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!
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?
Georgia(see race page for all GA races)
Illinois(Rock N Roll Half Marathon Chicago 2012)
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Have you ever completed 50 races in 50 states?