What Is an Average Half-Marathon Time?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 8:17:49 AM ET

Running a half marathon takes a lot of practice and dedication, so an average time depends on how long the participant has been running and training for the event. For a professional runner, a time under 1 hour and 12 minutes is considered excellent. For an amateur runner, a time that comes in at around 2 hours (or about 9 minutes per mile) is an accomplishment.