It’s well reported that half marathons are the fastest growing distance race in the country. The training is nowhere near as arduous as that for a full marathon, and yet many participants still get the satisfaction and feeling of accomplishment. Best of all, there are plenty of half marathon race options.
Within Philadelphia city limits, there are now four road half marathons: The Love Run, Oddyssey Half Marathon, Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon and Philadelphia Marathon Half Marathon. Additionally, there are three trail half marathons in Pennypack Park: ½ Sauer ½ Kraut, Sloppy Cuckoo and Oktoberfest 13.1.
Different races have different prices. Runners expect to pay anywhere from $80 to $140 for most marathons. So what’s a reasonable amount to pay for a half marathon? And how do the Philly halves compare to other nearby races? Here’s are the prices for the road races: