Friday, October 7, 2016

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

Indiana 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 Reviews for Half Marathons in Indiana

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

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Indiana Half Marathons is on Facebook

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

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Race Date is Set for Fort4Fitness Half Marathon 2014

The 7th annual race date is set for the Fort4Fitness Fall Festival, which includes a half marathon, 10k, 4 mile run/walk, kids marathon, and senior marathon.  The event features a festival expo, is USATF/RRCA certified and is proud to host the 2014 RRCA Central Regional Half Marathon Championship Race. The race features a stadium finish at home plate of beautiful Parkview Field, consistently ranked among the top 5 Minor League Baseball stadiums in the country.

Additionally, if you are a member of Fifty States Half Marathon Club, you will receive a discount to the half marathon!

Visit to view ALL Indiana Half Marathons

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Indiana Half Marathons 2014 - Indiana Half Marathon Calendar

Just a note to our readers, letting everyone know Indiana 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

Indiana Half Marathons 2014

Do you have a 2014 Indiana 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 Indianapolis half marathons, Carmel half marathons, or any other Indiana half marathon 2014 dates!  

Indiana Half Marathon Calendar 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.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy National Running Day to all you Indiana Runners

Wishing all you Indiana 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!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

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

Join in Indiana 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 .........

Friday, February 8, 2013

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Indy 500 Mini-Marathon Race Report by Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member ......

Indy 500 Festival Mini Marathon Race Report by Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member George Pugh(George is scheduled to finish his 50 States Challenge (plus DC) with Fifty States HALF Marathon Club in Alaska this June!!!)

5/5/2012 Hot, hot, hot at the Indy 500 Mini-Marathon in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cinco de Mayo brought about a 70 degree start at 7:30, a twenty minute walk to the start line from Corral "P", and a wind-less downtown run that left me being smoked physically by Mile 2. I was determined to complete this half marathon, but knew in my early drenched condition, walking a lot was going to be the only way I'd make it. All that being said, everything I came to Indianapolis for came to fruition when around the 10K mark, we approached and then entered the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, wound our way to the actual track surface, and continued for one lap around the track including a brief stop at the brick finish line (I didn't kiss it like many people did, but I did reach down and touch it). After that thrill, it was another 5-mile walk-run struggle to get to the finish at 2:41:59. I highly recommend running this well managed race, if for no other reason than to run on the Indy 500 racetrack!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Carmel Half Marathon 2012 Race Review

Carmel Half Marathon Race Review by Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member Chad Dudley

Just finished the Carmel Marathon Championship Weekend Half and just missed my PR by 21 seconds at 1:54:39. Overall a great race and not many hills so made for a fast course. Note to self always make sure your gps watch is on and has a signal before you cross the start line, this cost me over a min and a PR, but that is my fault and not the watch. Stupid mistakes cost runners time and this one for sure cost me. I really enjoy the route and for it's second year the volunteers did a great job. Water stations could have been a few more of them but other than that the route was blocked off very well by local law enforcement and even some National Guard Soldiers (Thanks very much to them as a Soldier myself it was great seeing them out there). I would like to see the Corals done a little better too as it was very congested at the start of the race. Overall I would recommend this to anyone who wants a fairly flat course and needs IN as a 50 Stater!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Have a Half Marathon Race Review Indiana 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?


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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.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Discount to Run Greater Indianapolis Half Marathon

Become a member of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club and get great discounts, including discounts to Rapid Running Events such as Run Greater Indianapolis Half Marathon, 5k & Kids Run in October 2011!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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

Hi Indiana 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 Planet Adventure Heritage Trail Marathon, Half Marathon Battle Ground, IN

Saturday, Apr. 3 Indiana University Mini Marathon & 5K Bloomington, IN

Sunday, Apr. 11 Southern Indiana Classic Marathon, Half Marathon Evansville, IN

Saturday, May 1 Zionsville Anti-Mini Marathon Zionsville, IN

Saturday, May 8 500 Festival Mini-Marathon & 5K Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, May 15 Dances With Dirt Gnaw Bone Marathon, Half Marathon Gnaw Bone, IN

Saturday, May 22 Geist Half Marathon & 5K Geist, IN

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 Indiana

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

For Race directory of Indiana 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