Marathon Training

Our next Marathon Program is starting August 14th! Goal race is the Richmond Marathon on Saturday, November 11. Registration is open - sign up now!

Marathon Training

Cost of Marathon Training is $125 and that includes 13 weeks of workouts (two times a week), newsletters, access to Coaches who can answer questions and more! We do require that all Marathon Training participants be 18 or older.  

Who is Marathon Training for?

Anyone who is already able to run at least 10 miles and wants to get ready for 26.2 miles!  The 13-week Marathon Training starts at 10 miles (so you must be able to already run 10 miles comfortably) and builds up to 26.2 miles.  We have multiple paces groups for the Marathon Program including 10-11, 11-12, 12-13 and run/walk intervals (run 2 minutes, walk 1 minute). 

Thursday night workouts have a speed/core option for those runners looking to increase their speed and strength.  Saturday mornings are long runs.

Where and when do workouts take place?

Workouts take place on Thursdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 7am.

Thursday Evening workouts start at 6pm and Saturday morning workouts start at 7am at Reserve Avenue Fields North, across the street from Carilion Clinic- 3 Riverside.

Anyone is welcome to TEST DRIVE a Half Marathon workout for free the first week of the session before signing up. Please check-in at the Fleet Feet Sports tent when you arrive.

How do I sign-up for Marathon?

Registration for Marathon Training is open - sign up now!

July 20 - August 6: $115 Early Bird Registration

August 7 - August 21: $125 

Alumni Discount ($100): Have you participated in a 2017 Training Program with us?  If so, contact Coach Tim to get your Alumni Discount Code!

*Please note that cost of the goal race is NOT included in registration!

Can you tell me more about the Marathon groups?

There are multiple running pace groups for Marathon Training including 10-11, 11-12 and 12-13.  We also have one run/walk interval group (run 2 minutes, walk 1 minute).

Any rules?

  • All Marathon Training participants must have identification with emergency contact information on them at all workouts
  • Earphones are NOT allowed at workouts
  • Participants mush have reflective gear and lights when warranted.
  • Participants must have a hydration system with them during all workouts.
  • Participants must stay with a Marathon Mentor at all times
  • No strollers at workouts.
  • No animals at workouts

What does the cost of Marathon Training go towards?

The registration fees go towards coaching staff, equipment, insurance and part of the registration goes back to the City of Roanoke to help maintain the Greenways and facilities that we use.

 

Questions?  Contact us!

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