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 3,391
members in all 50 states, DC, and 12 foreign countries! Our members have run a
combined total of more than 203,000 marathons! (demographics)
Caps! $10 (including shipping). White running cap with red and blue vents.
Order by mail or online.
2014 Renewal forms are going out in the Winter 2013 issue. 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
cash. The bank charges $20 to convert funds from non-US banks..
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 Winter 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 January 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:
Shamrock Marathon--Virginia Beach, VA
Club reunion meeting will be on 3/15/14 at 4 pm to 5:30 at the expo in room 2A
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Please email Paula Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org
to let us know that you will be attending so that we can send you info in the week before
KY/Williamson, WV 6/14/14 http://email@example.com/
Kona Marathon--Kona, HI 6/22/14
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
Booths at expos:
Stop by to visit, update states, meet members and encourage others to join the
Events directed by our members
Texas Marathon-Kingwood, TX 01/01/15
Zoom! Yah! Yah! Indoor
Marathon--Northfield, MN 01/11/15
Dick Daymont email@example.com
Kahtoola Wasatch Winter 50K/5K--Midway, UT 01/25/14
Miracle Match--Waco, TX 01/26/14
Town of Celebration Marathon--Celebration, FL 01/26/14
Groundhog Day--Grand Rapids, MI 02/2/14
Tallahassee--Tallahassee, FL 02/02/14
Post Oak (50K)--Tulsa, OK
Post Oak (26.2)--Tulsa, OK
MCF (Fox Cities Marathon - backwards)--Neenah, WI 03/15/14
Steve Engel http://www.pacesettersrun.org/raceseries.htm#mcf.anchor
Seabrook Lucky Trail--Seabrook, TX 03/16/14
Dustbowl Series--Dalhart, TX/Guymon, OK/Ulysses, KS/Lamar,
CO/Clayton, NM 03/22-26/14
Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA 04/05/14
Bob & Lenore Dolphin
Davy Crockett Bear Chase--Groveton,
Steve & Paula Boone
Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA 04/12/14
Carmel--Carmel, IN 04/12/14
BPAC 6 Hr Distance Classic--Buffalo, NY 04/13/14
Frisco Fifty 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M-Springfield, MO 04/26/14
Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K - New Preston, CT
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847 firstname.lastname@example.org
Runs with Scissors--Henderson, CO 05/03/14
Shiprock--Shiprock, NM 05/03/14
Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA 05/04/14
Bob Potts--York, PA 05/25/14
Walker Only (50K/26.2/13.1)--St. Cloud, MN 05/?/14 Dave Daubert
Wyoming--Laramie, WY 05/25/14
Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT 06/07/14
Deadwood Mickelson Trail (26.2/13.1) -Deadwood, SD 06/01/14
Whitefish Point Marathon--Paradise, MI 06/14/14
Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD 06/27-29/14 Jerry Dunn
Joseph Smith Memorial--Sharon, VT 07/?/14 Susan Larsen
Moosalamoo Ultra--Goshen, VT 08/2/14
Kat'cina Mosa 100K--Provo, UT 08/2/14
Leading Ladies--Spearfish, SD 08/17/14
Skagit Flats--Burlington, WA 09/07/14
Boring--Boring, OR 09/14/14
Center of the Nations--ND, SD, WY, MT, NE 9/17-9/21/14 Clint
Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD
Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI 10/19/14
Frankenthon Monster--Cedar Park, TX 10/18/14
Stone Steps 50K--Cincinnati,OH 10/26/14
Day of the Dead 4 Days--Las Cruces, NM 10/27/14-11/02/14
Indianapolis Monumental--Indianapolis, IN 11/01/14
Two Cities (50K/26.2/13.1)--Fresno, CA 11/02/14
Nancy Talley & Mike Herman
Raleigh City of Oaks--Raleigh, NC 11/?/14
Veteran's--Black Lick, PA 11/?/14
Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/?-11/?/14
Baton Rouge Beach--Baton Rouge, LA 12/07/13
Bartram 100 Mile & 100K--Milledgeville, GA 12/14-15/13
Savage Seven--Ocala, FL 12/26/13-1/1/14
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
"Damascus runner Michael Strobel finishes
marathons in 50 states" article features club member. (article)
We send our love and sympathy to John Connor on the loss of his mother on 2/20/14. -posted 3/11/14
November Spotlight Runner on the Striders web site is Michelle Duran (web site). -posted 11/18/13
Member Eddie Vega was
interviewed after his 100th marathon at the Athens Marathon. (video)
in Greek) -posted 11/12/13
"TAMUCC Professor Runs 100th Marathon" (video)
features Kamiar Kouzekanani. -posted
"Marine Corps Marathon honors Bill the Barber" video features Vasilios Stayeas. (video)
"Meet Your Neighbor: Bill Stayeas". Also features Vasilios
"Bill" Stayeas. (video) -posted
"50 Marathons in 50 States" video featured Randell
Hansen on starting his quest. (video)
"Marathon Man" article features Steve
Hughes on his 300th marathon. (article) -posted
"University Professor in the Running for the Perfect Score" article
features Kamiar Kouzekanani. (article) (choose news and the article was posted
on 9/26/13) -posted 9/26/13
"50 State Marathon Club's newest member" article features Joanne Sodano. (article)
"Local man finding success in quest to run 13 marathons" article features
Rick Myers. (article)
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
----- 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
3/1/14 Albany Marathon--Albany, GA is offering a $5 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATES. www.albanymarathon.com
3/16/14 Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon--Seabrook, TX is offering a 20% discount for our members. Use the code 50states.
3/22-26/14 Dust Bowl Series--TX, OK, KS, CO, NM is
offering a $10 discount per day to club
members. Use the code: dbdisc
3/30/14 Zydeco Marathon--Lafayette, LA is offering a price of $70 for our members. Use the code: Zydeco50states.
4/6/14 Cape Cod Trail Runs--Cape Cod, MA is offering a discount to our
members. Use the "military" discount. All proceeds go to charity.
4/12-16/14 Riverboat Series--KY, TN, AR, MS, LA is
offering a $10 discount per day to club
members. Use the code: rbdisc
4/13/14 Whidbey Island Marathon--Oak Harbor, WA is offering a discounted
price of $39 for the marathon with the code: retrofull
and a discounted price of $29 for the half with the code: retrohalf.
5/3/14 Brookings Marathon--Brookings, SD is offering a $10 discount. Check the "50
States" box on the online registration.
5/3/14 Shiprock Marathon--Shiprock, NM is offering a $10
discount. Use the code: SRMDISC.
They will check for membership and those using the code who are not members will
need to reimburse the race $10 at packet pickup. Those who registered at full price will
receive a free pasta dinner ticket. Contact Jim Crittendon email@example.com to be added to the list..
5/4/14 Lansing Marathon--Lansing, MI is offering a $10
discount. Use the code: 50states10.
5/8-11/14 New Mexico State Parks Series--CO/NM
is offering a $10 discount per day
to club members. Use the code: parkdisc
5/10/14 10th Fargo Marathon--Fargo, ND is
offering a $10 discount until 12/31/13.
Use the code: 50FARGO2014. www.fargomarathon.com
5/17/14 Ogden Marathon--Ogden, UT is offering a $10
discount for our members. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
for the discount code. They are looking for runners from ME, NH, VT, WV, ND, SD, NE, DE
& KY so that all 50 states will be represented. If you are from one of the
missing states, the race is offering a free entry
for the first taker from each of the missing states. Email email@example.com and tell him where you
are from and indicate your interest in running the Ogden Marathon. www.ogdenmarathon.com
6/4-8/14 Heartland Series--MI, IN, IL, IA, WI is
offering a $10 discount per day to club
members. Use the code: heartdisc
6/8/14 Swan Lake Marathon--Viborg, SD is
offering a $5 discount for our club members.
Use the code: 50DC www.myslcc.com
6/14/14 Utah Valley Marathon--Provo, UT is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code:
6/14/14 Whitefish Point Marathon--Paradise, MI is offering a $5
discount. Use the code: MM50.
6/21/14 Charlevoix Marathon--Charlevoix, MI is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: full50 for the marathon or half50
for the half.
6/22/14 Kona Marathon--Kona, HI is offering a $10
discount for our members. Use the code: KM14
for the online registration or write "Marathon Club - KM14" on the mail in
8/16/14 Old Farts Marathon--Fallsburg, MI is
offering a $5 discount for our members.
Choose the 50 States Marathon Club discount option on the mail in form. http://www.fallsburghalf.8k.com/whats_new_2.html
8/17/14 Big Wild Life Runs--Anchorage, AK is offering a $5 discount for our members. Use the code:
BWLR50 for the online registration.
9/7/14 10th Annual Two Bear Marathon--Whitefish,
MT is offering a discount price of $65 if
you register by 2/28/14 and a discount price of $75 3/1/14-7/31/14. To receive the
discount, email Michaelann Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
9/14/14 Boring Marathon--Boring, OR Discounts will be available for 50 States Marathon
Club members. Registration opens soon. Contact Mike Strobel
9/27/14 Monument Marathon--Gering/Scottsbluff, NE is offering a discount for our members. Use the code: 50States2014.
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). email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Mad Man, The Marathoner - The Life of Marathoner Donald P. NcNelly book by Juanita Tischendorf
is now available. (book)
Finish Line Feeling is a book by Liz Ferro, founder of Girls with Sole. (book)