The Premier Half Marathon Series

Going the Extra Mile for You!

With over 20 races planned across the Southeast and Midwest in 2016, you can count on the same first class experience every time you Race 13.1. We do everything we can to ensure that your experience before, during, and after the race exceeds your expectations. We know that you work hard to get ready for race day, and we work hard to ensure that your hard work is rewarded with an exceptional race experience. Register to Race 13.1, and we promise to go the extra mile for you!

Race Features

  • USATF certified courses for all distances
  • Awards for overall and age group winners
  • Live race announcer and music
  • Race-specific finisher medals for all 13.1 finishers
  • Race tech t-shirt for all runners
  • Pacers for 13.1 runners
  • Post-race party with great refreshments
  • A chance to win great prizes from our sponsors – maybe even a new car!
  • Plenty of well stocked and staffed aid stations throughout the course

Why Race 13.1?

We Go the Extra Mile for You

  • We strive to do all we can to provide you with the best experience before, during and after each race.
  • Easy registration process and extensive pre-race communication.
  • Competitive prices – sign up early for the best deal!
  • Unique, race-specific t-shirts and shiny, sparkly medals.
  • Pace teams to help you meet your race time goal!
  • Accurate results – We’ll even text you a link to view the results as soon as you finish!

Big Race Perks, Local Race Feel

Have the best of both worlds when you Race 13.1! Mid-sized races allow for personal attention and easier logistics – like parking! – while still providing a top-notch race experience.

We Give Back

  • We believe in giving back to and having a positive impact on each Race 13.1 community, whether that’s through partnering with a local charity to raise money for its cause or working alongside local businesses, organizations and running clubs to create an outstanding local-feel race.

You Could Win… A new Lexus,  $1,000 cash or free massages for a year!

  • All runners – no matter how fast or slow – have the chance to win something great at many of our races! The giveaway changes each race, so be sure to check out all the details on the “giveaway” tab on each race page!

We want to hear why you Race 13.1! 

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Race 13.1 Bios

John Kane - Strategy and Business Development

John Kane - Strategy and Business Development

  • Favorite Food?
    Steak
  • What race or athletic accomplishment are you most proud of?
    Starting at fullback for NC State and finishing an Ironman
  • Where is your favorite place to run?
    Umstead Park in Raleigh
  • What's your favorite song to run to?
    Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi & anything by NeedtoBreathe
  • If you could master a new skill without having to take the time to learn/practice, what skill would you choose?
    I'd love to know how to surf
  • Favorite TV series?
    "24" and "Downton Abbey"
Charlie Mercer - Strategy and Finance

Charlie Mercer - Strategy and Finance

  • Favorite Food?
    Mango
  • What race or athletic accomplishment are you most proud of?
    My athletic career peaked at age 12 when I hit the game winning home run to win the city championship in baseball...it was downhill from there.
  • Where is your favorite place to run?
    Lake Junaluska (a quaint little town in the mountains of NC)
  • What's your favorite song to run to?
    Most 90's rap (example: Arrested Development's "Tennessee")
  • If you could master a new skill without having to take the time to learn/practice, what skill would you choose?
    Piano
  • Favorite TV series?
    Of all time: "The Wire," and right now: "The Americans"
Chris Brown - Sponsorship Sales and Race Operations

Chris Brown - Sponsorship Sales and Race Operations

  • Favorite Food?
    Spaghetti and Banana Pudding
  • What race or athletic accomplishment are you most proud of?
    Winning the Tennessee high school baseball state championship.
  • Where is your favorite place to run?
    Percy Warner Park in Nashville
  • What's your favorite song to run to?
    "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen
  • If you could master a new skill without having to take the time to learn/practice, what skill would you choose?
    Guitar or piano
  • Favorite TV series?
    "Shark Tank"
Abbey Temple - Marketing and Communications

Abbey Temple - Marketing and Communications

  • Favorite Food?
    Mango & avocado
  • What race or athletic accomplishment are you most proud of?
    Captain of college swim team and all-conference in swimming and track in college.
  • Where is your favorite place to run?
    On the beach
  • What's your favorite song to run to?
    Anything by NeedtoBreathe
  • If you could master a new skill without having to take the time to learn/practice, what skill would you choose?
    Anything crafty
  • Favorite TV series?
    "Parks and Recreation" and "Blacklist"
Dan Mercer - Race Operations

Dan Mercer - Race Operations

  • Favorite Food?
    Grilled chicken and vegetables...splurge - pizza
  • What race or athletic accomplishment are you most proud of?
    Playing professional basketball in Australia and China.
  • Where is your favorite place to run?
    Wrightsville Beach
  • What's your favorite song to run to?
    "The Disease" by Angels and Airwaves
  • If you could master a new skill without having to take the time to learn/practice, what skill would you choose?
    Music production
  • Favorite TV series?
    "True Detective" and "The Sopranos"
Harrison Schenck - Race Operations

Harrison Schenck - Race Operations

  • Favorite Food?
    IP3 Pizza in Chapel Hill (with pepperoni and onions)
  • What race or athletic accomplishment are you most proud of?
    My 400lb deadlift
  • Where is your favorite place to run?
    Ocean Blvd. in Delray Beach, FL
  • What's your favorite song to run to?
    Any Thin Lizzy song
  • If you could master a new skill without having to take the time to learn/practice, what skill would you choose?
    It's a toss-up between MMA and conquering Mt. Midoriyama
  • Favorite TV series?
    "Archer"
Alli Hildenbrandt - Communications and Customer Service

Alli Hildenbrandt - Communications and Customer Service

  • Favorite Food?
    Watermelon
  • What race or athletic accomplishment are you most proud of?
    Making the all-conference cross country team in college.
  • Where is your favorite place to run?
    The beach
  • What's your favorite song to run to?
    Early 2000's rap
  • If you could master a new skill without having to take the time to learn/practice, what skill would you choose?
    Gourmet baking
  • Favorite TV series?
    "Fixer Upper" and "How to Get Away with Murder"

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