Friday, October 7, 2016

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

South Carolina 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 South Carolina

Do you have a race review for a half marathon in South Carolina?  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, December 26, 2014

Upcoming South Carolina Half Marathons in January

Kick of the new year with a half marathon in South Carolina!

You will find upcoming SC half marathons in Charleston and Travelers Rest, however no New Years Eve or New Years Day half marathons!

In January, South Carolina has the Resolution Run Half Marathon in Travelers Rest, and the Charleston Half Marathon in Charleston, SC.

Average weather temps in Charleston and Travelers Rest in January tend to be in the 50's, which could make for a chilly race start early morning, but nice running temps for those that don't care to run in the hot temps!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fall Running and Half Marathons in South Carolina

South Carolina has a fairly busy half marathon schedule for the fall season, with 6 half marathons in October, and 5 half marathons in November, and wraps up the year with 2 half marathons in December.  The month of October in South Carolina is still a little warm, reaching average high temps in the mid 70's, though November is ideal with average high temps in the upper 60's.  Runners love to travel to South Carolina to enjoy running along the ocean, making for a great vacation combining a half marathon with a little vacation time beach side.  May through September half marathon race season slows down due to the heat, but half marathons continue to grow throughout the spring and fall seasons.  South Carolina had a total of 27 half marathons in 2012, growing to a total of 36 half marathons for the 2014 calendar year. To view all half marathons in SC, visit the South Carolina Half Marathons calendar.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

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

Join in South Carolina 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 .........

Friday, February 8, 2013

New Course for Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon - Over 5 miles of Ocean Front Running!

New and improved course for Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon (half marathon distance) for 2013 coming your way runners!

Sunday October 20th 2013

And are you looking for a great course to get a PR?
The course is FLAT and FAST!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Have a Half Marathon Race Review South Carolina 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.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Camp Croft Trail Half Marathon coming up this weekend Nov 12, 2011

Trail Half Marathons are growing, and Camp Croft Half Marathon appears to be a great trail event taking place at Camp Croft State Park in Spartanburg South Carolina this weekend with the weather looking to a beautiful sunny day, maybe a little chilly in the morning, but a high of 65 degree forecast, .... perfect running weather!  Only 3 aid stations on the course, so runners may want to bring extra water for this challenging course.  Other trail run half marathons throughout the year in South Carolina include the Francis Marion Dirt Dash Half Marathon in the month of September and the ever growing Xterras, the Xterra Trail Half Marathon taking place in Columbia, SC in the month of July.  Coming from being a road runner all my life and trying my first trail half marathon this past year, I'd forewarn any of the typical half marathon runners to start out with a shorter trail distance for your first trail event.  Trail events are a lot of fun, but definitely take more effort to complete than running a road half marathon.  I learned the hard way, haha.  Good luck to all you runners participating this weekend, and if you notice any half marathons missing from our South Carolina Half Marathon Calendar at , please give us a shout.   CONTACT

Saturday, June 4, 2011

South Carolina Half Marathons, Half Marathon Runners, Race Directors & Event Organizers

Hi South Carolina 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, September 7, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in SOUTH CAROLINA

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

For Race directory of South Carolina 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