Friday, October 7, 2016

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

Nevada 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

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Laughlin/Bullhead Half Marathon - December 2015


HIGHLIGHTS Inaugural running of the Laughlin/Bullhead Half Marathon:
2 States! 2 Time Zones! One DAM - Great Race! Set to take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Fifty States Half Marathon Club members receive a $30 discount for the half marathon, and a $15.00 Discount for the 5k, found in member portal! $20 discount to the half marathon for non-members!!! Non-members use code HALFMARY for your $20 Half Marathon Discount!

- 10 miles Road & 3.1 miles Trail in the picturesque Mojave Desert
- Run across the Davis Dam with brilliant views of Lake Mohave & the Colorado River
- FREE Microbrew Beer from PINTS Brewery to all finishers
- Proceeds benefit Operation Gratitude & the Boys & Girls Club of the Colorado River
- Post Race Party with Live Band on Casino Row at HOST HOTEL Edgewater Casino Resort
- Amazing $40 per night Room Rates – Call 800.677-4837 and mention Code: LAUGHLIN RUNNERS 2015
- WALK to the Starting Line!
- Tech Tee, Awesome Medal, Chip Timing, Prizes for top 3 finishers in 13 age categories!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Race Review for Half Marathons in Nevada

Do you have a race review for a half marathon in Nevada?  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 Half Marathons in Nevada

If you're looking to get a half marathon in early year in Nevada, you only have one to choose from. January and February are very quiet months for half marathons in Nevada.

Running from an Angel Half Marathon in Boulder City (near Las Vegas and Henderson) is the one and only half marathon in Nevada in January 2015. The race is quite small, as there were only 133 finishers in 2014.

There are no Nevada half marathons in February 2015.  This is actually pretty shocking, as weather temps are ideal for half marathons throughout January and February, typically ranging around 60's around the Las Vegas area.  With the growth of half marathons in the United States, it is surprising so few exist through these months in Nevada.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fall Running in Nevada

Running in Nevada during the fall can still be a little warm, but there is no shortage of races.  There are at least 10 Half Marathons in Nevada from October through December alone,  which are a combination of both road races and trail race half marathons.  This weekend, the National Nurses Half Marathon takes place in the beautiful Red Rock area outside of Las Vegas, a beautiful scenic half marathon and a bucket list addition.  Of course there is the popular Rock'n'Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon, just weeks away as well, for those that seek to do a little night running along the strip at night.  Nevada is also home to many great trail half marathon races, with it's many canyons and national forests wide spread across the state.  While the temperature appears to be a little warmer than average over the next week, the Average temps in Nevada for the end of October through November tend to range in the low to mid 70's, and lower 70's toward the end of November, which can make for a nice cool morning run for those that like to run in the cooler temperatures.  Nevada wraps the half marathon year up with a half marathon at Hoover Dam in mid December 2014, which also includes a marathon and 10k distance run.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

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

Join in Nevada 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 12, 2012

Nevada Half Marathon Totals and Half marathons reach milestone in US

Half Marathons Reach a Milestone and Surpass the 2000 Total Mark in 2012

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. 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.

NEVADA currently has 35 Half Marathons as of November 2012

 ~ Copyright 2012 - Nicole Blomgren

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fifty States Half Marathon Club Annual Meet-up to be held in Vegas for 2012

It's a great time to join Fifty States Half Marathon Club and join members coming in from all over the US to attend the annual meet-up, this year 2012 to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday December 1st, the evening prior to the Las Vegas Rock'n'Roll running event.  At the meet-up, Founder of Fifty States Half Marathon Club, Nicole Blomgren, will present several Gold Cup trophies to those who have finished a 50 States Challenge or 100 Half Anywhere Challenge in 2012!  Following awards, the group will be holding the meet-up where a live band will begin following the presentation of awards!  Always a FANTABULOUS time when a bunch of crazy runners from all over the US get together!  And better yet, ... time to sleep in Sunday morning, since the Las Vegas Rock'n'Roll event will be held in the evening on Sunday!!!

For more information on Fifty States Half Marathon Club membership, feel free to visit the official website at

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Have a Half Marathon Review Nevada 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.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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

Hi Nevada 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

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sharing NV Running News: Mesquite Marathon Now a Boston Qualifier:

Thought I'd pass this article on about it since Mesquite also has a half marathon as well:

Mesquite Marathon receives Boston Marathon certification

Desert Valley Times

Runners from as far away as Kenya are expected to participate in the Mesquite Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K. Among the competitors is Justin Nelson, ...

Monday, September 7, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in NEVADA

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

For Race directory of Nevada 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