South Dakota | Brookings Marathon

Like many of the races on this adventure, my journey to South Dakota started with a visit to RunningInTheUSA.com. I noticed that the Brookings Marathon was having its 50th anniversary in 2019 and after registering for the 60th annual race in Atlantic City (I had not yet run it), I thought it would be fun [...]

Iowa | Country Roads and Midwest Hills

The Run CRANDIC was not my first choice when originally planning for Iowa. I wanted to run the highly rated Marathon to Marathon. However, 2017 was the last year that they were running the race so I had to start looking into other options. A quick trip to Running in the USA (I think I [...]

Oklahoma | Wait, I thought OK was flat?

After wrapping up with Kansas, we were back in the car heading south down I-35 towards Oklahoma City for the second leg of this crazy weekend. When planning for this back to back I just used the 50 states gadget on runningintheusa.com to look up races that were near each other on weekends I had [...]

Kansas | Windy 50k on the Prairie Spirit

As states keep getting knocked off the list, Kaela and I are having to be strategic in travel plans to make our trips as purposeful as we can. I am getting to a point where driving to races is a longer adventure and with that we threw around the idea of trying to knock out [...]