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A Different Half Marathon

Most runs have water stations and bananas on hand for refueling.  The DC Half and Half Marathon challenges you to down a half smoke with chips at the midway point.  

After running 6.55 miles, you are greeted by our volunteers at Ben's Chili Bowl and given a basket of Ben's finest half smoke with chili, mustard and onions (vegetarian alternative available).  Show your clean basket to a volunteer and you can run the remaining 6.55 miles to the finish line!   

A Hiatus for 2022

The 2022 Half and Half Marathon will not happen this year. A constellation of factors has made it even more difficult to organize than during a global pandemic. 


We’ll use this fall as a reorganization year and will keep you posted on plans for 2023. 

So this is not goodbye but see you later. 


For all aspiring runners who have been reaching out wondering when registration would open, we hope that you would still consider giving $50(or more) to ScholarCHIPS to help fund their ongoing work to support college-bound students of incarcerated parents.  Donate here and state that your donation is related to the Half and Half Marathon. Thanks!


Over the past 10 years we have donated all proceeds to this worthy cause and we hope that you can still support them. 


If you find yourself near Ben’s Chili Bowl this fall, take a moment to pick up a half smoke and support them as well! By our calculations, they have donated over 1,500 half smokes to make this run a reality and we are super appreciative!   


Have a safe and healthy Fall and when you don your hot dog suit on a solo run or maybe for Halloween, know that you are not alone. We are with you!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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