon Walkers to your event, and this means that your aid stations stay open and stocked until that very last walker passes through the aid station.

I think it's great that the Half Marathon walker community has been growing.  There are so many people that can't jog or run any longer due to injury or knee issues, or other complications, or simply just don't enjoy running, and I commend them for still getting out there and becoming such a growing share of the half marathon community.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy National Running Day to all you Pennsylvania Runners

Wishing all you Pennsylvania runners out there an extra special National Running day! Runners united like never before this year, and we are so grateful to be a part of such an awesome community full of all you awesome runners.

All the best, From your Running Friends at Fifty 50 States HALF Marathon Club and Half Marathon Calendar USA!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

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

Join in Pennsylvania 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 Half Marathon Race Review Pennsylvania Half Marathon 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
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

Announcing the Perk Up 13.1 Half Marathon Fundraiser Event

The Perk Up 13.1 Half Marathon takes place August 26th 2012.  This event is a fundraiser to support the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation representing Philadelphia, PA.  From rolling hills, to beautiful scenery in the Upper Perkiomen Valley and finisher medals for all.  Walkers are welcome, with a 4 hour time limit for this event.  Also, plenty of lodging in Quakertown, PA and a few other towns in the area listed on their event website.

Additionally, official Fifty States HALF Marathon Club members receive a discount to this event!

For more information on this event, please visit their website directly at 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Announcing Inaugural Pennsylvania Movie Madness Half Marathon

Announcing a brand new inaugural Half Marathon coming to the Harrisburg-York area on April 7, 2012. The race begins when you hear “Lights-Camera-Action!” Cross the red carpet like a movie star, get hydrated at the movie themed hydration stations, receive your Movie Madness finisher medal and tech shirt, and join in the Movie Madness Festival. Movie Madness has taken over the entire race! You can also show us your creativity by dressing up in a movie themed costume to have a chance of winning a Movie Madness award. The race supports Leg Up Farm, Eagle Fire Company, Hope for Cope Foundation, Harrisburg Area Road Runners Club and York Road Runners Club. 

Additionally, if you are an official member of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club, you will receive a discount to this event (if you are not  a member, you can view membership details at

For more information about the Movie Madness Half Marathon or to register, please visit their website directly at:



Sunday, July 10, 2011

Discount to Rock'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

Become a member of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club and get great discounts, including discounts to the popular Rock'n'Roll events such as the Rock'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon!


Saturday, June 4, 2011

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

Hi Pennsylvania 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

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Saturday, Apr. 3 Prep for Pittsburgh Half Marathon Sandy Lake, PA

Saturday, Apr. 10 Garden Spot Village Marathon & Half Marathon New Holland, PA

Sunday, Apr. 25 Lehigh Valley Half Marathon & 5K Allentown, PA

Saturday, May 1 River Towns Marathon & Half Marathon Danville, PA

Sunday, May 2 Pittsburgh Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, May 29 ODDyssey Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA
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

15th Annual Montour Trail Half Marathon 2010 date has been set

A Half Marathon, 5K Run and 5K Fun Walk whose proceeds benefit the maintenance and expansion of the Montour Trail, which is part of the Rails-to-Trails program.

The date for 15th Annual Race is Saturday September 11, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Their TWITTER name is mtchalfmarathon

Their Website is:

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sharing a link to an article on the Pittsburgh Half Marathon

The WPXI article "PITTSBURGH: Registration Continues to Climb, New Sponsor Named For Pittsburgh ..."
"Meanwhile, on November 25th UPMC Health Plan was named as the title sponsor for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. UPMC Health Plan is the third title sponsor..... (read article at  ..."

Friday, September 4, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in PENNSYLVANIA

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

For Race directory of Pennsylvania 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