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 4,937 members in all 50 states, DC, and 21 foreign countries!  Our members have run a combined total of more than 340,000 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 Fall 2021 50 States Marathon Club Newsletter has been mailed. Please email Paula Boone if you have not received the issue by the end 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. 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:
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 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 3/10-13/22
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 4/18-24/22
Jesse Rueckert  

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

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

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

Shiprock--Shiprock, NM    5/?/22

Tom Riggenbach

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

Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA    5/?/22

Tony Phillippi

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

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/?/22  

Brent Weigner

Oh Boy--Waterbury, CT 5/?/22
Eugene DeFronzo

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

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

Brandi Lane

Deadwood Mickelson Trail--Deadwood, SD   6/4/22
Emily Wheeler

Jerry Dunn

New England Series--PA, 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/?/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/?/22
John Izzo

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

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

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

Millennium Meadows--Grand Rapids, MI    8/?/22
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 9/11/22
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 10/23/22
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



"50 State Marathoner Offers Inspiration" is an article written by member Scott Chismar.
(article) -posted 1/17/21

Note from
Nancy Wentink:

It is with profound sadness that I pass on the news that Adan Chinchilla from Del Mar CA passed away suddenly 1/6/22. He was diagnosed in late December with advanced liver cancer. He passed at home in the arms of his husband Mitch Brean. He was 53. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. Remarkably he ran a slew of races to finish his 50 states just a few weeks ago in Atlantic City. The last weeks of his life were spent delivering funds to Mankandzene Mozambique to build a school follwed by hiking 7 hours up a mountain to sit with gorillas. The baby gorilla touched Adan gently. Adan greeted every runner every day in the multi day series and had a chat slowing his pace to share friendship and pride in the accomplishments. -posted 1/15/22

"Running the World - Sharon Kerson celebrates LA Marathon legacy" article features Sharon's accomplishments of having run every single L.A. Marathon since 1986 and running the states 7 times.
(article) -posted 12/6/21

Note on
German Collazos's Facebook page: FB friends, need every prayer warrior that you can muster. There are few people who have a calling to do high performance athletic competitions much less those who will sacrifice time and energy to support someone else competing. German Collazos is a dear friend who supported Kimberly on many events and in the picture below was supporting her in the Leadville, Colorado 100 mile mountain run. German is at MD Anderson battling leukemia and fighting as hard for himself as he did to support Kimberly. And, Kim is only one of many weekend warriors he supported! I’m asking you to send this to your prayer warriors and ask for gods grace to bless German with health and wellness to heal and get back home to his family and grandchildren. Bless you for making German a part of your prayer list. Update: 11/23 - it’s with great sadness that I share that our dear friend German Collazos passed away. Your prayers comforted German and his family.

Note on
Joanne Sodano's Facebook page: Hello all of Joanne's Facebook friends. I just want to let you know that she has passed away yesterday on the 23rd of November. She had been suffering with ALS for about five years now. She had developed an infection and had gone into cardiac arrest at the hospital. I then decided to remove any life support at that time since she was not responsive and would not have survived the surgery. She's a wonderful mother and wife and she will be very much missed. Thank you those of you that have heard already and express your condolences and good wishes please everyone have a great Thanksgiving Christmas and New Year's. (obit)
-posted 11/25/21

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of
Bill Morton. Posted on his Facebook page from Darla Morton on 11/9/21. Bill took his last breath 5 minutes after I told him I was going home!! He's pain free and dancing with our Lord and Savior. Along with his sister and Mom!! He was tired and ready! It was only 5 hrs after morphine was started! His body had enough. I will miss him dearly as will the family. Our 30 yrs together are forever memories!! . (obit)
-posted 11/10/21

"Off to the Races: As the Boston Marathon and other races resume, Clay Shaw of York focuses on a busy fall, photographing them all" article features club member
Clay Shaw. (article)
-posted 11/1/21

"90 year old comes to Mankato to run in Minnesota Senior Games" report features member
Roger Hauge. (video and article)
-posted 10/25/21

" A decade on the run: What I learned from running a marathon in every U.S. state (and D.C., too)" article from member
Phil Wahba. (article)
-posted 10/19/21

Bob & Lenore Dolphin combined services information:

Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Visitation/reception: noon - 1 pm
Service: 1:00-1:30 or 1:40 pm
Escorted procession to the cemetery immediately after the service.
Graveside service with military honors (21 gun salute, etc.): 2-2:30 pm

Location of service:
Shaw and Sons Funeral Hone
201 N. 2nd Street
Yakima, WA 98901

Bob's obituary
Lenore's obituary

posted - 10/6/21

Note from
Bob Dolphin's Daughter:

Hello Friends and Fans of
Bob Dolphin,

Bob passed away in the early morning hours of October 2nd, just two days shy of his 92nd birthday, while in the loving care of Highgate Senior Living in Yakima, WA. Their memory and hospice care was wonderful and very supportive of Bob. He was surrounded with love and by the many early birthday cards he received. 

Funeral services for both Bob and Lenore will be held in Yakima this month and broadcast via webcam for those who live far away from Yakima or understandably prefer not to travel. If you are interested in attending in Yakima please RSVP as a light lunch will be served prior to the service and there is limited space due to COVID restrictions. 

Our email list for the hundreds of marathoners who knew and loved Bob and Lenore is limited so please share this with your other running friends. 

Our plan is to do a short celebration of life for both Lenore and Bob on Friday, April 1, 2022 as part of the Yakima River Canyon Marathon kick off the event before the race.

In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made in Bob's name to the following charities:

Thank you so much for your long term friendship with Bob. We’re sure that Lenore had a marathon organized and waiting for him in heaven!

Warm regards and happy running, Jan Stensland  -posted 10/4/21

Note from Glen Marumoto:
It is with great sadness I report the death of a former member and finisher
Kelly Smith Watanabe. She was the first woman from Hawaii to complete the 50 states. She lost her battle with cancer. (sent 10/2/21)
-posted 10/4/21

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

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. 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 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

1/8/22 State 47 Las Cruces Marathon--Las Cruces, NM is offering a 20% discount for our club members and also a special 50 state marathon sticker. Use the code: 50SMC.

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

Kurt Civilette has formed a "50 State Marathoners Team for the Big Beach Marathon. The password to join the team is 50states. Email him with any questions about the team.

2/12/22 Ave Maria Marathon--Ave Maria, FL is offering a 15% discount for our club members. Use the code: 50STATESALPHA.

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

2/26/22 The Cowtown Marathon--Fort Worth, TX is offering a 10% discount for our club members. Use the code: CT202250STATES

3/26/22 Two Rivers Marathon (Day 1
)--Lackawaxen, PA is offering a discount for our club members. Use the code: jcami.

3/27/22 Two Rivers Marathon (Day 2)--Lackawaxen, PA is offering a discount for our club members. Use the code: jcami.

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

5/21/22 XCelsior Marathon--Valley Cottage, NY is offering a discount for our members. Use the code: SAVAGE7.

5/22/22 Zip Code 07662 Marathon--Rochelle Park, NJ is offering a discount for our members. Use the code: SAVAGE7.

6/5/22 Casper Marathon--Casper, WY is offering a $10 discount through 4/30/22. Use the code: 50StatesHalf.

8/21/202 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.

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.

------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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