Friday, October 7, 2016

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

Tennessee 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 Tennessee

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

Friday, April 11, 2014

2 Half Marathons in Tennessee this Weekend

There are 2 half marathons in Tennessee happen'n this weekend.

 The Mountain Man Memorial Marathon & Half Marathon in Gatlinburg, TN on Saturday.  Day of registration is available from 6:30 AM until 8:30 AM, if you get a last minute burst of determination!

Or if you are looking for a small super laid back half marathon, drop in and register race day at the Mainly Marathons "Marathon and Half Marathon" Day 2 of their 5 day Riverboat series on Sunday in Millington, TN.  No requirement to do all 5 days, do one, do 2 or do all.  Saturday the runners will be in Kentucky for day one, and on Monday they all head to Arkansas.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Tennessee Half Marathon Season is Heating Up - February 2014 Half Marathons

FOUR half marathons coming up in Tennessee for February! There is the Strawberry Plains Half Marathon (which looks quite hilly and challenging), the Cedars Frostbite Half Marathon, the Scenic City Half Marathon, and the Cummins Falls Half Marathon (which looks quite scenic). For more information on any of the upcoming half marathons, visit the Tennessee Half Marathon Calendar.

Click here to view ALL 2014 half marathons

Friday, December 20, 2013

Tennessee Half Marathons 2014 - Tennessee Half Marathon Calendar

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tennessee Half Marathons 2014 - Half Marathon Schedule

Do you have a 2014 Tennessee 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 Nashville half marathons, Knoxville half marathons, Memphis half marathons, Chattanooga half marathons, or any other Tennessee half marathon 2014 dates!  

Tennessee 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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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy National Running Day to all you Tennessee Runners

Wishing all you Tennessee 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

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

Join in Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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

Secret City Half Marathon Race Review

Race Review, by Loree Hoag official member of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club (Nov 2011)

Just finished #31..Secret City Half Marathon, Oak Ridge, TN...had my best finish time of the year! Even though it's a loop course, I liked this race. Volunteers call out the time at mile markers. Shirts/Medals are pretty good. It's a spy theme so they played "spy" music at the beginning (theme from Mission Impossible). A few small hills but mostly flat. Great volunteers, nice finish line atmosphere. I'm done with "state" races for this year. I'm doing one in CO (my home state) in 2 weeks-(My "wallking finish time was 2:55 so I think I'll be ok for the CO race that requires a 3hr finish time)has and one in LA (I already have CA) the day after Christmas. It will be nice to take a break...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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

Hi Tennessee 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


Saturday, Apr. 3 Oak Barrel Half Marathon Lynchburg, TN

Saturday, Apr. 17 Andrew Jackson Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Jackson, TN

Saturday, Apr. 24 Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon Nashville, TN
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!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in Tennessee

Feel free to post favorite races, half marathon events, and anything and everything related to HALF Marathons in Tennessee!
For Race directory of Tennessee 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