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!   


DC Half and Half Marathon proceeds are donated to ScholarCHIPS which supports and mentors college bound students with incarcerated parents.  Learn more about how the DC Half and Half Marathon came to support this amazing organization!

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2021 Registration Is Open! 

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 DC Half and Half Marathon will take place on November 13th in Arlington. This is the same course we have run in the past with Monumental Views on the Potomac and your favorite Half Smoke and chips at the halfway mark. 

When: Saturday, November 13, 2021


Where: Start at 1725 Wilson Blvd, Arlington Ben's Chili Bowl 


Start Time: 8AM


Course: 13.1 miles on this course


Why: Supporting ScholarCHIPS - College-bound high school students with an incarcerated parent. 

Fee: $55 registration fee and we encourage additional donations!


Swag: A half smoke & chips plus a killer t-shirt


Who: Participants must be at least 13 years old. Walkers and strollers are welcome but note that course closes at 12pm. No dogs please (unfortunately our insurance does not cover them) but Hot Dog costumes are encouraged. 









Currently the Ben's Chili Bowl location in Arlington is closed. If it is still closed on November 13th, we will host the run in the parking lot with food brought in from the U Street location. 

We had a successful virtual run in 2020 and are prepared to go virtual again in 2021 if needed. We are monitoring COVID-19 rules and regulations and will communicate any changes with as much notice as possible. If we do have to go virtual, no refunds will be issued since this is a fundraiser. T-shirts will be sent to the address listed in your registration.

A virtual run can still be fun! Here is an article in the Washington Post from last year's event to see how fun it was!  

Starting 10/26 Registrants will not be guaranteed a shirt in a preferred size.


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