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Need Motivation? Sign Up For a Trail Half Next Month

It's time to get excited and put the wheels in motion by signing up for a trail half this spring. Here's a list of more than 40 races in the U.S. and across the globe.

Trail Runner Magazine February 19th, 2019

Need Motivation? Sign Up For a Trail Half Next Month Photo by Josh Patterson from the Valencia Trail Race.

Whether you’re mid training cycle, on pause for winter cross training or straight off the couch, trail half marathons are a great way to get your momentum amped for the rest of the season.

We found 44 trail half marathon (ish) races across the nation and internationally, taking place in March. Just in time to give you the kick in the pants you might be needing.

Starting from the couch? Check out our How to Trail Run guide to get started and safely ramp up your fitness.


March 2:

Griffith Park Trail Marathon and Half
Mountain Marathon and Hillbilly Half
Lake Sammamish Half Marathon
San Joaquin River Trail 1/2 Marathon
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge

March 3:

Sierra Vista Trail Runs

March 9:

Marin Ultra Challenge
Mesquite Canyon Trail Runs
Old West Trail Runs
Singletrack Stampede
Trail Trashed Ultra

March 10:

XTERRA Black Canyon Trail Run

March 16:

Folsom South Side Trail Run
Napa Valley Trail Marathon
Ramblas Run

March 17:

Zoom St Patrick Day

March 23:

Alsea Falls Spring Fling Half & 10K
Knickerbocker Canyon
Stinson Beach Rabbit Chase

March 24:

Dam Good Run

March 30:

Blood, Sweat & Beers Trail Race
Golden Gate Headlands Marathon
Spring Run for Fun at Redmond Watershed
Valencia Trail Race


March 2:

Red Mountain 50K

March 9:

A Run Through Time
Antelope Island Buffalo Run


March 9:

Bel Monte Endurance Run
The Sledge

March 23:

Haulin’ in the Holler
Terrapin Mountain 50K & Half Marathon


March 2:

Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi Trail 50
Long Play Race
Run4Bibles Trail Run

March 9:

Crazy Desert Trail Race
Everglades Ultras
Land Between The Lakes

March 10:

Fall Creek Falls 50K & Half

March 16:

Music City Trail Ultra

March 23:

San Felipe Shootout


March 1:

TransLantau – Hong Kong

March 2:

Snow Trail 2 Heaven – Spain

March 14:

Borneo Wildlife Marathon – Indonesia

March 31:

The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run #1 – Canada


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Dexter R Litwiller

I guess the Midwest doesn’t have enough to deserve a mention… Cactus Classic is in its 10th year – 10k, 1/2 and full marathon options on March 9th!

John Torrone
John Torrone

None of the races for the North East are actually in or ever very close to the North East. Virginia and West Virginia are generally known as the south. Mid-Atlantic at best

Terry Majamaki

Thanks so much for featuring our photo from the VALENCIA Trail Race which is coming up on March 30th.


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