One of my goals is to visit all 50 U.S. states and big road races often give me an excuse to visit locations that I normally would not see (ex. Fargo, North Dakota for a marathon). Here's an alphabetical list of where I've been so far and where I'd like to go soon.
Note: I've heard of a club that has a goal of running a marathon in all 50 states. I am not that obsessive. My only concern is to see at least a potion of all 50 states.
Drive-through counts but I make it a point to at least stop for gas or better yet a local diner.
Airport layovers do not count nor do flyovers.
42 down, 8 to go.
Alabama- live here. Mobile, Montgomery, Birmingham, Huntsville, Gulf Shores.
Alaska- not yet. hope to run Humpy's half mary then go hiking.
Arkansas- Ozarks on an '06 road trip, passed through West Memphis, Little Rock, Pine Bluff
Arizona- NW corner between Vegas and Utah ('08) , will return to see Grand Canyon
California- vacation with parents in '95. LA,SF, Santa Barbara, Pacific coast. I want to see San Diego and race there.
Colorado-vacation with parents in '96. Pike's Peak, Colorado Springs, will return to visit a buddy in Denver and may run Garden of Gods or Bolder Boulder
Connecticut- passed through on the way to Boston when very young, will return only if I ever qualify for the Boston marathon
Delaware- beach just up the Coastal Highway from Ocean City, MD
Florida-Miami, Tampa, Okeechobee, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Panama City, Pensacola
Georgia-Atlanta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah, Valdosta, north GA mountains
Hawaii- not yet, I'll find someone to race with there.
Idaho- not yet, I'm aware of races in the area
Illinois- Chicago half '08, passed through southern IL on an '03 road trip.
Indiana- I-65 to Chicago, stopped in small southern IN towns and Chi suburbs for meals.
Iowa- not yet, hope to race in St. Louis and drive 3 hrs to the border.
Kansas- SE corner on '06 road trip to Ozarks
Kentucky-Lexington, Appalachia, Bowling Green plus other small towns
Louisiana- New Orleans and northern portion
Maryland- Salisbury, Ocean City, Baltimore/DC, Frederick, western portion
Massachusetts-Boston, Plymouth (too young), return only if I qualify for Boston marathon
Michigan- SW corner during Chicago trip, also Grand Rapids when very young
Minnesota- flew into Minneapolis, drove from there to Fargo.
Missouri-SE and SW corners, hope to visit St. Louis and maybe race there.
Montana- not yet, will race nearby
Nebraska- not yet, will cut through a corner near Denver
New Hampshire-Concord, White Mountains
New Jersey-Trenton, Rutgers
New Mexico- not yet, near Grand Canyon
New York-Buffalo, Cooperstown, Albany
North Carolina-Charlotte, Asheville, Blue Ridge mountains, Carolina Beach, Chapel Hill
North Dakota-Fargo marathon in '09.
Ohio- Cleveland, Sandusky, Canton, Marietta
Oklahoma-SE and NE corners
Oregon-Eugene (marathon), Portland, Coos Bay, coast
Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Altoona, Harrisburg
South Carolina-Greenville, Columbia, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, used to live here.
South Dakota-Rapid City, Mt. Rushmore
Tennessee-Gatlinburg, Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis
Texas-Texarkana, NE corner
Utah-St. George, Zion, Bryce Canyon
Vermont-Rutland, Green Mountains
Virginia-Norfolk, Richmond, DC, Roanoke, Charlottesville
Washington-Vancouver, may race in Spokane
West Virginia-Wheeling, Charleston, Beckley
Wyoming-not yet, just north of Denver.
visited 40 states (80%)
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