Half Marathon Training

Winter half marathon - starts december 28th

Are you planning to run 13.1 this fall? Our half marathon programs are open to everyone from the runner attempting their first endurance event to the repeat competitive runner. Training can be individualized to your experience and goals. The program will prepare to race your best - whether you're new to long distance running or a seasoned half marathoner.

Our half marathon groups meet twice a week from the end of December to mid-March - once a week for speed workouts and once a week for long runs. Your expert coach will also provide you with a weekly training plan that will guide your preparation for your target half marathon. Along the way you'll learn about about increasing your mileage, tempo runs, track workouts, hill workouts, recovery runs, nutrition, hydration, injury prevention, and much more.



Requirements

To safely meet your goal we do ask that you have a base level of running under your belt before joining this group. What does that mean? We ask that at the beginning of the program you are able to run/walk 3-4 miles at one time and are currently running 10-15 miles per week. This does not mean you need to be able to run the entire way but just that you are comfortable covering that distance. Are you not sure if you meet these requirements? Don’t worry ask the coach for you location. You will be surprised that most people meet these requirements and are able to join the group.


Winter Half Marathon Training

train for a spring half marathon

Our winter half marathon groups start December 28th and target the Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon on Sunday, March 22nd, the DC Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon on Saturday, March 28th or any other half marathon in the same time frame!

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What to Expect

  • Supported group runs and workouts twice a week with planned routes, hydration and companionship

  • Positive and welcoming atmosphere for runners and walkers of all levels

  • Weekly training plans - beginner and intermediate options

  • Access to expert coaching services and advice

  • Brooks training premium

  • Gait analysis with footwear recommendations

  • 10% store discount at Charm City Run

  • Nutrition, gear and injury prevention education


Training Dates & Times

Check out the meeting dates and times for the training location closest to you. Info sessions will be held in the weeks leading up to the start of training to address your questions and explain the program expectations. All info sessions are held at the corresponding Charm City Run shop. To sign up for an info session, please scroll down to fill out the form below.

Where will we run? Groups run from their “home base” Charm City Run shop in addition to tracks, trails and other local meeting spots in the surrounding area.

ANNAPOLIS

Info Session:

  • TBA

First Run:

  • Saturday, December 28th at 7:00am

Training Runs:

  • Tuesdays at 6:00pm

  • Saturdays at 7:00am

Coach: Kelly Maurer

BEL AIR

Info Session:

  • TBA

First Run:

  • Saturday, December 28th at 7:00am

Training Runs:

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:00am

Coach: Kevin Hennessey

COLUMBIA

Info Session:

  • TBA

First Run:

  • Saturday, December 28th at 7:00am

Training Runs:

  • Wednesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:00am

Coach: Meghan Fugate

 

FELLS POINT

Info Session:

  • TBA

First Run:

  • Saturday, December 28th at 7:00am

Training Runs:

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:00am

Coach: Kara Whittington

FREDERICK

Info Session:

  • TBA

First Run:

  • Saturday, December 28th at 7:30am

Training Runs:

  • Wednesdays at 6:00pm

  • Saturdays at 7:30am

Coach: Siobhan Leonardis

LOCUST POINT

Info Session:

  • TBA

First Run:

  • Saturday, December 28th at 7:00am

Training Runs:

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:00am

Coach: Matt Craig

 

TIMONIUM

Info Session:

  • TBA

First Run:

  • Saturday, December 28th at 7:00am

Training Runs:

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:00am

Coach: Dawn Litrenta

 

VIRTUAL TRAINING

We also offer virtual training options for half marathon training. You can either purchase a training plan or sign up for monthly virtual training with access to an expert coach.

Coach: Jeff Burger

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sign up for an info session

Want to learn more about our next Half Marathon Training program and meet your coach? Sign up for an informational session at your closest Charm City Run location. Each session will take in the weeks leading up to the start of the program. We will review the structure, expectations and perks of training. Come with your questions!

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Word on the Street

"It changed my outlook on running for the better. From the start to finish, CCR did a fantastic job. I love having other runners to run with and the weekly training guides. I've met some awesome people through this group and love it!" - Half Marathon Training Group Runner


Questions?

Do you have a question about our half marathon training program? Send an email to our Training Director, Kelly Maurer, at kellym@charmcityrun.com and we will get back to you with more information.


 
Brooks is the proud sponsor of all Charm City Run training programs.

Brooks is the proud sponsor of all Charm City Run training programs.