When I first started this blog, my intention was to track and motivate myself to ran a race, any distance, in every state! Although my blog direction has changed over the years, this is still a goal of mine!
Why? I really enjoy running and I really enjoy traveling. There are a LOT of reasons why I run and I have a strong desired to see every inch of this world. This idea was a way to combine both running and traveling.
1. April 22, 2012 – Horsetooth Half Marathon – Fort Collins, CO
2. May 6, 2012 – Run for the Zoo 10K– Albuquerque, NM
3. June 3, 2012 – Missoula Mile – Missoula, MT
4. June 10th, 2012 – Buffalo County Stampede Half Marathon – Kearney, NE
5. July 7th, 2012 – Jingle in July 5K – North Pole, AK
6. September 19th, 2012 – Tiger Trot 15K – Goddard, KS
7. September 30th, 2012 – Crazy Horse Half Marathon – Hill City, SD
8. May 4th, 2013 – Dino Half – Vernal, UT
9. May 19th, 2013 – Sugarloaf 15K – Sugarloaf, ME
10.May 28th, 2013 – Keybank Vermont City Marathon – Burlington, VT
11. November 28th, 2013 – NWA (North West Arkansas) Turkey Trot – Springdale, AR
12. August 1st, 2015 – Huckleberry Half Marathon – Welches, OR
13. April 24th, 2016 – Run Like the Wind Half – Ellensburg, WA
14. October 28th, 2017 – Miami Beach Halloween Half – Miami Beach, FL
15. February 24th, 2018 – Red Rock Canyon Half – Las Vegas, NV (Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV)
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Very very cool!! Good luck with this project!! I know you’ll smash it!!
Yep, amazing idea ! I am sure it will be quite an adventure !
Such a cool idea! I’d love to do that – that is once I finally run my first 5k 🙂
What a fantastic idea! I’d love to do that too, but a race in every state of Australia would be a rather small blog 🙂 Good luck!
when you come to kentucky, check out the Run the Bluegrass half marathon! i just ran it a few weeks ago – BEAUTIFUL course, it goes through the thoroughbred farms in lexington. we would love to have you! : )
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This is one of my goals too! I love it!
I am doing this with Half Marathon or Marathon distance! Keep me updated with your states–maybe our paths will cross 🙂
I will! That’s so awesome! I’m just doing any race in the states, but my favorite distance is the half marathon, so i’ll probably be doing mostly those!…I have a few states in mind for the next few months, i’ll definitely keep updated with my states!
I hadn’t seen this part of your site and I really, really like the license plate idea. It’s going to look awesome when you’re done (hell, it looks great now!).
thank you!!! I love my license plates, lol I got the idea because whenever I road trip, I play the license plate game and see how many I can get. I got like 32 on my short trip to kansas!
This is amazing! I have the goal to visit all 50 states, but this is by far a more exciting challenge. Something to think about 😉
Great blog and good luck!
Thank you!! Well, that was part of my decision, is just because I wanted to visit all the states as well..so I was like, well, why not run in them!
There are always tons of races in Boston. Since Rhode Island and New Hampshire are so close, you could bang them all out in a week! Two races one weekend, one in the other. =) Let me know if you need suggestions!
Also, can you tell me where you created your fancy little travel map? I wanted to add one to the travel section of my blog.
Sorry it took me so long to reply. I couldn’t remember where this was posted on! My fancy map isn’t that fancy. I just found a blank picture of the united states and I have the Gimp program for my mac. It basically a free photoshop type of deal. And I just color in the states on that. I’m sure there’s easier ways, but I’m not very computer savvy! Lol!
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Everyone knows CA has the best marathons!
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Come to Chicago! Our marathon is GREAT!
I do want to do that one for that state!!!
I have the same goal but finishing an ultramarathon in each state before I’m 35. MO and WA are the only ones crossed off my list so far.
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