Note the menu bar
across the top of the screen. As you place your cursor on each one, a drop-down menu
will appear. Click on the drop-down menu item to access the data.
We now have 3,153
members in all 50 states, DC, and 12 foreign countries! Our members have run a
combined total of more than 187,000 marathons! (demographics)
New dye sublimated shirts are now in!
See the finisher long sleeve
See the nonfinisher
long sleeve here!
See the finisher
short sleeve here!
See the nonfinisher
short sleeve here!
See the finisher
See the nonfinisher
merchandise order form here!
Order merchandise online here!
2013 Renewal forms went out in the Spring 2013 newsletter.
Please fill out the Member Profile and return it with your $10 annual dues. If you
have misplaced your renewal form, you can print out the form from the web site.
Members in foreign countries, please use the online renewal option or pay in US
You can check your membership renewal date on the membership page. Choose
"Members" and look on the right hand column under "Paid thru".
Click for Members List
Online membership renewal is
now available. Click here.
This service is for club members only. Members in foreign countries, please use this
option or pay in US cash. The bank charges $20 to convert funds from non-US
The Spring 2013 50 States Marathon Club Newsletter has been mailed. Please
email Paula Boone email@example.com if you have
not received the issue after the end of April and she will make sure you receive a copy.
Please note that the format is a color newspaper that is bulk-mailed and presorted by zip
code. Editor, Lois Berkowitz, is (gratefully) looking for contributions. firstname.lastname@example.org You can find
older issues of the newsletter by choosing "Newsletters" in the dropdown menu.
All member finishers in good standing will receive a complimentary
custom finisher's certificate. This certificate will be sent to all
members who have completed the states. This includes everyone who has completed the
states to date, and all members who complete the states in the future. To receive your
certificate, you must be a member in good standing (current on your dues), and contact
Dave Bell by email at email@example.com
Please include: your name as you want it printed on the certificate, your hometown
city and state (when you finished), the number of times you finished, the name of your
finishing marathon, the location (city, state), the date of your finish, and your mailing
address. (form) For those members who
would like to purchase an additional copy, the price will be $6 each.
Finisher Certificate Sample
Scheduled reunion marathons:
Delaware Marathon--Wilmington, DE 5/12/13
$10 discount for members. Check
the 50 State box on the paper form or with the online registration check the 50 State box
and enter "50 State" in the ID
space. Fees increase on 4/1/13 and registration closes at close of business on
4/30/13 (unless capacity is reached prior to this).
Missoula Marathon--Missoula, MT 7/14/13
Fee increases 6/30/13 - register soon.
Hartford Marathon--Hartford, CT 10/12/13
$5 discount for members. Use
the code 2013STATE50 when registering.
Fee increases after 8/11/13.
Do you have a suggestion for 2014 reunions?
Please offer your suggestions and help
organize or volunteer at a reunion marathon in your home state. Please contact Dave Bell firstname.lastname@example.org
World Tour Event 2013:
Contact Steve Boone (email@example.com)
for more details.
Events directed by our members
Texas Marathon-Kingwood, TX 01/01/14
Town of Celebration
Marathon--Celebration, FL 01/26/14
Zoom! Yah! Yah! Indoor Marathon--Northfield, MN 01/?/14
Dick Daymont firstname.lastname@example.org
Kahtoola Wasatch Winter 50K/5K--Midway, UT 01/?/14
Miracle Match--Waco, TX 01/?/14
Groundhog Day--Grand Rapids, MI 02/?/14
Tallahassee--Tallahassee, FL 02/?/14
Post Oak (50K)--Tulsa, OK
Post Oak (26.2)--Tulsa, OK
MCF (Fox Cities Marathon - backwards)--Neenah, WI 03/17/13
Steve Engel http://www.pacesettersrun.org/raceseries.htm#mcf.anchor
Seabrook Lucky Trail--Seabrook, TX 03/17/13
Dustbowl Series--Dalhart, TX/Guymon, OK/Ulysses, KS/Lamar,
CO/Clayton, NM 03/18-22/13
Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA 04/06/13
Bob & Lenore Dolphin
Davy Crockett Bear Chase--Groveton,
Steve & Paula Boone
Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA 04/13/13
Carmel--Carmel, IN 04/20/13
Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K - New Preston, CT
Frisco Fifty 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M-Springfield, MO 04/27/13
BPAC 6 Hr Distance Classic--Buffalo, NY 04/28/13
Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA 05/05/13
Bob Potts--York, PA 05/26/13
Walker Only (50K/26.2/13.1)--St. Cloud, MN 05/?/13 Dave Daubert
Wyoming--Laramie, WY 05/26/13
Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT 06/01/13
Deadwood Mickelson Trail (26.2/13.1) -Deadwood, SD 06/02/13
Whitefish Point Marathon--Paradise, MI 06/15/13
Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD 06/28-30/13 Jerry Dunn
Moosalamoo Ultra--Goshen, VT 08/03/13
Kat'cina Mosa 100K--Provo, UT 08/10/13
Leading Ladies--Spearfish, SD 08/18/13
Skagit Flats--Burlington, WA 09/08/13
Center of the Nations--ND, SD, WY, MT, NE
9/16-9/20/13 Clint Burleson
Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD
Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI 10/20/13
Frankenthon Monster--Cedar Park, TX 10/26/13
Stone Steps 50K--Cincinnati,OH 10/27/13
Day of the Dead 4 Days--Las Cruces, NM 10/31/13-11/03/13
Indianapolis Monumental--Indianapolis, IN 11/02/13
Two Cities (50K/26.2/13.1)--Fresno, CA 11/3/13
Nancy Talley & Mike Herman
Raleigh City of Oaks--Raleigh, NC 11/3/13
Veteran's--Black Lick, PA 11/10/13
Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/28-12/01/13
Baton Rouge Beach--Baton Rouge, LA 12/07/13
Bartram 100 Mile & 100K--Milledgeville, GA 12/?/13
Fortitude for First Descents--Lewes, DE 12/?/13
Savage Seven--Winter Springs, FL
Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K)--Houston, TX 12/28/13
50 States Marathon Club
Houston, TX 77220-5638 www.50statesmarathonclub.com
This web site
provides information for the members of the 50 States Marathon Club. The club operates under the direction of a board of directors selected
by the membership. The club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion
of health and fitness and the members share the common goal of running a marathon in each
of the fifty states.
To join, a runner must have completed a marathon in
at least ten states.
To Join: Read the Rules, print an Application, complete
the information and mail it in.
Your input, ideas and voice are important to the formation of the club. We need
members and volunteers to share their successes, concerns, and general thoughts regarding
the sport of marathon running.
This site was developed and is maintained
by American Computer Systems, Houston, TX please contact email@example.com for any changes or
Board of Directors
Dave Bell-Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org (picture)
Beth Davenport-Secretary/verification email@example.com (picture)
Steve Boone-Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula Boone-membership email@example.com
Mike Swanson-board member
Brad Schwartz-board member
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Norma
Duke. Her husband, our friend and club member, Bobby
Duke, passed away on 4/12/13. There will be a memorial service
honoring Bobby's life on Saturday, 5/4/13 at 2pm at the Golfcrest Country Club 2509
Country Club Drive, Pearland, TX. -posted 4/25/13
Member stories from Boston are appearing in local newspapers. If you are
featured in an article, please send us a link. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bolton article and video
& Scott Hartman article
Her 100th marathon was memorable for Terri Menghini
who was shown on the local TV station. (video)
Houston marathoners completed two continents in 24 hours. Article features Suzy Seeley and Lou
Kneeshaw and also mentioned Bob Gundel.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kathleen Gorman
on the passing of her daughter on 3/16/13. -posted 3/21/13
"Marathoner to keep running to inspire others who are facing cancer"
article features Phillip Fields and his
challenges while he completed the 50 states. (article)
Sympathies go out to Fran and Stan Drozdz
on the passing of his mother on 1/23/13. (obituary) -posted
"'Runnerdude,' 71, to hit 1,000-marathon milestone" article features Jim Simpson who ran his 1,000th marathon on
"The 50 Marathon Man" article featured Mike
"Runner with MS ready to finish his 50 states challenge in Des Moines"
featured Mike Dhunjishah. (article)
Our members are great pacers at events. See the article about Tom Perri pacing for the Des Moines Marathon. (article)
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Martha Corazzini on
the passing of her father. -posted 9/19/12
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry and Jim
Sullivan on the passing of their father. (obituary)
"Lomira marathoner hits 150" article is about Al Kohli
(article) -posted 9/13/12
Ripley's Believe It or Not featured Chuck
Engle for winning 145 marathons including at least one in each state. (article) -posted
New Haven Register featured Eugene DeFronzo
in an article about his hundreds of marathons. (article)
Runner's World featured Barb Wnek
in a short article on page 28 of September's issue. -posted 7/30/12
"Jupiter wife, mom, grandmom has marathon state of mind" article features
Shelby Trail" (article)
"Choose Your Own Adventure" article features club members' ideas about
finding the right marathon. (article)
"Local man runs over 3,275 miles in marathon" is an article about George Southgate. (article)
"Kilcoin marathons in all 50 states" article is about member Valerie Kilcoin. (article)
The Mad Man, The Marathoner - The Life of Marathoner Donald P. NcNelly book by Juanita Tischendorf
is now available. (book)
Note we received from Mississippi Blue Marathon: Registration for the 2014
Mississippi Blues Marathon and Half Marathon will open Monday, April 15th, at 12:00 p.m.
and the first 500 slots are half price! This deal won't last long so don't miss it!
Go to www.msbluesmarathon.com
to register. Also, the Back2Back Challenge is back! Run the Mississippi Blues
Marathon or Half Marathon on Saturday, January 11 and the First Light Marathon or Half
Marathon in Mobile, Alabama, on Sunday, January 12 and receive a special
"Back2Back" commemorative shirt to celebrate your achievement. ... The 2014 Mississippi
Blues Marathon and Half Marathon is going to be the biggest and best ever with great new
swag, more music a cool new layout, and some course improvements you're going to
like. And, of course, one of the greatest medals you'll ever see anywhere.
Y'all got to get the Blues!
Walt Prescott is the North American Coordinator for the World
Mega Marathon Ranking. He has created a web site to post the totals of
marathoners who have completed 300+ marathons/ultras.
If you are nearing your 300th marathon/ultra or have completed more than 300 marathons,
please contact Walt to be included on the list. email@example.com
We have added a new section to the web site called "All in the Family".
There you can find 50 States Marathon Club members who have family connections to
other club members. You can find it on the drop down menu under Membership and it's
Want to know where you're ranked by marathon count, who's birthdays are coming up,
ages our members finished the states, and all kinds of demographics? We have a feature to
the club web site called Demographics.
Click on Membership
on the drop down menu. This is an ongoing project and we add functions to it
occasionally. Play with it at your leisure. Send us updates to your marathon
count, states completed, location where you completed the states, etc. Updates to our
database are done nearly daily. If you haven't done so, please send us a digital photo to
add to the membership list. It helps members recognize each other at the races.
.jpg works best.
Members!! The club has secured an arrangement with Hometown Threads
to offer discounted embroidered merchandise to our members. You can choose from apparel,
jackets, bags, totes, etc. with our 50 States Marathon Club logos. You can also
have your name embroidered on the apparel for a small additional fee. You can order
directly from the web site. If you prefer to add additional text or FINISHER, please
specify in the "Additional Instructions" field in the order form online.
Hometown Threads will contact you directly about any questions you have concerning your
order. They also have a large
logo available for the back of jackets and heavier items.
Jerry Greenwald has
put together a Yahoo! group for our members. This is a site where you can post
questions, blogs, comments, pictures, polls, etc. You will have to set up a free
Yahoo! user and join the 50statesmarathonclub group. Any questions
email Jerry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Davenport is working to help
folks find missing results for certification. Please contact her if you cannot find
old marathon results and she may be able to find the results. email@example.com
----- Deals for our members-------
Discounts to races are offered
exclusively for our members in good standing. Membership is verified by the
Beth Davenport has had a good
response from her local running club about a "buddy system" to have a New Mexico
"buddy" for our club members travelling to New Mexico for any of their
4/20/13 Blue Ridge Marathon--Roanoke,
VA is offering 15% discount. Use the code: 50STATECLUB
5/11/13 Brookings Marathon--Brookings, SD is offering a $10 discount for our
members. www.brookingsmarathon.com .
5/12/13 Maine Coast Marathon--Kennebunk,
discount if we have 10+ members register before 1/31/13. They will refund the first 10 members the $10 if we reach 10 registrants.
They will then send a code.
5/12/13 Delaware Marathon--Wilmington, DE
is offering a $10 discount for
members. Check the 50 State box on the paper form or with the online registration
check the 50 State box and enter "50 State"
in the ID space. Fees increase on 4/1/13 and registration closes at close of
business on 4/30/13 (unless capacity is reached prior to this).
5/18/13 Famous Idaho Potato Marathon --Boise, ID is offering a $5 discount until late
registration starts. Write "50 States Marathon Club on application.
5/19/13 Windermere Marathon--Spokane, WA is offering a $5 discount. Use the code: 50S. www.windermeremarathon.com
5/19/13 Shires of Vermont Marathon--Bennington, VT is offering a $10 discount. Please
write "50 State Club" on the printed application.
5/26/13 Wyoming Marathon--Laramie, WY is offering a $10 discount. Use the
6/2/13 Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon--Deadwood, SD is offering a $10 discount. Use the
6/9/13 Swan Lake Marathon--Viborg, SD is offering a $5 discount for our members.
Use the code: 50DC
6/15/13 Whitefish Point Marathon--Paradise, MI is offering a $5 discount for our members.
Use the code: MM50. http://www.whitefishpointmarathon.org/
6/22/13 Run Charlevoix Marathon--Charlevoix, MI is offering a discount for
club members. Use the code: Full50 for the marathon and Half50 for the half. www.goodboyevents.com
6/23/13 Kona Marathon--Kona, HI is offering a $10 discount Marathon code: KM50M Half
code: KM50H 20th anniversary
8/18/13 Big Wild Life Runs--Anchorage,
AK is offering a $5 discount. Code: bwlr50
8/25/13 Santa Rosa Marathon--Santa Rosa, CA is offering a 15% discount. Use the code: 50states
9/8/13 Sioux Falls--Sioux Falls, SD is offering a $10 discount. Use the code:SFMHM50. www.siouxfallshalfmarathon.com
of the Nations Marathons--ND, SD, WY, MT, NE is offering a $10 discount. Code: CENDISC
10/5/13 New Hampshire Marathon--Bristol, NH is
offering a $5 discount to our members.
10/12/13 Hartford Marathon--Hartford, CT is
offering a $5 discount for
members. Use the code 2013STATE50 when
registering. Fee increases after 8/11/13.
10/13/13 On the Road for Education Marathon--Mason City, IA is offering a $10 discount for the marathon for our
members. Use the code: 50state for
online registration. This is the 15th annual and FINAL event for the marathon.
With only 4 marathon events in Iowa, don't miss out on getting your IOWA medal at
this last opportunity to run this event.
10/31-11/3/13 Day of the Dead 4 Days--Las Cruces,
NM $10 discount per day for members code: dddisc http://mainlymarathons.com/day_of_the_dead
11/2/13 Monumental Marathon--Indianapolis, IN
is offering a discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATES
for a $10 discount for the marathon and 50STATESHALF for a $5
discount for the half.
11/3/13 Manchester City Marathon--Manchester, NH is offering a $5 discount. code: 50states2013
1/26/14 Town of Celebration Marathon--Celebration, FL $10 discount for marathon or half. Use the
to our members-----
If any 50 States Marathon Club members or their families are interested in the
ultimate running tour of Chicago from City Running Tours-Chicago, Marlin
Keesler will personally set them up with generous discounts no one else
gets (only for contacts directly connected with the 50 States Marathon Club). firstname.lastname@example.org
You can order an autographed copy of Dane
Rauschenberg's book, See Dane Run (order
from Paypal). Or you can order from his blog: www.danerunsalot.blogspot.com
Id like your help in promoting my autobiography, Running through
My Mind: Confessions of an Every Day Runner. After 105,000+ miles
and (literally) running every day for over 28 years, I think Ive managed to compile the
complete book of running. From Peachtree to Boston to a run across
Georgia to 24-hour endurance runs to Badwater to Western StatesIve
managed to taste a little bit of everything running has to offer in my quest to cover the
spectrum in my running career (which is still going strong, by the way). I would
appreciate it if you would forward this to the members of your running club as well as
anyone else you believe might be interested or in need of a little motivation, a little
inspiration, and a whole lot of entertainment. Thanks in advance for your
support. -Scott Ludwig Available
now on www.amazon.com
100% of author royalties will be donated to the American Cancer Society and the
American Heart Association in memory of the author's parents.
Kevin Smith with Your Run is looking for marathon stories. If you
have a running story you would like to share, or would like to read other runners'
stories, check out their website.
Bethann Powers is offering 20% off
each item of her "Uniquely Colorful Activewear". www.runningfunky.com
From Fairbanks to Boston - 50 Great U.S. Marathons This book
provides a fun and informative "where to" resource about marathon
experiences. Available for $16.95 (+$4 shipping - US) from email@example.com or
425-226-1518 or 509-966-0188 -Bob&Lenore
Our Life on the Run
This is Marlin Keesler's story of running all 50 states -a six and a half year race across
America that he and his family would embark on - one in which the benefits of travel would
do more for his two children afflicted with a rare learning disorder than any classroom
Heading Toward the Final Finish Line
Book about Rick Karampatsos' run through the 50 states and crossing the many finish
lines throughout life.
602 E. Alexander St. Plant City, FL 33563
$15.99 (free S/H) and copy will be autographed.