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Topic: Half Marathons Reach a Milestone and Surpass the 2000 Total Mark in 2012
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Posted By: FiftyStatesHalf Posted: Nov 9, 2012 Reply
Nov 9, 2012
Half Marathons Reach a Milestone and Surpass the 2000 Total Mark in 2012 ~ Article by Nicole Blomgren Fifty States Half Marathon Club
The year 2012 has been a year of tremendous growth for half marathons and marks a new milestone of surpassing over 2000 half marathons across the United States.  Half Marathons are being formed as fast as we can add them to online Half Marathon race calendar directories.  Halfmarathonsearch.com analyzed, searched, and compared the top half marathon calendar listings across the United States and came to a total of 2005 half marathons for all US States totaled, reported on August 26, 2012.  California half marathons lead the way with the top number of half marathons, surpassing the 250 mark this year and new half marathons being added almost weekly, with Florida following as second with a total of 105 half marathons reached in 2012.  Not too far behind Florida follows Utah, Texas, and the state of Washington for most half marathons in the United States.  Both Florida and Texas hit their 100 half marathon milestone this year in 2012.
The rate of half marathon additions does not seem to be slowing as we approach this last quarter of 2012, predicting half marathon totals to likely grow to between 2300 to 2500 by the end of 2013.  Half Marathon running clubs, Half Marathon Trail Running events, and half marathon training organizations have also seen growth in 2012.
Furthermore, the half marathon 13.1 mile distance event is a nice event to travel on the weekends to. Runners can typically experience a quick recovery after finishing a half marathon, one may not encounter when participating in a full marathon, presenting the half marathon experience to be very enjoyable running distance event for runners.
 ~ Copyright 2012 - Nicole Blomgren