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 4,217 members in all 50 states, DC, and 17 foreign countries!  Our members have run a combined total of more than 265,000 marathons! (demographics)

2017 Renewal forms are in the Spring 2017 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.      


The Spring 2017 50 States Marathon Club Newsletter has been mailed. Please email Paula Boone if you have not received the issue by 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: 

Scheduled reunion marathons:
Illinois Marathon--Champaign/Urbana, IL 4/22/17

Meeting 3-4:30 on Friday 4/21/17 at the same venu as the expo.
Activities & Recreation Center
201 E. Peabody
Champaign, IL
Meeting will be in room MP7 at the ARC.

Clarence Demar Marathon--Keene, NH 9/24/17

Mankato Marathon--Mankato, MN 10/22/17

World Tour Event :

Future Possiblilities :

Do you have a suggestion for 2017 or 2018?.

Please offer your suggestions and help organize or volunteer at a reunion marathon in your home state.  Please contact Dave Bell 

Booths at expos:

>Stop by to visit, update states, meet members and encourage others to join the club!

Events directed by our members
Texas Marathon-Kingwood, TX   01/01/17

Steve&Paula Boone

Zoom! Yah! Yah! Indoor Marathon--Northfield, MN 01/8/17

Dick Daymont

Miracle Match--Waco, TX   01/22/17
Nancy Goodnight

Kahtoola Wasatch Winter 50K/5K--Midway, UT 01/28/17 
John Bozung

Town of Celebration Marathon--Celebration, FL 01/29/17
Ken Zambito
Groundhog Day Marathon--Grand Rapids, MI 02/04/17
Don Kern

Post Oak (26.2)--Tulsa, OK    02/24/17
Johnny Spriggs

Post Oak (50K)--Tulsa, OK    02/25/17
Johnny Spriggs

Post Oak (26.2)--Tulsa, OK    02/26/17
Johnny Spriggs

Seabrook Lucky Trail--Seabrook, TX  03/18/17
Robby Sabban

Dustbowl Series--Dalhart, TX/Guymon, OK/Ulysses, KS/Lamar, CO/Clayton, NM

Clint Burleson   

Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA     04/01/17
Bob & Lenore Dolphin 

Davy Crockett Bear Chase--Groveton, TX   04/08/17
Steve & Paula Boone

Cape Cod Trail--Falmouth, MA 04/09/17
Carl Gustafson

Riverboat Series--LA, AR, MS, TN, KY, MO, IL   4/10-16/17
Clint Burleson

Carmel--Carmel, IN  04/22/17
Todd Oliver

Runs with Scissors--Brighton, CO    04/22/17
Bill Morton

Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K--New Preston, CT    04/30/17
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847

Frisco Fifty 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M--Springfield, MO    04/?/17
Richard Johnson

Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA    04/30/17
Tony Phillippi

Shiprock--Shiprock, NM    05/13/17
Tom Riggenbach

Independence Series--DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY 5/1-5/17
Clint Burleson

Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA   05/13/17
Dan Adley

New England Series--ME,NH,VT,MA,CT,RI,NY 5/14-5/20/17
Clint Burleson

New England Challenge--ME, NH, RI, CT, MA  5/15-5/20/17
Chuck Savage

Walker Only (50K/26.2/13.1)--St. Cloud, MN  05/20/17 
Dave Daubert

Texas Triple--Dallas, TX 5/27-29/17
Angela Tortorice

Wyoming--Laramie, WY   05/28/17  

Brent Weigner

Heartland Series--OH, MI, IN, IL, IA, WI, MN 5/28-6/3/17
Clint Burleson

Oh Boy--Waterbury, CT 05/29/17
Eugene DeFronzo

Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT   06/03/17

John Bozung

Deadwood Mickelson Trail--Deadwood, SD   06/04/17
Emily Wheeler

Jerry Dunn

Whitefish Point--Paradise, MI   06/10/17   
Rob Klein

Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD  06/24-25/17 
Jerry Dunn

Moosalamoo Ultra--Goshen, VT 08/5/17
John Izzo

Kat'cina Mosa 100K--Provo, UT 08/5/17
John Bozung

Leading Ladies--Spearfish, SD   08/20/17
Elaine Doll-Dunn

Okie Trail Shuffle--Coalgate, OK 09/?/17
Kathryn Ivey

Skagit Flats--Burlington, WA 09/10/17
Terry Sentinella

Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK 9/10/17
Darwin & Terry Weimer

Boring--Boring, OR 09/17/17
Mike Strobel

Center of the Nation Series--MT, ND, SD, WY, NE, CO 9/11-9/16/17
Clint Burleson  

Dances with Wolves--Sundance, WY/Spearfish, SD 9/?/17
Bob Kennedy

Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD      10/8/17
Emily Wheeler
Jerry Dunn

Appalachian Series--WV, VA, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, FL 10/7-10/15/17
Clint Burleson  

Frankenthon Monster--Cedar Park, TX 10/?/17
Frank Livaudais 

Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI  10/15/17
Don Kern

Naperville Marathon - Naperville, IL  10/22/17
Tom Minichiello

Stone Steps 50K--Cincinnati,OH 10/29/17
David Corfman

Day of the Dead Series--Las Cruces, NM 10/28-29/17
Clint Burleson

Indianapolis Monumental--Indianapolis, IN 11/04/17
Carlton Ray

Two Cities (50K/26.2/13.1)--Fresno, CA 11/?/17
Nancy Talley & Mike Herman

Raleigh City of Oaks--Raleigh, NC   11/05/17
Ron Wahula

Veteran's--Black Lick, PA  11/05/17
Tom Fetterman

Southwest Series--NV, UT, AZ, CA 11/5-10/17
Clint Burleson  

Magnolia--Meridian, MS 11/18/17
Evelyn Watkins

Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/23-26/17
Angela Tortorice

Baton Rouge Beach--Baton Rouge, LA 12/?/17

Craig Watson  

Tallahassee Ultra--Wakula Springs SP, FL 12/?/17
Jay Silvanima
Nancy Stedman

Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K/26.2/13.1)--Houston, TX 12/17/16
Yen Nguyen

The Texas Double--Dallas, TX 12/16-17/17
Angela Tortorice

Savage Seven--Ocala, FL 12/26/17-1/1/18 
Chuck Savage


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50 States Marathon Club
P.O.Box 15638    Houston, TX  77220-5638

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 for any changes or corrections.

Board of Directors     
Lois Berkowitz
-President/newsletter     (picture)
Dave Bell-Vice President   (picture)
Beth Davenport-Secretary/verification   (picture)
Steve Boone-Treasurer       (picture)
Paula Boone
-membership      (picture)
Mike Swanson-board member   (picture)
Brad Schwartz-board member      (picture)

Incorporated 3/30/2001

To unsubscribe to email, please email


Article in The Blade mentions Lois Berkowitz running her 430th marathon. (article)-posted 4/25/17

"Expert panel: These are the world's 10 best marathons" article features elite runners and "Passionate Amateurs" club members
Steve Boone, Kevin Brosi, Susan Daley, Jerry Lopez and Ginny Turner.(article) -posted 4/18/17

"Marathon Man McCorquodale Completes 50 State Circuit" article features
David McCorquodale.(article) -posted 3/29/17

"Marathon Milestone" article features
David Wcislo. (article)-posted 3/27/17

"Here's a cool way to see the USA: run a marathon in all 50 states" article features
Paul Misur. (article) -posted 3/21/17

Don McNelly, whose passion for running led to 744 marathons, dies at 96" (article) . Our thoughts and prayers go out to Don's family and all his many friends on his passing on 2/5/17. We will all miss Don. He was a charter member of our club and a pioneer in running marathons in 50 states. -posted 2/10/17

"These Crazy-Determined Runners Have Each Finished Fifty Marathons in Fifty States." Article features the club and members
Lisa Jost, Don McNelly, and Angela Tortorice. (article) -posted 11/3/16

"Mission accomplished" article features
Kevin Nolan on his completion of the 50 states. (article) -posted 10/12/16

Congratulations to
Mike Brooks on his 500th marathon. (article) -posted 10/11/16

Our thoughts and prayers go out to
Winston Davis and his family. His mother passed away 10/2/16.

------------  Notices   -------------
Members!! The club has secured an arrangement with Texas Promowear to offer discounted embroidered merchandise to our members. You can choose from apparel, jackets, bags, totes, etc. with our 50 States Marathon Club logos. Many items have been added.  You can also have your name embroidered on the apparel for a small additional fee. You can order directly from the web site. They have a large logo available for the back of jackets and heavier items. They also have a "bling" logo available.

Diane Bolton
is the new North American Coordinator for the World Mega Marathon Ranking.  There is 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 Diane to be included on the list.  

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

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

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.

Deals for our members-------

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

Mainly Marathons is offering one FREE or half-price race per customer who has not already had a free race. Register for one race and get your next race of equal (or lesser) distance FREE, or just buy one race at half-price! For details email

4/2/17 Knoxville Marathon--Knoxville, TN is offering a $20 discount for our members. Use the code:50STATES

4/22/17 Illinois Marathon--Champaign/Urbana, IL is offering a discount for the marathon, half marathon, full I-challenge (5K on Friday night + marathon on Saturday), or half I challenge (5K on Friday night + half on Saturday). The marathon will cost $85 and the half $60 when you use the discount code:50staters2017fullorhalf . The full I-challenge will cost $110 and the half I-challenge $85 when you use the code: 50staters2017ichallenge.

4/22/17 Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz --Olathe, KS is offering a 25% discount for any distance. Use the code: 50statesclub17. Family and friends are welcome to use the code.

5/7/17 Kalamazoo Marathon --Kalamazoo, MI is attempting to get a runner from all 50 states to run the marathon. As an incentive they will award the first registrant from each state with:
-free race entry
-free pair of Brooks running shoes
-free meal ticket
-VIP 50 State tent at the race

5/13/17 Brookings Marathon
--Brookings, SD is offering a
$10 discount for our members. Check the "50 Staters" box during the online registration.

6/4/17 Casper Marathon-Casper, WY is offering a $10 discount for the marathon. Use the code:50 States Full. They are also offering $5 discount for the half. Use the code: 50 States Half.

6/4/17 Black Bear Marathon-Orono, ME is offering a 25% discount for the marathon/half/10K. Use the code:50BBM17. The code expires on 5/1/17.

6/4/17 Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon-Deadwood, SD is offering a $10 discount for the marathon. Use the code:AcesandEights.

6/24/17 Morgan ValleyMarathon--Morgan, UT is offering a 15% discount for our members.  Use the code: 50STATES.

6/25/17 Kona Marathon--Kona, HI is offering a $10 discount (marathon/half) or $5 discount (quarter/5K) for our members.  Use the code: KMEGROUP17.

7/22/17 Madison Marathon -Madison, MT is offering a 15% discount for our members.  Use the code: 50STATE2017GYAS.

7/23/17 Big Sky Marathon --Ennis, MT is offering a 15% discount for our members.  Use the code: 50STATE2017GYAS.

8/20/17 Anchorage RunFest--Anchorage, AK is offering a $10 discount for our members.  Use the code: ARF 50.

9/10/17 Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK is offering a 15% discount for our members. Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday! Use the code: 50STATES150.

9/17/17 Boring Marathon--Boring, OR is offering a $5 discount for our members. Email for the code:

9/23/17 Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon--Gering, NE is offering a $5 discount for our members. Use the code: MM50States.

10/14/17 Hartford Marathon
--Hartford, CT is offering a
$5 discount for our members.  Use the code: 50STATES.

10/21/17 Kansas City Marathon--Kansas City, MO is offering a 10% discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATESKCM17.

11/12/17 Gobbler Grind Marathon--Overland Park, KS is offering a 15% discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATES15OFF.

11/12/17 Shanghai Marathon--Shanghai, China is offering a 15% discount for our members. Use the code: 50states

11/12/17 Manchester CityMarathon--Manchester, NH is offering a 15% discount for our members. Use the code: 50stateMCM17

11/18/17 Soldier Marathon --Columbus, GA is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: SM50.

------Invitations to our members-----
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. 

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).

You can order an autographed copy of Dane Rauschenberg's book, See Dane Run (order from Paypal). Or you can order from his blog:   

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  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".

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  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.

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) 

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