Semithon/Thirteener Map

The 50 state challenge is complete. States are now colored based on my fastest time in that state: 1:40-1:45, 1:45-1:50, 1:50-1:55, 1:55-2:00, 2:00-2:05, 2:05-2:10, 2:10-3:00.

Total # half marathons run: 69

Some bests/worsts:

  • Best scenery: Mount Desert Island (ME), Valley of Fire (NV). Mesa Falls (ID), Deadwood-Micckleson (SD) (in different ways)
  • Best on-course entertainment: Star Wars Dark Side (FL)
  • Best post-race party: New Orleans Jazz (LA)
  • Toughest: Star City San Bruno Mountain (CA) (running up and down a mountain with 2400 feet of elevation gain)
  • Race I liked least: Mowdy Ranch (OK) (true trail run, and it got hot)
The states, in the order I did them:
  1. RI: Newport half marathon 10/15 (1:49), 10/18 (2:01)
  2. AZ: Sedona half marathon 2/16 (1:57), 2/17 (2:01), 2/18 (1:54), 2/19 (1:50), Rock n Roll 1/18 (1:48), Run Run Rudolph 12/18 (1:47), Grand Canyon 6/19 (3:25)
  3. WV: Hatfield-McCoy half marathon (river course) 6/16 (1:59)
  4. MN: Nuthouse challenge 7/16 (2:02)
  5. OH: Columbus (Mount Carmel) half marathon 8/16 (2:00)
  6. WA: Bellingham Bay half marathon 9/16 (1:58)
  7. NC: Bethel half marathon 10/16 (2:00)
  8. TN: 4 bridges half marathon 10/16 (1:58)
  9. LA: Jazz half marathon 10/16 (1:53)
  10. NV: Valley of Fire half marathon 11/16 (2:11), Rock n Roll Las Vegas 11/18 (1:51)
  11. GA: Atlanta Thanksgiving half marathon 11/16 (1:58), 11/19 (1:59)
  12. SC: Kiawah Island half marathon 12/16 (1:48)
  13. TX: Austin half marathon 2/17 (1:56)
  14. KS: Wicked half marathon 3/17 (1:51)
  15. MD: Western Maryland rail trail half marathon 4/17 (1:47)
  16. CA: La Jolla half marathon 4/17 (1:54), San Francisco Rock n Roll 4/18 (1:54), Star City San Bruno Mountain half marathon 8/19 (2:39), Zombierunner San Francisco trail half marathon 9/19 (2:06)
  17. NY: Brooklyn Airbnb half marathon 5/17 (1:47)
  18. VT: Covered bridges half marathon 6/17 (1:53), Essex half 7/17 (1:56)
  19. OK: Mowdy Ranch mustang run 6/17 (2:20)
  20. AK: Mayor's midnight sun half marathon 6/17 (1:52)
  21. UT: Bryce canyon half marathon 7/17 (1:45), Arches half marathon 10/19 (1:51)
  22. CO: Rocky Mountain half marathon 8/17 (1:56)
  23. ID: Mesa Falls half marathon 8/17 (1:48)
  24. WI: Lake Michigan half marathon 9/17 (1:56)
  25. PA: Bird in Hand half marathon 9/17 (1:48), Philadelphia half marathon 11/19 (1:45)
  26. IL: Chicago half marathon 9/17 (1:53)
  27. MO: Roots n blues n bbq half marathon 9/17 (1:51), Mo Cowbell half marathon 10/19 (1:49)
  28. HI: Maui half marathon 10/17 (1:54)
  29. MA: Cape Cod half marathon 10/17 (1:45)
  30. AR: Summit2 challenge 11/17 (1:54)
  31. AL: Big beach half marathon 1/18 (1:51)
  32. VA: Virginia Beach Shamrock half marathon 3/18 (1:52), Jackson river half marathon 6/18 (1:51)
  33. FL: Star Wars dark side half marathon 4/18 (2:02), Key West half marathon 1/20 (1:53)
  34. IN: Indy mini-marathon 5/18 (1:52)
  35. MI: Bayshore half marathon 5/18 (1:51)
  36. WY: Grand Teton half marathon 6/18 (1:53)
  37. KY: Hatfield McCoy half marathon (Blackberry mountain course) 6/18 (1:50)
  38. ND: Maah Daah Hey Trail half marathon 7/18 (2:05)
  39. NH: Swanzey Covered Bridges half marathon 9/18 (1:56)
  40. IA: Wabash Trace half marathon 9/18 (1:58)
  41. NM: Sante Fe Thunder half marathon 9/18 (1:52)
  42. ME: Mt. Desert Island half marathon 10/18 (1:53)
  43. DE: Rehoboth Beach half marathon 12/18 (1:44)
  44. OR: Deschutes River half marathon 1/19 (1:45)
  45. MS: Mississippi Blues half marathon 1/19 (1:44)
  46. NE: Omahalf 4/19 (1:55)
  47. MT: Beaverhead half marathon 5/19 (2:00)
  48. SD: Deadwood-Mickleson half marathon 6/19 (1:49)
  49. NJ: Rock the river: Palisades half marathon 9/19 (1:53)
  50. CT: Steam train half marathon 10/19 (1:47)

Also

  • England: Frome half marathon 7/19 (2:10)
And one marathon
  • Tucson marathon 12/19 (4:05)
  • Lost Dutchman marathon 2/20 (4:16)

Signed up

  • KY: Kentucky Derby mini marathon 4/20
  • OH: Flying pig half marathon 5/20
  • MN: Gary Bjorklund half marathon 6/20
Note, all times are rounded down to the nearest minute.
Last Update: February 16, 2020

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