Why subscribe?

We’re here to help you find and run the races you dream about running — whether that’s a half marathon (our favorite distance, of course), a full marathon, a 10K, an ultra-marathon, or anything in between.

Who are we?

We are Terrell Johnson, the founder and editor-in-chief of Half Marathon Guide, plus Carissa Liebowitz and Hollie Sick, a pair of highly experienced runners who write for this newsletter, sharing everything they know about how to become a better runner.

What do I get?

  • Free weekly newsletter with our favorite half marathons and other distance races.

  • Once a week, a newsletter with more amazing races we think you’ll love running + occasional exclusive, limited-time discounts to those events.

  • Essays on the mental and emotional side of running and training.

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