May is not only the month of many marathons, but also the month of many half marathons.

Every weekend there are many opportunities for sports enthusiasts to start in half marathon competitions.

Large half marathons often booked up ahead of time

With a distance of just over 21 kilometers, the half marathon, unlike the marathon, can be completed without long-term and targeted preparation. Spontaneous participation is quite possible over this distance, while a last-minute start at the marathon usually ends in disaster.

Accordingly, it is quite common to decide to participate only a few days before a half marathon. However, athletes should bear in mind that the half marathon events are often booked up many weeks in advance, especially in the case of large city races.

3 Half Marathon-Recommendations in Europe

Three hot tips in Europe: The Great Manchester Run is one of the fastest 10-kilometer races in the world. However, there is also an option to compete over the half marathon distance. It is one of the biggest running events in the UK.

The GöteborgsVarvet is even one of the largest half marathons in the world. More than 40,000 take part in the 21.1-kilometer race in of Sweden.

At the Night Marathon Luxembourg (held annually at the end of May or beginning of June), the half marathon race is the big highlight of the event, with over 7,000 starters.

Plenty of choice in Germany

The selection of half marathons in Germany in the month of May is large. The classic marathons in Mannheim, Heilbronn, Gelsenkirchen, Würzburg and Regensburg all have half marathon events in their program. The Rennsteiglauf also offers a half-marathon distance.

Also highly recommended are the Ingolstadt half marathon and the Herzogstadtlauf Straubing, which is often held in June.

Nice half marathons in Austria and Switzerland

In Austria, we recommend a start at the Salzburg Half Marathon or the Welschlauf. In Switzerland, you can also run the half distance at the Geneva Marathon.

 

All big and well-known half marathon competitions in May can be found in the following overview:

Half marathons in May: Selection of major events

WelschLauf

 
9
Date of the race | 10:00 Uhr
Location of the race Ehrenhausen
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 12,8 km

Gutenberg Halbmarathon Mainz

 
Date of the race | 10:00 Uhr
Location of the race Mainz
Distance of the race 21,1 km / 10 km

Frederick Running Festival

 
Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Frederick
Distance of the race 21,1 km / 5 km

OC Marathon Newport Beach

 
Date of the race | 05:30 Uhr
Location of the race Newport Beach
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 5 km

Pittsburgh Marathon

 
Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Pittsburgh
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 5 km

Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon

 
1
Date of the race | 06:45 Uhr
Location of the race Sydney
Distance of the race 21,1 km / 10 km

Belfast City Marathon

 
Date of the race | 09:00 Uhr
Location of the race Belfast
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km

Toronto Marathon

 
1
Date of the race | 07:30 Uhr
Location of the race North York
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

Vancouver Marathon

 
4
Date of the race | 08:30 Uhr
Location of the race Vancouver
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 8 km

Genf Marathon / Genève Marathon for Unicef

 
2
Date of the race | 09:00 Uhr
Location of the race Chêne-Bougeries
Distance of the race 42,195 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 6 km / 3 km / 2 km / 1 km

Rhein-Ruhr-Marathon Duisburg

 
8
Date of the race | 08:30 Uhr
Location of the race Duisburg
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km
Hot

S 25 Berlin

 
6
Date of the race | 10:00 Uhr
Location of the race Berlin
Distance of the race 25 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 5 x 5 km Staffel / 1,2 km Kinderlauf

Heilbronner Trollinger Marathon

 
5
Date of the race | 08:45 Uhr
Location of the race Heilbronn
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,095 km / 10 km / 4,6 km / Kinder: 3 km / 1,5 km / 0,8 km / 0,4 km

MK Marathon (Milton Keynes Marathon)

 
Date of the race | 10:00 Uhr
Location of the race Milton Keynes
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2,62 km

Auffahrtslauf St. Gallen

 
4
Date of the race | 16:00 Uhr
Location of the race Sankt Gallen
Distance of the race 21,1 km / 10 km / 6 km

Helsinki City Marathon

 
2
Date of the race | 09:30 Uhr
Location of the race Helsinki
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 5 km / 1 km

ING Night Marathon Luxembourg (Luxemburg-Marathon)

 
4
Date of the race | 19:00 Uhr
Location of the race Luxembourg
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 5 km / 4,2 km / 1 km

Leiden Marathon

 
Date of the race | 10:00 Uhr
Location of the race Leiden
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2 km
Hot

Regensburg Marathon

 
7
Date of the race | 08:30 Uhr
Location of the race Regensburg
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 31,6 km / 21,1 km / 10,5 km / 7 km / 4,2 km / 2,1 km / 1 km
Tipp

Salzburg Marathon

 
9
Date of the race | 08:30 Uhr
Location of the race Salzburg
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km

Woche E-Businessmarathon

 
5
Date of the race | 18:00 Uhr
Location of the race Premstätten
Distance of the race 21,1 km / 10,55 km / 5,275 km

La Jolla Half Marathon & 5K

 
1
Date of the race | 06:30 Uhr
Location of the race Del Mar
Distance of the race 21,1 km / 5 km

Cellcom Green Bay Marathon

 
Date of the race |
Location of the race Green Bay
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 5 km

Cleveland Marathon

 
Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Cleveland
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

Denver Colfax Marathon

 
Date of the race | 06:00 Uhr
Location of the race Denver
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 16,09 km / 5 km

Utrecht Marathon

 
Date of the race | 09:30 Uhr
Location of the race Utrecht
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10,5 km

La Route du Louvre

 
Date of the race | 09:30 Uhr
Location of the race Lille
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 15 km / 9 km

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

 
Date of the race | 08:00 Uhr
Location of the race Lorne
Distance of the race 60 km / 44 km / 23 km / 14 km / 6 km / 1,5 km

Riga Marathon

 
3
Date of the race | 08:00 Uhr
Location of the race Riga
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

SportScheck Night RUN Bremen

 
4
Date of the race | 21:00 Uhr
Location of the race Bremen
Distance of the race 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / Kinder: 1,3 km

Bayshore Marathon

 
Date of the race | 07:15 Uhr
Location of the race Traverse City
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km

GutsMuths-Rennsteiglauf

 
14
Date of the race | 06:00 Uhr
Location of the race Suhl
Distance of the race 73,9 km / 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 17 km / 10,5 km / 7,2 km - 1,1 km

Buffalo Marathon Weekend

 
Date of the race | 06:30 Uhr
Location of the race Buffalo
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km

Ottawa Race Weekend - Ottawa Marathon & Ottawa 10K

 
Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Ottawa
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2 km

Calgary Marathon

 
2
Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Calgary
Distance of the race 50 km / 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

Edinburgh Marathon

 
2
Date of the race | 10:00 Uhr
Location of the race Edinburgh
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2,5 km / 1,5 km / 1 km

Marathon Würzburg

 
4
Date of the race | 25.05.2024 09:00 Uhr
Location of the race Würzburg
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km

Rostocker Citylauf

 
2
Date of the race | 10:00 Uhr
Location of the race Rostock
Distance of the race 21,1 km / 10 km / 7 km / 3 km

Great Manchester Run

 
3
Date of the race | 09:00 Uhr
Location of the race Manchester
Distance of the race 21,1 km / 10 km

Boston's Run to Remember

 
Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Boston
Distance of the race 21,1 km / 5 mi

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