50 State Challenge Map

50 State Challenge Map
States completed

Monday, January 16, 2017

Hawaii Day 6

Up at 2 am.  Out by 2:45 am.  Sunrise starting at 6:15 am.  Sunrise at 7.

Amazing experience this morning at Mount Haleakala.
Sun breaking through.



Sunrise from 10,000 ft.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hawaii Day 5

Five years ago I created "Tight Laces in 50 Places," a personal challenge to run a half marathon in every state. Today - after 105,920 miles traveled and 655 marathon miles ran - I've come to the end of that journey. This morning I crossed the finish line in Maui, completing Hawaii and thereby all 50 states!

I want to thank all my friends and family that accompanied me on my travels and were there for both the good and rough times (two days stuck in Fargo!) A special thank you to my sister Maria who accompanied me to more states than anyone (10). Thanks, Mari!

I’m still tossing around ideas for my next challenge. But until I figure that out ... I’m going to the beach. Later!


The most supportive siblings a brother can ask for.

My niece!

The brother-in-laws

The #50 Hawaii crew.



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Hawaii Day 4

A great day of whale watching and beach time.  I'll let the video and pictures do the talking with respect to the whales.

I also picked up my packet for tomorrow.  I'm all set for 50.  Just one more day.  More pics to come tomorrow as I close out this challenge.


Lahaina Harbor





Pulling out of the harbor





There she is.




Coming back to shore.





Me with my #50 Bib.  Thank you Lahaina organizers!


Hawaii Day 3


Dinner time view.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Hawaii Day 2

Day 2 was spent driving the Road to Hana.  If it's not a bucket list item, put it on now.  It's a drive that allows you to see ocean views of Maui and swim under waterfalls.

It was a great day and one that I'm sure will be one of the best of this trip and 50 state run.  More pics tomorrow ..


Getting to the Falls






Waikamoi Falls
















Upper Puohokamoa Falls




Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hawaii Day 1

So here we are.  #50. It's finally arrived.  Five years ago I started my journey to run a half marathon in all 50 states.  And last night I - along with family and friends - touched down in Maui.

Day 1 was spent exploring Lahaina.  I chose Maui to be where I finish this and Lahaina has a great half marathon.  It will be on Sunday.

This morning we went downtown for breakfast and to explore the city a bit.  Afterward we spent the afternoon at Black Rock and Kaanapali Beach,

Tomorrow we'll be driving the Road to Hana.  I'm real excited about that.  It's going to be a great day.  More pics to come ..


Walking into our home for the next eight days




Beach behind out house.  Basically our back yard


Downtown Lahaina




The view from breakfast







My brother Jorge, me, my nephew Richy








Scenic overlook

Kaanapali Beach