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 3,536
members in all 50 states, DC, and 12 foreign countries! Our members have run a
combined total of more than 213,000 marathons! (demographics)
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 Spring 2014 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 May 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:
KY/Williamson, WV 6/14/14 http://firstname.lastname@example.org/
Thank you to David Hatfield and the race committee for a great reunion event!
Our members had a great time!
Kona Marathon--Kona, HI 6/22/14
ALOHA and MAHALO! Thanks to Sharron Faff and her staff for the wonderful reunion!
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon--Indianapolis,
Zydeco Marathon--Lafayette, LA 3/8/15 NEW
www.zydecomarathon.com Discount fee of
$70 with code: 50StateZydeco2015
Kalamazoo Marathon--Kalamazoo, MI 5/3/15
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 email@example.com
Booths at expos:
Stop by to visit, update states, meet members and encourage others to join the
Route 66 Marathon--Tulsa, OK
Stop by the booth to pick up your wristband for the Maniac Corner activities!
Baton Rouge Beach Marathon--Baton
Rouge, LA 12/6/14
Events directed by our members
Texas Marathon-Kingwood, TX 01/01/15
Zoom! Yah! Yah! Indoor
Marathon--Northfield, MN 01/11/15
Dick Daymont firstname.lastname@example.org
Kahtoola Wasatch Winter 50K/5K--Midway, UT 01/?/15
Miracle Match--Waco, TX 01/25/15
Town of Celebration Marathon--Celebration, FL 01/25/15
Groundhog Day--Grand Rapids, MI 02/01/15
Tallahassee--Tallahassee, FL 02/08/15
Post Oak (50K)--Tulsa, OK
Post Oak (26.2)--Tulsa, OK
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
Dustbowl Series--Dalhart, TX/Guymon, OK/Ulysses, KS/Lamar,
CO/Clayton, NM 03/25-29/14
Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA 03/28/15
Bob & Lenore Dolphin
Davy Crockett Bear Chase--Groveton,
Steve & Paula Boone
Carmel--Carmel, IN 04/18/15
BPAC 6 Hr Distance Classic--Buffalo, NY 04/?/15
Frisco Fifty 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M-Springfield, MO 04/?/15
Runs with Scissors--Brighton, CO 04/25/15
Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K - New Preston, CT
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847 email@example.com
Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA 05/09/15
Shiprock--Shiprock, NM 05/?/15
Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA 05/03/15
Walker Only (50K/26.2/13.1)--St. Cloud, MN
05/?/15 Dave Daubert
Wyoming--Laramie, WY 05/24/15
Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT 06/07/14
Deadwood Mickelson Trail (26.2/13.1) -Deadwood, SD 06/07/15
Whitefish Point Marathon--Paradise, MI 06/13/15
Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD 06/?/15 Jerry Dunn
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
Frankenthon Monster--Cedar Park, TX 10/18/14
Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI 10/19/14
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 11/02/14
Veteran's--Black Lick, PA 11/9/14
Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/27-11/30/14
Baton Rouge Beach--Baton Rouge, LA 12/06/14
Bartram 100 Mile & 100K--Milledgeville, GA 12/14-15/13
Savage Seven--Ocala, FL 12/?/14-1/1/15
First Day of Winter 50K--Portsmouth, OH 12/21/14
Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K)--Houston, TX 12/27/14
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any changes or
Board of Directors
Dave Bell-Vice President email@example.com (picture)
Beth Davenport-Secretary/verification firstname.lastname@example.org (picture)
Steve Boone-Treasurer email@example.com
Paula Boone-membership firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Swanson-board member
Brad Schwartz-board member
"Morton hits marathon milestone"
features Bill Morton when he completed his second 50 state finish. (article)
"50 Stater Ends his Journey in Wichita at PFM" features Ed Loy and his upcoming
finish at Prairie Fire Marathon. (article)
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)
"Bill Berenson plans to finish 50 marathons in 50 states by 60th birthday" (article).
"Marathon Man" article features Frank
Bartocci and his 600th marathon. (article) -posted
"Hawaii 5-0" article featured the club reunion and Jeff Ward's finish in Kona. (article)
"50 Marathons in 50 States" interview updates the progress of Randell Hansen on his goal. (interview)
"Runners make a 'state'ment" features Delaware club members Laura Schneider and Linda Schwartz-Chi. (article)
"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)
- 2nd video on page) (video
before race) (video) -posted
PHS grad nears 100th marathon" article features Jim
Miller. (article) -posted
"Damascus runner Michael Strobel finishes marathons in 50 states" article features club member.
We send our love and sympathy to John Connor on the loss of his mother on 2/20/14. -posted 3/11/14
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
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
9/7/14 Sioux Falls Marathon--Sioux Falls, SD
is offering a $10 discount. Use the
9/13/14 Oregon Marathon--Mt. Angel OR (close to Portland) is
offering a 50% off discount to our members
if you register by 8/1/14. Use code: 50STATESOREGON Starts and finishes in the Oktoberfest Festival with value coupons
worth $35 of food, drink, parking passes. Finisher medals and Event shirts for all
9/14/14 Boring Marathon--Boring, OR Discounts
will be available for 50 States Marathon Club members. Registration opens soon.
Contact Mike Strobel at email@example.com
9/27/14 Monument Marathon--Gering/Scottsbluff, NE is offering a discount for our members. Use the code: 50States2014.
9/27/14 Adams County Marathon--West Union, OH
is offering a discount of $25 for the half. Use the code: halfrunner. There is a discount
of $30 for the marathon. Use the code:
9/28/14 Adirondack Marathon--Schroon Lake, NY is looking for pacers.
They need pacers for 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:15 and 5:30. Must
have: previous experience on hilly courses, previous times 20-30 mins faster than the
group you are pacing, and an ability to remain positive and encouraging. You will
receive: a free entry, free Pace Bear tee, free pasta dinner, lots of warm fuzzies,
opportunity to be part of "the friendliest" marathon on the planet. Contact
Laura Clark firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-581-1278.
10/5/14 Run Crazy Horse Marathon--Black Hills, SD Run Crazy Horse, Marathon, Half Marathon and
Marathon Relay- Oct. 5th 2014 Black Hills, South Dakota $10 Discount for 50 States Marathon Club
Members! At 8 AM on October 5, 2014, the sound of native drums will send you on
your way for a run through the sacred land of the Lakota people. Your adventure will
begin in the shadow of the worlds largest mountain carving
Memorial, and end in The Heart of the Hills
..Hill City, South Dakota. Begin
making plans now to be part of this unforgettable experience. Discount available
until August 15th TO REGISTER: Please visit https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=11151. At Checkout, please enter the
following information in the Discount Code box to receive the $10 discount: RCH2014
Event information: www.RunCrazyHorse.com
Other Questions: Director@RunCrazyHorse.com
10/18/14 Kansas City Marathon--Kansas City, MO is offering a 15%
discount for our members. Use the code:
11/9/14 Fort Worth Marathon--Fort Worth, TX
is offering a $10 discount until September. Use the code: 14
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/
12/21/14 First Day of Winter 50K--Portsmouth, OH is offering a 12 days of
Christmas 12% discount. Use the code: santa50states
1/10/15 Mississippi Blues--Jackson, MS is
offering a $10 discount. Use the code: 50STATES15 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.
1/11/15 First Light Marathon--Mobile, AL is offering a discount for our members. Use the code: 50staters15
3/8/15 Zydeco Marathon--Lafayette, LA is offering the discount price of $70 for our club members for registration.
Use the code: 50StateZydeco2015.
3/15/15 Tobacco Road Marathon--Cary, NC is offering a 10% discount. Use the code: 50States.
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.
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 email@example.com
for any information.
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.
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)