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 4,021 members in all 50 states, DC, and 15 foreign countries!  Our members have run a combined total of more than 248,000 marathons! (demographics)

2016 Renewal forms went out in the Spring 2016 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 Spring 2016 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. Editor, Lois Berkowitz, is (gratefully) looking for contributions: 

Scheduled reunion marathons:
Glass City Marathon--Toledo, OH 4/24/16
A huge thank you to Clint McCormick and the volunteers of the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon.  Everything was wonderful and we got many, many positive comments from our members who were running.  We appreciated receiving two shirts, the fantastic medal, the easy-access meeting room, everything.  The course was great and well organized.  It was also nice that you eliminated the rain predicted earlier.

Santa Rosa Marathon--Santa Rosa, CA 8/28/16

Marshall University Marathon--Huntington, WV 11/6/16

Mississippi Blue Marathon--Jackson, MS 1/9/17

Future possiblities:

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 

Booths at expos:

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

Events directed by our members
Texas Marathon-Kingwood, TX   01/01/16

Steve&Paula Boone  

Zoom! Yah! Yah! Indoor Marathon--Northfield, MN  01/10/16
Dick Daymont

Miracle Match--Waco, TX   01/31/16
Nancy Goodnight

Kahtoola Wasatch Winter 50K/5K--Midway, UT  01/30/16 
John Bozung

Town of Celebration Marathon--Celebration, FL 01/31/16

Ken Zambito
Groundhog Day--Grand Rapids, MI  02/06/16
Don Kern

Post Oak (50K)--Tulsa, OK    02/27/16
Johnny Spriggs

Post Oak (26.2)--Tulsa, OK    02/28/16
Johnny Spriggs

Riverboat Series--LA, AR, MS, TN, KY, MO, IL   4/17-23/16
Clint Burleson

Seabrook Lucky Trail--Seabrook, TX  03/20/16
Robby Sabban

Dustbowl Series--Dalhart, TX/Guymon, OK/Ulysses, KS/Lamar, CO/Clayton, NM 3/23-3/27/16  

Clint Burleson   

Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA     04/02/16
Bob & Lenore Dolphin

Cape Cod Trail--Falmouth, MA 04/10/16
Carl Gustafson

Carmel--Carmel, IN  04/16/16
Todd Oliver

Davy Crockett Bear Chase--Groveton, TX   04/23/16
Steve & Paula Boone

Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K - New Preston, CT  04/24/16
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847

Frisco Fifty 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M-Springfield, MO 04/30/16
Richard Johnson

BPAC 6 Hr Distance Classic--Buffalo, NY 04/?/16    

Runs with Scissors--Brighton, CO 04/30/16
Bill Morton

Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA   05/01/16  

Tony Phillippi

Shiprock--Shiprock, NM 05/07/16
Tom Riggenbach

Independence Series--DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY 5/4-5/8/16
Clint Burleson

Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA   05/14/16
Dan Adley

New England Series--ME,NH,VT,MA,CT,RI,NY 5/15-5/21/16
Clint Burleson

New England Challenge--ME, NH, RI, CT, MA  5/16-5/20/16
Chuck Savage

Walker Only (50K/26.2/13.1)--St. Cloud, MN  05/21/16 
Dave Daubert

Texas Triple--Dallas, TX 5/28-30/16
Angela Tortorice

Wyoming--Laramie, WY   05/29/16  

Brent Weigner

Oh Boy--Waterbury, CT 05/30/16
Eugene DeFronzo

Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT   06/04/16

John Bozung

Heartland Series--OH, MI, IN, IL, IA, WI, MN 6/5-6/11/16
Clint Burleson

Deadwood Mickelson Trail (26.2/13.1) -Deadwood, SD   06/05/16
Emily Wheeler

Jerry Dunn

Whitefish Point Marathon--Paradise, MI 06/11/16
Rob Klein

Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD  06/24-26/16 
Jerry Dunn

Moosalamoo Ultra--Goshen, VT 08/06/16
John Izzo

Kat'cina Mosa 100K--Provo, UT 08/06/16
John Bozung

Leading Ladies--Spearfish, SD   08/21/16
Elaine Doll-Dunn

Okie Trail Shuffle--Coalgate, OK 09/03-05/16
Kathryn Ivey

Skagit Flats--Burlington, WA 09/?/16
Terry Sentinella

Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK 9/11/16
Darwin & Terry Weimer

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

Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK, Canada  09/11/16
Darwin & Terry Weimer

Center of the Nation Series--MT, ND, SD, WY, NE, CO 9/12-9/17/16
Clint Burleson  

Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD      10/09/16
Emily Wheeler
Jerry Dunn

Appalachian Series--WV, VA, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL 10/9-10/15/16
Clint Burleson  

Frankenthon Monster--Cedar Park, TX 10/22/16
Frank Livaudais

Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI  10/23/16
Don Kern

Stone Steps 50K--Cincinnati,OH 10/23/16
David Corfman

Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon - Naperville, IL  10/23/16
Tom Minichiello

Day of the Dead Series--Las Cruces, NM 10/30-10/31/16
Clint Burleson

Indianapolis Monumental--Indianapolis, IN 11/05/16
Carlton Ray

Two Cities (50K/26.2/13.1)--Fresno, CA 11/06/16
Nancy Talley & Mike Herman

Raleigh City of Oaks--Raleigh, NC   11/06/16
Ron Wahula

Veteran's--Black Lick, PA  11/06/16
Tom Fetterman

Southwest Series--NV, UT, AZ, CA 11/14-11/19/16
Clint Burleson  

Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/24-27/16
Angela Tortorice

Baton Rouge Beach--Baton Rouge, LA 12/3/16

Craig Watson  

Tallahassee Ultra--Wakula Springs SP, FL 12/10/16
Jay Silvanima
Nancy Stedman

Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K)--Houston, TX 12/?/16
Yen Nguyen

The Texas Double--Dallas, TX 12/17-18/16
Angela Tortorice

First Day of Winter 50K--Portsmouth, OH 12/18/16
Jennifer Hatcher

Savage Seven--Ocala, FL 12/26/16-1/1/17 
Bettie Wailes


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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


"10 Senior Citizens In Better Shape than You" features member Mike Brooks. (article) -posted 5/11/16

Rob Toonkel completed his 300th marathon at his 13th Delaware Marathon. (article) (article) -posted 5/9/16

"March Northside Man:
Kevin Moore" was featured in a local article. -posted 5/9/16

Our thoughts and prayers go out to
Suzanne Michelson's friends and family. (obituary) -posted 5/3/16

"Marham man, 67, running in 150th marathon this weekend" features
Ray Lim. (article) - posted 5/2/16

Mainly Marathons Runner Spotlight features
Mike Brooks. (article) -posted 5/2/16

"Lewiston marathon man completes 'sevens' tour" article features
Mike Brooks. (article) -posted 4/26/16

Several club members were featured in a promo for Racing the Madison. See
Larry Macon, Cowboy Jeff Bishton and Frank Bartocci. (video) Scroll down to the bottom to see Racing the Madison. -posted 3/28/16

"A runner's triumph for Williamstown's Lafave" features member
Sheila Lafave and her completion of the 50 states. (article) - posted 3/7/16

"Troy Athens grad completes goal to run a marathon in all 50 states" features member
John Wilk and his completion of the states. (article) -posted 2/23/15

"Steve Hughes: 300 Marathons or Longer Since Age 60" features member
Steve Hughes. (article) -posted 2/2/16

"Former Olympic torchbearer leads by example" article features
Barb Wnek. (article) -posted 2/1/16

"Celebrating with the Run of a Lifetime" article features
Eddie Hahn's 200th marathon milestone on his 50th birthday. (article) -posted 11/30/15

"Massage Therapist Setas a Pace at New York City Marathon" article features
Julia Khvasechko. (article) -posted 11/9/15

"The Best Training for a Marathon: A Marathon" article features
Chris Warren and Gary Krugger. (article) -posted 11/5/15

"Eckerson: Newmarket's Charlie Nelson completes 200th marathon". Article features
Charlie Nelson. (article) -posted 9/14/15

"Passion, determination fuel master marathoners' love of sport" features
Darwin & Terry Weimer (video) -posted 9/8/15

------------  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. They also have a "bling" logo available.

Diane Bolton
is the new 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)
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 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 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

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

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 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.

5/1/16 Eugene Marathon
--Eugene, OR is offering a $10 discount.  Register before 4/5/16. Email for the code.

5/7/16 New River Marathon
--Blue Ridge Mountains, NC is offering a
$10 discount.  Use the code: 50full2016.

5/8/16 Delaware Marathon
--Wilmington, DE is offering a
$5 discount for the half and $10 discount for the marathon. Choose the Marathon Club discount on the paper registration or choose 50 States Club from the dropdown box with the online registration.

5/14/16 Brookings Marathon--
Brookings, SD is offering a
$10 discount. Check the "50 States" box during online registration. 

6/5/16 North Olympic Discovery Marathon--Port Angeles, WA. Discounts will be available for 50 States Marathon Club members. Use the code "Running50" for $10 off online registration. Registration is open. The North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Half Marathon takes place on a unique point to point course that incorporates the beautiful Olympic Discovery Trail with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and a five mile finishing stretch along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Please contact Victoria Jones at for any information.

6/5/16 Casper Marathon--Casper, WY is offering a $10 discount for our members. 
Use the code:
50 States Full

6/5/16 Windermere Marathon--
Spokane, WA is offering a
$10 discount for our members.   Use the code: 50 States.  

6/26/16 Kona Marathon
--Kona, HI is offering a
$10 discount for our members.  Use the code: KMC10.

7/30/15 Idaho Falls M.A.D. Marathon--Idaho Falls, ID is offering a 10% discount for our members.  Use the code: MADfor50!marathon/cjg9   

8/14/16 Humboldt Bay Marathon-
-Eureka, CA is offering a
10% discount for our club members. Use the code:
HBM50STATES. They are hoping to have 50 states represented at their race this year.

8/21/16 Anchorage Run Fest
--Anchorage, AK is offering a
discount for our members.  Use the code: ARF50.

8/28/16 Santa Rosa Marathon--Santa Rosa, CA Reunion Run is offering a flat rate of $115 for our members. Use the code 50STATES.

9/11/16 Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK is offering a 20% discount.  Use the code: QCM50STATES.

9/24/16 Platte Valley Monument Marathon
--Gering/Scottsbluff, NE is offering a
$5 discount. Use the code: MM50States

10/1/16 New Hampshire Marathon
--Bristol, NH is offering a
discount for our members.  Use the code: nhm5off.

10/15/16 Kansas City Marathon--Kansas City, MO is offering a 15% discount for our members. Use the code:  50STATES.2016.DISCOUNT

10/30/16 Black Goose Marathon--Seekonk, MA is offering a $10 discount for our members.  Use the code: BLACK.

11/6/16 Marshall University Marathon
--Huntington, WV is offering a
5% discount.  Use the code: 50STATE2016

2/5/17 Tallahassee Marathon--Tallahassee, FL is offering a $3 discount.  Use the code: 50STATES.

2/11/17 Mississippi River Marathon--Lake Village, AR/Greenville, MS is offering a 20% discount through 12/31/16. Use the code: 50MARATHONERS.

2/24-26/17 Post Oak Triple
--Tulsa, OK is offering a $10 discount.  Use the code: 2017TRIPLE26.2

------Invitations 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

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) 

Pacers needed for the Adirondack Marathon in Schroon Lake, NY on Sunday, September 25. We need 3:30, 3;45 and 4:00 time slots. Email Laura Clark if interested.

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