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 4,541 members in all 50 states, DC, and 20 foreign countries!  Our members have run a combined total of more than 299,000 marathons! (demographics)

2018 Renewal forms were included in the Spring 2018 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.      


The Fall 2018 50 States Marathon Club Newsletter has been mailed. Please email Paula Boone if you have not received the issue by the middle of December 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: 

Scheduled reunion marathons:

Kansas City Marathon--Kansas City, MO 10/20/18
We had a great reunion at Kansas City. Thanks to the race for the VIP Space and the special 50 States Marathon Club pint glasses.
The winners of the two free entries for last weekend are Roz Kelley and Thomas Santos. The KC Marathon will be mailing your refunds for your entry fees. Congratulations.

Little Rock Marathon--Little Rock, AR 3/3/19

Fargo Marathon--Fargo, ND 5/18/19

Future Possiblilities :
Do you have a suggestion for 2019?.

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
Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, OK on 11/18/18

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

Events directed by our members
Texas Marathon-Kingwood, TX   01/01/19

Steve&Paula Boone

Bling in the New Year--Snohomish, WA 01/01/19
Jane Herzog & Terry Sentinella

Zoom! Yah! Yah! Indoor Marathon--Northfield, MN 01/06/19

Dick Daymont

Aloha Series--Kaua'i, HI 1/24-27/19
Jesse Rueckert  

Bigfoot Snowshoe Festival --Midway, UT 01/?/19 
John Bozung

Miracle Match--Waco, TX   01/27/19

Nancy Goodnight

Town of Celebration Marathon--Celebration, FL 01/27/19

Ken Zambito
Groundhog Day Marathon--Grand Rapids, MI 02/02/19
Don Kern

Gulf Coast Series--FL, AL, MS, LA, TX 2/16-20/19
Jesse Rueckert  

Post Oak Challenge--Tulsa, OK    02/23-25/19

Johnny Spriggs

Seabrook Lucky Trail--Seabrook, TX  03/16/19
Robby Sabban

Chili Pepper Series--Las Cruces, NM 3/13-16/19
Clint Burleson

Dust Bowl Series--TX, OK, KS, CO, NM 3/20-24/19
Jesse Rueckert  

Carmel--Carmel, IN  03/30/19
Todd Oliver

Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA     03/30/19
Bob & Lenore Dolphin

Davy Crockett Bear Chase--Groveton, TX   03/30/19
Steve & Paula Boone

Cape Cod Trail--Falmouth, MA 04/07/19
Carl Gustafson

Riverboat Series--LA, AR, MS, TN, KY, MO, IL 4/7-13/19
Jesse Rueckert  

Runs with Scissors--Brighton, CO    04/27/19
Bill Morton

Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K--New Preston, CT    04/?/18
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847

Frisco Fifty 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M--Springfield, MO    04/?/18

Richard Johnson

Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA    04/5/19
Tony Phillippi

Shiprock--Shiprock, NM    05/03/19
Tom Riggenbach

Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA   05/11/19
Dan Adley

New England Challenge--ME, NH, RI, CT, MA  5/13-5/18/19

JC Santa Teresa

Texas Triple--Dallas, TX 5/25-27/19
Angela Tortorice

Wyoming--Laramie, WY   05/26/19  

Brent Weigner

Oh Boy--Waterbury, CT 05/?/19
Eugene DeFronzo

Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT   06/?/19

John Bozung

Storm the Dam Trail- El Dorado, KS    06/01/19

Brandi Lane

Deadwood Mickelson Trail--Deadwood, SD   06/03/18
Emily Wheeler

Jerry Dunn

Whitefish Point--Paradise, MI   06/09/18
Rob Klein

Independence Series--DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY, PA 6/18-22/19
Jesse Rueckert

Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD  06/23-24/18
Jerry Dunn

New England Series--ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, PA 6/24-7/1/18
Jesse Rueckert  

Heartland Series--OH, MI, IN, IL, IA, WI, MN 7/7-13/19
Jesse Rueckert  

Prairie Series--MN/ND, SD, IA, NE, KS, MO 7/21-27/19
Jesse Rueckert  

Moosalamoo Ultra--Goshen, VT 08/04/18
John Izzo

Kat'cina Mosa 100K--Provo, UT 08/04/18
John Bozung

Leading Ladies--Spearfish, SD   08/19/18
Elaine Doll-Dunn

Millennium Meadows--Grand Rapids, MI    08/26/18
Don Kern

Northwest Series--OR, WA, ID 9/1-6/18
Jesse Rueckert  

Sizzlin' Sasquatch--Coalgate, OK 09/?/18
Kathryn Ivey

Last Chance BQ.2--Grand Rapids, MI 09/08/18
Don Kern

Skagit Flats--Burlington, WA 09/09/18
Terry Sentinella

Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK 09/09/18
Darwin & Terry Weimer

Boring--Boring, OR 09/16/18
Mike Strobel

Center of the Nation Series--MT, ND, SD, WY, NE, CO 9/10-15/18
Jesse Rueckert  

We Walk (50K/26.2/13.1)--St. Cloud, MN  09/22/18  Dave Daubert

Sundance to Spearfish Marathon--Sundance, WY/Spearfish, SD   09/23/18  Bob Kennedy

Appalachian Series--VA, WV, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, FL 10/6-14/18
Jesse Rueckert  

Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD      10/07/18
Emily Wheeler
Jerry Dunn

Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI  10/21/18
Don Kern

Day of the Dead Series--Las Cruces, NM 10/25-28/18
Clint Burleson

Stone Steps 50K--Cincinnati,OH 10/28/18
David Corfman

Indianapolis Monumental--Indianapolis, IN 11/03/18
Carlton Ray

Two Cities (50K/26.2/13.1)--Fresno, CA 11/?/18
Nancy Talley & Mike Herman

Raleigh City of Oaks--Raleigh, NC   11/04/18
Ron Wahula

Veteran's--Black Lick, PA  11/04/18
Tom Fetterman

Southwest Series--NM, CO, UT, AZ, NV, CA 11/4-9/18
Jesse Rueckert  

Pecos River Challenge--Carlsbad, NM 11/?/18
Bob Kennedy

Magnolia--Meridian, MS 11/17/18
Evelyn Watkins

Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/22-25/18
Angela Tortorice

Holiday Series--Las Cruces, NM
Clint Burleson

Tallahassee Ultra--Wakula Springs SP, FL 12/?/18
Jay Silvanima
Nancy Stedman

Pecos River Challenge Marathon--Carlsbad, NM   12/1/18  Bob Kennedy

Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K/26.2/13.1)--Houston, TX 12/15/18
Yen Nguyen

The Texas Double--Dallas, TX 12/15-16/18
Angela Tortorice

Hawai'i Bird Conservation Marathon--Hilo, HI   12/16/18  Bob Kennedy

Savage Seven--Ocala, FL 12/?/18 
Chuck Savage


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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


We send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Steven Kipisz who passed away on 11/11/18. (obituary)

We send our thoughts and prayers to the family and many friends of club member
Roscoe Douglas who passed away 9/24/18. (obituary)

"Cancer Didn't Bring Me to My Knees, It Brought Me to My Feet" article features
Julia Khvasechko. (article) -posted 7/18/18

"Six costume changes, a marathon in 50 states, one fun lady from North Carolina" article features member Charlotte Corriher at her 50 state finish in the Land of Oz. (article) -posted 6/1/18

We send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of
Tim Collins who passed away on 5/31/18. (obituary)

"Flying Pig Marathon: Father keeps promise to push daughter's wheelchair to finish" article and video features member
Natalie Youtsey.
(article and video) -posted 5/1/18

Boonsom Hartman "Lipstick Lady" was featured in an article about her Boston Marathon run. -posted 4/19/18 (article)

Bradley Schwartz was featured in an article about running his 300th marathon in Hilo, HI. -posted 4/3/18 (article)

------------  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.

11/3/18 Manchester City Marathon--Manchester, NH is offering a 15% discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATE18.

11/11/18 Surfers Point Marathon
--Ventura, CA is offering a
30% discount for our members. Use the code: RUN262.

2/8/18 Hoover Dam--Lake Mead, NV is offering a 25% discount for our members. Use the code: ClubExclusive

9 Lake Mead--Lake Mead, NV is offering a 25% discount for our members. Use the code: ClubExclusive

2/2/19 Groundhog Day Marathon--Grand Rapids, MI is offering a 10% discount for our members.  Use the code: rc50States.

2/10/19 Mercedes-Benz Marathon--Birmingham, AL is offering a 10% discount for our members.  Use the code: 50statesmarathonclub0508b until 1/31/19 at 11:59pm.

2/22-24/19 Post Oak Challenge--Tulsa, OK is offering a $10 discount for the the 27.2 mile or 50K single, double or triple event for our members. Use the code: 27.2POLC.

Little Rock Marathon--Little Rock, AR is offering a discount for our members. This will be a club reunion. Please email Hobbit for the code. It is only to be used by active club members. They will check

5/11/19 Maine Coast Marathon--Kennebunk, ME is offering a 10% discount for our members.  Use the code: 50StatesHalf19.

5/11/19 Brookings Marathon--Brookings, SD is offering a $10 discount for our members.

6/1/19 Storm the Dam Trail Marathon--El Dorado, KS is offering a $10 discount for our members.  Use the code: 50states.

6/2/19 Casper Marathon--Casper, WY is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATECRAZY.

6/8/19 New River Marathon--Fleetwood, NC is offering a 6% discount for our members.  Use the code: 50NRM2019.

6/30/19 Kona Marathon--Kona, HI is offering a $15 discount for the marathon or half or $10 discount for the quarter or 5K for our members. Use the code: KMEGROUP26.

8/18/19 Anchorage RunFest Marathon--Anchorage, AK is offering a $10 discount for the 49K, marathon or half for our members.  Use the code: ARF 50.

10/6/19 Chris Jarvis Autumn River RunMarathon--North Platte, NE is offering a discount for our members.  Registration will open up 1/1/19. Use the code: 50statesarr

------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).

You can order an autographed copy of Dane Rauschenberg's book, See Dane Run (order from Paypal). Or you can order from his blog:   

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  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".

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  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.

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) 

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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