-Run 50 States-


I've been throwing this idea around for awhile and then when I found out Jess over at Run With Jess started this challenge I decided it was time to create my own map and officially set a lifetime goal to work on running a race, distance doesn't matter, in each of the 50 states.

My rules are similar, I want to run a race in each state. The distance is just a number, I'm looking more for the experience of meeting new people and discovering how the different states have different types of cultural interests. I want to soak in the locals and their style of enjoying the same sport as me! I would love to think I can run in each state but the reality is that I may not hit all of them. So for now, I'm setting a goal of running half the states. That's 25 states, very reasonable!


I realize that Nebraska will have a lot of races, so I'm planning on just posting my PR from each distance along with the link to the race results to keep it simple. If you look on my running tab you'll see the other races I've ran or have intentions on running.

COMPLETED RACES
TEXAS - Mighty Mud Dash (5k October 2012)
NEBRASKACrete River Run (5k April 2013)   Good Life Halfsy (Half Marathon November 2014)
ALASKAHer Tern Half Marathon (Half Marathon July 2015)
TENNESSEE - Light The Way 5k (5k November 2015)

UP NEXT RACES
11/1/16 - Good Life Halfsy (Half Marathon)

WISH LIST RACES 
(If I have links these are what I'd like to run, unless they're linked to a post and added to the completed area I haven't ran them yet)
Alabama 
Alaska - AK Salmon Run (Full/Half Marathon) 
Arizona - Lost Dutchman (Full/Half Marathon) (suggested by Olivia at Balancing Mommy)
Arkansas - Run The Line (Half Marathon)
California 
Colorado 
Connecticut 
Delaware 
Florida - RunDisney Races (Full/Half Marathon or any distance)
Georgia 
Hawaii 
Idaho 
Illinois 
Indiana 
Iowa - Marathon to Marathon (Full/Half Marathon)
Kansas - Rock The Park (Half/Full Marathon) (suggested by Maria) OR Mine Run 5k 
Kentucky 
Louisiana 
Maine 
Maryland 
Massachusetts 
Michigan - Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon (Full/Half Marathon) (suggested by Jackie at Run With Jackabee)
Minnesota - Gopher to Badger (Half Marathon) (suggested by Megan)
Mississippi 
Missouri - Sandmine Challenge 
Montana
Nevada 
New Hampshire 
New Jersey 
New Mexico 
New York - Long Island (Half/Full Marathon) (suggested by Mandi at Mandi Gellis)
North Carolina 
North Dakota - Fargo (Full Marathon) (suggested by Megan)
Ohio 
Oklahoma 
Oregon 
Pennsylvania - Philadelphia The Love Run (Half Marathon) (suggested by Kristen at Run Away With Me) OR Hershey Half (Half Marathon) (suggested by Cassandra) OR 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Marathon (Half/Full Marathon)
Rhode Island 
South Carolina - Cooper River Bridge (10k) (suggested by Vanessa at Active Lowcountry Mom
South Dakota 
Tennessee 
Utah
Vermont 
Virginia 
Washington 
West Virginia 
Wisconsin - Cellcom Green Bay (Full/Half Marathon) (suggested by Megan) OR Gopher to Badger (Half Marathon) (suggested by Megan)
Wyoming

I'd like to set a personal goal of running at least two to three different states a year to cross this list off within fifteen years... Ok, so that's crazy but it's reality here people. I can't just take off and head all over the US to go running, these things have to be strategically planned out!

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So, if you're up for it, head over to Jess' and let her know you're in. Otherwise, I'm also going to host my own little link-up similar. Shoot me an email with your blog link and I'll post it below! Then we can add people to the list so we can keep each other accountable for this fun little theory! Also, if you're joining in please make sure to add the button to your blog somewhere and let me know so I can follow your journey as well! Let's see if we can have a bunch of friends join in with us :)

Kristen @ Run Away With Me
Tricia @ A Couple Of Dashes
Cassandra @ Powered By Bling
Mar @ Mar On The Run
Missy @ Getting Fit To Find Myself
Megan @ Run Megan Run



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2 comments:

  1. Meeeeeeeeeeeee! :)
    http://runnermegan.blogspot.com/p/race-50-states.html

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  2. Oh, and I've got TONS of recommendations for California! San Francisco Marathon, Surf City, LA Marathon, Rock 'n Roll San Diego... the list goes on and on!

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