Friday, October 7, 2016

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

New York 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 Review for Half Marathons in New York

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

Monday, February 16, 2015

New York Running in the Snow - February Half Marathons

Who's running in the snow this weekend in New York!?  Two half marathons in NY this weekend on Sunday!  The SOLD OUT NYC Runs Central Park Marathon & Half Marathon in NYC, and the Lake Effect 1/2 Marathon in Liverpool, NY.  For more details visit New York Half Marathons!half-marathons-new-york/c1bp7

Friday, April 11, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

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

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

New York Half Marathon Calendar

Sunday, February 23, 2014

New York Half Marathons is On Facebook

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

Saturday, February 15, 2014

New York is Included in the New England Half Marathon Tour

I'd like to announce the New England Half Marathon Tour has added MORE Half Marathons for 2014! 7 States, 14 Races, 183.4 miles, pint glasses, tech shirts, Cool jackets to all who finish their half marathons in 6 states! And official Fifty States Half Marathon Club members get $10.00 off each race!

For New York, the Saratoga Springs Half Marathon is scheduled to take place on July 13, 2014, which is the Adirondack area's newest 1/2 marathon.  This New York half marathon is flat and fast, and finishes in beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park.

To view all New York Half Marathon ---> 2014 New York Half Marathons

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Discount to the Mighty Niagra Half Marathon - September 2014 in New York

Picture this: You’re running alongside the Niagara River, through the historic villages of Lewiston and Youngstown. Invigorated by the beat of the band you just passed, you feel the cheers of the spectators pushing you forward. You’re counting the miles, but at the same time you’re not, because the views are literally (and physically) breathtaking along the down-hill course. You see the famous French Castle, the lighthouse and Historic Old Fort Niagara’s compound after you emerge from the forest of Fort Niagara State Park. Running by the beach, you’re enjoying the views of Lake Ontario and the live entertainment at every mile as you continue on to Four Mile State Park. Just a few yards to go. Your friends and family cheer you on as you cross the finish line at Porter-on-the-Lake Park. You are Mighty! You just finished Mighty Niagara Half Marathon!

If you are a member of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club, you will receive a $10.00 DISCOUNT to the half marathon!

Click Here To view ALL 2014 New York Half Marathons

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy National Running Day to all you New York Runners

Wishing all you New York 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!

Friday, May 10, 2013

STILL TIME to Register for the Buffalo Bills 50 Yard Finish Half Marathon

There is STILL TIME to register for the Buffalo Bills 50 Yard Finish Half Marathon which will take place on Saturday June 29th 2013!

Finish on the 50 Yard Line at Ralph Wilson Stadium and see yourself on the Jumbotron as you do so! Come to Buffalo to be the unique few that can run through the tunnel and finish on the grass of an NFL stadium.

Fifty States HALF Marathon Club members will receive a discount to this event.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

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

Join in New York 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 .........

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Have a New York Half Marathon Race Review? OR are you an New York 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

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, July 16, 2011

Discount to Divas Half Marathon at Long Island

Hey all you Divas! The popular Divas Half Marathon Series has now partnered with us to offer official Fifty States HALF Marathon Club members  a discount.  

Check out the Divas Half Marathon at Long Island in New York taking place on October 2nd, 2011!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Discount to Rock'n' Roll Events

Become a member of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club and get great discounts, including a discounts to the popular Rock'n'Roll events such as the Rock'n'Roll 10k in New York!


Saturday, June 4, 2011

New York Half Marathons, Half Marathon Runners, Race Directors & Event Organizers

Hi New York 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 13.1 Marathon New York New York, NY

Sunday, Apr. 11 Skunk Cabbage Classic Half Marathon & 10K Ithaca, NY

Sunday, Apr. 18 George Wodicka Hook Mountain Half Marathon Congers, NY

Sunday, Apr. 25 Flower City Half Marathon & 5K Rochester, NY

Sunday, Apr. 25 More Magazine & Fitness Magazine Half Marathon New York, NY

Saturday, May 1 Grand Island Half Marathon Grand Island, NY

Sunday, May 2 Long Island Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K East Meadow, NY

Sunday, May 30 Buffalo Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay Buffalo, NY

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

Our New York Half Marathon Race Calendar Directory has been updated today

We have updated the race calendar for HALF Marathons in New York.  If you see one missing, please feel free to send us an email with the event and website of the missing HALF Marathon.  Thank you!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in NEW YORK

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

For Race directory of New York 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