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.


requirements

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.

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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.

 

ANNAPOLIS

Info Session:

  • Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:00pm

First Run:

  • Saturday, December 7th at 7:00am

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:00pm

  • Saturdays at 7:00am

Coach: Kelly Maurer

BEL AIR

Info Session: 

  • TBA

First Run:

  • Saturday, December 7th at 7:00am

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:00am

Coach: TBA

COLUMBIA

Info Session:

  • Wednesday, December 4th at 6:30pm

First Run:

  • Saturday, December 7th at 7:00am

Training Runs:

  • Wednesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:00am

Coach: Meghan Fugate

 

FELLS POINT

Info Session:

  • Thursday, December 5th at 6:30pm

First Run:

  • Saturday, December 7th at 7:00am

Training Runs:

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:00am

Coach: Kara Whittington

LOCUST POINT

Info Session:

  • TBA

First Run:

  • Saturday, December 7th at 7:00am

Training Runs:

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:00am

Coach: Matt Craig

TIMONIUM

Info Session:

  • TBA

First Run:

  • Saturday, December 7th at 7:00am

Training Runs:

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:00am

Coach: TBA

 

VIRTUAL TRAINING

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!

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Word on the Street

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"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


Questions?

Do you have a question about our full marathon training program? Email our Training Director, Kelly Maurer, at kellym@charmcityrun.com and we will reply to you with more information.


 
Brooks is the proud sponsor of all Charm City Run training programs.

Brooks is the proud sponsor of all Charm City Run training programs.