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 3,594 members in all 50 states, DC, and 13 foreign countries!  Our members have run a combined total of more than 217,000 marathons! (demographics)

Dues:
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.
Renewal Form  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 banks.      

Newsletter:

The Summer 2014 50 States Marathon Club Newsletter has been mailed. Please email Paula Boone batzrunner@aol.com if you have not received the issue after the end of October 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. gberkowitz336393@comcast.net You can find older issues of the newsletter by choosing "Newsletters" in the dropdown menu.

Finisher's Certificate:
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 run26.2dave@gmail.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. 
Certified Finisher Certificate Sample
Finisher Certificate Sample


Scheduled reunion marathons:

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon--Indianapolis, IN 11/1/14
Thank you to the Monumental Marathon for a great reunion!
www.monumentalmarathon.com


Zydeco Marathon--Lafayette, LA 3/8/15 NEW DATE
www.zydecomarathon.com Discount fee of $70 with code: 50StateZydeco2015

Kalamazoo Marathon--Kalamazoo, MI 5/3/15
www.thekalamazoomarathon.com

Fox Cities Marathon--Appleton, WI 9/20/15
http://www.foxcitiesmarathon.org/

Future possiblities:

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  run26.2dave@gmail.com 

Booths at expos:

Stop by to visit, update states, meet members and encourage others to join the club!
Route 66 Marathon
--Tulsa, OK 11/23/14
Stop by the booth to pick up your wristband for the Maniac Corner activities!
http://route66marathon.com/


Baton Rouge Beach Marathon
--Baton Rouge, LA 12/6/14
http://www.brbeachmarathon.com/


Events directed by our members
  
Texas Marathon-Kingwood, TX   01/01/15

Steve&Paula Boone
www.50statesmarathonclub.com/texas.html  

Zoom! Yah! Yah! Indoor Marathon--Northfield, MN  01/11/15
Dick Daymont   dick@northfieldrunning.com
http://www.zoomyahyah.com/

Miracle Match--Waco, TX   01/25/15
Nancy Goodnight 
http://miraclematchmarathon.org/

Town of Celebration Marathon--Celebration, FL 01/25/15

Ken Zambito
www.celebrationmarathon.com

Kahtoola Wasatch Winter 50K/5K--Midway, UT  01/31/15 
John Bozung
www.squawpeak50.com

   
Groundhog Day--Grand Rapids, MI  02/01/15
Don Kern
http://www.groundhogmarathon.com/

Tallahassee--Tallahassee, FL    02/08/15

Jack McDermott 
www.tallahasseemarathon.com


Post Oak (50K)--Tulsa, OK    03/07/15
Johnny Spriggs
www.postoakrun.com


Post Oak (26.2)--Tulsa, OK    03/08/15
Johnny Spriggs
www.postoakrun.com


MCF (Fox Cities Marathon - backwards)--Neenah, WI  03/?/15 

Steve Engel http://www.pacesettersrun.org/raceseries.htm#mcf.anchor
 
Seabrook Lucky Trail--Seabrook, TX  03/15/15
Robby Sabban
www.seabrookmarathon.org


Dustbowl Series--Dalhart, TX/Guymon, OK/Ulysses, KS/Lamar, CO/Clayton, NM 03/25-29/14  

Clint Burleson
http://mainlymarathons.com/dust_bowl_series   

Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA     03/28/15
Bob & Lenore Dolphin 
http://www.ontherunevents.com/yrcm/


Davy Crockett Bear Chase--Groveton, TX   04/11/15
Steve & Paula Boone
http://www.50statesmarathonclub.com/bear.html

Cape Cod Trail--Falmouth, MA 4/12/15
Carl Gustafson
www.capecodtrailrace.com

Carmel--Carmel, IN  04/18/15
Todd Oliver
www.carmelmarathon.com


BPAC 6 Hr Distance Classic--Buffalo, NY 04/?/15
    
Carl
Pegels  www.wny-ultra.org/bpac  
mgunther@buffalo.edu 

Frisco Fifty 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M-Springfield, MO 04/?/15
Richard Johnson
http://www.omrr.org/

Runs with Scissors--Brighton, CO 04/25/15
Bill Morton
http://runswithscissorsraces.weebly.com/


Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K - New Preston, CT   04/26/15
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847 huntcarl@sbcglobal.net
http://lakewaramaugultra.com/


Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA   05/09/15
Dan Adley
http://www.glacierridgetrailultra.com/


Shiprock--Shiprock, NM 05/2/15

Tom Riggenbach
http://shiprockmarathon.com/

Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA   05/03/15  

Tony Phillippi
www.tacomacitymarathon.com

Walker Only (50K/26.2/13.1)--St. Cloud, MN  05/?/15  Dave Daubert
http://walkonmn.org/marathon/general.html    
tonkatails@aol.com

Wyoming--Laramie, WY   05/24/15  

Brent Weigner
www.angelfire.com/wy2/marathon

Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT   06/06/15

John Bozung
www.squawpeak50.com

Deadwood Mickelson Trail (26.2/13.1) -Deadwood, SD   06/07/15
    
Emily Wheeler

Jerry Dunn 
www.deadwoodmickelsontrailmarathon.com


Whitefish Point Marathon--Paradise, MI 06/13/15
Rob Klein
http://www.whitefishpointmarathon.org/     rockymtnrunner131@comcast.net

Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD  06/27/15 
Jerry Dunn     
www.blackhills100.com

Moosalamoo Ultra--Goshen, VT 08/?/15
John Izzo
www.moosalamooultra.com

Kat'cina Mosa 100K--Provo, UT 08/?/15
John Bozung
www.squawpeak50.com

Leading Ladies--Spearfish, SD   08/?/15
Elaine Doll-Dunn
www.leadingladiesmarathon.com


Skagit Flats--Burlington, WA 09/?/15
 
Terry Sentinella

www.skagitflatsmarathon.com


Boring--Boring, OR 09/13/15
Mike Strobel
www.boringmarathon.com

Center of the Nations--MT, ND, SD, WY, NE, CO 9/14-9/19/15
Clint Burleson
http://mainlymarathons.com/  


Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD      10/05/14
Emily Wheeler
Jerry Dunn

www.runcrazyhorse.com

Frankenthon Monster--Cedar Park, TX 10/18/14
Frank Livaudais 
www.frankenthon.com

Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI  10/19/14
Don Kern 
www.grandrapidsmarathon.com

Stone Steps 50K--Cincinnati,OH 10/26/14
David Corfman
www.stonesteps50k.com
rd@stonesteps50k.com


Day of the Dead 4 Days--Las Cruces, NM 10/27/14-11/02/14
Clint Burleson
http://mainlymarathons.com/

Indianapolis Monumental--Indianapolis, IN 11/01/14
Carlton Ray
www.monumentalmarathon.com

Two Cities (50K/26.2/13.1)--Fresno, CA 11/02/14
Nancy Talley & Mike Herman
www.runfresno.com

Raleigh City of Oaks--Raleigh, NC   11/02/14
Ron Wahula
http://cityofoaksmarathon.com/

Veteran's--Black Lick, PA  11/9/14
Tom Fetterman
http://indianaroadrunners.com/

Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/27-11/30/14
Angela Tortorice
www.running-the-distance.com

Baton Rouge Beach--Baton Rouge, LA 12/06/14

Craig Watson
www.brbeachmarathon.com   

Savage Seven--Ocala, FL 12/26/14-1/1/15 
Bettie Wailes
http://www.savagesevenmarathons2014.com/

First Day of Winter 50K--Portsmouth, OH 12/21/14
Jennifer Hatcher
https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=28532

Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K)--Houston, TX 12/27/14
Yen Nguyen
http://www.50statesmarathonclub.com/houston100.html



 

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50 States Marathon Club
P.O.Box 15638    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.


Feed back

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 steveboone@aol.com for any changes or corrections.


Board of Directors     
Lois Berkowitz
-President/newsletter  gberkowitz336393@comcast.net    (picture)
Dave Bell-Vice President run26.2dave@gmail.com   (picture)
Beth Davenport-Secretary/verification beth.eddiesfan@gmail.com   (picture)
Steve Boone-Treasurer  steveboone@aol.com       (picture)
Paula Boone
-membership  batzrunner@aol.com      (picture)
Mike Swanson-board member
windupmike@comcast.net   (picture)
Brad Schwartz-board member
b.radg1@yahoo.com      (picture)

Incorporated 3/30/2001


 

Personals
"Mission accomplished for long-distance road racer Chris Calimano". (article) -posted 11/24/14

Our thoughts and prayers go out to
Jacob Wells' family and the running community he impacted.  He passed on 11/7/14.  (video) -posted 11/10/14

"Marathon runner completes 50-state goal" features
Eddie Hahn. (article) -posted 10/21/14

"Couple runs marathon together in every state" features
Barb & Greg Damon. (article) -posted 10/21/14

"Marathon Man" article features
Frank Bartocci and his 600th marathon. (article) "5 Tips to Surviving a Marathon" (article)   -posted 10/2/14

"Morton hits marathon milestone" features
Bill Morton when he completed his second 50 state finish. (article)   -posted 9/15/14

"50 Stater Ends his Journey in Wichita at PFM" features
Ed Loy and his upcoming finish at Prairie Fire Marathon. (article) -posted 9/4/14

We will miss our friend and club member,
Ira Robinson, who passed on 8/26/14. He had completed 156 marathons and all 50 states twice. His service will be held on 9/6/14 at the Hampton Church of Christ in Nash, TX. http://txktoday.com/obituaries-2/?id=131

"
Traci Falbo literally ran until she dropped and seized 2 ultramathon records" article features Traci's indoor track world record and American track record. (article) -posted 8/8/14

"
Bill Berenson plans to finish 50 marathons in 50 states by 60th birthday" (article). -posted 8/8/14

"Hawaii 5-0" article featured the club reunion and
Jeff Ward's finish in Kona. (article)   -posted 6/30/14

"50 Marathons in 50 States" interview updates the progress of
Randell Hansen on his goal. (interview) -posted 5/21/14

"Runners make a 'state'ment" features Delaware club members
Laura Schneider and Linda Schwartz-Chi. (article) -posted 5/19/14

"Boston to cap Chupka's 50 in 50" article features
Gina Chupka who (finally) completed the states at Boston this year. (article) She is also featured in an article about Boston in the April 21, 2014 issue of Sports Illustrated. -posted 4/28/14

"Local Boston Marathon finishers -- including marriage proposal on Heartbreak Hill" features
John Volkman. (article)   (video - 2nd video on page) (video before race) (video) -posted 4/22/14

PHS grad nears 100th marathon" article features
Jim Miller. (article) -posted 3/26/14

"Damascus runner
Michael Strobel finishes marathons in 50 states" article features club member.  (article) -posted 3/11/14

We send our love and sympathy to
John Connor on the loss of his mother on 2/20/14.  -posted 3/11/14


------------  Notices   -------------
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.
(link) If you are nearing your 300th marathon/ultra or have completed more than 300 marathons, please contact Walt to be included on the list. runninglongnh@yahoo.com

Members,
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 called Families.  

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. 
Membership list

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.
http://www.companycasuals.com/50statesmarathonclub/

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 born2runinbldr@yahoo.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.
beth.eddiesfan@gmail.com

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Deals for our members-------

Discounts to races are offered exclusively for our members in good standing.  Membership is verified by the individual races.

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 marathons.  beth.eddiesfan@gmail.com 


11/9/14 Fort Worth Marathon--Fort Worth, TX is offering a $10 discount until September.  Use the code: 14 Run 04
http://www.fortworthmarathon.org/

11/23/14 Route 66 Marathon--Tulsa, OK Register by September 1st for your
special medal, ribbon and bib, plus FREE VIP at Maniac Corner! Now extended until 9/14/14!  Sign up now for your special 50 States Marathon Club medal with special ribbon and special bib!  The new medals have been revealed: http://route66marathon.com/2014/09/2014-finisher-medals-revealed/ Maniac Corner features the following FREE race day benefits for members of the 50 States Marathon Club: Private VIP ten and fenced in outdoor area with volunteers, Professional group photo before the start of the race at no-charge, Private Restrooms, Private Gear Check, Private supply of post-race food, Gatorade, water, soft drinks and lots of beer! Recognition of the club prior to the start of the race, Complimentary booth at the health and fitness expo. Stop by the booth to pick up your Maniac Corner wristband that will be your ticket in to all the fun activities!. http://route66marathon.com/maniac-corner-2/  
www.route66marathon.com

12/21/14 First Day of Winter 50K-
-Portsmouth, OH is offering a 12 days of Christmas
12% discount.  Use the code: santa50states 

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=28532


12/27/14 Houston Running Festival--Houston TX is offering a $10 discount to club members.  Use the code: 50STDISC through 10/31/14. Must be a member in good standing to use the discount (they will check).
www.50statesmarathonclub.com/houston100.html

1/10/15 Mississippi Blues
--Jackson, MS is offering a
 $10 discount. Use the  code: 50STATES2015 The Mississippi Blues Marathon drew runners from all 50 states in 2014 and has already received registrations from 46 states for the 2015 race.  The finisher's medal has been recognized by Marathon & Beyond as one of its top 25 medals in the nation for the last four years with the 2014 being ranked #6.  The Mississippi Blues Marathon on Jan 10th and the First Light Marathon in Mobile, AL on Jan 11th make up the Back2Back Challenge, giving runners two marathons in two states in two days. 
http://www.msbluesmarathon.com/  


1/11/15 First Light Marathon--Mobile, AL is offering a discount for our members.  Use the code: 50staters15
www.firstlightmarathon.com

3/8/15 Zydeco Marathon
--Lafayette, LA is offering the discount price of $70 for our club members for registration.  Use the code: 50StateZydeco2015.
www.zydecomarathon.com  

3/15/15 Tobacco Road Marathon--Cary, NC is offering a 10% discount.  Use the code: 50States.
www.tobaccoroadmarathon.com

4/26/15 Glass City Marathon--Toledo, OH is offering a $5 discount.  Use the code:states
http://glasscitymarathon.org/

5/10/15 Delaware Marathon
--Wilmington, DE is offering a $10 discount for our members.  Use the code: 50 State in the discount code box.
www.delawaremarathon.org

6/07/15 North Olympic Discovery Marathon
- Port Angeles, WA. Discounts will be available for 50 States Marathon Club members. Use the code: welove50s for $10 off online registration. Registration is open. The North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Half Marathon takes place on a unique point to point course that incorporates the beautiful Olympic Discovery Trail with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and a five mile finishing stretch along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Please contact Victoria Jones at nodm@nodm.com for any information.
www.nodm.com


6/28/15 Kona Marathon--Kona, HI is offering a $10 discount for our members.  Use the code: KMC10.
www.konamarathon.com

8/16/15 Big Wild Life Runs--Anchorage, AK is offering a $10 discount for our members.  Use the code: BWLR50.
http://www.bigwildliferuns.org/


------Invitations 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).  familyquest@att.net
http://cityrunningtours.com/chicago.html

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   

I’d 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 I’ve 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 States—I’ve 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.
http://www.yourrun.com/


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 dolphinmteam@earthlink.net  or 425-226-1518 or 509-966-0188 -Bob&Lenore Dolphin

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 could offer.

(book)


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.
http://www.june3rd.com/blogs/

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) 


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