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2017 Fall Marathon & Half Marathon Training Group
Ask about it at Striders!


Training and completing a marathon or half marathon is a challenging and rewarding endeavor! Participants in our marathon and half marathon groups benefit from our experienced coaches and mentors.  Group workouts on area roads and paths are fun and supported. 

We are offering two different marathon programs for first-timers and veterans looking for a structured program that will prepare you to run a personal best!

**Beginner Marathon Program – Starts May 30th ( 20 week program)**

Informational Meeting – May 30th @ 6:30pm (followed by a 2 mile walk/run!)

  • 20 week training program – walk/run method     
  • $75 program cost
  • 4 run days per week (2 with Striders) & 1 cross train day
  • Fall Marathon focus (Grand Rapids, Detroit, Chicago, etc.)
  • Individualized training in a group setting. 
  • Tech fabric “Striders” training shirt.
  • Training plan with weekly coach notes + support.
  • Organized 7:00am Saturday long runs supported with nutrition/hydration along the route.
  • Wednesday 6:30pm group runs.
  • Monthly running clinics (stretches, shoes, apparel, nutrition, etc.)
  • Training group discounts at Striders: 15% shoes, 20% apparel, 10% nutrition & accessories


**Intermediate Marathon Training Group – Starts June 12th  (18 week program)**

  • $75 program cost
  • Informational Meeting on Wednesday, June 14   6:15pm  (followed by Group Run)
  • Same perks as the Beginner Marathon Group
  • Structured Wednesday/Saturday runs for a Fall Marathon focus (Grand Rapids, Detroit, etc.)

** ½ Marathon Training Program – Starts July 24th  (12 week program)**

  • $65 program cost
  • Informational Meeting on Wednesday, July 26  6:15pm  (followed by Group Run)    
  • Same perks as the Marathon program
  • Fall Season - Half Marathon focus
  • Structured Wednesday/Saturday runs for the half-marathon will prepare you for the distance.

Sign up at Grandville Striders today!!

25K General Training Plan

For a more structured program with great benefits, sign up for our training group!