50 States

Okay, so it still feels as if I have a loooooong way to go here… but, really, I am on the bell lap.

This awesome little tool from Running in the USA is helping me color in the rest of the map!

The fine folks at the Defocus Blog created a very cool "visited states" map, though I have used it for my own devices. I've raced in the blue states ... 43 so far... plus Washington DC! Yes, yes, I know it's not a state... 

In 2022 I added FIVE NEW STATES, and in January 2023 I added another, Georgia. It feels like I'm getting close now, even if there is a lot of travel left to go. I'm putting together a plan to get 5 more races in a 2-week swing to the northeast in early summer, and in a perfect world I'd pick up Kentucky in the autumn. I do still plan on holding Hawaii to the last race, however!

States I've run half marathons in -- and the first race run in each of them:
# State Date Race
1. 05/11/08 Over the Dam Half Marathon
Grand Coulee, WA
2. 10/19/08 Run Like Hell Half Marathon
Portland, OR
3. 09/06/09 Disneyland Half Marathon
Anaheim, CA
4. 01/09/10 Walt Disney World Half Marathon
Orlando, FL
5. 09/19/10 Scenic Half Marathon
Sandpoint, ID
6. 02/13/11 Mardi Gras Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon
New Orleans, LA
7. 09/18/11 Chips & Salsa Half Marathon
Albuquerque, NM
8. 10/09/11 Rock 'n' Roll Denver Half Marathon
Denver, CO
9. 04/07/12 Oak Barrel Half Marathon
Lynchburg, TN
10. 04/14/12 Palmetto Half Marathon
Columbus, SC
11. 04/15/12 Run Raleigh Half Marathon
Raleigh, NC
12. 05/12/12 Big Lake Half Marathon
Alton, NH
13. 05/13/12 WMass Mother's Day Half Marathon
Whatley, MA
14. 10/20/12 Pioneer Saloon Ghost Run Half
Goodsprings, NV
15. 11/11/12 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
16. 12/02/12 Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon
Scottsdale, AZ
17. 04/27/13 Park to Park Half Marathon
Waynesboro, VA
18. 04/28/13 UC Half Marathon
Charleston, WV
19. 09/28/13 Brewers Mini Marathon
Milwaukee, WI
20. 09/29/13 Alpine Races Half Marathon
Lake Zurich, IL
21. 10/27/13 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis Half Marathon
St. Louis, MO
22. 05/03/14 Indy Mini Marathon
Indianapolis, IN
23. 05/04/14 Flying Pig Half Marathon
Cincinnati, OH
24. 06/14/14 Marathon 2 Marathon 1/2 Marathon
Marathon, IA
25. 09/14/15 Center of the Nation Series, Day 1
Baker, MT
26. 09/15/15 Center of the Nation Series, Day 2
Bowman, ND
27. 09/16/15 Center of the Nation Series, Day 3
Belle Fourche, SD
28. 09/17/15 Center of the Nation Series, Day 4
Sundance, WY
29. 09/18/15 Center of the Nation Series, Day 5
Chadron, NE
30. 10/04/15 Wineglass Half Marathon
Corning, NY
31. 10/10/15 Hartford Half Marathon
Hartford, CT
32. 10/11/15 Newport Half Marathon
Newport, RI
33. 10/31/15 Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
34. 03/24/16 Mainly Marathons Dust Bowl Series
Guymon, OK
35. 03/25/16 Mainly Marathons Dust Bowl Series
Ulysses, KS
36. 07/26/11 Great Alaskan Maritime Marathon 1/2
Juneau, AK
37. 10/21/18 Detroit Free Press International Half Marathon
Detroit, MI
38. 4/23/22 Camp Wannarun Half Marathon
White Bear Lake, MN
39. 11/12/22 Summit2Summit 1/2 Marathon
Hot Springs, AR
40. 11/19/22 Magnolia 1/2 Marathon
Meridian, MS
41. 11/20/22
Magic City Run
Birmingham, AL
42. 12/31/22 Revolution Run Half Marathon
Salt Lake City, UT
43. 1/15/23 Jekyll Island Half Marathon
Jekyll Island, GA
51. 3/17/19 St. Patrick's Recovery Run Half Marathon
Washington, DC

States still on the waiting list - in alphabetical order:

# State Date Race
1. May Mainly Marathons Independence Series (Wednesday 5/31/23)
2. ?? almost any, really...
3. 10/14/23 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon
4. May
Pine Tree Marathon (New England Challenge II, Monday 5/14/23)
Mainly Marathons New England Series (Saturday 6/10/23)
5. June Mainly Marathons Independence Series (Thursday 6/1/23)
6. June or October Mainly Marathons Independence Series (Saturday 6/4/23) 
Atlantic City 1/2 Marathon (10/22/23)
7. May
Maple Leaf Half Marathon (New England Challenge II, Saturday 5/12/23)
Mainly Marathons New England Series (Thursday 6/8/23)

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