Ultra Marathon Training

fall ultra marathon - starts july 14th

If you've completed a few marathons and are looking for the next challenge, an ultra marathon maybe the perfect goal for you! Ultra training is a true test your ability to endure and persevere, it is not about the pace or running fast – it’s about pushing your body beyond its limits and not giving up.

Our ultra marathon training groups meet twice a week for 16 weeks for runs and learn about hydration, trail running, easy runs, recovery runs, hydration, nutrition, injury prevention and much more along the way. Weekday runs will consist of hills and track workouts. Sunday morning runs will be trail runs at local parks, unless weather forces us to stay on the roads.

This group is open to all levels and paces, with beginner, intermediate and advanced training plans available. However, please read the requirements below to ensure you are ready to safely start ultra marathon training.


To safely meet your goal we do ask that you have completed at least one marathon distance and have a strong base level of running under your belt. We ask that you are able to run 10 miles at least once before the start for the program. Are you not sure if you meet these requirements? Don’t worry, ask the coach at your location on the information night.

Fall Ultra Marathon Training

train for a fall 50K (or similar)

Our fall ultra marathon group starts July 14th and targets the Rosaryville 50K in early November or any other ultra marathon in the same time frame! This group will run out of our Timonium store but most practices will take place at surrounding trails.

You can also target the Rosaryville 25K and train with the same group!

Scroll down for specific training days and times.


Fall Ultra Marathon Training
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What to Expect

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

  • Weekly training plans

  • 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

  • Trail running routes, advice and support

Training Dates & Times

Check out the meeting dates and times below. An info session will be held in the weeks leading up to the start of training to address your questions and explain the program expectations. To sign up for the info session, please fill out the form below. Registered or not, all are welcome to join us for an info session and/or the first day of training to get a feel for the awesome group atmopshere!


Info Session:

  • Thursday, July 11th at 6:30pm

First Run:

  • Sunday, July 14th at 7:30am

Training Runs:

  • Thursdays at 6:30pm

  • Sundays at 7:30am

Coach: Jon Karcmarek

sign up for the info session

Want to learn more about our next Ultra Marathon Training program? Sign up for the informational session in Timonium on Thursday, July 11th at 6:30pm. Come with your questions!

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Word on the Street

"Trail running has opened up a whole new chapter in my running life. Pushing my body to perform in different situations not found on the road, while at the same time, being surrounded by the absolute beauty of nature. Talk about a runners' high. (But don't forget to watch your step.)"

- Wendy Gallo, Ultra Marathon Training Group Member


Do you have a question about our ultra marathon training program? Submit the form below and our training director will get back to you.

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

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