In the fall of 2018, I set a goal to complete a half marathon or longer in every state.
At the time I formulated the goal, I had run 6 marathons (in MO, TN, VA, and D.C.) and 22 half marathons (in MO, IL, and IN). Even though I fully expected to run marathons in additional states, I chose to set the "floor" distance at the half marathon, because I wanted to have a lot of freedom of choice in which races I would run, since I wanted travel and sightseeing to be an integral part of the journey. In the long run, I may well end up running a marathon in most states. And I will likely visit many states multiple times. Regardless, it promises to be an exciting journey!
States Complete: 41 States + D.C.
Marathon or Ultra: 28 States + D.C.
Half Marathon: 30 States
Marathon: 23 States + D.C.
Ultramarathon: 8 States