50 States Half Marathon Club™ Membership
Annual Dues $35.00
(Subject to Occasional Small Increases)
Due by Anniversary date each year
One Complimentary Award
(Subject To Rule #11)
Ability to Earn More Free Awards
(the longer you are a member or extend membership)
See Below for More Detail
First year dues is included in Joining Fee
Half Marathon Club Membership Benefits
A FULL TIME, AMERICAN, USA VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED, DEDICATED CLUB FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
This is not a hobby for Founder & President, Nicole Blomgren. Nicole manages 50 States Half Marathon Club as a full time American owned, USA veteran owned and operated small business, working to improve the club on an ongoing basis, working with race directors, building race relationships and discounts, marketing, business administration, membership administration for new and current members, managing the club store, constantly looking for cool club apparel, designing of club apparel, working with vendors (such as purchasing & screen printing), answering member questions, completing official challenge finisher verifications, keeping content updated on the club website, and so much more that keeps a great club operating efficiently for our awesome members!
RACE EVENT DISCOUNTS - BIG discount List Sorted by State
Hundreds of half marathon, and other distance, race discounts. The discounts alone pay for your annual dues and then some! Our list is too long with races constantly being removed and added to be able to update it both in our private member login where codes are and publicly, so our discount list is not available to be publicized.
HALF MARATHON GROUP - CLUB MEET UPS - ROOM SHARE - RIDE SHARE - DINNER MEET UPS - ONLINE SOCIAL GROUPS - OVER 1600 MEMBERS TO MEET UP WITH ALL ACROSS THE NATION
We have an annual member meet-up and awards held at a new location annually, and also many, many, smaller half marathon group meet-ups planned in our forums by members. Some of our members also run full marathons as well, so many are combined marathon runners and 1/2 marathon runners. Our online private members only Facebook Forum "Group" has become our home of most members coordinating dinner and race meet-ups, sharing their schedules, pictures and more. Great camaraderie to tackle your challenge together! Also, room-share and ride-share as you get to know members!
NICEST AWARDS IN THE INDUSTRY - HIGHER END, MULTIPLE CHOICES - PESRSONALIZED - *FREE* NICE ENGRAVED FINISHER AWARD
Our club goal is to provide you a high class, special, quality award for your achievement you worked so hard for. Think about it! Membership is only the price of a half marathon, and we award nice gold cup trophies, beautiful plaque, and crystal awards, PERSONALLY ENGRAVED! Nicest Awards in the Industry! Do you even know a half marathon that personally engraves a little medal or gives a really nice trophy to every finisher? Of course not! They would probably charge over $200 per race or more if they did. And our joining fee is about the same, or even less than a lot of half marathon events. Yes, our joining fee could rise in the future, so join early in your journey! All "General Membership" members will receive one free award, as long as rule #11 is fulfilled. Please see rules & guidelines page for cost of 2nd awards, and milestone awards. You can earn MORE FREE awards, the longer you are a member, or by purchasing multiple year annual dues packages. Life Membership members will receive complimentary awards for life.
ANNUAL SOCIAL & AWARDS NIGHT EVENT
As mentioned above, our annual meet-up, in conjunction with awards night, is held at a new location, in a new state, every year, where all members are invited to meet-up. This is a fun event to allow all members to meet in person from all over the US! Many members get to know one another in our private forum, and it is exciting to get everyone together in person, and always a great time!
A NICE BIG CLUB STORE FULL OF CLUB APPAREL, HATS, VISORS, GEAR, FINISHER APPAREL AND MORE!
A nice big club store, with lots of variety, is great for meeting members, and showing off your journey, AND your accomplishments! Our club store is the largest in our club industry, with MORE NEW APPAREL COMING SOON! We have all kinds of shirts, from t-shirts to tech shirts, tanks, short sleeve, long sleeve, sweatshirts, jackets, vests, duffle bags, summer and winter headbands, visors, technical hats, finisher shirts, finisher jackets, and more! Take a look!
In addition to our hundreds of running event discounts such as half marathons, marathons, and trail runs across the US, we also have discount deals for members on items such as:
* 20% Off ROAD ID
* 50% off Champion CSX Compression Socks, Braces & Supports
* 10% off at Running Warehouse Runningwarehouse.com
* 15% off at Skirt Sports www.skirtsports.com
* 15% off at Tailwind Nutrition www.tailwindnutrition.com
* 15% off JWalking Designs - Earth Friendly Fitness Fashions, Custom Made Running Skirts
* 10% off at the online store Gone For a Run - Your Gift Source for Running
... and more (found on our member discount list).
A VARIETY OF SOCIAL MEMBER FORUMS & GROUPS
While we started out having our member forum in our logged in member forum, our private members only Facebook Forum "Group" and our MeWe Forum "Group" have grown to be the most popular, which have included interactions with about 90% of our members, and have been awesome mediums for fueling the camaraderie throughout our club! These are private forums and all official half marathon club members are invited to utilize these forums. We also have Google groups to utilize as an additional means of communication, for things like member announcements and dinner meet ups, for those that choose not to participate in our social media forums, to have the ability to contribute and participate in race meet ups and dinner meet ups.
In our logged in area of our member online community, you can find important club information, a list of discount codes sorted by state and type of discount, view race member profiles, and message members of our half marathon group / club.
There are Perks of becoming a life member of our half marathon club! Discounts for life, no annual dues increase if we ever have one, special drawings for our life members if we receive free race entries to give to members, and no more having to pay annual dues every year! Just select the payment option "life membership" when you join, or at your 1st year anniversary, select the life annual dues option. Life membership option comes with a free tech shirt and a free club sticker, as well as complimentary awards for LIFE, for completing our club challenges and milestones!
In a multi-club effort to support our Veterans and those with disabilities, we do allow Hand Cycling for ALL Challenges.
General Half Marathon Club Membership
Often known as the 50 States Club, 50 States Running Club, 50 States HALF Marathon Club™, or 50 States half marathon group, our challenges provide a mixture of distances to allow half marathons, marathons, half ironman triathlons, and full ironman triathlons to be included in at least one of each of our challenges. This allows runners to mix it up if they choose, and/or still finish a 50 states challenge if they progress to become a marathoner, or cut back to half marathons, an enjoyable distance to run and travel. Additionally, feel free to join our running club as a "General Half Marathon Club Member" just for the discounts and perks! That's right! We are a national Half Marathon Club also open to all you half marathoners out there that know you will never run in all 50 States, but want to be part of the Half Marathon running community and enjoy the discounts (hundreds of race discounts!) and camaraderie of other half marathon club members, interact in our private member only groups, join our annual meet-ups, etc. Running in the USA continues to grow as a popular sport and activity and we all love Half Marathons, so join in!