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50 State Club

50 State Clubs

The 50 State Club consists of running a marathon is each state the United States. As crazy as it may sound, the 50 State Club has two major different groups: the 50 States Marathon Club and the 50 States and DC Marathon Group USA. One of the 50 State Clubs is very rigid, while the other 50 State Club more on the informal side. The more rigid 50 State Club has strict guidelines and a validation committee which is the 50 States and Marathon Club, while the other 50 State Club, 50 States and DC Marathon Group USA; is on the honor system. I have to say that I am going for the honor system 50 State Club.

It is not that one The 50 State Club is better than the other, but rather they offer different membership status depending upon what you personally are looking for in a The 50 State Club.

I currently am not looking for validation from a 50 State Club validation committee to justify my running a marathon, or in my case 50 to 100 miles; in a particular state.

Here are links to both major 50 States Clubs web sites:

50 States Marathon Club

50 States & D.C. Marathon Group U.S.A.

Hawaiian Shirt Ray and the 50 State Club

As stated above, joining the 50 State Club is not a current specific goal of mine.  However, I can’t say that the 50 State Club is not in the back of my mind to run a Marathon (or longer) in every state.  I also have three international races: The Liechester Marathon, England;  UTMB in France; at the Fat Dog 120 Mile Trail Race in Canada.

50 State Club as of October 2017

 

1) Columbia River Gorge Marathon, OR, 1999

2 ) Denver Marathon, Denver, CO, 2000

  • Boulder Backroads Marathon, Boulder, CO, 2002
  • Denver Marathon, Denver, CO, 2008
  • Leadville Trail Marathon, Leadville, CO, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
  • A Run Through Time Trail Marathon, Salida, CO, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Leadville Trail 100 Mile: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
  • Leadville 50 Silver Rush 50 Mile: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2105, 2016
  • Colfax Marathon, Denver CO, 2015

3) Flying Pig Marathon, Cincinnati, OH, 2006

4) Tucson Marathon, Tucson, AZ, 2006, 2013, 2014

5) Grand Teton Trail Marathon, Grand Targue, WY, 2007, 6th place overall, 1st in age 40-49

6) Running From an Angle Marathon, Lake Mead, NV, 2008, 3rd place overall.

7) Austin Marathon, Austin, TX, 2008

8) Bataan Death March Memorial Marathon, White Sands Missile Range, NM, 2008

9) Rockin K Trail Marathon 50 Mile Trail Race, Kanoplois State Park, KS, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013

10) Berryman Trail 50 Mile Trail Race, MO, 2008

11) Mickelson Trail Marathon, Deadwood, SD, 2009 (I ran it twice for 52.4 miles)

12) Mega Fat-ass Capital Peak 50k Trail Race, Olympia, WA, 2009

13) Moab Red Hot 50k+, Moab, UT, 2009, 2010

14) Three Days of Syllamo, 26.2 Miles, 50 Miles, 18k, AR, 2009

15) Kettle Moraine 100k, La Grange, WI 2013

16) The Rut, Blue Sky, 50k , MT, 2013

17) Chimera 100, Santa Anna Mountains, Lake Elsinore, CA 2013

18) Marine Corps Marathon, Arlington, VA 2014

19) Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 2015

20) Hitchcock 50 Mile Trail Race, Honey Creek, IA, 2015

21) Boston Marathon, Boston, MA 2016

22) Monster Mash Marathon, Dover, DE 2016

23) Atlantic City Marathon, Atlantic City, NJ 2016

24) Idaho Falls Marathon, Idaho Falls, ID 2017

INTERNATIONAL RACES

1) Leicester Marathon, Liecester, England, 2009

Hawaiian Shirt Ray goes International at Leicester, England 2009

2) Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France: August 31 – September 1, 2012

3) Fat Dog 120, British Columbia, Canada: August 15/16/17, 2014