50 States Half Marathon Club™ Special Events
Half Marathon Club Member Meet-Ups Throughout Year
Member Meet-Ups Throughout Year
Informal meetups planned by many members in our private forum throughout the year. Most of the informal meet ups are at half marathon events, and members usually meet up for a pre-race or post-race dinner, or sometimes both!
Annual Member Celebration & Awards Event
One of our MAIN Club events is our annual awards event where we present 50 state finishers, 100 Half finishers, and finishers of our other various challenges. This is a super fun weekend to enjoy the presence of all club members that want to meet one another from all across the United States!
Next Annual Member Meet-Up!
FALL 2020 - Date: Oct 23rd - Oct 26th
2020 Fifty States Half Marathon Club Official Member Meet-Up
The 2020 annual member meet up and awards weekend will be held October 2020 in conjunction with the Houston Half Marathon! Planning has begun!
SPECIAL NOTES TO MEMBERS:
* Host Hotel is the Hyatt Regency Downtown Houston. Details & weekend gatherings can be found via member portal in early 2020 Login
* The Big Member Party and Awards night club banquet will be on a Saturday evening October 24th, 2020 at a TBD Location in Houston, Texas. This is for ALL members of our club. It's not ONLY awards night, but is also our big annual meet up member party. Banquet Event Tickets will be on sale at the club store in Spring 2020 for members, members' family, and guests "approved prior to event day".
* Houston Half Marathon is our 2020 Annual Meet Up Host Race. Fifty States Half Marathon Club will also have a club tent at the finish line party. YAHOOOOOO!
Schedule for 2020 Annual Member Meet Up and Awards Night Weekend:
Friday INFORMAL Social Kick-Off 4pm - at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Houston, TX
Saturday Club Member Awards Event and Annual Meet Up member party: (this is our main event of the weekend)
(Dinner, Cash Bar, Awards, Social Time & Door Prizes 4:00pm until about 9:30pm. Location: TBD Location in Houston
Sunday Morning: Club Meet up race day at Houston Half marathon in Houston, Texas
Sunday evening, members can meet up on their own or coordinate their own gatherings, however their will be no offical club Sunday evening gathering. I will add a list of some options on our weekend itinerary.
Final Itineray with locations will been emailed out to members and will be kept up to date in the member portal.
Past Annual Meet Ups
2019 Quad Cities Marathon & Half Marathon, Moline, Illinois
2018 OCNJ Half Marathon, Ocean City, New Jersey
2017 Las Cruces Day of the Dead Marathon, Half Marathon - New Mexico
2016 Grand Rapids Marathon & Half Marathon - Michigan
2015 Kooky Spooky Half Marathon - Golden, Colorado
2014 HITS Omaha Marathon & Half Marathon - Nebraska
2013 Spacecoast Marathon & Half Marathon - Florida
2012 Rock'n'roll Las Vegas Half Marathon - Nevada
2021 Annual Meet Up Destination: Revel Cottonwood Marathon & Half Marathon
2021 Annual Meet Up location will be held in conjunction with the Revel Cottonwood Marathon & Half Marathon September 2021 event! This is a SATURDAY race, and the 2021 Annual Member Party and Awards night will be held Saturday evening. No race to wake up for on Sunday, so get ready for a fun night of dancing and social time at the member party in 2021!
Requirements For Annual Meet Up Location Consideration
Your event MUST MUST MUST be fully approved to support a MINIUMUM of 18:32 pace mile (4 hour minimum) walker friendly course. This means fully supported for the walkers at that pace, including all aid stations, post race food, etc. and agree to not shut down timing if there is finisher coming inbound shortly after 4 hours. A one hour early start is especially ideal (but it would have to be a timed early start with official results).
Provide our club a post race tent in your finish line post race party area is ideal.
Currently the race must be in September, October, or at very very latest early to mid November. This is when we do our awards, and we want to stay away from the holidays.
Must be within a reasonable radius to a major airport. We do not hold our meet ups near airports that are expensive to fly into because we have members of all income levels, flying in from all over the USA and some from outside the country. It also has to be close enough where members can use various means of transportation (idealy hotel shuttle, airport shuttle, etc).
Must be near event facilities that have over 300 capacity for our annual awards night / member party
Not required, but all previous annual meet up races have given our club a special discount to our members.
Anything addition to the above listed is always extra bonus.
Does your event meet all of the above and have interest in being added to the vote?
For consideration, please visit our contact page and email us.