Lake Merritt Joggers & Striders 

Marathon and Half Marathon Training

Official East Bay Training Program for the 2018 Oakland Running Festival Marathon and Half Marathon

Join the official East Bay training program for the 2018 Oakland Running Festival (ORF) Marathon and Half Marathon!

Train for your spring marathon or half marathon with LMJS and join a community of runners who support your running. 

Marathon Training Program: 18-week program; training starts Monday, November 20, 2017 with first group run on Saturday, November 25 at 8:00 am

Half Marathon Training Program: 12-week program; training starts Monday, January 1, 2018 with first group run on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8:00 am. Half marathon trainees are encouraged to join Saturday runs beginning November 25.

Why train with LMJS? 

  • Saturday morning training runs at various locations in the East Bay

  • Run with others who run at your pace - you'll make new running friends and enjoy the long runs!

  • Pace groups for most levels with experienced leaders

  • Detailed training schedules

  • Group speed workouts 

  • Weekly training emails to inform and motivate you
  • RRCA-certified running coaches

  • Preview the ORF marathon and half marathon course

  • Hospitality tent on race day at ORF

  • Discount on ORF registration 
  • Only $80 for LMJS members; $105 not including membership [you can join LMJS for only $20]
  Ready to run? Sign up now!
The fine print: Note that this is not a "couch to finish line" program.  We do expect our trainees to be running when the programs start. 
  • Marathon trainees should be running at least 20 miles per week before the program starts.
  • Half marathon trainees should be running at least 12 miles per week before the program starts.
  • Both programs start with runs of at least 6 miles for the first long run. Half marathon trainees are encouraged to start with the marathon trainees in December to build their training base.

    For questions, contact ORF Training Director Allegra Kim at
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