Rocktober is for Running

October (Rocktober) is the most popular month for half marathons.

According to Running USA:

  • October hosted the most U.S. half-marathons (288), while January had the least (83) in 2013.
  • October 2013 produced the most 13.1 mile finishers with more than 312,000 and July the least finishers with just under 53,000.

Average Age 

Females     35.6
Males:         38.6

Median Times for U.S. Half-Marathon Finishers

Males:          2:01:37
Females      2:19:48

Year Estimated U.S. Half-Marathon Finisher Total
1990 303,000
1995 420,000
2000 482,000
2004 612,000
2005 658,000
2006 724,000
2007 796,000
2008 900,000
2009 1,113,000
2010 1,385,000
2011 1,610,000
2012 1,850,000
2013 1,960,000  (new high)

Do you have what it takes???

 

woman walking towards unknown places

Cheers to awesome scenery along the way…

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Cheers to the wildlife that accompanies us along the way…

Enjoy the fall but by all means…give it your all!  Pass it on!

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One response

  1. My marathon is in October. Ran 22 miles today. Sitting here now, I’m ready for it to be over.
    I’m older and faster than the average. Still looking forward to some time off.

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