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 3,794 members
in all 50 states, DC, and 15 foreign countries! Our members have run a combined
total of more than 231,000 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 Summer 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 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: email@example.com You can find older
issues of the newsletter by choosing "Newsletters" in the dropdown menu.
All member finishers in good standing will receive a complimentary
custom finisher's certificate. This certificate will be sent to all
members who have completed the states. This includes everyone who has completed the
states to date, and all members who complete the states in the future. To receive your
certificate, you must be a member in good standing (current on your dues), and contact
Dave Bell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include: your name as you want it printed on the certificate, your hometown
city and state (when you finished), the number of times you finished, the name of your
finishing marathon, the location (city, state), the date of your finish, and your mailing
address. (form) For those members who
would like to purchase an additional copy, the price will be $6 each.
Finisher Certificate Sample
Scheduled reunion marathons:
Fox Cities Marathon--Appleton, WI 9/20/15
$10 discount with code: 50MARCL
Cape Cod Marathon--Falmouth, MA 10/25/15 $10
discount. Email email@example.com
for the code.
Myrtle Beach Marathon--Myrtle Beach, SC
Glass City Marathon--Toledo, OH 4/24/16
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
Route 66 Marathon--Tulsa, OK
Stop by the booth to receive your wrist band to
access Maniac Corner!
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
Town of Celebration Marathon--Celebration, FL 01/31/16
Kahtoola Wasatch Winter
50K/5K--Midway, UT 01/?/16
Groundhog Day--Grand Rapids, MI 02/?/16
Tallahassee--Tallahassee, FL 02/07/16
Post Oak (50K)--Tulsa, OK
Post Oak (26.2)--Tulsa, OK
Seabrook Lucky Trail--Seabrook, TX 03/20/16
Dustbowl Series--Dalhart, TX/Guymon, OK/Ulysses, KS/Lamar,
CO/Clayton, NM 03/23-27/16
Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA 03/?/16
Bob & Lenore Dolphin
Davy Crockett Bear Chase--Groveton,
Steve & Paula Boone
Cape Cod Trail--Falmouth, MA 04/?/16
Carmel--Carmel, IN 04/16/16
Frisco Fifty 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M-Springfield, MO 04/?/16
Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K - New Preston, CT
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847 firstname.lastname@example.org
BPAC 6 Hr Distance Classic--Buffalo, NY 04/?/16
Runs with Scissors--Brighton, CO 04/30/16
Shiprock--Shiprock, NM 05/02/15
Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA 05/03/15
Oh Boy--Waterbury, CT 05/04/15
Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA 05/09/15
New England Series--Sanford, ME;
Greenfield, NH; Springfield, VT; Northfield, MA; Simsbury, CT; Coventry, RI; New Paltz, NY
Walker Only (50K/26.2/13.1)--St. Cloud, MN 05/16/15 Dave Daubert
Texas Triple--Dallas, TX 5/23-25/15
Wyoming--Laramie, WY 05/24/15
Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT 06/06/15
Deadwood Mickelson Trail (26.2/13.1) -Deadwood, SD 06/07/15
Whitefish Point Marathon--Paradise, MI 06/13/15
Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD 06/27/15 Jerry Dunn
Moosalamoo Ultra--Goshen, VT 08/01/15
Kat'cina Mosa 100K--Provo, UT 08/01/15
Leading Ladies--Spearfish, SD 08/16/15
New England Series--Sanford, ME; Greenfield, NH; Springfield, VT; Northfield, MA;
Simsbury, CT; Coventry, RI; New Paltz, NY 08/24-30/15
Okie Trail Shuffle--Coalgate, OK 09/05-09/07/15
Skagit Flats--Burlington, WA 09/13/15
Boring--Boring, OR 09/13/15
Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK, Canada 09/13/15
Darwin & Terry Weimer
Center of the Nations--MT, ND, SD, WY, NE, CO 9/14-9/19/15 Clint Burleson
Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD
Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI 10/18/15
Frankenthon Monster--Cedar Park, TX 10/24/15
Stone Steps 50K--Cincinnati,OH 10/25/15
Day of the Dead 4 Days--Las Cruces, NM 10/31/15-11/06/15
Two Cities (50K/26.2/13.1)--Fresno, CA 11/01/15
Nancy Talley & Mike Herman
Raleigh City of Oaks--Raleigh, NC
Indianapolis Monumental--Indianapolis, IN 11/07/15
Veteran's--Black Lick, PA 11/08/15
Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon -
Naperville, IL 11/08/15
Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/26-11/29/15
Baton Rouge Beach--Baton Rouge, LA 12/5/15
Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K)--Houston, TX 12/19/15
First Day of Winter 50K--Portsmouth, OH 12/20/15
Savage Seven--Ocala, FL 12/26/15-1/1/16
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
"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)
"Sylvania native found love for sport at Glass City Marathon" article
features club president, Lois Berkowitz. (article) -posted
We mourn the passing of our good friend Norm
Frank. Norm was a charter member of the club
and had run over 965 marathons. He passed on 4/21/15. (obituary)
"Local HS teacher proud member of 50 States Marathon Club" article
features Jeff Ward. (article)
Another article. (article)
"Cheyenne's Rief achieves speedy marathon goal" article features Jerry Rief. (article)
"Amazing Alice-50 Marathons in 50 States" article features Alice Schneider. (article)
"Valley woman runs 100th marathon to support local nonprofit" article
features Ila Brandli. (article)
"Wyoming Runner Headed to Antarctica to Break World Record" article
features Brent Weigner. (article)
"Favorites of the 50 Staters" article features Fran Libasci and Tom Brand. (article) -posted
Walt Prescott is the North American
Coordinator for the World Mega Marathon Ranking. He has created a web site
to post the totals of marathoners who have completed 300+ marathons/ultras.
If you are nearing your 300th marathon/ultra or have completed more than 300 marathons,
please contact Walt to be included on the list. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Members!! The club has secured an arrangement with Hometown Threads
to offer discounted embroidered merchandise to our members. You can choose from apparel,
jackets, bags, totes, etc. with our 50 States Marathon Club logos. You can also
have your name embroidered on the apparel for a small additional fee. You can order
directly from the web site. If you prefer to add additional text or FINISHER, please
specify in the "Additional Instructions" field in the order form online.
Hometown Threads will contact you directly about any questions you have concerning your
order. They also have a large
logo available for the back of jackets and heavier items.
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.
7/4/15 Angel Fire Adventure--Angel Fire, NM is offering a $10 discount for the marathon and half. Use
the codes: MARATHON or HALF
7/18/15 Madison Marathon--Madison, MT is offering a 10%
discount for our members for the mail in registration. Email email@example.com for details. There is also a discount for
running the double. Use the code: GYAS50STATECLUB
7/19/15 Inaugural Big Sky Marathon--TBD, MT is offering a 10% discount for our members for the mail in
registration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
There is also a discount for running the double. Use the code: GYAS50STATECLUB
7/25-26/15 Mainly Marathons New Mexico State Parks Series--NM,
CO is offering a $10 discount. Use
the code: MMDISC http://mainlymarathons.com/
8/16/15 Big Wild Life Runs--Anchorage, AK is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: BWLR50.
8/24-30/15 Mainly Marathons New England Series--ME, NH, VT,
MA, CT, RI, NY is offering a $10 discount.
Use the code: MMDISC http://mainlymarathons.com/
9/13/15 Boring Marathon--Boring, OR is offering a discount.
Email the race director for the code: email@example.com
9/13/15 Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK, Canada is offering a 15% discount. Discount is available until
6/30/15. Use the code: 15QCMCANADA
9/13/15 Loveland Marathon--Loveland, CO is offering a $15
discount. Use the code:USA50. 5
hour time limit.
9/14-19/15 Mainly Marathons Center of the Nation Series--MT,
ND, SD, WY, NE, CO is offering a $10 discount.
Use the code: MMDISC http://mainlymarathons.com/
9/20/15 Fox Cities Marathon--Appleton, WI is
offering a $10 discount for our
members. Use the code: 50MARCL.
9/26/15 Monument Marathon--Gering, NE is offering a discount
to our members. Use the code: MM50States.
9/26/15 Ely Marathon--Ely, NV is offering a $10
discount to our members. Use the code: Save10atEly2015.
10/10/15 Hartford Marathon--Hartford, CT is offering a discount
to our members. Use the code: 50STATES15.
10/11-17/15 Mainly Marathons Appalachian Series--WV, VA, TN,
NC, SC, GA, AL is offering a $10 discount.
Use the code: MMDISC http://mainlymarathons.com/
10/25/15 Cape Cod Marathon--Falmouth, MA is offering a $10 discount. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the code.
10/31-11/6/15 Mainly Marathons Day of the Dead Series--Las
Cruces, NM is offering a $10 discount.
Use the code: MMDISC http://mainlymarathons.com/
11/8/15 Gobbler Grind Marathon--Overland Park, KS is offering a $10 discount for members. Use
the code: 50statesrocks
11/22/15 Route 66 Marathon--Tulsa, OK is offering a private VIP tent,
professional group photo, private restrooms, private gear check, private supply of
post-race food, Gatorade, water, soft drinks and lots of beer, and complimentary booth at
the expo. Sign up by 9/1/15 as a member of the 50 States Marathon Club and receive a
custom race number and special marathon finisher medal. Make sure to stop by the booth to
receive your wristband to access the Maniac Corner!
12/20/15 First Day of Winter 50K--Portsmouth, OH is offering a 10% discount. Use the
1/9/16 Mississippi Blues Marathon--Jackson, MS is offering a $10 discount for the marathon and half. Use
the code: Blues50.
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.
3/13/16 Zydeco Marathon--Lafayette, LA is offering a $25
discount. Use the code: 50states.
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.
4/30/16 Runs with Scissors Marathon--Brighton,
CO is offering a free entry if you plan to complete the states there. Contact Bill Morton email@example.com for details.
6/26/16 Kona Marathon--Kona, HI is
offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: KMC10.
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.
Spice Coast Marathon 11/15/15
is going to publish a running magazine for the participants. They are looking for
general running type articles. If you are interested in submitting an article for
publication, please contact Mathew Mapram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please respond asap. www.spicecoastmarathon.com
. -posted 4/6/15
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). email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)