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 3,946 members
in all 50 states, DC, and 15 foreign countries! Our members have run a combined
total of more than 243,000 marathons! (demographics)
2015 Renewal forms went out in the Spring 2015 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 Fall 2015 50 States Marathon Club Newsletter has been mailed. Please
email Paula Boone firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
not received the issue by the end of November 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: email@example.com You can find older
issues of the newsletter by choosing "Newsletters" in the dropdown menu.
Scheduled reunion marathons:
Myrtle Beach Marathon--Myrtle Beach, SC
Glass City Marathon--Toledo, OH 4/24/16
Santa Rosa Marathon--Santa Rosa, CA 8/28/16
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 01/01/16
Zoom! Yah! Yah! Indoor
Marathon--Northfield, MN 01/10/16
Dick Daymont email@example.com
Kahtoola Wasatch Winter
50K/5K--Midway, UT 01/30/16
Town of Celebration Marathon--Celebration, FL 01/31/16
Groundhog Day--Grand Rapids, MI 02/06/16
Post Oak (50K)--Tulsa, OK
Post Oak (26.2)--Tulsa, OK
Riverboat Series--LA, AR, MS, TN, KY, MO, IL 4/17-23/16
Seabrook Lucky Trail--Seabrook, TX 03/20/16
Dustbowl Series--Dalhart, TX/Guymon, OK/Ulysses, KS/Lamar,
CO/Clayton, NM 3/23-3/27/16
Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA 04/02/16
Bob & Lenore Dolphin
Cape Cod Trail--Falmouth, MA
Carmel--Carmel, IN 04/16/16
Davy Crockett Bear Chase--Groveton, TX 04/23/16
Steve & Paula Boone
Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K - New Preston, CT 04/24/16
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847 firstname.lastname@example.org
Frisco Fifty 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M-Springfield, MO 04/30/16
BPAC 6 Hr Distance Classic--Buffalo, NY 04/?/16
Runs with Scissors--Brighton, CO 04/30/16
Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA 05/01/16
Shiprock--Shiprock, NM 05/07/16
Independence Series--DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY
Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA 05/14/16
New England Challenge--ME, NH, RI, CT,
Walker Only (50K/26.2/13.1)--St. Cloud, MN 05/21/16 Dave Daubert
Texas Triple--Dallas, TX 5/28-30/16
Wyoming--Laramie, WY 05/?/16
Oh Boy--Waterbury, CT 05/30/16
Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT 06/04/16
Heartland Series--OH, MI, IN, IL, IA, WI, MN 6/5-6/11/16
Deadwood Mickelson Trail (26.2/13.1) -Deadwood, SD 06/05/16
Whitefish Point Marathon--Paradise, MI 06/11/16
Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD 06/24-26/16 Jerry Dunn
Moosalamoo Ultra--Goshen, VT 08/06/16
Kat'cina Mosa 100K--Provo, UT 08/06/16
Leading Ladies--Spearfish, SD 08/21/16
Okie Trail Shuffle--Coalgate, OK 09/03-05/16
Skagit Flats--Burlington, WA 09/?/16
Boring--Boring, OR 09/18/16
Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK, Canada 09/11/16
Darwin & Terry Weimer
Center of the Nation Series--MT, ND, SD, WY, NE, CO 9/12-9/17/16 Clint Burleson
Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD
Appalachian Series--WV, VA, TN, NC,
SC, GA, AL 10/9-10/15/16
Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI 10/23/16
Frankenthon Monster--Cedar Park, TX 10/?/16
Stone Steps 50K--Cincinnati,OH 10/23/16
Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon -
Naperville, IL 10/23/16
Day of the Dead Series--Las Cruces, NM 10/30-10/31/16
Indianapolis Monumental--Indianapolis, IN 11/05/16
Two Cities (50K/26.2/13.1)--Fresno, CA 11/06/16
Nancy Talley & Mike Herman
Raleigh City of Oaks--Raleigh, NC
Veteran's--Black Lick, PA 11/06/16
Southwest Series--NV, UT, AZ, CA
Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/24-27/16
Baton Rouge Beach--Baton Rouge, LA 12/?/16
Tallahassee Ultra--Wakula Springs SP, FL 12/10/16
Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K)--Houston, TX 12/?/16
The Texas Double--Dallas, TX 12/17-18/16
First Day of Winter 50K--Portsmouth, OH 12/18/16
Savage Seven--Ocala, FL 12/26/16-1/1/17
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
"Steve Hughes: 300 Marathons or
Longer Since Age 60" features member Steve
"Former Olympic torchbearer leads by example" article features Barb Wnek. (article) -posted
"Celebrating with the Run of a Lifetime" article features Eddie Hahn's 200th marathon
milestone on his 50th birthday. (article)
"Massage Therapist Setas a Pace at New York City Marathon" article
features Julia Khvasechko. (article)
"The Best Training for a Marathon: A Marathon" article features Chris Warren and Gary Krugger. (article)
"Eckerson: Newmarket's Charlie Nelson completes 200th marathon". Article
features Charlie Nelson. (article)
"Passion, determination fuel master marathoners' love of sport" features Darwin & Terry Weimer (video)
"The 50 States Club" article in the July/August issue of The Saturday
Evening Post features several club members and their 50 states goals: Frank Bartocci, Bettie Wailes, John Lent, Paula Boone, and Jim Simpson. (article)
"Why Is this Man Running with Ashes" features Anders Forselius. (article) -posted
"City marathon: Around the park they went" features club members at the
Oh Boy Marathon. (article)
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
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.
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
Mainly Marathons is celebrating their 3rd
anniversary and they are giving away a free marathon to
anyone who wants one. No strings, just register at least 90 days in advance. See the
web site for details.
2/7/16 Tallahassee Marathon--Tallahassee, FL is offering a $3 discount. Use the code: 50STATES16.
2/13/16 Mississippi River--Greenville, MS is
offering a 20% discount
code: 50MARATHONERS www.msrivermarathon.com
2/14/16 Mercedes Marathon--Birmingham, AL is offering a $5 discount. Use the code: 50statesmarathon2016.
Code will expire 2/8/16.
2/27-28/16 Cowtown Marathon--Fort Worth, TX is offering a discount for the Saturday and Sunday races.
The code for the Saturday races is 16CT50StatesK.
The code for the Sunday races is 16CT50StatesM.
The codes will expire 1/22/16 at midnight CST.
3/5/16 Myrtle Beach--Myrtle Beach, SC is offering a discount
for a race fee of $85. 50STATER2016.
3/13/16 Zydeco Marathon--Lafayette, LA is offering a $25
discount. Use the code: 50states.
3/13/16 Lower Potomac Marathon--Piney Point, MD is offering a $10 discount. Email the Race Director, Liza Recto
for information about the discount. firstname.lastname@example.org
3/19/16 Sand Hollow Marathon--Hurricane, UT is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: fiftyplus.
3/19-20/16 Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon--Seabrook, TX is offering a 50
state challenge. One person from each state will have their registration refunded to them
at packet pickup. You must show current ID in that state.
4/9/16 Martian Marathon--Dearborn,
MI is offering a 10% discount for our members. Use the code MARS1650SC through
4/10/16 Fighting Seabee's Marathon--North Kingstown, RI is offering a $10 discount. Use the code FIFTY. www.oceanstatemultisport.com
4/24/16 Glass City Marathon--Toledo, OH is offering a $10 discount. Email Lois at email@example.com
for the discount code.
4/30/16 Runs with Scissors Marathon--Brighton, CO is offering a free entry
if you plan to complete the states there. Contact Bill Morton firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
5/1/16 Eugene Marathon--Eugene, OR is
offering a $10 discount. Register before 4/5/16. Email email@example.com
for the code.
5/7/16 New River Marathon--Blue Ridge Mountains, NC is offering a $10 discount. Use the
5/14/16 Brookings Marathon--Brookings, SD is offering a $10 discount. Check the
"50 States" box during online registration. http://www.brookingsmarathon.com/
6/05/16 North Olympic Discovery Marathon--Port
Angeles, WA. Discounts will be available for 50 States Marathon Club members. Use the code "Running50" 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any information.
6/5/16 Casper Marathon--Casper,
WY is offering a $10 discount for our members.
Use the code: 50 States Full
6/26/16 Kona Marathon--Kona, HI is offering a $10
discount for our members. Use the code: KMC10.
7/30/15 Idaho Falls M.A.D. Marathon--Idaho
Falls, ID is offering a 10% discount for our members. Use the code: MADfor50 http://www.idahofallsmarathon.com/#!marathon/cjg9
8/21/16 Anchorage Run Fest--Anchorage, AK is offering a discount for our
members. Use the code: ARF50.
8/28/16 Santa Rosa Marathon--Santa
Rosa, CA Reunion Run is offering a flat rate of $115 for our members. Email the race at:email@example.com
9/24/16 Platte Valley Monument
Marathon--Gering/Scottsbluff, NE is offering a $5
discount. Use the code: MM50States
10/1/16 New Hampshire Marathon--Bristol, NH is offering a discount for our
members. Use the code: nhm5off.
10/15/16 Kansas City Marathon--Kansas
City, MO is offering a 15%
discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATES.2016.DISCOUNT www.waddellandreedkansascitymarathon.org
to our members-----
Runner's World is looking for runners who have
qualified for the Boston Marathon in all 50 states. Is that you? If so, please email Megan
Hetzel at Megan.Hetzel@rodale.com.
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
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)