Marathon States Felix Wong

Within my lifetime I would like to run a marathon in all 50 U.S. states. So far I have run marathons in 30 of them. This means there are 20 (plus District of Columbia) to go. At a pace of one or two marathons a year, it will take a couple more decades, but I’m getting there!

The States So Far

  1. California: Silicon Valley Marathon (October 31, 1999), more
  2. Idaho: Ironman Coeur d’Alene (June 29, 2003)
  3. Tennessee: Knoxville Marathon (March 19, 2005)
  4. Oregon: Foot Traffic Flat Marathon (July 4, 2005)
  5. Louisiana: Mardis Gras Marathon (February 5, 2006)
  6. Arizona: Ironman Arizona (April 9, 2006)
  7. Colorado: Colorado Marathon (May 7, 2006), more
  8. Wyoming: Rocky Mountain Double Marathon (May 28, 2006)
  9. South Dakota: Deadwood-Mickelson Trail Marathon (June 4, 2006)
  10. Illinois: Chicago Marathon (October 22, 2006)
  11. Utah: St. George Marathon (October 6, 2007) – 3:03:24 personal best
  12. New Mexico: Bataan Memorial Death March (March 30, 2008)
  13. Massachussetts: Boston Marathon (April 21, 2008)
  14. Florida: Disney World Marathon (January 11, 2009)
  15. Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon (April 26, 2009)
  16. Georgia: Snickers Marathon (March 6, 2010)
  17. North Carolina: Elerbe Springs Marathon (March 13, 2010)
  18. Texas: Davy Crockett Bear Chase – a WIN! (April 10, 2010), more
  19. Kansas: Free State 100k Trail Race (April 24, 2010)
  20. Nebraska: Omaha Marathon (September 26, 2010)
  21. North Dakota: Bismarck Marathon (September 15, 2012)
  22. Montana: Montana Marathon (September 16, 2012)
  23. Washington: Reindeer Marathon (December 22, 2012)
  24. Alabama: Mercedes Marathon (February 17, 2013)
  25. Nevada: Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon (November 17, 2013)
  26. Missouri: Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Marathon (October 19, 2014)
  27. Indiana: Indianapolis Marathon (October 17, 2015)
  28. Maryland: Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Marathon (March 5, 2016)
  29. Pennsylvania: Naked Bavarian Trail Marathon (March 6, 2016)
  30. New York: New York City Marathon (November 6, 2016)

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  1. Comment by Jeff

    My brother has basically the same goal and he sacrificed running Chicago for Indianapolis, even though he lives in Evanston (he’s done Chicago several times already). In sharp contrast to Chicago, Indianapolis had something like ~600 marathon finishers.

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