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 5,188 members in all 50 states, DC, and 21 foreign countries!  Our members have run a combined total of more than 361,000 marathons! (demographics)

2023 Renewal forms are included in the Spring 2023 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.      


The Spring 2023 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. Please check your membership to make sure you are current if you have not received your newsletter.Click for Members List
Editor, Lois Berkowitz, is (gratefully) looking for contributions: 

Scheduled reunion marathons:
Missoula Marathon--Missoula, MT 6/25/23
Reunion meeting Saturday 6/24/23 2:30pm
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Missoula Edgewater
Blackfoot or Bitterroot Room (next to each other)
100 Madison
Missoula, MT 59802

Air Force Marathon--Dayton, OH 9/16/23

Grand Rapids Marathon--Grand Rapids, MI 10/15/23

Route 66 Marathon--Tulsa, OK 11/24/24

Future Possiblilities :

Do you have a suggestion for 2024?

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

Booths at expos:

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

Booth at Cowtown Marathon 2/26/23

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

Events directed by our members
Texas Marathon-Kingwood, TX   1/1/23

Steve&Paula Boone  

Bling in the New Year--Snohomish, WA 1/?/23 "cancelled until further notice"
Jane Herzog & Terry Sentinella

Zoom! Yah! Yah! Indoor Marathon--Northfield, MN 1/?/23

Dick Daymont

Aloha Series--Kaua'i, HI 1/19-22/23
Jesse Rueckert  

Bigfoot Snowshoe Festival --Midway, UT 1/28/23 
John Bozung

Town of Celebration Marathon--Celebration, FL 1/29/23

Ken Zambito
Groundhog Day Marathon--Grand Rapids, MI 2/4/23
Don Kern

Post Oak Challenge--Tulsa, OK    2/?/23
Johnny Spriggs

Chili Pepper Series--Las Cruces, NM
Clint Burleson

Seabrook Lucky Trail--Seabrook, TX  3/18/23
Robby Sabban

Gulf Coast Series--TX, LA, MS, FL 3/20-23/23
Jesse Rueckert  

Appalachian Series--AL, GA, SC, NC, TN, VA, WV 3/24-30/23
Jesse Rueckert

Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA     4/1/23
In honor of Bob & Lenore Dolphin

Carmel--Carmel, IN  4/8/23
Todd Oliver

Riverboat Series--LA, AR, MS, TN, KY, MO, IL 4/17-23/23
Jesse Rueckert  

Frisco Railroad Run 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M--Springfield, MO    4/29/23
Richard Johnson

Cape Cod Trail--Falmouth, MA 4/30/23
Carl Gustafson

Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K--New Preston, CT    4/30/23
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847

Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA    4/30/23
Tony Phillippi

New England Challenge I--RI, MA, CT 5/5-7/23
JC Santa Teresa

Shiprock--Shiprock, NM    5/6/23

Tom Riggenbach

Prairie Series--OK, MO, KS, NE, IA, SD, ND, MN 5/12-19/23
Jesse Rueckert  

New England Challenge II--VT, NH, ME 5/12-14/23
JC Santa Teresa

Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA  5/13/23
Dan Adley

Texas Triple--Dallas, TX 5/27-29/23
Angela Tortorice

Wyoming--Laramie, WY   5/28/23  

Brent Weigner

Independence Series--DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY 5/31-6/4/23
Jesse Rueckert

Deadwood Mickelson Trail--Deadwood, SD   6/4/23   
Emily Wheeler

Jerry Dunn

New England Series--CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME 6/5-10/23
Jesse Rueckert  

Whitefish Point--Paradise, MI   6/?/23
In honor of Rob Klein

Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT   6/10/23

John Bozung

Tri-State Challenge--PA, NJ, NY 6/16-18/23
JC Santa Teresa

Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD  6/23-24/23
Jerry Dunn

Heartland Series--OH, MI, IN, IL, IA, WI, MN 7/8-14/23
Jesse Rueckert

Summer Camp--St. Cloud, MN 7/15-19/23
Jesse Rueckert

Alaska Series--Juneau, AK 7/25-28/23
Jesse Rueckert

Kat'cina Mosa 100K--Provo, UT 8/5/23
John Bozung

Leading Ladies--Spearfish, SD   8/20/23
Elaine Doll-Dunn

Millennium Meadows--Grand Rapids, MI    8/27/23
Don Kern

Last Chance BQ.2--Grand Rapids, MI 9/10/23
Don Kern

Patriot's Run--Olathe, KS 9/9/23
Marsha Kaufman

Skagit Flats--Burlington, WA 9/?/23
Terry Sentinella

Boring--Boring, OR 9/?/23
Mike Strobel

Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK 9/10/23
Darwin & Terry Weimer

North West Series--OR, WA, ID 9/
Jesse Rueckert

Jailbreak--Wautoma, WI 9/30/23
Norman Duesterhoeft

Center of the Nation Series--CO, NE, WY, SD, ND, MT 10/2-7/23
Jesse Rueckert

Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD      10/8/23
Emily Wheeler
Jerry Dunn

Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI  10/15/23
Don Kern

Stone Steps 50K--Cincinnati,OH 10/?/23
David Corfman

Day of the Dead Series--Las Cruces, NM 10/28-29/23
Clint Burleson

Indianapolis Monumental--Indianapolis, IN 10/28/23
Carlton Ray

Two Cities (50K/26.2/13.1)--Fresno, CA 11/5/23
Nancy Talley & Mike Herman

Raleigh City of Oaks--Raleigh, NC   11/5/23
Ron Wahula

Veteran's--Black Lick, PA  11/?/23
Tom Fetterman

Novant Health Charlotte Marathon--Charlotte, NC 11/4/23
Tim Rhodes

Southwest Series--NM, CO, UT, AZ, NV, CA 11/5-10/23
Jesse Rueckert  

Magnolia--Meridian, MS 11/?/23
Evelyn Watkins

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

Tallahassee Ultra--Wakula Springs SP, FL 12/?/23
Jack McDermott

Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K/26.2/13.1)--Houston, TX 12/?/23
Yen Nguyen

The Texas Double--Dallas, TX 12/16-17/23
Angela Tortorice

Savage Seven--Ocala, FL 12/26/23-1/3/24 ? 
JC Santa Teresa


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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)
Brad Schwartz-Vice president      (picture)
Beth Davenport-Secretary/verification   (picture)
Steve Boone-Treasurer       (picture)
Paula Boone
-membership      (picture)
Mike Swanson-reunions   (picture)

Mary Hennessy-board member     (picture)

Incorporated 3/30/2001

To unsubscribe to email, please email



"Local marathon runner set to complete 50-state list" article features member Scott Kline. (article) He was also featured in an article for his 41st state. (article)
-posted 6/5/23

"81-year-old Legacy Runner achieves new milestone" article features member
Sharon Kerson. (article) -posted 4/18/23

"This Father-Daughter Duo Just Ran a Marathon in Every State" article features members
Beth & Scott Lennox. (article) -posted 4/18/23

Watch the beautiful and touching video called "Running with Cat" featuring members
Catherine Popp and Tony Copeland-Parker and their struggles with ALZ and their adventures running the 50 states and many countries. (video) -posted 4/17/23

We received the following from
Mike Swanson:
"Just received this info from our local running club. No official obituary yet.
Roger Hauge was a great guy and still doing short distances as of last year. Just a heads up everyone. We lost a great ALARC member. Inspiration to so many, a personality that you couldn't help but love. Devoted his life to running. Four time finisher of all 50 state marathons...that accomplishment put over 200 marathons in the records. Roger passed away with his family at his side, Thursday, March 30, 2023 @ 7:45 am CST in his home in Florida. He submitted to a recurring bone cancer. Roger would have been 92 years old June 25th. A service will be in Florida and in Minnesota this summer."
-posted 4/5/23

"Idaho man joins elite marathon runner group after finishing a marathon a race in all 50 states" article features
Robert Mueller. (article) - posted 2/20/23

We send love and condolences to the friends and family of
Wally Herman who passed 1/29/23. Wally was the very first person to complete a marathon in all 50 states in December 1983. He was also the first to complete marathons in the provinces and territories of Canada in 1985. He completed marathons in 99 countries (he didn't want to ruin the surprise of breaking 100). He ran marathons in countries starting with every letter except X. (obit) (obit) (video tribute)-posted 2/2/23

"From Florida to Hawaii: 80-year-old Melbourne Beach man completes marathons in all 50 states" article features member
Bob Sielski. (article) -posted 1/30/23

"Running a Marathon was on her bucket list. Now this Houston woman has done it in all 50 states" article features member
Lauren Valentino. (article) -posted 1/24/23

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of
Cathy Troisi who passed 1/17/23. (obit) (obit) (obit) -posted 1/19/23.

Our sympathies go out to the friends and family of member
Jim Diego who passed on 12/18/22.
(article) (article)

Note from member
Tony Reed: My documentary, Breaking Three Hours: Trailblazing African American Women Marathoners, just won, not one, but two first place awards at the Seattle Film Festival for Best Soundtrack and Best Sports Documentary!!!! -posted 10/6/22

It has come to our attention that a few of our members have received emails about Membership Verification alerts. This did not come from the club. Be wary of these phishing schemes. Renewal information is on the web site in the drop-down menu under Rules/Application and then click on Renewal Form. We do not send out renewal notices by email.
The only emails you will receive from the club will be replies to your emails, newsletters and reunion information.

------------  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.

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:

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. 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.  

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
ics. 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.

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 $10 discount for our members. Use the code: LOONY10.

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

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

Don Kern's Michigan races are offering a 10% discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATES
Groundhog Day Marathon

Millennium Meadows Marathon
Last Chance BQ Marathon Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Marathon

6/4/23 20th Anniversary Casper Marathon--Casper, WY is offering a $5 discount for our members. Use the code: 50StatesHalf

6/4/23 Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon
--Deadwood, SD is offering a
$10 discount for our members. Use the code: 23RunDwd until May 28th or race cap is reached.

6/10/23 Hatfield McCoy Marathon
--Williamson, WV/Goody, KY is offering a
$10 discount for our members. Use the code: HMM50STATERS.

6/16-18/23 Tri-State Challenge
--PA, NJ, NY is offering a
$10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATER2023.

8/20/23 Anchorage RunFest--Anchorage, AK is offering a
$10 discount for our members for the Marathon, Relay and 49K. Use the code: 2023ARF50States. For family members they are offering a $5 discount for the 5K. Use the code: 2023ARF50States5K. They are also offering a special certificate for those finishing their 50th state with them. Please contact Melanie if you are completing your 50th state:

9/10/23 Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK is offering a 10% discount for our club members and their families. Use the code: 23QCM50STATES

9/10/23 Holland Haven Marathon
--Holland, MI is offering a
$6 discount for our members. Use the code: HHM2023

9/30/23 New Hampshire Marathon
--Bristol, NH is offering a $10 discount for our members to help them celebrate their 30th year! Use the code: PROMONHM23.

10/8/23 Prairie Fire Marathon
--Wichita, KS is offering a
discount for our club members. Use the code: 23FALL50STATES.

10/21/23 Mankato Marathon
--Mankato, MN is offering a
$15 discount for our members. Use the code: 50Marathons.

10/21/23 Garmin Kansas City Marathon--Kansas City, MO is offering a complementary access to the 2023 VIP Race Day Experience to our members.
Time: VIP Space opens at 5:30am until 2pm on race day.
Location: Theis Park -Oak and 47th Streets, across from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
* VIP tent before and after the race
*Private restrooms reserved for VIP participans
*Private gear check in the VIP tent
*Complementary snacks and drinks (in addition to the delicious food & beer at the Finish Line Festival!)
*Skip the line! Access participant food & beer in the VIP tent.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your membership must be paid/current in order for you to take advantage of this membership perk. Please check in at the 50 States Marathon Club booth at the pre-race Health & Fitness Expo at Union Station to verify your membership status.

11/18/23 Honoring Our Heroes Marathon
--Rolla, MO is offering a
20% discount for our members: Use the code: HEROES50.

------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).

Bethann Powers
is offering 20% off each item of her "Uniquely Colorful Activewear".

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