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 4,193 members
in all 50 states, DC, and 15 foreign countries! Our members have run a combined
total of more than 262,000 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.
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 Fall 2016 50 States Marathon Club Newsletter has been mailed. Please
email Paula Boone email@example.com if you have
not received the issue by the end of October 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scheduled reunion marathons:
Illinois Marathon--Champaign/Urbana, IL
Meeting will be from 3-4:30 on Friday 4/21/17 at the same venu as the expo. More details will follow.
Clarence Demar Marathon--Keene, NH
Mankato Marathon--Mankato, MN 10/22/17
World Tour Event :
Future Possiblilities :
Do you have a suggestion for 2017 or 2018?.
Please offer your suggestions and help organize or volunteer at a reunion marathon in your home state. Please contact Dave Bell email@example.com
Booths at expos:
>Stop by to visit, update states, meet members and encourage others to join the
Events directed by our members
Texas Marathon-Kingwood, TX 01/01/17
Zoom! Yah! Yah! Indoor
Dick Daymont firstname.lastname@example.org
Kahtoola Wasatch Winter
50K/5K--Midway, UT 01/28/17
Town of Celebration Marathon--Celebration, FL 01/29/17 Ken Zambito
Groundhog Day Marathon--Grand Rapids, MI 02/04/17
Post Oak (26.2)--Tulsa, OK
Post Oak (50K)--Tulsa, OK
Post Oak (26.2)--Tulsa, OK
Seabrook Lucky Trail--Seabrook, TX 03/18/17
Dustbowl Series--Dalhart, TX/Guymon, OK/Ulysses, KS/Lamar,
Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA 04/01/17
Bob & Lenore Dolphin
Davy Crockett Bear Chase--Groveton, TX 04/08/17
Steve & Paula Boone
Cape Cod Trail--Falmouth, MA
Riverboat Series--LA, AR, MS, TN, KY, MO, IL 4/10-16/17
Carmel--Carmel, IN 04/22/17
Runs with Scissors--Brighton, CO 04/22/17
Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K--New Preston, CT 04/30/17
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847
Frisco Fifty 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M--Springfield, MO 04/?/17
Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA 04/30/17
Shiprock--Shiprock, NM 05/13/17
Independence Series--DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY
Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA 05/13/17
New England Challenge--ME, NH, RI, CT,
Walker Only (50K/26.2/13.1)--St. Cloud, MN 05/20/17 Dave Daubert
Texas Triple--Dallas, TX 5/27-29/17
Wyoming--Laramie, WY 05/28/17
Heartland Series--OH, MI, IN, IL, IA, WI, MN 5/28-6/3/17
Oh Boy--Waterbury, CT 05/29/17
Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT 06/03/17
Deadwood Mickelson Trail--Deadwood, SD 06/04/17
Whitefish Point--Paradise, MI 06/10/17
Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD 06/24-25/17 Jerry Dunn
Moosalamoo Ultra--Goshen, VT 08/5/17
Kat'cina Mosa 100K--Provo, UT 08/5/17
Leading Ladies--Spearfish, SD 08/20/17
Okie Trail Shuffle--Coalgate, OK 09/?/17
Skagit Flats--Burlington, WA 09/10/17
Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK 9/10/17
Darwin & Terry Weimer
Boring--Boring, OR 09/17/17
Center of the Nation Series--MT, ND, SD, WY, NE, CO 9/11-9/16/17 Clint Burleson
Dances with Wolves--Sundance, WY/Spearfish, SD 9/?/17
Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD
Appalachian Series--WV, VA, TN, NC,
SC, GA, AL, FL 10/7-10/15/17
Frankenthon Monster--Cedar Park, TX 10/?/17
Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI 10/15/17
Naperville Marathon -
Naperville, IL 10/22/17
Stone Steps 50K--Cincinnati,OH 10/29/17
Day of the Dead Series--Las Cruces, NM 10/28-29/17
Indianapolis Monumental--Indianapolis, IN 11/04/17
Two Cities (50K/26.2/13.1)--Fresno, CA 11/?/17
Nancy Talley & Mike Herman
Raleigh City of Oaks--Raleigh, NC
Veteran's--Black Lick, PA 11/05/17
Southwest Series--NV, UT, AZ, CA
Magnolia--Meridian, MS 11/18/17
Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/23-26/17
Baton Rouge Beach--Baton Rouge, LA 12/?/17
Tallahassee Ultra--Wakula Springs SP, FL 12/?/17
Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K/26.2/13.1)--Houston, TX 12/17/16
The Texas Double--Dallas, TX 12/16-17/17
Savage Seven--Ocala, FL 12/26/17-1/1/18
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
To unsubscribe to email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Don McNelly, whose passion for running led to 744 marathons, dies at 96" (article) . Our thoughts and prayers go out to Don's family and all his many friends on his passing on 2/5/17. We will all miss Don. He was a charter member of our club and a pioneer in running marathons in 50 states. -posted 2/10/17
"These Crazy-Determined Runners Have Each Finished Fifty Marathons in Fifty States." Article features the club and members Lisa Jost, Don McNelly, and Angela Tortorice. (article) -posted 11/3/16
"Mission accomplished" article features Kevin Nolan on his completion of the 50 states. (article) -posted 10/12/16
Congratulations to Mike Brooks on his 500th marathon. (article) -posted 10/11/16
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Winston Davis and his family. His mother passed away 10/2/16.
"Reaching Her Goal" video features Paula Steinbach and her completion of the 50 states. (video) -posted 9/27/16
"Favorite Races of the 50 Staters" features Fran Libasci and Tom Brand.(article) -posted 9/2/16
I spent the day with John Driskell Hopkins (Zac Brown Band) writing a song and he tweeted it out. My sentiments about running again were the theme of the song. I would love to see him get a lot of interest in the song! Thanks very much! Susan Daley. (song) (Tweet) (Link)-posted 8/25/16
Our thoughts and prayers go to club member Ernie Chatman's family and friends. (article) -posted 8/25/16
Mile After Mile podcast featured member Laura Skladzinski.(podcast) -posted 7/5/16
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
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 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 offering one FREE or half-price race per customer who has not already had a free race. Register for one race and get your next race of equal (or lesser) distance FREE, or just buy one race at half-price! For details email email@example.com:
2/5/17 Tallahassee Marathon--Tallahassee, FL is
offering a $10 discount (after 6/30/16) . 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.
3/5/17 Little RockMarathon--Little Rock, AR is offering a $10 discount. Text Geneva Lamm GLamm@littlerock.org for the discount code. This code is for club members only and the race will confirm membership. The conditions for using the code are as follows: Sharing these codes on social media or with someone who is not a club member will void it for the entire group. Discount is not valid with other discounts. No refunds for those who have already registered.
4/2/17 Knoxville Marathon--Knoxville, TN is offering a $20 discount for our members. Use the code:50STATES
4/22/17 Illinois Marathon--Champaign/Urbana, IL is offering a discount for the marathon, half marathon, full I-challenge (5K on Friday night + marathon on Saturday), or half I challenge (5K on Friday night + half on Saturday). The marathon will cost $85 and the half $60 when you use the discount code:50statesclub17fullorhalf . The full I-challenge will cost $110 and the half I-challenge $85 when you use the code: 50staters2017ichallenge.
4/22/17 Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz --Olathe, KS is offering a 25% discount for any distance. Use the code: 50statesclub17. Family and friends are welcome to use the code.
5/7/17 Kalamazoo Marathon --Kalamazoo, MI is attempting to get a runner from all 50 states to run the marathon. As an incentive they will award the first registrant from each state with:
-free race entry
-free pair of Brooks running shoes
-free meal ticket
-VIP 50 State tent at the race
5/13/17 Brookings Marathon--Brookings, SD is offering a $10 discount for our
members. Check the "50 Staters" box during the online registration.
6/4/17 Casper Marathon-Casper, WY is offering a $10 discount for the marathon. Use the code:50 States Full. They are also offering $5 discount for the half. Use the code: 50 States Half.
6/4/17 Black Bear Marathon-Orono, ME is offering a 25% discount for the marathon/half/10K. Use the code:50BBM17. The code expires on 5/1/17.
6/4/17 Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon-Deadwood, SD is offering a $10 discount for the marathon. Use the code:AcesandEights.
6/25/17 Kona Marathon--Kona, HI is offering a $10 discount (marathon/half) or $5 discount (quarter/5K) for our
members. Use the code: KMEGROUP17.
8/20/17 Anchorage RunFest--Anchorage, AK is offering a $10 discount for our
members. Use the code: ARF 50.
9/17/17 Boring Marathon--Boring, OR is offering a $5 discount for our
members. Email for the code: firstname.lastname@example.org
9/23/17 Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon--Gering, NE is offering a $5 discount for our
members. Use the code: MM50States.
10/14/17 Hartford Marathon--Hartford, CT is offering a $5 discount for our
members. Use the code: 50STATES.
10/21/17 Kansas City Marathon--Kansas City, MO is offering a 10% discount for our
members. Use the code: 50STATESKCM17.
11/12/17 Gobbler Grind Marathon--Overland Park, KS is offering a 15% discount for our
members. Use the code: 50STATES15OFF.
11/18/17 Soldier Marathon --Columbus, GA is offering a $10 discount for our
members. Use the code: SM50.
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
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)