Full Marathon Training
winter marathon groups - start december 7th
You have more than likely made it to this page because you have either just signed up for a marathon or are seriously considering it. Congrats on such a big step in achieving a really cool goal that not many people in the world accomplish! After signing up and committing to a 26.2 mile race, training is the next step and we think you have come to the right place. Our groups and expert coaches will prepare you to reach your marathon goals, healthy and happy!
Each group will meet twice a week from December to mid-March, learning about long runs, tempo runs, track workouts, easy runs, recovery runs, hydration, injury prevention, and much more.
To safely meet your goal we do ask that you have a base level of running under your belt before joining this group. What does that mean? We ask that you are able to run/walk 8 miles at one time at the start of the program and are currently running at least 15 miles per week. This does not mean you need to be able to run the entire way but just that you are comfortable covering that distance. Are you not sure if you meet these requirements? Don’t worry ask the coach for your location! You will be surprised that most people meet these requirements and are able to join the group.
Winter Marathon Training
train for a spring marathon
Our fall marathon groups start December 7th and target the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon on Sunday, March 22nd, the DC Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on Saturday, March 28th or any other marathon in the same time frame!
Scroll down for specific training days and times at your location.
What to Expect
Supported group runs and workouts twice a week with planned routes, hydration and companionship
Positive and welcoming atmosphere for runners of all levels
Weekly training plans - beginner and intermediate options
Access to expert coaching services and advice
Brooks training premium
Gait analysis with footwear recommendations
10% store discount at Charm City Run
Nutrition, gear and injury prevention education
Training Dates & Times
Check out the meeting dates and times for the training location closest to you. Info sessions will be held in the weeks leading up to the start of training to address your questions and explain the program expectations. All info sessions are held at the corresponding Charm City Run shop. To sign up for an info session, please scroll down to fill out the form below.
Where will we run? Groups run from their “home base” Charm City Run shop in addition to tracks, trails and other local meeting spots in the surrounding area.
Saturday, December 7th at 7:00am
Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Saturdays at 7:00am
We also offer virtual training options for full marathon training. You can either purchase a training plan or sign up for monthly virtual training with access to an expert coach.
Coach: Jeff Burger
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sign up for an info session
Want to learn more about our next Full Marathon Training program and meet your coach? Sign up for an informational session at your closest Charm City Run location. Each session will take in the weeks leading up to the start of the program. We will review the structure, expectations and perks of training. Come with your questions!
Word on the Street
"I loved having a great community in the group and having people cheer you on even though you are the slowest person in the training group. " - Full Marathon Training Group Runner
"I loved training not just to finish a marathon, but to improve and strive for more than just adding miles to my resume. It is perfect for anyone that might be getting a little bored with running or someone that has plateaued and looking for a challenge!" - Full Marathon Training Group Runner
Do you have a question about our full marathon training program? Email our Training Director, Kelly Maurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply to you with more information.