Racing the States

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.


States Completed:

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. Utah Edited Plate May 4th, 2013 – Dino Half – Vernal, UT

9. Maine plate editedMay 19th, 2013 – Sugarloaf 15K – Sugarloaf, ME

10.Vermont editied plateMay 28th, 2013 – Keybank Vermont City Marathon – Burlington, VT

11. Edit AR PlateNovember 28th, 2013 – NWA (North West Arkansas) Turkey Trot – Springdale, AR

12. Run OregonAugust 1st, 2015 – Huckleberry Half Marathon – Welches, OR

13. Run WashingtonApril 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)

31 thoughts on “Racing the States

  1. 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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  4. 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!).

  5. 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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  8. 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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