My Endurance Races

I found this fun watercolor map of the US on Etsy to track the states in which I have completed full or half marathons.

Only 8 states left!

My 50 State Endurance Races

State Race City Comments
Alabama 2016 Mercedes Benz Half Marathon Birmingham, AL
Alaska
Arizona 2010 PF Chang’s Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Phoenix, AZ Developed TM during training for this race.  Wasn’t sure I could pull it off in the AZ heat but I did!
Arkansas 2017 Mississippi River Half Marathon Greenville, MS Race starts on Greenville Bridge on the Arkansas side of the river
California 2010 Disneyland Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Also ran the 2012 Tinkerbell Half Marathon, 2014 Dumbo Double Dare (10K and half marathon), and 2015 USA Half Marathon Invitational (San Diego)
Colorado 2015 Rocky Mountain Half Marathon Estes Park, CO Elevations between 7500 and 7900 ft
Connecticut 2017 Arena Attack Half Marathon Hartford, CT Indoors in January with plenty of bathrooms – beats running on a treadmill!
Delaware 2015 Caesar Rodney Half Marathon Wilmington, DE Very pleasant, small race.  A hidden gem.
Florida 2009 Disney World Marathon Orlando, FL Also ran 2010 Goofy Race and a Half Challenge, 2014 Dopey Challenge, 2012 Wine and Dine Half Marathon, 2013 Princess Half Marathon – Pretty much covered all those Disney races
Georgia 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Half Marathon Savannah, GA Warning: Savannah can be hot and humid, even in November!
Hawaii
Idaho 2016 Coeur d’Alene Half Marathon Coeur d’Alene, ID Beautiful course along the Coeur d’Alene Lake
Illinois 2015 Lincoln Memorial Half Marathon Springfield, IL Big shiny penny for the medal and you get to see all of the Lincoln attractions
Indiana 2016 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon Indianapolis, IN Running 2.5 miles on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! And I got to kiss the bricks
Iowa
Kansas 2015 Garmin Half Marathon Olathe, KS Running in the Land of Oz
Kentucky 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Mini-Marathon Louisville, KY The course went through the infield of Churchill Downs
Louisiana 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon New Orleans, LA
Maine
Maryland 2014 Frederick Running Festival Half Marathon Frederick, MD Completed the Nut Job – 5K on Saturday night followed by half marathon the next morning
Massachusetts 2014 Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon & Running Festival Boston, MA Ran the Hat Trick: 5K and 10K on Saturday and half marathon on Sunday
Michigan 2013 Detroit Free Press International Half Marathon Detroit, MI Course ran from Detroit into Windsor, Canada and back.  Had to carry my passport!
Minnesota 2013 Grandma’s Marathon Duluth, MN One of my all-time favorite races.  I love Duluth!
Mississippi
Missouri 2015 MO’Cowbell Half Marathon St. Charles, MO MO’ fun than a bag full of cow bells!
Montana 2013 Missoula Half Marathon Missoula, MT Another one of my favorite races – love Montana!
Nebraska
Nevada 2011 Rock ’n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Running the Vegas Strip at night
New Hampshire 2016 Smuttynose Half Marathon Hampton Beach, NH Lobster rolls, clam chowder, and Smuttynose beer at the finish – what’s not to like about that!
New Jersey 2015 AmeriHealth NJ Atlantic City Half Marathon Atlantic City, NJ Over 5 miles running on the Boardwalk
New Mexico
New York 2015 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon New York City, NY Start in Central Park, run through Times Square and end at Wall Street
North Carolina 2012 Downhill at Dawn Half Marathon Ridgecrest, NC Only race with a false start – no kidding
North Dakota 2017 Fargo Half Marathon Fargo, ND Fun, fast, friendly race
Ohio 2015 Flying Pig Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH Tough hills but worth every bit of the climb.  Another favorite!
Oklahoma 2016 Route 66 Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Fun race around an iconic highway
Oregon 2017 Eugene Half Marathon Eugene, OR Beautiful scenery, flat course, very enjoyable race experience
Pennsylvania 2012 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Half Marathon Pittsburgh, PA Scenic tour of the city’s neighborhoods
Rhode Island 2016 Newport Half Marathon Newport, RI Beautiful course, I think
South Carolina 2015 Kiawah Island Half Marathon Kiawah Island, SC Beautiful course and incredible post-race buffet
South Dakota
Tennessee 2007 Country Music Marathon Nashville, TN My first marathon – made lots of mistakes but a life changing experience for me.
Texas 2016 3M Half Marathon Austin, TX PR-friendly downhill race!
Utah 2016 Zion Half Marathon Springdale, UT Very well run race in one of the most beautiful areas of the country
Vermont 2016 Covered Bridges Half Marathon Woodstock, VT Beautiful course through the Vermont countryside, over 1 covered bridge and past 2 more
Virginia 2007 Rock ’n Roll Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Also ran 2013 Shamrock Half Marathon, 2012 Historic Half (Fredericksburg), 2011, 2013 and 2015 Marine Corps Marathons (Arlington) I love the MCM!
Washington 2016 Beat the Blerch Half Marathon Carnation, WA Best tasting post race treat: Birthday day cake!
West Virginia 2015 Veterun Half Marathon Summit Point, WV Ran on a closed private auto race track
Wisconsin 2016 Green Bay Half Marathon Green Bay, WI Ran through Lambeau Field with brats at beer at the post-race party!
Wyoming 2017 Grand Teton Half Marathon Jackson, WY An uphill course but can’t beat the beautiful scenery
District of Columbia 2012 Rock ’n Roll USA Half Marathon Washington, DC Great way to get in some sightseeing; Also ran 2012 Joint Bases Half Marathon and 2013 Nike Women’s Half

My Six Major Marathons

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Two more races to go before I earn this medal

Race

Year

Comments
Chicago
Boston

2017

Undeniably the most famous marathon in the world and one of the most incredible marathon experiences
New York
London

2016

A lively race with great course support.  Amazing number of charity runners too.  Just watch out for the water bottles!
Berlin

2015

One of my favorite races and not just because I got a PR there.  Great city to visit, lots of crowd support for the race, perfect conditions for a marathon runner.
Tokyo

2015

Point-to-point race with incredible course support.  This race gets the award for the best volunteers.

 

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