A hallmark for testing endurance, is the 26.2-mile race, it takes a significant amount of training, both physically and mentally. Completing a Full Marathon (26.2M) is a life-changing event. A marathon finisher’s medal is a symbol of dedication, hard work, and the accomplishment of a challenging goal. Participants in our 18-week program benefit from our professional head coaches, experienced mentors, well-managed group runs on the Fort Wayne area’s best paths, access to an extensive lineup of informational clinics on nutrition, hydration, gear, injury prevention, stretching techniques, and more. Our training programs focus on both of these aspects with coaches and motivational speakers that will help better prepare you for crossing the finish line.
*18 week program
*twice-weekly coached group runs (Tues/Sat)
* Water & Hydration on the Long Run Course
*on site coaching from our RRCA certified coaches
*team support and encouragement
*educational clinics by our coaches and partners
*free injury screening
*post run refreshments
*weekly training newsletter
*special in-store discounts during program
*Post Race Celebration
Our Standard program is appropriate for anyone who wants to enjoy training to run 26.2 miles between 3 hours (8:00/mile long run training pace) and 5¼ hours (13:00/mile long run training pace). You should have trained & run at least a minimum of two half marathons prior to considering training for a marathon. We welcome first-time marathoners and veterans looking for a structured program that will prepare them to run a personal best.
Our 18-week Fort 4 Fitness Marathon training program is scheduled to begin on Tuesday May 30th at 6:30 PM from the store. Twice-weekly coached group sessions will continue every Tuesday at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 7:00am, all from the store. The program lasts 18 weeks, ending with the last group training run on Tuesday September 26th and the goal race on Saturday, September 30th at the Fort 4 Fitness Marathon in Fort Wayne. We will extend training runs into the fall for anyone training for a different fall marathon. An information and orientation meeting regarding the training program is scheduled at the store for Monday, May 15th at 6:30pm.