I have an awesome husband! He is supportive and encourages me to follow my dreams. Unfortunately, he did not agree to my massive goal of running 50 half marathons in all 50 states. It has been a dream of mine since 2004 during my 1st failed attempt at training for a half marathon. Despite explaining how I can train myself up to the point that I could run a half marathon at anytime (I can run a 10K anytime/anywhere and will soon be up to 15K anytime/anywhere), I understood where he was coming from. Half marathons are not cheap and the amount of time he and my daughter have to wait for me at the finish line adds up. So I made a deal! He can visit a golf course in all 50 states that I run in, and I agreed that every race doesn’t have to be a half marathon!

Races, running

I can’t imagine a better experience! Our family gets to travel and spend time together AND we get a day to enjoy a sport we love. We are giving ourselves a lot of time to complete this bucket list but it would be awesome we can get it done in the next few years! With careful planning, maybe I can knock out 1-2 states in a weekend, I’ve seen it done on social media!

Any suggestions on races (any distance) in these states?

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida
  10. Georgia (see race page for all GA races)
  11. Hawaii
  12. Idaho
  13. Illinois (Rock N Roll Half Marathon Chicago 2012)
  14. Indiana
  15. Iowa
  16. Kansas
  17. Kentucky
  18. Louisana
  19. Maine
  20. Maryl
  21. Massachusetts
  22. Michigan
  23. Minnesota
  24. Mississippi
  25. Missouri
  26. Montana
  27. Nebraska
  28. Nevada
  29. New Hampshire
  30. New Jersey
  31. New Mexico
  32. New York
  33. North Carolina
  34. North Dakota
  35. Ohio
  36. Oklahoma
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania
  39. Rhode Island
  40. South Carolina
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee
  43. Texas
  44. Utah
  45. Vermont
  46. Virginia
  47. Washington
  48. West Virginia
  49. Wisconsin
  50. Wyoming

Have you ever completed 50 races in 50 states?