What is 50sub3?

The 50Sub3 Marathon Club is a free resource for all runners who share the goals of not only running a marathon in each of the 50 states, but also of completing them in a time of less than 3 hours. Thus, the club name “50Sub3 Marathon Club.”

50 States, 26.2 Miles, <3 Hours

The 50Sub3 Marathon Club has been organized to serve as a resource for all runners who share the goals of not only running a marathon in each of the 50 states, but also of completing them in a time of less than 3 hours.

Thus, the club name “50Sub3 Marathon Club.”

For those of us who share this goal, running is a lifestyle and travel is a hobby. The combination of these two – while simultaneously physically and mentally challenging oneself to run a sub-3 hour marathon – is what motivates us to keep running through the cold of a Midwest winter and the heat of a summer in the South while balancing the demands of employment and our personal lives.

The purpose of the club is not to encourage runners to COMPLETE a marathon in each state. There are a number of wonderful organizations out there that support runners in this quest (50 States Marathon Club, Marathon Maniacs, etc.). In addition, while there is a social component to this club (in that we support each other in a mutually challenging quest), the primary focus of the club is to serve as a resource and “watering hole” for those of us for whom the quality of a marathon matters as much or more than actually physically covering the distance.

There are no membership dues, no club meetings to attend and a very limited membership. I would estimate that only a handful of people in the US have met this goal and less than 100 have met the minimum membership requirements (10 states). Your interest in our organization is appreciated.

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