2020 Fall Marathon Training Program

 Registration is closed for this event

In March 2020, the DC Road Runners Club (DCRRC) suspended all activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which inlcuded our training programs.  Pending guidance from local, state, and federal authorities, we are planning to conduct our fall training programs, beginning with opening registration on June 15, 2020.  To ensure safe operations, the first several weeks of training will be conducted virtually with an in-person kickoff planned for Saturday, July 11, 2020.  Additional details are included below with more information available to those who register.

DCRRC will continue to monitor the local public health situation closely and make any adjustments necessary to protect our communities, members, partners, trainees, and volunteers.

DC Road Runners Club Fall Marathon Training Program is your opportunity to successfully prepare for the Marine Corps Marathon or any fall marathon of your choice.  The training program begins with a virtual start on June 20, 2020.  This means that trainees will be running on their own or in small, self-organized groups.  The first in-person long run meeting is planned for Saturday, July 11, 2020 at North Meade Street Park, a small park northwest of the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) in Rosslyn at 6:45 AM.

The training program virtual start kicks off with a 10-mile run long run on June 20, 2020.

Membership in the DC Road Runners Club (DCRCC) is required to participate in the program -- sign up here.  The marathon training program is $35 for current DCRRC members.  You must also select and register for a marathon on your own (no guaranteed or free entries are provided by DCRRC).  Training program members are also encouraged to participate in / volunteer at the club's many 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? (in-person events as permitted by local regulations)

  • Weekly virtual coaching session via Google Meet or Zoom
  • Weekly email tips and coaching emails
  • Weekly training runs:
  • ​Private Facebook group to share FAQs, coordinate runs, etc.
  • Seminars by professionals in physical therapy, diet and more!
  • DCRRC training t-shirts and opportunities for other club swag
  • Social opportunities throughout training
  • Motivation and camaraderie found only with a training group

Please note that the Saturday morning runs may move to a 5:45am start time due to extreme weather.

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

Program Structure Details. Click Here

Weather Policy: Click Here

All runners are responsible for their own safety.

June 20th, 2020 6:45 AM   through   October 17th, 2020 6:45 AM
North Meade Street Park
N Meade Street
Arlington, VA 22209
United States
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.