2020 Spring Marathon Training Program

DC Road Runners Club 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 training program starts in the first week of December 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 overview of the program.  The mileage plan will be distributed prior to that date.

If you are not up to running ten miles yet, please join us at the Club's regular Saturday Long Run (SLR) for several weekends preceeding the formal program kickoff.  We'll be doing shorter, very informal "Jump Start" runs so that you can begin the program with a reasonable mileage base.  These Jump Start runs are designed to used in combination with regular mid-week runs on your own.  Jump Start runs will meet (7:45 am) and kickoff (8:00 am) at the same time as SLR.  Our first Jump Start run will likely be on Saturday, 16-November.  Due to the holiday period, the schedule is subject to change.

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?

  • 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:
  • Seminars by professionals in physical therapy, diet and more!
  • Social opportunities throughout training
  • Motivation and camaraderie found only with a training group

As a general rule, we run rain / snow / shine.  During the winter months, running start times and routes may be modified to accommodate conditions.

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 7th, 2019 8:00 AM   through   March 21st, 2020 8:00 AM
North Meade Street Park
N Meade Street
Arlington, VA 22209
United States
2019-2020 Marathon Training $ 35.00

Upcoming Events

DCRRC Bread Run 10K & 2 Mile Fun Run
Sun, Dec 8th, 2019, @10:00am
Gar Williams Half Marathon
Sun, Dec 15th, 2019, @9:00am
Book Club
Sun, Dec 15th, 2019, @4:00pm
Holiday Relays
Wed, Dec 18th, 2019, @7:00pm
2020 DCRRC Predictions & Resolutions 5K
Wed, Jan 1st, 2020, @12:00pm
Board Of Directors Meeting
Thu, Jan 9th, 2020, @7:00pm
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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.