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While at our annual family reunion last weekend, I talked to my cousin Charles about his relatively new addiction – running. 😉 He ran the Baltimore Marathon last fall, was immediately hooked, and has already set a goal to run a marathon in each of the fifty states.

The next race on Charles’ calendar is the Freedom’s Run Marathon in Harper’s Ferry, WV.  There just happens to be a half associated with the marathon and I’m thinking about meeting him if we can work out the logistics. The half starts an hour after the full and in Shepherdstown, WV. Soon after the half starts, it joins the full course, and then both races finish in Shepherdstown (the full is a point-to-point and the half is a loop). If we can work out the logistics so I can run with Charles for most of his second half, I’d love to join him! Wouldn’t that be a great way for cousins to spend some time together?


Here’s where you’ll find me the rest of this year…

August 19 – Leesburg 20K – Leesburg, VA
August 26 – RBC Century – Reston, VA (looking iffy for the full 100 miles)
October 6 – Freedom’s Run Half Marathon – Shepherdstown, WV
October 13 – Assault On Molly’s Knob – Extreme 5K – Marion, VA
November 22 – Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day 5K – Ashburn, VA
December 2 – Run With Santa 5K – Reston, VA


  • Questions:
  • Have you ever thought about running a race in every state? 
  • Have you tried to meet up with a friend already on the course when they’re running the full and you’re doing the half? If so, how did it work for you? 
  • Are you running any of the races I have on my schedule? 


Hope to see you at a race!