2019 Spring Marathon Training Program

DC Road Runners Club (DCRRC) Spring Marathon Training Program is your opportunity to successfully prepare for the Rock'n'Roll DC Marathon or any Spring marathon of your choice. The 15-week training program starts on Saturday, December 1 at North Meade Street Park, a small park northwest of the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) in Rosslyn at 7:45 AM.

On that Saturday, come prepared to run ten miles following a short introductory overview of the program.

There is an informal Jump Start program if you need a head start on training, so please come on out as you choose to our FREE Jump Start program that meets on Saturdays in parallel with the DC Road Runners Saturday Long Run group -- run start time is 8 AM sharp. The group meets every Saturday from November 3rd until the start of the formal program at the same place as the Spring Marathon Training Program.

The marathon training program is FREE for current DCRRC members, however you must register for the Marathon Training program and volunteer at a minimum of two DCRRC events. You will also need to select and register for a marathon on your own (no guaranteed or free entries are provided by DCRRC).

What's included?

  • Coaching for your pace and fitness level
  • Weekly informational updates and training plans
  • Weekly training runs:
    • Saturday morning group training runs with post-run Gatorade and water
    • Mid-week speed workouts
    • Weeknight group runs throughout the area
  • Seminars by professionals in physical therapy, diet and more!
  • Social opportunities throughout training
  • Motivation and camaraderie found only with a training group

Please note that the Saturday morning runs may move to a 8:45am start time in December and January due to weather. In such cases, details will be provided via email and social media.

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

Contact Email: training_marathon@dcroadrunners.org

All runners are responsible for their own safety.

December 1st, 2018 7:45 AM   through   March 9th, 2019 8:00 AM
North Meade Street Park
N Meade Street
Arlington, VA 22209
United States

Upcoming Events

DCRRC Holiday Relays
Wed, Dec 12th, 2018, @7:00pm
Barcroft 5k
Sat, Dec 15th, 2018, @9:00am
DCRRC Gar Williams Half Marathon
Sun, Dec 16th, 2018, @9:00am
2019 DCRRC Predictions & Resolutions 5K
Tue, Jan 1st, 2019, @12:00pm
Board Of Directors Meeting
Thu, Jan 10th, 2019, @7:00pm
DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler
Sat, Jan 12th, 2019, @9:00am
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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.