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 4,884 members in all 50 states, DC, and 21 foreign countries!  Our members have run a combined total of more than 334,000 marathons! (demographics)

2021 Renewal forms are included in the Spring 2021 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 Summer 2021 50 States Marathon Club Newsletter has been mailed. Please email Paula Boone if you have not received the issue by the end of September 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:
Anchorage RunFest Marathon--Anchorage, AK 8/22/21

We had a great time in Anchorage! Share your photos on the club Facebook page.

Garmin in the Land of Oz
--Olathe, KS 11/6/21 Rescheduled

Route 66 Marathon
--Tulsa, OK 11/21/21

Big Beach Marathon
--Gulf Shores, AL 1/30/22

Carmel Marathon--Carmel, IN 4/9/22

Future Possiblilities :

Do you have a suggestion for 2022?

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

Booths at expos:

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

We'll have a booth at Kansas City Marathon in Kansas City, MO on 10/16/21.

We'll have a booth at the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, OK 11/21/21.

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

Events directed by our members
Texas Marathon-Kingwood, TX   1/1/22

Steve&Paula Boone

Bling in the New Year--Snohomish, WA 1/?/22
Jane Herzog & Terry Sentinella

Zoom! Yah! Yah! Indoor Marathon--Northfield, MN 1/?/22

Dick Daymont

Aloha Series--Kaua'i, HI 1/20-23/22
Jesse Rueckert  

Bigfoot Snowshoe Festival --Midway, UT 1/29/22 
John Bozung

Town of Celebration Marathon--Celebration, FL 1/30/22

Ken Zambito
Groundhog Day Marathon--Grand Rapids, MI 2/5/22
Don Kern

Post Oak Challenge--Tulsa, OK    2/?/22
Johnny Spriggs

Seabrook Lucky Trail--Seabrook, TX  3/19/22
Robby Sabban

Gulf Coast Series--FL, AL, MS, LA, TX 3/21-24/22
Jesse Rueckert  

Chili Pepper Series--Las Cruces, NM 3/?/22
Clint Burleson

Dust Bowl Series--TX, OK, KS, CO 3/?/22 "on hold indefinitely"
Jesse Rueckert  

Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA     4/2/22
Bob Dolphin

Runs with Scissors--Brighton, CO    4/2/22
Bill Morton

Carmel--Carmel, IN  4/9/22

Todd Oliver

Riverboat Series--LA, AR, MS, TN, KY, MO, IL 4/?/22
Jesse Rueckert  

Cape Cod Trail--Falmouth, MA 4/?/22
Carl Gustafson

Frisco Railroad Run 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M--Springfield, MO    4/?/22
Richard Johnson

Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K--New Preston, CT    4/?/22
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847

Shiprock--Shiprock, NM    5/1/21

Tom Riggenbach

Prairie Series--MN/ND, SD, IA, NE, KS, MO, OK 5/9-16/21
Jesse Rueckert  

Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA    5/2/21
Tony Phillippi

Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA  5/?/21
Dan Adley

New England Challenge--ME, NH, RI, CT, MA 5/17-22/21

JC Santa Teresa

Texas Triple--Dallas, TX 5/29-31/21
Angela Tortorice

Wyoming--Laramie, WY   5/30/21  

Brent Weigner

Oh Boy--Waterbury, CT 5/?/21
Eugene DeFronzo

Independence Series--DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY, PA 6/5-9/21
Jesse Rueckert

Storm the Dam Trail- El Dorado, KS    6/5/21

Brandi Lane

Deadwood Mickelson Trail--Deadwood, SD   6/6/21
Emily Wheeler

Jerry Dunn

New England Series--PA, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME 6/10-16/21
Jesse Rueckert  

Whitefish Point--Paradise, MI   6/12/21
Rob Klein

Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT   6/12/21

John Bozung

Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD  6/25-26/21
Jerry Dunn

Heartland Series--OH, MI, IN, IL, IA, WI, MN 7/10-16/21
Jesse Rueckert

Summer Camp--St. Cloud, MN 7/17-21/21
Jesse Rueckert

Moosalamoo Ultra--Goshen, VT 7/31/21
John Izzo

Alaska Series--Juneau, AK 8/3-6/21
Jesse Rueckert

Kat'cina Mosa 100K--Provo, UT 8/7/21
John Bozung

Leading Ladies--Spearfish, SD   8/22/21
Elaine Doll-Dunn

Millennium Meadows--Grand Rapids, MI    8/29/21
Don Kern

North West Series--OR, WA, ID 9/4-8/21
Jesse Rueckert

Last Chance BQ.2--Grand Rapids, MI 9/11/21
Don Kern

Patriot's Run--Olathe, KS 9/11/21
Marsha Kaufman

Skagit Flats--Burlington, WA 9/12/21
Terry Sentinella

Boring--Boring, OR 9/12/21
Mike Strobel

Center of the Nation Series--MT, ND, SD, WY, NE, CO 9/13-18/21
Jesse Rueckert

Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK 9/12/21
Darwin & Terry Weimer

Jailbreak--Wautoma, WI 9/25/21
Norman Duesterhoeft

Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD      10/3/21
Emily Wheeler
Jerry Dunn

Appalachian Series--WV, VA, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL 10/16-22/21
Jesse Rueckert  

Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI  10/16/21
Don Kern

Stone Steps 50K--Cincinnati,OH 10/24/21
David Corfman

Day of the Dead Series--Las Cruces, NM 10/28-31/21
Clint Burleson

Indianapolis Monumental--Indianapolis, IN 11/6/21
Carlton Ray

Two Cities (50K/26.2/13.1)--Fresno, CA 11/7/21
Nancy Talley & Mike Herman

Raleigh City of Oaks--Raleigh, NC   11/7/21
Ron Wahula

Veteran's--Black Lick, PA  11/7/21
Tom Fetterman

Southwest Series--NM, CO, UT, AZ, NV, CA 11/7-12/21
Jesse Rueckert  

Novant Health Charlotte Marathon--Charlotte, NC 11/13/21
Tim Rhodes

Magnolia--Meridian, MS 11/20/21
Evelyn Watkins

Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/25-28/21
Angela Tortorice

Tallahassee Ultra--Wakula Springs SP, FL 12/?/21
Jay Silvanima
Nancy Stedman

Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K/26.2/13.1)--Houston, TX 12/?/21
Yen Nguyen

The Texas Double--Dallas, TX 12/18-19/21
Angela Tortorice

Savage Seven--Ocala, FL 12/26/21-1/3/22 ? 
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)
Dave Bell-Vice President   (picture)
Beth Davenport-Secretary/verification   (picture)
Steve Boone-Treasurer       (picture)
Paula Boone
-membership      (picture)
Mike Swanson-board member   (picture)
Brad Schwartz-board member      (picture)

Incorporated 3/30/2001

To unsubscribe to email, please email



RRCA Board President George Rehmet was featured in an article. -posted 8/26/21

We were sad to hear of the passing of
Ila Brandli on 6/23/21. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family. - posted 6/23/21

Andy and Kathy Velazco
's funeral service is on July 3, 2021 in Stockbridge, GA. (Obituary and memorial service)- posted 6/22/21

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. The only emails you will receive from the club will be replies to your emails, newsletters and reunion information. 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.

Note from
Mike Smith 6/16/21:
I have some tragic news. Alec Velazco,
Andy and Kathy Velazco's son, called me tonight to let me know Andy and Kathy were flying to Colorado today and we lost both of them in a fatal plane crash in Centennial, CO. Alec wanted me to relay this terrible news to their friends in the running community. I'm sure I have forgotten someone, so please let them know.
Alec is going to keep us posted on the service plans.
I can't tell you how many great memories we shared with both of them over the past 20+ years, but there were lots. When you multiply it by everyone on the email, they touched lots of lives. I can already sense the loss of so many future adventures, but reflect on the ones we were able, lucky enough to enjoy too. As sad as it is for his friends, the kids should be in our thoughts. This is a link to a news story we found. (news story link) - posted 6/17/21

It has come to our attention that a few of our members have received emails soliciting donations. The club does not and will not solicit donations for any causes, charities nor individuals. Be wary of these phishing schemes. The only emails you will receive from the club will be replies to your emails, newsletters and reunion information.

We are sad to find that member
Luzviminda Villamil passed 3/16/21. Our sympathy goes out to her family and friends. (obituary) -posted 3/29/21

Our sympathy goes out to
Al Kohli and his family on the passing of his wife. (obituary) (obituary)-posted 2/8/21

We are so sad to find out that member
Charles Sayles passed 1/21/21. Charles was a member of the board of directors for several years and he inspired all who ran with him. He completed the states twice and completed over 250 marathons. We will miss Charles and his laughter and friendship. Sympathy and love to his family and friends. -posted 1/22/21

------------  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.(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.  

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.

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.

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

8/21/21 Main to Main Marathon--Osage, IA is offering a 10% discount for our club members. Use the code: 50States2021.Code expires 8/1/21.

8/22/21 Anchorage RunFest
--Anchorage AK is offering a $10 discount for our club members for the 49K, marathon and relay. Use the code: 2021ARF50States. They are also offering a $5 discount on the 5K. Use the code: 2021ARF50States5K. Reunion Run

8/28/21 Staunton Rocks
--Conifer, CO is offering a $10 discount for our club members at their new marathon. Use the code: 50STATES.

9/11/21 Patriot's Run Marathon
--Overland Park, KS is offering a $5 discount for our members. Use the code: 50. Discount is for the marathon only. This is the 20th anniversary run. Early bird registration goes until 5/31/21.

9/12/21 Holland Haven Marathon
--Holland, MI is offering a $5.25 discount for our club members. Use the code: HOLLAND2021

9/25/21 Heart & Sole Marathon--Jonesboro, AR is offering a discount for our members. Members' price will be at the lowest price for each event (the price doesn't go up). Use the code: 50MHSAR.

10/2/21 New River Marathon
--Fleetwood, NC is offering an 8% discount. Use the code: 50M2021NRM. Discount is valid for marathon, half and 4 mile races (in case family members want to run a different distance) Valid through 9/20/21.

10/3/21 Long View Marathon
--Fort Collins, CO is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATES

10/9/21 Arkansas Marathon
--Booneville, AR is offerin a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATES.

10/16/21 Blue Sky Trail Marathon
--Fort Collins, CO is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATES.

10/23/21 Cannonball Marathon--Greensboro, NC is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code:

11/7/21 Gobbler Grind Marathon
--Olathe Park, KS is offering a 15% discount for our club members. Use the code: 50SHC15OFF.

11/13/21 Novant Health Charlotte Marathon
--Charlotte, NC is offering a 10% discount for our members. Use the code:50States10P.

11/20/21 Magnolia Marathon
--Meridian, MS is offering a $15 discount for our members. Use the code: MMHF50.

11/20/21 White River Marathon--Cotter, AR is offering a discount for our members. Please email Paula Boone for the code.

1/30/22 Big Beach Marathon
--Gulf Shores, AL is offering a $10 discount for our club members. Use the code: FIFTYSTATES2022

2/13/22 St. Valentine's Day Massacre Marathon--Greensboro, NC is offering a $10 discount for our club members. Use the code: FIFTYSTATES2022

5/14/22 Brookings Marathon--Brookings, SD is offering a $10 discount. Use the code: 50STATES.

------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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All rights reserved.