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St. Louis is Half Nuts About Running: 14 Half Marathons Held in STL in 2016

by Mike Meehan

The half marathon is the favorite distance for many runners. It takes some training to accomplish – without having to commit your life to training like the full marathon requires.

About 1,986,600 people completed a half marathon in the U.S. in 2015, according to Running USA.

Nowhere is the popularity of the half marathon more evident than here in St. Louis. Fourteen half marathons were held in the metro area in 2016 which included 16,686 finishers.

The half marathons held last year in the St. Louis area and the number of finishers for each race is shown below:

St. Louis Area Half Marathons – 2016

Race Number of Finishers
Alton Half Marathon 285
Go! St. Louis Half Marathon 4,998
Go! St. Louis Great Halloween Half Marathon 1,132
Hero Run Half Marathon 137
MO’ Cowbell Half Marathon 2,228
Quivering Quads Trail Half Marathon 353
Race 13.1 St. Louis 810
RiverTownRun Half Marathon 155
Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Half Marathon 4,976
Schoolhouse Rockin’ Half Marathon 127
St. Louis Track Club Saint Louis Half Marathon 707
St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon 437
St. Louis Track Club Corps of Discovery Trail Half Marathon 88
Wildwood Frozen Feet Trail Half Marathon 253
Total Finishers 16,686


Whether you prefer the hype and excitement of large street races or the laid-back atmosphere of small trail races, St. Louis offers a half marathon that fits your style and pocketbook.

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