Friday, October 7, 2016

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

Maine 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 Maine

Do you have a race review for a half marathon in Maine?  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

Runner to Finish his 50th State and 100th Half on the SAME DAY at Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon

This Sunday July 13th, Fifty States Half Marathon Club member David Grudzien will be the first runner ever to finish BOTH his 50th state (of the 50 States Half Marathon Challenge) AND his 100th Half Marathon (of the 100 HALF Anywhere Challenge) the same day at the same time, at the same race!  David Grudzien will be running the Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon to complete his double journey, with his special bib number 50 given to him by the race director Erik Boucher!

While David ran his 98th half marathon today, with a broken toe, running one of his best times all year, he is going to wrap that last weekend up with broken toe and all!  You'll almost always see David in his Fifty States Half Marathon club shirt, and almost always smiling!

Now just one more week till he hits the pavement to finish his 1st 50 States Journey and 100 Half marathons!

Maine Half Marathons 2014 and Maine Half Marathons 2015

The Half Marathon Calendar currently has 17 half marathons for the 2014 half marathon and 2015 half marathon schedule.  Search Maine half marathons 2014 and Maine half marathons 2015.

Monday, March 10, 2014

New England Half Marathon Tour - 2 Maine Half Marathons

The New England Half Marathon Tour, put on by 3C Race Productions, will have 2 Maine half marathons this fall, for 2014. The Freeport Half Marathon will take place in September 2014, and The Old Orchard Beach Half Marathon (also known as the OOB Half Marathon), will kick off this October 2014, which will include almost 4 miles along the ocean.

The New England Half Marathon Tour now has 14 events in 7 states.  All half marathon runners who complete a half marathon in 6 states of the NE Half Marathon Tour events will receive a special finisher jacket!

Additionally, if you are a 50 States Half Marathon Club member, you will receive $10 off each race!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Maine Half Marathons 2014 - Half Marathon Schedule

Do you have a 2014 Maine 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 Brunswick half marathons, Portland half marathons, Lewiston half marathons, or any other Maine half marathon 2014 dates!  

Maine Half Marathon Schedule 2013 and 2014

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Bands on the Run Half Marathon is back for 2nd Year this June 2013

The 2nd Annual Bands on the Run is set to take place on 6/23/2013!

The race starts off in-between two old mill buildings that have been renovated and repurposed for modern uses. In the first 3 miles runners tour the heart of the cities of Lewiston and Auburn. Most of the roads in the city along the route will be closed to traffic. Runners then follow the edge of the Androscoggin River on the Auburn side and then into a more rural setting by Mile 6. There are four river crossings in total and magnificent views of the Great Falls. This year the course includes more trail running along the Lewiston side of the river. In the final push to the finish line runner cross the river via an old railroad trestle bridge. As always there are bands along the route to keep runners motivated. A Zumba dance group will be featured at the start line before the race to get runners pumped up. The festival at the end features a live band plus free food and beer. There will also be a kids fitness course and specialty food vendors.

And for 2nd year, Fifty States Half Marathon Club members receive a discount to this event!