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Often known as the 50 States Club, 50 States Running Club, 50 States Half Marathon Club, or 50 States half marathon group, our challenges provide a mixture of distances to allow half marathons, marathons, half ironman triathlons, and full ironman triathlons to be included in at least one of each of our challenges. This allows runners to mix it up if they choose, and/or still finish a 50 states challenge if they progress to become a marathoner, or cut back to half marathons, an enjoyable distance to run and travel. Additionally, feel free to join our running club as a "General Half Marathon Club Member" just for the discounts and perks! That's right! We are a national Half Marathon Club also open to all you half marathoners out there that know you will never run in all 50 States, but want to be part of the Half Marathon running community and enjoy the discounts (over 300 race discounts!) and camaraderie of other half marathon club members, interact in our private member only groups, join our annual meet-ups, etc. Running in the USA continues to grow as a popular sport and activity and we all love Half Marathons, so join in!
Currently we have over 300 Half Marathon discounts, and some other distance event discounts as well, and growing. Some of the discounts include Rock 'n' Roll Series of Races across the US, the New England Half Marathon Tour Series, the Mainly Marathon (full & half marathons) series, and tons of individual events spread across the US! The discounts alone pay for your annual dues!
We have an annual member meet-up and awards held at a new location annually, and also many, many, smaller half marathon group meet-ups planned in our forum by members. Some of our members also run full marathons as well, so many are combined marathon runners and 1/2 marathon runners. Our online private members only Facebook Forum "Group" has become our home of most members coordinating dinner and race meet-ups, sharing their schedules, pictures and more. Great camaraderie to tackle your challenge together! Also, roomshare and rideshare as you get to know members!
Think about it! Membership is only the price of a half marathon, and we award nice gold cup trophies on a wood base, PERSONALLY ENGRAVED! * Nicest Awards in the Industry* AND, you can earn more than one at no extra cost or fee!! Do you even know a half marathon that personally engraves a little medal or gives a really nice trophy to every finisher? Of course not! They would probably charge over $200 per race or more if they did. And our joining fee is about the same, or even less than a lot of half marathon events. Yes, our joining fee could rise in the future, but our annual dues will stay the same, so join early in your journey.
As mentioned above, our annual meet-up and awards is held at a new location every year, where all members are invited to meet-up. This is a fun event to allow all members to meet in person from all over the US! Many members get to know one another in our private forum, and it is exciting to get everyone together in person, and always a great time!
In addition to our over 300 running event discounts such as half marthons and marathons across the US, we also have discount deals for members on items such as 20% Off ROAD ID, Big Discount on Nutrition evaluation or monthly nutrition plans with our Endurance Nutritionist Coach partner Apex Nutrition LLC, Footmatters.com, 15% off Runningwarehouse.com, and always working at adding more. AND some occasional FREE Race entries which we do drawings for! We have one of the biggest half marathon discount lists of any half marathon running club out there that we know of!
While we started out having our member forum in our logged in member forum, our private members only Facebook Forum "Group" has grown to be the most popular, which included interaction with about 80% of our members, and has been an awesome medium for fueling the camaraderie throughout our club! This is a private forum and all official half marathon club members are invited to join this forum.
In our logged in area of our member online community, you can find important club information, a list of discount codes sorted by state and type of discount, and view profiles of each member of our half marathon group / club.
.... AND MORE TO COME IN THE FUTURE!
Take on the 50 States Half Marathon Challenge™ (the original challenge our club was founded on) and finish a HALF marathon in all 50 States (plus DC optional) in the USA. [Finishers receive Gold Cup Trophy personally engraved]
OR Take on the 50 States Endurance Challenge™ and finish a half marathon, full marathon, 70.3 HALF Iron distance triathlon, or full Ironman triathlon, or combination of any of these mentioned distances, in all 50 states (plus DC optional) in the USA! We WILL ACCEPT Full Marathons and Ironman distance completions to count toward a State for this challenge. [Finishers receive Gold Cup Trophy personally engraved]
Take on the 100 HALF Anywhere Challenge™ and finish 100 Half Marathons and/or 70.3 HALF Iron distance triathlons ANYWHERE in the WORLD, ANY STATE, ANY COUNTRY. This challenge will be an excellent match for either those who don't have the time or the financial means to travel as much OR want to take their challenge to traveling around the world finishing HALFs in other countries. This challenge is exclusive to HALFs only, but is not exclusive to specific states. [Finishers receive Gold Cup Trophy personally engraved]
Take on the 500 Endurance Challenge™ and finish 500 Half Marathons, Full Marathons, 70.3 Half Ironmans, Full Ironmans ANYWHERE in the WORLD, ANY STATE, ANY COUNTRY. This challenge is exclusive to either members who have completed at least one of our other official challenges as a member, or complete at minumum 250 of the 500 total events while in membership status. [Finishers will receive a special award]
Take on the 7 Continents Endurance Challenge™ and CHOOSE to complete a Half Marathon, Full Marathon, 70.3 Half Ironman Triathlon, Full Ironman Triathlon, or any Ultra Distance Run longer than a marathon, on each of the 7 Continenents, and receive a special award (different than our trophy). [Finishers receive a Plaque with a Gold Globe]