2023 Equinox Half Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Equinox Half Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Equinox Half Marathon is a sister event to the Equinox Marathon, and it takes place around the time of the autumnal equinox. It offers a slightly less demanding but still challenging course, appealing to runners who may not be up for the full marathon distance but still want to experience the scenic and hilly terrain. The event enjoys a strong sense of community, with many local volunteers and spectators providing enthusiastic support. It's an excellent opportunity for both novice and experienced runners to enjoy the beauty of the season while testing their endurance.

Date: 

Sat
Sep 16
2023

Location: 

Fairbanks, United States

Distance

21.1km / 13.1mi

Elevation profile: 

Hilly

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

315m /

Number of participants: 

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How to train for Equinox Half Marathon: Equinox Half Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Equinox Half Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

Runna offers running training plans for every runner and goal out there.

With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized Half Marathon training plan that:

  • Structures your week and sets out all sessions for you
  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized Half Marathon training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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Equinox Half Marathon FAQ: All you need to know about the Equinox Half Marathon

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