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 4,683 members in all 50 states, DC, and 21 foreign countries!  Our members have run a combined total of more than 312,000 marathons! (demographics)

Dues:
2019 Renewal forms were included in the Spring 2019 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. Foreign Postal Money orders and checks are not accepted.      

Newsletter:

The Summer 2019 50 States Marathon Club Newsletter has been mailed. Please email Paula Boone batzrunner@aol.com if you have not received the issue by the end of August 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: lberkowitz@toast.net 

Scheduled reunion marathons:

Baltimore Marathon--Baltimore, MD 10/19/19
http://www.thebaltimoremarathon.com/

Cowtown Marathon--Fort Worth, TX 3/1/20
https://cowtownmarathon.org/

Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz--Olathe, KS 4/18/20
https://ozrun.org/

Big Wildlife Marathon--Anchorage, AK 8/16/20
http://www.anchoragerunfest.org/

Future Possiblilities :
Do you have a suggestion for 2020?.

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:

We'll have booths at each of the reunion marathons.

We'll have a booth at
Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, OK on 11/18/18
http://route66marathon.com/

We'll have a booth at the
Kansas City Marathon in Kansas City, MO onO on10/19/19
http://www.sportkc.org/marathon/

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


Events directed by our members
  
Texas Marathon-Kingwood, TX   01/01/20

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

Bling in the New Year--Snohomish, WA 01/1/20
Jane Herzog & Terry Sentinella
https://www.databarevents.com/blinginthenewyear

Zoom! Yah! Yah! Indoor Marathon--Northfield, MN 01/5/20

Dick Daymont   dick@northfieldrunning.com
http://www.zoomyahyah.com/

Aloha Series--Kaua'i, HI 1/23-26/20
Jesse Rueckert

http://mainlymarathons.com/  


Bigfoot Snowshoe Festival --Midway, UT 01/?/20 
John Bozung
http://www.squawpeak50.com/


Miracle Match--Waco, TX   01/26/20

Nancy Goodnight
http://miraclematchmarathon.org/

Town of Celebration Marathon--Celebration, FL 01/26/20

Ken Zambito

www.celebrationmarathon.com
   
Groundhog Day Marathon--Grand Rapids, MI 02/1/20
Don Kern
http://www.groundhogmarathon.com/

Gulf Coast Series--FL, AL, MS, LA, TX 2/8-12/20
Jesse Rueckert

http://mainlymarathons.com/  


Post Oak Challenge--Tulsa, OK    2/21-23/20

Johnny Spriggs
www.postoakrun.com


Seabrook Lucky Trail--Seabrook, TX  3/14/20
Robby Sabban
www.seabrookmarathon.org


Chili Pepper Series--Las Cruces, NM 3/11-14/20
Clint Burleson
https://www.deadrunning.net/

Dust Bowl Series--TX, OK, KS, CO, NM 3/25-29/20
Jesse Rueckert

http://mainlymarathons.com/  


Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA     4/4/20
Bob & Lenore Dolphin
http://aasportsltd.com/event/yrcm/


Davy Crockett Bear Chase--Groveton, TX   4/4/20
Steve & Paula Boone
www.50statatesmarathonclub.com/bear.html

Carmel--Carmel, IN  4/4/20
Todd Oliver
www.carmelmarathon.com


Runs with Scissors--Brighton, CO    4/4/20
Bill Morton
http://runswithscissorsraces.weebly.com/


Cape Cod Trail--Falmouth, MA 4/?/20
Carl Gustafson
www.capecodtrailrace.com


Riverboat Series--LA, AR, MS, TN, KY, MO, IL 4/12-18/20
Jesse Rueckert

http://mainlymarathons.com/  


Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K--New Preston, CT    4/28/19
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847
http://lakewaramaugultra.com/
huntcarl@sbcglobal.net

Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA    5/3/20

Tony Phillippi
http://tacomacitymarathon.com/

Frisco Fifty 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M--Springfield, MO    4/?/20
Richard Johnson
https://www.friscorailroadrun.com/


Shiprock--Shiprock, NM    5/?/20
Tom Riggenbach
http://shiprockmarathon.com


Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA  5/?/20
Dan Adley
http://www.glacierridgetrailultra.com/


New England Challenge--ME, NH, RI, CT, MA  5/18-23/20

JC Santa Teresa
www.newenglandchallenge.org


Texas Triple--Dallas, TX 5/23-25/20
Angela Tortorice
http://rtdtexas.com/

Wyoming--Laramie, WY   5/?/20  

Brent Weigner
http://wyomingmarathonraces.weebly.com/

Oh Boy--Waterbury, CT 5/?/20
Eugene DeFronzo

www.50statesmarathonclub.com/ohboy.html

Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT   6/?/20

John Bozung
www.squawpeak50.com

Storm the Dam Trail- El Dorado, KS    6/?/20

Brandi Lane
http://www.stormthedam.com/


Deadwood Mickelson Trail--Deadwood, SD   6/7/20
   
Emily Wheeler

Jerry Dunn
http://www.deadwoodmickelsontrailmarathon.com/?RL=1


New England Series--PA, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME 6/8-14/20
Jesse Rueckert

http://mainlymarathons.com/  


Whitefish Point--Paradise, MI   6/13/20
   
Rob Klein

http://whitefishpointmarathon.org/?RL=1
rockymtnrunner131@comcast.net

Independence Series--DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY, PA 6/3-7/20
Jesse Rueckert

http://mainlymarathons.com/


Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD  6/26-28/20
Jerry Dunn    
www.blackhills100.com

Alaska Series--Juneau, AK 7/21-24/20
Jesse Rueckert

http://mainlymarathons.com/


Moosalamoo Ultra--Goshen, VT 08/8/20
John Izzo
www.moosalamooultra.com

Kat'cina Mosa 100K--Provo, UT 8/?/20
John Bozung
www.squawpeak50.com

Northwest Series--OR, WA, ID 8/8-13/20
Jesse Rueckert

http://mainlymarathons.com/


Center of the Nation Series--MT, ND, SD, WY, NE, CO 8/17-20/20
Jesse Rueckert

http://mainlymarathons.com/


Heartland Series--OH, MI, IN, IL, IA, WI, MN 9/12-18/20
Jesse Rueckert

http://mainlymarathons.com/


Leading Ladies--Spearfish, SD   8/?/20
Elaine Doll-Dunn
www.leadingladiesmarathon.com

Prairie Series--MN/ND, SD, IA, NE, KS, MO 9/25-10/1/20
Jesse Rueckert

http://mainlymarathons.com/  


Millennium Meadows--Grand Rapids, MI    8/30/20
Don Kern
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/GrandRapids/MillenniumMeadowsMarathon

Last Chance BQ.2--Grand Rapids, MI 9/12/20
Don Kern
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/GrandRapids/LastChanceBQGR

Skagit Flats--Burlington, WA 9/?/20
 
Terry Sentinella
www.skagitflatsmarathon.com


Patriot's Run--Olathe, KS 9/11/20
Marsha Kaufman
https://runsignup.com/Race/KS/Olathe/PatriotsRun


Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK 9/13/20
Darwin & Terry Weimer
www.runqcm.com

Boring--Boring, OR 9/?/20
Mike Strobel
www.boringmarathon.com

Appalachian Series--VA, WV, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, FL 10/?/20
Jesse Rueckert

http://mainlymarathons.com/  


Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD      10/06/19
Emily Wheeler
Jerry Dunn

www.runcrazyhorse.com

Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI  10/20/19
Don Kern 
http://grandrapidsmarathon.com/

Day of the Dead Series--Las Cruces, NM 10/31-11/3/19
Clint Burleson

https://www.deadrunning.net/

Stone Steps 50K--Cincinnati,OH 10/27/19
David Corfman
www.stonesteps50k.com
rd@stonesteps50k.com


Two Cities (50K/26.2/13.1)--Fresno, CA 11/?/19
Nancy Talley & Mike Herman
http://www.twocitiesmarathon.com/

Raleigh City of Oaks--Raleigh, NC   11/03/19
Ron Wahula
http://cityofoaksmarathon.com/

Veteran's--Black Lick, PA  11/03/19
Tom Fetterman
http://indianaroadrunners.com/

Southwest Series--NM, CO, UT, AZ, NV, CA 11/10-15/19
Jesse Rueckert
http://mainlymarathons.com/  


Indianapolis Monumental--Indianapolis, IN 11/09/19
Carlton Ray
www.monumentalmarathon.com


Magnolia--Meridian, MS 11/16/19
Evelyn Watkins
http://www.magnoliamarathon.com/

Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/28-12/1/19
Angela Tortorice
http://rtdtexas.com/

Holiday Series--Las Cruces, NM
11/?/19
Clint Burleson
www.deadrunning.net


Tallahassee Ultra--Wakula Springs SP, FL 12/?/19
Jay Silvanima
Nancy Stedman

www.tallahasseeultra.com

Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K/26.2/13.1)--Houston, TX 12/14/19
Yen Nguyen
http://www.50statesmarathonclub.com/houston100.html

The Texas Double--Dallas, TX 12/21-22/19
Angela Tortorice
http://www.running-the-distance.com/

Savage Seven--Ocala, FL 12/?/19 
JC Santa Teresa
https://www.newenglandchallenge.org/savage-seven


 

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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 
lberkowitz@toast.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

To unsubscribe to email, please email steveboone@aol.com.


 

Personals
Article features Ted Blankenship and his 50 states completion.
(article) -posted 8/28/19

Article features
Shelly Mack, Cathie Johnson and Mathew Mapram while they were covering of the 500K Vol-State.
(article) -posted 7/19/19

Note from
Phil Henry's wife, Ellen: " I wanted ya'll to know that Phil died Monday, the13th after an almost 4 year battle with Melanoma. He was at home, on hospice, for the last week. His last marathon was the Mardi Gras Marathon in New Orleans in  2017. He ran it slowly with our youngest son, a family friend's daughter who he had mentored in running marathons and a 70+ year old friend who was running his first marathon. It was a celebration."
We send our thoughts and prayers to Phil's family and friends. -posted 5/15/19

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

Mike Sohaskey is the co-founder of RaceRaves, a site that runners can use to review and track their marathons, including a "smart" 50 States Map that colorfully tracks your progress based on the races in your personal profile: https://raceraves.com/

Diane Bolton
is the 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) There is also a list of North American Mega Ranking (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.
northamericamegamarathon@gmail.com  

Members,
We have added a 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

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

-----
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 a discount for our members. Use the code: LOONY. www.mainlymarathons.com

Dead Running Races is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: DRDISC. www.deadrunning.net

The Road to 50 Marathons is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code for half marathon distances and above : CLUB10. http://theroadto50races.com/

10/6/19 Chris Jarvis Autumn River Run Marathon
--North Platte, NE is offering a
discount for our members.  Use the code: 50statesarr
http://www.autumnriverrun.com/

10/6/19 Run Crazy Horse Marathon--Crazy Horse, SD is offering a $10 discount for our members.  Use the code: Runcrazyhorse19
http://www.runcrazyhorse.com/?RL=1

10/12/19 Arkansas Marathon--Booneville, AR is offering a $5 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATES.
http://www.arkansasmarathon.run/?RL=1

10/13/19 Maui Marathon
--Maui, HI is offering a
30% discount for our members.  Use the code: 50STATE19 through 3/31/19. If the Maui Marathon will be your 50th state, please contact Jim Lynch at jim@runningshoepress.com and they will set up a full free entry. They have also invited our club members to join their local running club Valley Isle Road Runners at the hospitality tent at the finish line.
https://mauimarathon.com/

10/19/19 Kansas City Marathon--Kansas City, MO
All current 50 States Marathon Club members who register for the full or the half marathon at the 2019 Kansas City Marathon will receive:
-A VIP space to relax in before and after the race that will be located near the start and finish lines 
-The VIP space will include a private gear check for members, private bathrooms, as well as free food & drinks before and after the race (including beer).
-NEW FOR 2019: All club members who participate in the Kansas City’s Marathon’s half marathon or full marathon will receive a free pair of Kansas City Marathon branded goodr running sunglasses! (a $25 value)
-In addition to receiving the goodr sunglasses, a cool participant shirt, a large finisher’s medal, free downloadable race photos and a huge after party with live music, free food and free local beer, all club members will also receive a commemorative 50 States Marathon Club neck ribbon slider that will attach to their finisher’s medal neck ribbon!

Also worth noting:
• This is Kansas City’s largest and most exciting race, and it gives runners a tour of the city’s most beautiful landmarks and cool neighborhoods, including the World War I Memorial, the Country Club Plaza, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Waldo, Westport, 18th & Vine and more.
• There are fireworks to kick off the race and a huge after party with live music, free food and free local beer!
• After you conquer the Kansas City hills, you'll be rewarded with a lightning-fast downhill finish that includes a breathtaking view of the Kansas City skyline!
• Still not sure? Click here to check out their 2018 recap video to learn what the Kansas City Marathon is all about

For those of you who are looking for even more of a challenge, consider running two great races in two states in two days with the I-35 Challenge! The I-35 Challenge allows runners to do either the Full or Half Marathon at the  Kansas City Marathon on Saturday, October 19 and the Full or Half Marathon at the Des Moines Marathon on Sunday, October 20. Runners who complete the I-35 Challenge will get bragging rights, as well as an extra shirt and an extra medal!
http://www.sportkc.org/marathon/

10/20/19 IMT Des Moines Marathon
--Des Moines, IA is offering a
$10 discount for our members. Use the code: Dmm50statesclub2019.
https://www.desmoinesmarathon.com/

11/9/19 Veterans
Marathon--Columbia City, IN is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATES.
https://3riversrunning.com/races-and-events/veterans-marathon/?RL=1

1/12/20 Servis First B
ank Mobile Marathon--Mobile, AL is offering a 20% discount for our members. Use the code: 50staters20.
https://mobilemarathon.org/

3/1/20 Cowtown Marathon--Fort Worth, TX is offering a 10% discount for our members. Use the code: 50.
https://cowtownmarathon.org/

4/18/20 Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz
--Olathe, KS is offering a discount. Contact Dave Bell for the discount code: run26.2dave@gmail.com
https://ozrun.org/

5/16/20 Ogden Marathon
--Ogden, UT is offering a $10 discount. Use the code:WELOVE50STATES
https://www.ogdenmarathon.com/?RL=1

9/26/20 Jailbreak Marathon
--Wautoma, WI is offering a 10% discount. Use the code: JBM502020.
http://www.thejailbreakmarathon.com/

------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.  beth.eddiesfan@gmail.com 

From Phillip Fields:
What to do when confronted with horrific news defines who we are and what we will be from that moment forward. Consequently, what would you do if an oncologist tells you that you have leukemia and a five-to-seven year life expectancy? To make things worse, he tells you to give up you passion for fear of shortening your life expectancy. This is what happened to me in January 2008. Yet, I refused to let leukemia deprive me of my passion (running marathons). What I did next only made my diagnosis life changing instead of life shattering. My book can now be purchased at Amazon and they provide the Introduction and the first 3 chapters to read. Amazon link to book
All profits from this book will go to various charitable organizations, including pediatric oncology. Through my running, I have raised over $50,000 for Nemour's pediatric oncology, $10,00 for the ALLY Foundation and $8,000 for Dana Farber.

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) 

Badwater and Beyond: A Thousand Races, Paces & Faces
Book by Mike Brooks about his running adventures including Badwater 135 miles across Death Valley and raising over $60,000 for children's non-profits. (book).  Also available at discount $14 free shipping . Send check to Mike Brooks for your signed copy to Mike Brooks, 11 Little ST , Lewiston , Maine 04240. If you would like a note included please send.


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