Friday, October 7, 2016

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

Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

Do you have a race review for a half marathon in Massachusetts?  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, July 4, 2014

Inaugural Massachusetts Half Marathon, The Stache Halfe, to Kick off this November 2014

INAUGURAL Half marathon, The Stache Halfe, is set to kick off this November in Ipswich, MA.

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!

ALSO, if you are a Fifty 50 States Half Marathon Club member, you will receive a discount to this event!

Visit here for all other Massachusetts Half Marathons

Friday, April 11, 2014

Massachusetts Half Marathons 2014 - 2015 - New and Improved Multi-Device View half marathon calendar is rolling out a more Multi-Device friendly version of their website, and Massachusetts Half Marathons page is complete.  Check out 2014 half marathons in Massachusetts on the Massachusetts Half Marathon Calendar today! The 2015 half marathons in Massachusetts are ready to roll in as well, awaiting race organizers, and are already rolling out 2015 half marathon dates in other states.

To view all half marathons, visit Half Marathon Calendar USA

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Inaugural Massachusetts Half Marathon Apr 2014 in Whitinsville

The Inaugural WCC Half Marathon is set to kick off April 6, 2014.  The event will feature a race expo, and will benefit the Whitin Community Center.  The course through the Blackstone Valley towns is slightly up hill the 1st half of the course, and slightly down hill the last 6 miles or so, through mostly shaded rural roads.  The race will start and end downtown Whitenville.

For more information, visit the official website at

Additionally, if you are a Fifty States Half Marathon Club member, you will receive 10% discount!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Massachusetts Half Marathons 2014 - Massachusetts Half Marathon Calendar

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

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Significant year for Allstate Boston 13.1 Half Marathon and Discount

This is an especially significant year for Allstate Life Insurance Boston 13.1 Marathon® "Half Marathon"! On September 15, running legends Frank Shorter and Bill Rogers will be participating in this race to raise money for The One Fund.

Additionally, to encourage runners to join in from across the United States, the running event has given Fifty States HALF Marathon Club members a $13.10 discount to run with these marathon icons on this flat, fast and scenic course, featuring miles of coastal views! 

The next price increase is July 25 and the final day to register September 11th.

The start and finish of the running event takes place at Suffolk Downs race track in Boston proper. Medals for all finishers.  Walkers are welcome, but there is a 3 hour max time limit, so the event is not really a walker friendly event unfortunately.

Feel free to visit the following link for a full listing of Massachusetts Half Marathons

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy National Running Day to All you Massachusetts Runners

Wishing all you Massachusetts 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!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

INAUGURAL Half Marathon to Kick Off this July in Holyoke Massachusetts

The Twin Reservoirs Half Marathon & 5k will hold it's 1st Annual this year, set for July 21st 2013 in Holyoke, Massachusetts!

The Twin Reservoirs Half Marathon will treat runners to more than 6 miles on the beautiful groomed trails around the Whiting Street Reservoirs and Ashley Pond starting and finishing on the challenging hills of Holyoke Community College.

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

Saturday, April 27, 2013

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

Join in Massachusetts runners & 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 .........

Monday, April 15, 2013

RUNNERS UNITE - A Time to Stand Strong

RUNNERS UNITE: As a leader and friend to runners and runners' families and supporters across the nation, I want to express my deepest sympathies in this tragic incident that happened today in Boston. This is a time to unite and stand strong.  This act was cowardly, by someone very sick in the brain.  This is a reminder that EACH and every one of you make a difference, whether a small act or big, a smile, a helping hand, or even a simple act of kindness   or compassion to let someone know you care.  Sometimes we don't think about how the smallest little thing can mean so much to another.  I just wanted to let all you runners know that you and your families were on my heart today.  There should be no recognition of this coward, but I'd like to recognize all the runners and supporters who ran Boston today, whether you were able to finish or not finish, and all those that made a difference in the lives of those caught in the tragedy today, firefighters, police, government, volunteers, innocent by-standers lending a helping hand, medical personnel and so many more that deserve the true recognition on this day. I am proud to be a friend to all in the running community and inspired and humbled by so many of you.  So again, stand United, you ALL make a difference.

 ~ Nicole Blomgren, President of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club &

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Have a Massachusetts Half Marathon Race Review? OR are you a Massachusetts Event 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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Newburyport Half Marathon in Newburyport, Ma

Half Marathon News Alert for Newburyport, Massachusetts:

The Newburyport Half Marathon in Newburyport, Mass is set to take place on Oct 23rd, 2011.

"The First 500 registrations receive an Atayne Long Sleeve REC Performance Top. The perfect performance top for running hard and treading lightly.  Made in the USA from 100% Recycled Polyester derived from plastic bottles.  Each shirt prevents 10 to 14 plastic bottles from going into a landfill.  All materials used to make the shirts meet the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard to ensure safety to the wearer.  If you register after the first 500, don’t worry, you’ll still receive an all organic cotton T-shirt."

Runners can register online for this race by going to .  The race is set in a quintessential New England seacoast town during peak foliage season.

Race Marketing & Website Development by

Chris Bernier

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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

Hi Massachusetts 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, May 16 Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon Newton, MA

Sunday, May 30 Boston’s Run To Remember Half Marathon Boston, MA

Sunday, May 30 Great Hyannis Road Races Half Marathon Hyannis, MA

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!

Monday, September 7, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in MASSACHUSETTS

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

For Race directory of Massachusetts 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