2022 Spring Marathon Training Program

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Training program for spring marathon races (e.g., Yuengling Shamrock Marathon)

The DC Road Runners Club (DCRRC) Spring Marathon Training Program is your opportunity to successfully prepare for the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon or another spring marathon of your choice.  The Shamrock Marathon is currently scheduled for an in-person event on Sunday, March 20, 2022. The training program starts in late November and convenes as a group every Saturday morning at North Meade Street Park, which is just northwest of the USMC Memorial / Iwo Jima in Rosslyn, Virginia.


The training plan begins on Sunday, November 14, 2021 and the first group long run will be held on Saturday, November 20th at 8:00 AM (a.k.a. “Saturday Long Run” (SLR)). The training program operates rain, snow, or shine with few exceptions. Training runs will operate through Saturday, March 12, 2022.


The marathon training program holds its long runs in conjunction with the DCRRC SLR group. In order to hear announcements and prepare, runners should arrive at North Meade Street Park around 7:45 AM. On the first Saturday, come prepared to run 10 miles following a short overview of the program. Most of the SLR routes, which will be posted at the link above, can be tailored for shorter / longer distances.


You must be a member of DCRRC to participate in the marathon training program. If you are not currently a member, or need to renew an expired membership, you can complete the necessary steps here: Membership Information. The marathon training program is $35 for current DCRRC members in good standing. You must also select and register for a marathon on your own; we do not provide guaranteed or free entries. Training program members are also encouraged to participate in / volunteer at the Club's free races and events, which are included in your membership fee. We are all part of the DMV's running community and it's up to us to keep it inclusive and vibrant!


**Registration is open to those participants 18 years of age and older as of the start of the program.**


What's included in the training program?

  • Coaching for your pace and fitness level
  • DCRRC training t-shirts and opportunities for other club swag
  • Weekly informational updates and training plans
  • Weekly training runs:
    • Saturday morning group runs
    • Mid-week speed workouts
  • Occasional seminars by professionals in physical therapy, diet and more
  • Social opportunities throughout training
  • Motivation and camaraderie found only with a training group

If you have not run a marathon, it is strongly recommended that you consult your physician prior to entering this program.


Weather Policy: Safety is our number one priority. A race, run, or other event may be canceled, delayed, suspended or postponed, or the course may be modified in the event of threatening weather conditions that could make the run unsafe for participants. Such threatening weather conditions may include: lightning, heavy rains, wind/tornadoes, extreme heat, ice/snow, or other major weather conditions. Extreme heat is defined as a heat index that meets or exceeds 105 degrees Fahrenheit at the time of the event or run. Lightning strikes within one mile of the planned course are considered threatening. It is up to the race director or run leader to determine whether the conditions are threatening and communicate any decision to alter the event or run to participants.

November 20th, 2021 7:00 AM   through   March 20th, 2022 7:00 AM
Spring Marathon Training $ 35.00

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The DC Road Runners Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and is also affiliated with USA Track & Field. We provide a year-round schedule of running events that offer everyone a chance to participate regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.