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 4,071 members
in all 50 states, DC, and 15 foreign countries! Our members have run a combined
total of more than 250,000 marathons! (demographics)
2016 Renewal forms went out in the Spring 2016 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 Summer 2016 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 July 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
Scheduled reunion marathons:
Santa Rosa Marathon--Santa Rosa, CA 8/28/16
Marshall University Marathon--Huntington, WV
Mississippi Blue Marathon--Jackson, MS
Illinois Marathon--Champaign-Urbana, IL
Do you have a suggestion for 2017 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 Marathon--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 04/01/17
Bob & Lenore Dolphin
Cape Cod Trail--Falmouth, MA
Carmel--Carmel, IN 04/16/16
Davy Crockett Bear Chase--Groveton, TX 04/08/17
Steve & Paula Boone
Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K--New Preston, CT 04/24/16
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847
Frisco Fifty 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M--Springfield, MO 04/30/16
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 05/29/16
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--Deadwood, SD 06/05/16
Whitefish Point--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 09/11/16
Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK 9/11/16
Darwin & Terry Weimer
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
Dances with Wolves--Sundance, WY/Spearfish, SD 09/25/16
Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD
Appalachian Series--WV, VA, TN, NC,
SC, GA, AL 10/9-10/15/16
Cache La Poudre Canyon--Fort Collins, CO 10/16/16
Magnolia--Meridain, MS 11/19/16
Frankenthon Monster--Cedar Park, TX 10/22/16
Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI 10/23/16
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
Pecos River Challenge--Carlsbad, NM 11/13/16
Southwest Series--NV, UT, AZ, CA
Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/24-27/16
Baton Rouge Beach--Baton Rouge, LA 12/3/16
Tallahassee Ultra--Wakula Springs SP, FL 12/10/16
Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K/26.2/13.1)--Houston, TX 12/17/16
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 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
Mile After Mile podcast featured member Laura Skladzinski.(podcast) -posted 7/5/16
"John Lent Runs Around the World" article features John Lent. (article) -posted 6/21/16
"Cottage Grove woman completes 5 marathons in five days" features Sharon Nollan. (article) -posted 6/20/16
"10 Senior Citizens In Better Shape
than You" features member Mike Brooks. (article)
Member Rob Toonkel completed his 300th marathon at his 13th Delaware Marathon. (article)
"March Northside Man: Kevin Moore" was featured in a local article.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Suzanne
Michelson's friends and family. (obituary)-posted 5/3/16
"Marham man, 67, running in 150th marathon this weekend" features Ray Lim. (article)
- posted 5/2/16
Mainly Marathons Runner Spotlight features Mike
Brooks. (article) -posted 5/2/16
"Lewiston marathon man completes 'sevens' tour" article features Mike Brooks. (article)
Several club members were featured in a promo for Racing the Madison. See Larry Macon, Cowboy Jeff Bishton and Frank Bartocci. (video) Scroll down to the bottom to see
Racing the Madison. -posted 3/28/16
"A runner's triumph for Williamstown's Lafave" features member Sheila Lafave and her
completion of the 50 states. (article)
- posted 3/7/16
"Troy Athens grad completes goal to run a marathon in all 50 states"
features member John Wilk and his completion of the states. (article)
"Steve Hughes: 300 Marathons or Longer Since Age 60" features member Steve Hughes. (article)
"Former Olympic torchbearer leads by example" article features Barb Wnek. (article) -posted
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 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
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.
6/5/16 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 email@example.com for any information.
6/5/16 Casper Marathon--Casper,
WY is offering a $10 discount for our members.
Use the code: 50 States Full
6/5/16 Windermere Marathon--Spokane, WA is offering a $10 discount for our members.
Use the code: 50 States.
6/26/16 Kona Marathon--Kona, HI is offering a $10
discount for our members. Use the code: KMC10.
7/10/16 Mad Marathon--Mad River Valley, VT is offering a $10 discount for our members. Enter 50 STATES in the "Where did you hear about us box AND take the $10 discount by entering $90, submit and pay. For members who did not get to finish Vermont City Marathon, please enter VCM and your bib number. Enter $85, submit and pay.
7/30/16 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
8/14/16 Humboldt Bay Marathon--Eureka, CA is offering a 10% discount for our club members.
Use the code: HBM50STATES. They are hoping to have 50 states represented at
their race this year.
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. Use the code 50STATES.
9/11/16 Queen City Marathon--Regina,
SK is offering a 20% discount. Use the code: QCM50STATES.
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.
10/9/16 Run Crazy Horse Marathon--Crazy Horse, SD is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: CH2016
10/9/16 Long Beach Marathon--Long Beach, CA is offering a 10% discount for our members. Use the code: RUNJLBMSP
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
10/30/16 Black Goose Marathon--Seekonk,
MA is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: BLACK.
11/6/16 Marshall University Marathon--Huntington, WV is offering a 5% discount. Use the
1/7/17 Mississippi Blues Marathon--Jackson, MS is offering a discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATES10.
2/5/17 Tallahassee Marathon--Tallahassee, FL is
offering a $10 discount (after 6/30/16) . Use the code: 50STATES.
2/11/17 Mississippi River Marathon--Lake
Village, AR/Greenville, MS is offering a 20% discount through
12/31/16. Use the code: 50MARATHONERS.
2/24-26/17 Post Oak Triple--Tulsa, OK is offering a $10
discount. Use the code: 2017TRIPLE26.2.
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)
Pacers needed for the Adirondack Marathon in
Schroon Lake, NY on Sunday, September 25. We need 3:30, 3;45 and 4:00 time slots. Email
Laura Clark firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.