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 [...]

Chicago | Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Back in my post about the Big Sur Marathon in California, I mentioned that when I was looking to start this 50 states journey, I had researched all the must do marathons in the US. The Chicago Marathon was another on that list but again it had to come in the form of some "luck" [...]

Michigan | North Country Trail 50

In the Summer of 2015, I had the pleasure of crewing my buddy John for his first 100 mile race. I thought about how dumb it sounded to run 100 miles but some how in that was able to justify that maybe I should attempt "just" a 50 mile race. With the same goal of [...]

California | Big Sur

As I was originally planning out this journey of all tackling all 50 states, I decided to make a master list of all the "must do" marathons with their respective states. I did some research online, compiling multiple lists of the best races in the country and then from there picking out my favorites. Many [...]

Georgia | The Hills of the Publix Georgia Marathon

Last fall, I sat down with my laptop and started researching and planning the races that I was wanted to tackle in 2016. I had been wanting to do the Publix Marathon in Atlanta for a few years now and since we had some friends that moved just outside Atlanta earlier in the year, I [...]