Chicago is our hometown and we love this race! There's nothing like running with 45,000 other people through the loop and feeling the energy of that crowd...plus the joy of a Chicago hot dog when you finish. 🌭 Let's just hope the weather cooperates this year!
Join us for 18 weeks of marathon training to get you ready for an incredible experience on October 10, 2021. Training kicks off on June 14th!
18 weeks of easy runs, long runs and cross training to increase your overall fitness and endurance while building mileage slowly.
Speed workouts once a week and marathon pace practice to train your body and mind in how it feels to hold your race pace.
Benchmark workouts to measure your progress every 5 weeks.
Advice on long runs, nutrition, hydration, gear, and recovery - the important stuff that will make or break your training!
Coach Marcus Sladden is here for you during training:
Texts from Marcus for questions, advice, and motivation
Group chat with your coach and other marathoners to discuss training and cheer each other on
Coach office hours twice a month to ask questions and prepare for what's ahead
Beginner and intermediate runners looking to build endurance and skills while avoiding injury. You should be able to run or run/walk 6 miles at the start of the plan, even if it's slow!