Thursday, October 6, 2016

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

Connecticut 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 Connecticut

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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Connecticut's Newest Half Marathon in Salisbury June 2014

A moderately challenging half marathon in Salisbury, Connecticut, The Lime Rock Park Half Marathon is set to take place June 8, 2014.  This 1/2 marathon is part of the New England Half Marathon Tour 2014 and the course finishes with a lap around the famous Lime Rock race track.  

Additionally, participants that finish 6 states of the New England Half Marathon Tour will receive a cool jacket!

Great RACE REVIEWS of the New England Half Marathon Tour here:

AND, if you are a Fifty States Half Marathon Club member, you will receive a $10.00 discount to EACH half marathon of the NE Half Marathon Tour!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Connecticut Half Marathons 2014 - Half Marathon Schedule

Do you have a 2014 Connecticut 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 Bridgeport half marathons, New Haven half marathons, Hartford half marathons, Danbury half marathons, or any other Connecticut half marathon 2014 dates!  

Connecticut 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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Saturday, April 27, 2013

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

Join in Connecticut 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 .........

Monday, November 5, 2012

INAUGURAL Veterans Inc Indoor Half Marathon January 2013

In honor of Veterans Day soon approaching, we'd like to take the time to announce the new 1st Inaugural Veterans Inc Indoor Half Marathon and Marathon Relay to kick off this January 26, 2013 in Hartford, Connecticut!

"Both races will be run on the concourses of the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Both races will also be digitally timed and lap counted. The event will be DJ'd and stadium seating will be provided strategically on the concourse to allow for safe and comfortable spectator viewing. Concessions will be sold by the XL Center throughout the event.

Each participant will also receive a complimentary ticket to the Hartford Whale vs. Springfield Falcons hockey game that evening! The special award winners of each race will be recognized on the ice during the 2nd period intermission!"
~ Veterans Inc.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Redding Road Race Half Marathon Race Review 2012

Race Review from Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member Lisa Foy Anderson for the Redding Road Race Half Marathon 2012 in Redding, Connecticut:

This course was quite hilly but the race premiums were top-notch as were all involve from the race directors, to the fellow runners, to the volunteers. Small race, small town...very scenic! Home-town feel - home-town fun! A definite must do!

.... Cursing those hills of CT....but lovin' the town and the people....what a fun race.

This event also includes a 10k and a 5k.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Have a Connecticut Half Marathon Race Review? OR are you a Connecticut 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, December 22, 2011

Inaugural Redding Road Race to Kick Off May 2012!

Are you looking for a spring Half Marathon in Connecticut?  Well look no more!  Register for the inaugural Redding Road Race!

This Sunday May 6, 2012 race will have great swag and is guaranteed to be a well run and a well supported event!  The event is also for a charitable great cause.

Additionally, Fifty States HALF Marathon Club members will receive a discount to this event (see for membership details)

For all the great details on this event, please visit the Redding Road Race Half Marathon, 10k, 5k website directly:

Thursday, November 3, 2011


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, June 4, 2011

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

Hi Connecticut 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, Apr. 25, 2010           Nutmeg State Half Marathon & 10K         Washington Depot, CT

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 for April and May 2010.  Thank you!

Monday, September 7, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in CONNECTICUT

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

For Race directory of Connecticut 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