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.