Friday, October 7, 2016

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

Oregon 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 Oregon

Do you have a race review for a half marathon in Oregon?  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, July 6, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Oregon Spring Half Marathon $30 Discount

$30 DISCOUNT for our Fifty States Half Marathon Club members to the Oregon Spring Half Marathon in Aurora, OR! There is STILL TIME to register! Race is May 3, 2014. Such a great deal you may want to pick up the state of Oregon for your schedule! The party starts and ends at THE WINERY!! AND ... Qdoba Mexican Grill FOOD at the finish line for all participants!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Oregon Half Marathons 2014 now more Multi-device friendly

New and improved version, more mobile device and tablet friendly version of the half marathon calendar for Oregon Half Marathons at now LIVE! currently is up to date with 2014 half marathons and awaiting 2015 half marathons from race directors.  Other states already have 2015 half marathons rolling in.

Search for Portland half marathons, Eugene half marathons, Bend half marathons, Salem half marathons, Hillsboro half marathons, Medford half marathons, Corvallis half marathons, and many more 1/2 marathons in Oregon.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Oregon Adds 21 New Half Marathons over the Past Year - Leading the Way as 2nd Highest Growth State

Every year, our staff at analyzes the growth of half marathons in the United States.  We recently completed our annual calculations and report Oregon as being one of the top 3 growth states for half marathons over the past year, following California, which usually leads the growth rate year after year due to the state size and population. Oregon added 21 half marathons since last August 2012!.  Half marathons and other active events also bring revenue to small towns and cities, which can be great for businesses. Great job Oregon for leading the way in the Active Community!!!

California Half Marathons  - over 50 half marathons added
Oregon Half Marathons - 21 half marathons added
Colorado Half Marathons - 15 half marathons added
Michigan Half Marathons - 12 half marathons added
Virginia Half Marathons - 12 half marathons added
Missouri Half Marathons - 11 half marathons added
Washington Half Marathons - 10 half marathons added
Tennessee Half Marathons - 6 half marathons added
Nebraska Half Marathons - 5 half marathons added
Arkansas Half Marathons - 5 half marathons added

Copyright 2013 Half Marathon Calendar

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Inaugural Oregon Half Marathon to Fund Childrens' Cancer Research

On September 7, 2013, the inaugural charity run, Hero-Up Half Marathon, 5k and Kids Run will kick off their very first year, with 100% of the race net proceeds going to fund children's cancer research aimed at finding a cure.

All runners that register before August 1, 2013 are guaranteed a tech shirt.  All half marathon finishers will receive a hero-up race medal.  The course has some flat stretches with several rolling hills through the course that passes through multiple parks.  The event is located in Tigard, Oregon, about 10 miles southwest of Portland, Oregon.

For the Kids Race, currently, the plan is to offer race day registration only, with the entry fee being a new toy or new pair of pajamas that will be donated to children's Cancer Clinics at local hospitals, or $1.00.

Dress up as your favorite Super Hero or come as your usual self, all are welcome.  The course is semi-walker friendly, with a time limit of 3.5 hours.  With the rolling hills along the course, I'd imagine walkers would have to be a fairly fast walker to make it through in 3.5 hours.

Click here for ALL Oregon Half Marathons

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy National Running Day to all you Oregon Runners

Wishing all you Oregon 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!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

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

Join in Oregon 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 .........

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Have a Half Marathon Race Review Oregon 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

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

Hi Oregon 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 Vernonia Half Marathon Vernonia, OR

Sunday, Apr. 11 Race For The Roses Half Marathon & 5K Portland, OR

Sunday, May 2 Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon, 5K & 10K Run/Walk Portland, OR

Sunday, May 2 Eugene Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Eugene, OR

Saturday, May 8 Hippie Chick Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon Portland, OR

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!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

HALF Marathon Runners and Race Directors in OREGON

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

For Race directory of Oregon 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