The Free Half Marathon has three entry options: A free entry lottery, a free entry for charity fundraisers and finally, if you just want to pay and support the concept, you can pay a non-refundable fee to enter the race. The "free entry" option is by-invitation. We use a three step process illustrated to the right to choose participants. To receive an invitation to the race, simply fill out our short and simple invitation request form. Beginning 12-months prior to the event, we begin awarding entries into the race until the race reaches capacity.
Affordable fun that’s good for you, too? Hey, that's what we're all about!!
We’re excited to provide an opportunity for racing fans old and new to join us in our endeavor to share our love of running—for FREE!
No, that’s not a typo. We have done the research, crunched the numbers and have found it is possible for you to run for free on our sponsors' dime!
We’re serious—about running, about making health a priority, and about not charging an arm and a leg (running’s easier if you have two of each). Our lives have been changed by running and we hope the FREE HALF MARATHON series of races will encourage those who have never run before to jump off the couch and find the enjoyment in running that so many of us have found.
Running offers a double whammy of goodness: a way to improve your health & a chance to meet cool people! Honestly, who wouldn’t be thrilled by the energy of thousands of people itching for a race to start, running together for that goal and then ready to celebrate with you at the finish line?
Take a peek at our pages. Find out a little bit more about why we’re excited to put this race together for you. And register! We hope to bring this series to other cities across the country...but we need your support to do so!