What is The Half Marathoner?

A newsletter written by Terrell Johnson, the founder and editor-in-chief of Half Marathon Guide, plus Carissa Liebowitz and Hollie Sick, a pair of highly experienced runners who share everything they know about how to become a better runner.

Every Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET, I share a list of races I think you’ll love running, plus the ways running can help us find meaning in life — how it shapes our mental and emotional health, our sense of possibility, and how it spurs us to strive for things we never thought we could.

Become a paid member and you’ll become part of our virtual running group — and get to join us as we train together for races, cheer each other on, and share suggestions and struggles.

To be honest, the community we’ve developed has been the most fulfilling part of building The Half Marathoner these past few years, and hearing from readers like you is always a highlight of my day.

If you have an interest in running and reaching for something new, sign up and give us a try — and always feel free to reach out at terrell@halfmarathons.net to get in touch.

At the end of the day, how I feel about running is summed up best in this quotation by Lorraine Moller, an Olympic marathoner from New Zealand:

“For me, running is a lifestyle and an art. I'm far more interested in the magic of it than the mechanics. It's that interest and exploration that make running fun for me. It's easy to become outcome-focused; for me the unfoldment of self is what is meaningful in running and outlasts any medals.”

What readers say

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