Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Training

Crazy enough to want to run a marathon? Or maybe you’re only half crazy and 13.1 miles sounds like plenty. Second Wind Running Club has a marathon/half marathon training program to help you go the distance!

Registration is closed!

Runners of all experience levels are welcome.

Benefits include:

  • Weekly scheduled runs on Saturdays with planned routes
  • An in-depth plan that lays out what to do each day of the program
  • Mentor-pacers who are experienced runners
  • Kickoff event with winter running gear tips
  • Nuts and bolts talk the week before race weekend with the Race Directors
  • Technical training shirt
  • Training program party the week after race weekend

As part of the fee, you also become a Second Wind Running Club member and can attend a second weekly group run on Tuesday nights and club speedwork on Wednesday nights.

To join the half marathon training program, you should be able to run 4 miles; to join the marathon training program, you should be able to run 8 miles. This year’s program offers 16 weeks of training, beginning with a kickoff event on Thursday, January 2, and ending with the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon race weekend, April 24-25, 2020.

October 1- November 30 $65 individual; $55 for each additional family member
December 1-start of program $75 per person

Space is limited to 50 for the full and 75 for the half training program, so don't delay! 

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Thanks to our 2019 sponsors!


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