Friday, October 7, 2016

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

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Biggest Loser Half Marathon this September in Racine

Biggest Loser Run/Walk Half Marathon is a half marathon for all levels and abilities.  This September the Biggest Loser Run/Walk Racine Half Marathon and 5k is set to take place September 21, 2014.  The series is one of the most walker friendly supportive events around for the half marathon distance, making it a great event for first timers, or those that truly like to take their time and walk the half marathon distance.  If you register early in the year you'll usually find great pricing for their events.  You may also receive a discount if you are a Fifty States Half Marathon Club member.

While the Biggest Loser Run/Walk most definitely is walker friendly and for all levels and abilities, this does not mean you can tackle this course with zero training.  This is definitely not a flat course, so make sure to get your half marathon training in!  The course starts and finishes at North Beach Park in Racine, Wisconsin, and most of the course is along the shores of Lake Michigan, making for an attractive course for those that love running along water!

Biggest Loser Run/Walk Racine Half Marathon Course

Friday, December 20, 2013

Wisconsin Half Marathons 2014 - Wisconsin Half Marathon Calendar

Just a note to our readers, letting everyone know Wisconsin 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.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wisconsin Walker Friendly Half Marathons

Half Marathon walking is a growing sector of the half marathon community and we would like to show support by identifying half marathon events that are "walker friendly." Wisconsin Half Marathon Calendar is currently updating the calendar to now show "Walker Friendly" half marathons for all of Wisconsin. Half Marathon Calendar has set a new industry standard of 4 hours minimum to be considered officially "walker friendly" for a road half marathon, and 5 hours minimum for a trail half marathon.

If you know of an event that allows at least 4 hours to complete their half marathon event, please reach out to us and let us know and we will add a "W" next to their event.
Contact our Half Marathon Calendar staff

If you are truly trying to fully support the walking community, I suggest allowing 4 hours 15 min to 4 hours 30 min to really attract the Half Marathon Walkers to your event, and this means that your aid stations stay open and stocked until that very last walker passes through the aid station.

I think it's great that the Half Marathon walker community has been growing.  There are so many people that can't jog or run any longer due to injury or knee issues, or other complications, or simply just don't enjoy running, and I commend them for still getting out there and becoming such a growing share of the half marathon community.

Monday, July 29, 2013

2014 Wisconsin Half Marathons

Do you have a 2014 Wisconsin 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 Milwaukee half marathons, Green Bay half marathons, Madison half marathons, or any other Wisconsin half marathon 2014 dates!  

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin Runners

Wishing all you Wisconsin 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

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

Join in Wisconsin 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 .........

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Have a Wisconsin Half Marathon Race Review? OR are you a Wisconsin Race Director or Event Organizer?

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.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Announcing Prairie du Chien Half Marathon & 5k May 2012

Are you looking for another awesome scenic Half Marathon event to attend?  Prairie du Chien Half Marathon & 5k will take place in Prairie du Chien, the 2nd oldest city in Wisconsin, May 5th 2012.  You will enjoy a course with views of the bluffs and Mississippi River along a super flat fast course if your looking to step it up for a PR! T-shirts for all and medals for all finishers.

If you are going to make a weekend of staying in the area from out of town: Quaint shops, beautiful Wyalusing State Park and the Effigy Mounds National Monument are a few places to enjoy throughout your stay.

Additionally, official members of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club will enjoy a nice discount to their event (if you are not a member, you can check out membership details at

For more details, or to register for the Prairie du Chien Half Marathon or 5k, visit their website directly:


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.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Discount on Run Western Wisconsin Half Marathon

Become a member of Fifty States HALF Marathon Club and get great discounts, including discounts to Rapid Running events such as upcoming Run Western Wisconsin Half Marathon this August!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Just added a BRAND NEW Half Marathon to our national Half Marathon Race Calendar

St. Germain, Wisconsin will be kicking off a NEW Half Marathon, 5k & Paddle Battle in September this year called the Summers End Half Marathon, 5k and Paddle Battle.

CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO THEIR EVENT SITE:  Summers End Half Marathon, 5k & Paddle Battle

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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

Hi Wisconsin 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. 10 South Shore Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI

Saturday, Apr. 10 Mount Pleasant Half Marathon, 5K & Fun Run Mount Pleasant, WI

Saturday, April 17 Navarino Eco-Marathon & Half Marathon Shiocton, WI

Saturday, Apr. 17 Reedsburg Medical Center Vet Fest Half Marathon Reedsburg, WI

Sunday, Apr. 18 Oshkosh Half Marathon & 5K Oshkosh, WI

Saturday, Apr. 24 Jailbreak Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Wautoma, WI

Saturday, Apr. 24 Pine Line Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Medford, WI

Saturday, Apr. 24 Jailbreak Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Wautoma, WI

Saturday, May 1 Wisconsin Marathon, Half Marathon & Fitness Walk Kenosha, WI

Saturday, May 1 Door County Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5K Fish Creek, WI

Saturday, May 1 Prairie du Chien Half Marathon Prairie du Chien, WI

Sunday, May 2 La Crosse Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K La Crosse, WI

Sunday, May 2 Eau Claire Marathon, Half Marathon & Fun Run Eau Claire, WI

Saturday, May 8 Journeys Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Eagle River, WI

Saturday, May 8 Lake Geneva Marathon & Half Marathon Lake Geneva, WI

Sunday, May 16 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Green Bay, WI

Sunday, May 30 Madison Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon Madison, WI

Sunday, May 30 Great Midwest Marathon & Half Marathon Run Elkhart Lake, WI

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 WISCONSIN

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

For Race directory of Wisconsin 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