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 5,130 members in all 50 states, DC, and 21 foreign countries!  Our members have run a combined total of more than 356,000 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:
Little Rock Marathon--Little Rock, AR 3/5/23

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

Air Force Marathon--Dayton, OH 9/16/23

Grand Rapids Marathon--Grand Rapids, MI 10/15/23

Future Possiblilities :

Do you have a suggestion for 2024?

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.

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 1/28/23 
John Bozung

Town of Celebration Marathon--Celebration, FL 1/29/23

Ken Zambito
Groundhog Day Marathon--Grand Rapids, MI 2/4/23
Don Kern

Post Oak Challenge--Tulsa, OK    2/?/23
Johnny Spriggs

Chili Pepper Series--Las Cruces, NM
Clint Burleson

Seabrook Lucky Trail--Seabrook, TX  3/18/23
Robby Sabban

Gulf Coast Series--TX, LA, MS, FL 3/20-23/23
Jesse Rueckert  

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

Yakima River Canyon--Yakima, WA     4/1/23
In honor of Bob & Lenore Dolphin

Carmel--Carmel, IN  4/8/23
Todd Oliver

Riverboat Series--LA, AR, MS, TN, KY, MO, IL 4/17-23/23
Jesse Rueckert  

Cape Cod Trail--Falmouth, MA 4/?/23
Carl Gustafson

Lake Waramaug Ultra Races 50K, 50M, 100K--New Preston, CT    4/30/23
Carl Hunt 860-355-8847

Frisco Railroad Run 50M/50K/26.2/13.1/10M--Springfield, MO    4/29/23
Richard Johnson

Tacoma City--Tacoma, WA    4/30/23
Tony Phillippi

New England Challenge I--RI, MA, CT 5/5-7/23
JC Santa Teresa

Shiprock--Shiprock, NM    5/6/23

Tom Riggenbach

Prairie Series--OK, MO, KS, NE, IA, SD, ND, MN 5/12-19/23
Jesse Rueckert  

New England Challenge II--VT, NH, ME 5/12-14/23
JC Santa Teresa

Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra--Butler, PA  5/13/23
Dan Adley

Texas Triple--Dallas, TX 5/27-29/23
Angela Tortorice

Wyoming--Laramie, WY   5/28/23  

Brent Weigner

Independence Series--DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY 5/31-6/4/23
Jesse Rueckert

Deadwood Mickelson Trail--Deadwood, SD   6/4/23   
Emily Wheeler

Jerry Dunn

New England Series--CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME 6/5-10/23
Jesse Rueckert  

Whitefish Point--Paradise, MI   6/?/23
In honor of Rob Klein

Squaw Peak 50M Trail- Provo, UT   6/10/23

John Bozung

Tri-State Challenge--PA, NJ, NY 6/16-18/23
JC Santa Teresa

Black Hills 100 (100M/50M/50K)--Sturgis, SD  6/23-24/23
Jerry Dunn

Heartland Series--OH, MI, IN, IL, IA, WI, MN 7/8-14/23
Jesse Rueckert

Summer Camp--St. Cloud, MN 7/15-19/23
Jesse Rueckert

Alaska Series--Juneau, AK 7/25-28/23
Jesse Rueckert

Kat'cina Mosa 100K--Provo, UT 8/5/23
John Bozung

Leading Ladies--Spearfish, SD   8/20/23
Elaine Doll-Dunn

Millennium Meadows--Grand Rapids, MI    8/27/23
Don Kern

Last Chance BQ.2--Grand Rapids, MI 9/10/23
Don Kern

Patriot's Run--Olathe, KS 9/?/23
Marsha Kaufman

Skagit Flats--Burlington, WA 9/?/23
Terry Sentinella

Boring--Boring, OR 9/?/23
Mike Strobel

Queen City Marathon--Regina, SK 9/10/23
Darwin & Terry Weimer

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

Jailbreak--Wautoma, WI 9/30/23
Norman Duesterhoeft

Center of the Nation Series--CO, NE, WY, SD, ND, MT 10/2-7/23
Jesse Rueckert

Crazy Horse--Hill City, SD      10/8/23
Emily Wheeler
Jerry Dunn

Grand Rapids--Grand Rapids, MI  10/15/23
Don Kern

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

Day of the Dead Series--Las Cruces, NM 10/28-29/23
Clint Burleson

Indianapolis Monumental--Indianapolis, IN 10/28/23
Carlton Ray

Two Cities (50K/26.2/13.1)--Fresno, CA 11/5/23
Nancy Talley & Mike Herman

Raleigh City of Oaks--Raleigh, NC   11/5/23
Ron Wahula

Veteran's--Black Lick, PA  11/?/23
Tom Fetterman

Novant Health Charlotte Marathon--Charlotte, NC 11/4/23
Tim Rhodes

Southwest Series--NM, CO, UT, AZ, NV, CA 11/5-10/23
Jesse Rueckert  

Magnolia--Meridian, MS 11/?/23
Evelyn Watkins

Texas Quad--Dallas, TX 11/23-26/23
Angela Tortorice

Tallahassee Ultra--Wakula Springs SP, FL 12/?/23
Jack McDermott

Houston 100 (100M/100K/50M/50K/26.2/13.1)--Houston, TX 12/?/23
Yen Nguyen

The Texas Double--Dallas, TX 12/16-17/23
Angela Tortorice

Savage Seven--Ocala, FL 12/26/23-1/3/24 ? 
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



We send love and condolences to the friends and family of Wally Herman who passed 1/29/23. Wally was the very first person to complete a marathon in all 50 states in December 1983. He was also the first to complete marathons in the provinces and territories of Canada in 1985. He completed marathons in 99 countries (he didn't want to ruin the surprise of breaking 100). He ran marathons in countries starting with every letter except X. (obit) (obit) (video tribute)-posted 2/2/23

Message from member
Paul Mellor:
My father, a WWII Navy veteran, will celebrate his 102nd birthday on February 22. Our family has begun a campaign to get birthday cards, or congratulatory notes, to him from all 50 states. Since he has visited every state, we through it would be great to get a message to him from every state. Cards and letters can be mailed to:
Don Mellor
PO Box 8009
Cranston, RI 02920
-posted 1/30/23

"From Florida to Hawaii: 80-year-old Melbourne Beach man completes marathons in all 50 states" article features member Bob Sielski. (article) -posted 1/30/23

"Running a Marathon was on her bucket list. Now this Houston woman has done it in all 50 states" article features member
Lauren Valentino. (article) -posted 1/24/23

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of
Cathy Troisi who passed 1/17/23. (obit) (obit) (obit) -posted 1/19/23.

Our sympathies go out to the friends and family of member
Jim Diego who passed on 12/18/22.
(article) (article)

Note from member
Tony Reed: My documentary, Breaking Three Hours: Trailblazing African American Women Marathoners, just won, not one, but two first place awards at the Seattle Film Festival for Best Soundtrack and Best Sports Documentary!!!! -posted 10/6/22

Good Morning America
featured member
Tom Perri during the Health segment "Prostate cancer survivor runs 600 marathons". (video) -posted 9/30/22

"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

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
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 $10 discount for our members. Use the code: LOONY10.

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

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

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

3/19/23 Tobacco Road--Cary, NC is offering a $20 discount for our members after the first of the year. Discount code: 50states.

4/3/23 Eau Claire Marathon
--Eau Claire, WI is offering a $10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50Club10.

5/5-7/23 New England Challenge--RI, MA, CT is offering a
$10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATER2023.

5/12-14/23 New England Challenge II--VT, NH, ME is offering a
$10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATER2023.

5/13/23 Brookings Marathon
--Brookings, SD is offering a
$10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATES.

5/13/23 New River Marathon
--Todd, NC is offering a 10% discount for our members. Use the code:
50STATES2023. The discount is applicable to all 3 distances (marathon, half, 5K) and if you bring along another runner. Valid through 5/11/23.

6/4/23 20th Anniversary Casper Marathon--Casper, WY is offering a $5 discount for our members. Use the code: 50StatesHalf

6/16-18/23 Tri-State Challenge
--PA, NJ, NY is offering a
$10 discount for our members. Use the code: 50STATER2023.

8/20/23 Anchorage RunFest--Anchorage, AK is offering a
$10 discount for our members for the Marathon, Relay and 49K. Use the code: 2023ARF50States. For family members they are offering a $5 discount for the 5K. Use the code: 2023ARF50States5K. They are also offering a special certificate for those finishing their 50th state with them. Please contact Melanie if you are completing your 50th state:

9/10/23 Holland Haven--Holland, MI is offering a $6 discount for our members. Use the code: HHM2023

9/30/23 New Hampshire Marathon
--Bristol, NH is offering a $10 discount for our members to help them celebrate their 30th year! Use the code: PROMONHM23.

10/21/23 Mankato Marathon
--Mankato, MN is offering a
$15 discount for our members. Use the code: 50Marathons.

11/18/23 Honoring Our Heroes Marathon--Rolla, MO is offering a
20% discount for our members: Use the code: HEROES50.

------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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All rights reserved.