The Half Half Half Half Half Marathon returns next month

Run, walk, dance, or hop the 0.826-mile course.

A jogger runs through Boston Common on May 5, 2015.
A jogger runs through Boston Common on May 5, 2015. –Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

As an event description for this upcoming Boston race points out, 26 miles is a pretty long run.

“Which is why there are now half marathons,” it continues. “But 13 miles is easier said than run.”

Enter the Half Half Half Half Half Marathon: a manageable 0.826 miles. On Thursday, April 11, the event returns to Boston Common for its third go.

There’s no running requirement either — participants can walk, jump, and skip as they please through the brief track. Whichever way entrants cross the finish line, they will benefit 826 Boston, a nonprofit tutoring and writing center for local youth aged 6 to 18. The organization will collect all proceeds from the mini marathon, going toward its $40,000 goal to “support student writing and publishing in Boston.”


Interested parties can register for one of three ticket tiers online. A $25 “Couch Warrior” ticket supports the event from afar, a $30 “Scrambled Legs” version enters you in the race, and a $40 “Legs Miserables” provides entry into the race as well as a 21+ after-party at Papagayo Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar.

Half Half Half Half Half Marathon; Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.; Boston Common, Boston; $30 – $40 to participate; all ages. 

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