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 2021 - Date: SEPTEMBER 2021
2021 Fifty States Half Marathon Club Official Member Meet-Up
The 2021 annual member meet up and awards weekend will be held September 2021 in conjunction with the Revel Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half Marathon. Planning has begun!
SPECIAL NOTES TO MEMBERS:
* Host Hotel TBD
* The Big Member Party and Awards night club banquet will be on a Saturday evening, after the race, at a TBD Location in the Salt Lake City area. 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 2021 for official members, members' family, and guests "approved prior to event day".
* Revel Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half Marathon is our 2021 Annual Meet Up Host Race. Fifty States Half Marathon Club will also have a club tent at the finish line party. YAHOOOOOO!
Schedule for 2021 Annual Member Meet Up and Awards Night Weekend:
Friday INFORMAL Social Kick-Off 5pm - at TBD Location
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 ? . Location: TBD Location in Salt Lake City area
Sunday Morning: Sleep in after that FUN 50 Stater Party Night!
Sunday Evening: For those staying until Monday, members can meet up on their own or coordinate their own gatherings Sunday evening, however their will be no offical club Sunday evening gathering.
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
2020 - Canceled
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
2022 Annual Meet Up Destination: To Be Determined
2022 Annual Meet Up location will be held in conjunction with a "To Be Determined" September, October, or early November 2022 event! The 2022 Annual Member Party and Awards night will be held Saturday evening. Get ready for another fun night of dancing and social time at the member party in 2022!
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.