Running all 50 US States

I’m starting a personal challenge to run at least a half marathon (13.1 miles) in every US state. I hope to complete this challenge before turning 50 on March 11, 2029.

States Ran

Washington D.C. while our nation’s capital, is not a part of any U.S. state and is not one itself. It was the home of my first ever full marathon, The Marine Corps Marathon, in October 2018! I ran it with my beautiful sister, Annie. It opened the door to the rest of this list.

  1. New York – I have run the NYC Full Marathon twice (2019 and 2021). I have also ran the NYC Half (Half Marathon PR at 1:50), Queens Half, Brooklyn Half, and other half marathons around the city.
  2. Indiana – Carmel Full Marathon on April 3, 2021, it was among the first in person races post pandemic and as of 4/2/23 my Marathon PR at 4:11.
  3. Nevada – Run Laughlin Half Marathon in Dec 03, 2022.
  4. Florida – Sarasota Half Marathon in January 14, 2023- Ran as part of a training run for the Boston Marathon. Ran a Magic Mile (see Galloway Run Method) followed by Mile Repeats.
  5. Texas – Plano Half Marathon in February 11, 2023 – another training run en route to Boston.
  6. Maryland – Salisbury Half Marathon on April 1, 2023 – training run en route to Boston. Ran Mile Repeats at 15 seconds faster than marathon pace as a last tune up.
  7. Massachusetts – Ran the 127th Boston Marathon on April 17, 2023.
  8. Colorado – Time Travel Half Marathon in Colorado Springs in May 27, 2023
  9. Washington – The Super Fast Half in Snoqualmie Pass in June 17, 2023
  10. Vermont – Mad Half Marathon in Waitsfield in July 9, 2023
  11. Connecticut – Hogsback Half Marathon in Riverton on September 23, 2023
  12. Illinois – The Chicago Marathon on October 8, 2023
  13. Oregon – Run Like Hell Half Marathon in Portland on October 28, 2023
  14. Alabama – Planned for January 28, 2024
  15. Virginia – Planned for February 17, 2024

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