“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” ~ Dan Gable – Happy Racing out there this weekend!!
To all you runners, walkers and joggers out there, …… “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese” ~ Luis Bunuel
“The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come” ~ James Whitcomb Riley
“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” ~ Tommy Lasorda – Have a great day out there all you half-marathoners!
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” ~Colin Powell – Have a great race weekend out there to those of you running!
Every year, Fifty States Half Marathon Club holds an annual meet up at a new destination. Half Marathon runners fly in from all over the USA, and some from Canada. In 2013, the annual meet up was held at Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon in Florida, an exceptionally well run event put on by a stellar race staff. The 2014 Fifty States Half Marathon Club annual meet up will be held at HITS Omaha Marathon and Half Marathon in Omaha, Nebraska. The 2013 event was so much fun, that the members are really looking forward to the 2014 Omaha event! The annual get together is looking like another great turnout for club member attendance.
Fifty States Half Marathon Club is a national club and has multiple challenges, founded by Nicole Blomgren who runs both the club and the national Halfmarathonsearch.com Half Marathon Calendar. Challenges include the popular 50 States Half Marathon Challenge (to finish a half marathon in all 50 states), the 100 HALF Anywhere Challenge (to finish 100 half marathons or half ironmans, or combo of either), and the 50 States Endurance Challenge (to finish a half marathon, full marathon, half ironman, full ironman, or combo of any of those 4 distances in all 50 states, for those that like to mix it up). The club also has the 7 Continents Endurance Challenge, and the 500 Endurance Challenge for members who want to remain a club member amongst the many wonderful members, and enjoy the approximate 300 event discounts across the nation. The club even offers a lifetime membership option for existing members, and welcomes members to remain a member long after finishing a challenge or challenges.
The annual meet up in Omaha will start out with a Friday evening cocktail hour meet up at a “to be determined” destination Sept 19, 2014, close to the hotels and race location. Saturday the Pre Race dinner, hosted by the HITS Omaha Marathon & Half Marathon staff, will be a club member gathering where 50 State Challenge and 100 HALF challenge finishers will receive their personally engraved gold cup trophy awards. Sunday September 21st, 2014 will be the race day meet up, post race at tent, and following with a Sunday evening finale meet up at a “to be determined” location. Excitement is heating up as the event weekend gets closer, and looks to be another fun gathering for Fifty States Half Marathon Club members! For more information about club membership, feel free to visit www.halfmarathonclub.com
“I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened.” Wilma Rudolph – Happy Friday and have a great weekend!
“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” ~ Les Brown
“…wanting change is step one, but step two is taking it.”
― Isaac Marion
“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows” ~ Ralph Marston