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 5,045 members in all 50 states, DC, and 21 foreign countries!  Our members have run a combined total of more than 350,000 marathons! (demographics)

2022 Renewal forms are included in the Spring 2022 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 2022 50 States Marathon Club Newsletter has been mailed. Please email Paula Boone 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. 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:
Sioux Falls Marathon--Sioux Falls, SD 8/28/22

Thank you to the Sioux Falls Marathon for a great reunion!

Des Moines Marathon
--Des Moines, IA 10/16/22

Little Rock Marathon--Little Rock, AR 3/5/23

Missoula Marathon--Missoula, MT 6/25/23

Future Possiblilities :

Do you have a suggestion for 2023?

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.

We'll have a booth at the Kansas City Marathon in Kansas City, MO 10/15/22.

We'll have a booth at the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, OK 11/20/22.

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/?/23 
John Bozung

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

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--TX, LA, MS, FL 3/21-24/22
Jesse Rueckert  

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

Chili Pepper Series--Las Cruces, NM 3/10-13/22
Clint Burleson

Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA     4/2/22
In honor of Bob & Lenore Dolphin

Carmel--Carmel, IN  4/9/22
Todd Oliver

Riverboat Series--LA, AR, MS, TN, KY, MO, IL 4/18-24/22
Jesse Rueckert  

Cape Cod Trail--Falmouth, MA 4/24/22
Carl Gustafson

Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K--New Preston, CT    4/24/22
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847

Frisco Railroad Run 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M--Springfield, MO    4/30/22
Richard Johnson

Shiprock--Shiprock, NM    5/7/22

Tom Riggenbach

Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA  5/7/22
Dan Adley

Prairie Series--OK, MO, KS, NE, IA, SD, ND, MN 5/13-20/22
Jesse Rueckert  

New England Challenge--ME, NH, RI, CT, MA 5/15-20/22
JC Santa Teresa

Texas Triple--Dallas, TX 5/28-30/22
Angela Tortorice

Wyoming--Laramie, WY   5/29/22  

Brent Weigner

Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA    5/30/22
Tony Phillippi

Independence Series--DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY, PA 6/1-5/22
Jesse Rueckert

Storm the Dam Trail- El Dorado, KS    6/4/22

Brandi Lane

Deadwood Mickelson Trail--Deadwood, SD   6/5/22
Emily Wheeler

Jerry Dunn

New England Series--CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME 6/6-11/22
Jesse Rueckert  

Whitefish Point--Paradise, MI   6/?/22
Rob Klein

Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT   6/11/22

John Bozung

Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD  6/24-25/22
Jerry Dunn

Heartland Series--OH, MI, IN, IL, IA, WI, MN 7/9-15/22
Jesse Rueckert

Summer Camp--St. Cloud, MN 7/16-20/22
Jesse Rueckert

Moosalamoo Ultra--Goshen, VT 7/30/22
John Izzo

Alaska Series--Juneau, AK 8/2-5/22
Jesse Rueckert

Kat'cina Mosa 100K--Provo, UT 8/6/22
John Bozung

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

Millennium Meadows--Grand Rapids, MI    8/28/22
Don Kern

Last Chance BQ.2--Grand Rapids, MI 9/10/22
Don Kern

Patriot's Run--Olathe, KS 9/10/22
Marsha Kaufman

Skagit Flats--Burlington, WA 9/11/22
Terry Sentinella

Boring--Boring, OR 9/11/22
Mike Strobel

Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK 9/11/22
Darwin & Terry Weimer

North West Series--OR, WA, ID 9/24-29/22
Jesse Rueckert

Jailbreak--Wautoma, WI 9/24/22
Norman Duesterhoeft

Center of the Nation Series--CO, NE, WY, SD, ND, MT 10/3-8/22
Jesse Rueckert

Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD      10/9/22
Emily Wheeler
Jerry Dunn

Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI  10/16/22
Don Kern

Stone Steps 50K--Cincinnati,OH 10/23/22
David Corfman

Day of the Dead Series--Las Cruces, NM 10/29-30/22
Clint Burleson

Indianapolis Monumental--Indianapolis, IN 11/5/22
Carlton Ray

Two Cities (50K/26.2/13.1)--Fresno, CA 11/6/22
Nancy Talley & Mike Herman

Raleigh City of Oaks--Raleigh, NC   11/6/22
Ron Wahula

Veteran's--Black Lick, PA  11/12/22
Tom Fetterman

Southwest Series--NM, CO, UT, AZ, NV, CA 11/6-11/22
Jesse Rueckert  

Novant Health Charlotte Marathon--Charlotte, NC 11/12/22
Tim Rhodes

Magnolia--Meridian, MS 11/19/22
Evelyn Watkins

Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/24-27/22
Angela Tortorice

Tallahassee Ultra--Wakula Springs SP, FL 12/?/22
Jay Silvanima
Nancy Stedman

Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K/26.2/13.1)--Houston, TX 12/?/22
Yen Nguyen

The Texas Double--Dallas, TX 12/17-18/22
Angela Tortorice

Savage Seven--Ocala, FL 12/26/22-1/3/23 ? 
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



"100 X 100 Club: 100 100-milers Who will be next" article features member Yen Nguyen. (article) -posted 9/21/22

"Wyoming Man Runs the World" article features member
Brent Weigner. (article) -posted 9/12/22

"Marathon Man Completes Nationwide Mission" article features member
Sam Wang. (article) -posted 9/7/22

"Heart of America Marathon Celebrates 63rd Year" article features member
Tom Sinnott. (article) -posted 9/7/22

"How Orthopedic Surgery Saved My Marathon Dream" is an article written by member
Patti Muck who recently completed the 50 states. (article) -posted 8/25/22

"77-year-old Lawrence resident retires from running after completing 50 marathons in 50 states" article features member Dick Lipsey. (article)-posted 7/6/22

"Meet the "Not Smart" Texans Who've Run a Marathon in All Fifty States" article features some of the Texas club members:
Boones, Jimmy & Nurian Toy, Steve & Pollyann Keller, Kimberly McNabb, Andrew Olsen & Breanna Waldrup and Suzy Seeley.
(article) -posted 6/24/22

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of
Marv Bradley. He passed 5/21/22. Celebration of Life service will be 6/25/22 in Canon City, CO. Marv served as club vice president for several years.. (obit) -posted 6/1/22

"Perley's marathon man inspiring others to cross the finish line" article features member Wally Herman. Wally was the first member to complete 50 states in 1983. (article) -posted 6/1/22

"Minnesota runner has taken quite the road in reaching career No. 600 at Fargo Marathon" article features member
Tom Perri. (article) -posted 5/31/22

: We have been in contact with the race director of the Garmin in the Land of Oz Marathon and he has confirmed that the 2022 course was short. Members will not be able to count this year's race for a certified finish of the states. Members may count it for a non-certified finish. If members want their finish to be certified, they will have to rerun the state. -posted 4/26/22

"Man overcomes daunting diagnosis to run 600th marathon" features
Tom Perri (video) -posted 4/22/22

"Colorado mom runs marathon in all 50 states before 50th birthday" article features
Kimberly Bradley. (article)
-posted 4/12/22

24 years post brain surgery
Julia Khvasechko celebrated by running her 264th marathon in Manchester, UK. (article) -posted 4/6/22

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 Demograph

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 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

8/14/22 Humboldt Bay Marathon--Eureka, CA is offering a 10% discount for 10 members (first come-first serve). Use the code: HBMARATHON50STATES.

8/20/22 Main to Main Marathon
--Osage, IA is offering a 5% discount for our club members. Use the code: 50statesiowamaintomain. Code expires 8/1/22.

8/21/2022 Anchorage RunFest Marathon
--Anchorage, AK is offering a $10 discount for the 49K, Marathon, and Marathon Relay. Use the code: 2022ARF50States. The code for a $5 discount on the 5K is: 2022ARF50States5K.

8/28/22 Sioux Falls Marathon
--Sioux Falls, SD is offering a 10% discount for our club members. Use the code: 50StatesMarathon.

9/11/22 Boring Marathon-
-Boring, OR is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: Boring2022.

9/11/22 Holland Haven Marathon--Holland, MI is offering a $5.50 discount for our members. Use the code: HOLLAND2022.

9/11/22 Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK is offering a 10% discount for our club members. Please use the code: 22QCM50STATES.

9/18/22 Omaha Marathon--Omaha, NE is offering a 15% discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATESALPHA.

9/18/22 Fall Equinox Marathon--Fort Collins, CO is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: Colorado.

10/1/22 Long View Marathon
--Fort Collins, CO is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATES.

10/1/22 New Hampshire Marathon
--Bristol, NH is offering a $5 discount for our members. Use the code: NHM5OFF.   

10/2/22 Maine Marathon
--Portland ME is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50States2022

Run Crazy Horse Marathon
--Black Hills, SD is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: RunCH22.

10/15/22 Blue Sky Trail Marathon
--Fort Collins, CO is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATES.

10/15/22 Mankato Marathon
--Mankato, MN is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50MARATHON.

10/16/22 Des Moines Marathon
--Des Moines, IA is offering a $10 discount for our members and their families. Use the code: dmm50statesmarathonclub.

10/22/22 Brookings Marathon--Brookings, SD is offering a $10 discount for our members . Use the code: 50STATES. This is a postponed date because the May 14th event was canceled due to weather.

1/7/23 Inaugural State 47 Las Cruces Marathon--Las Cruces, NM is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATE.

3/5/23 Little Rock Marathon--Little Rock, AR is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: AWSOPALE for the Marathon, Challenge 1 or Challenge 2. Any questions please contact Hobbit

------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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