50 States of National Anthems


Jim has been working on pursuing a goal of singing the national anthem in all 50 states, doing this challenge exclusively at the start of distance races, since 2015.  This affords him the opportunity to then participate in the race right after singing.  By the end of 2017, he had sang in forty out of fifty states.  The final ten states in his quest were completed in 2018, culminating at the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in November, a race that also coincided with the culmination of his running marathons in all fifty states!

If you are with a race being put on in the future, and would like Jim to perform the anthem at the race start, please contact Jim using the contact form on the navigation bar found on the bottom of this page!