In an effort to combine my love of running and travel and avoid making running all about PR-ing all the time, in summer 2017 I decided to take on a multi-year project to run a race in all 50 U.S. states. This blog documents my progress towards this goal, and life in general as a rec runner. Races can be any distance on any terrain. The only rules for a race to “count” are:
- It has to be an official race for which participants register (so, no going for a jaunt around the block and claiming a new state that way).
- A race does NOT have to be exclusively running, but it does need to have a running component (i.e., triathlons count, bike races do not).
- I have to finish the race, even if it means crawling on all fours across the finish line.