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LMJS is excited to once again be the official training program for the Oakland Running Festival marathon and half marathon. We'll get you ready for the March 2023 race, or any spring race of your choosing. Since 2010 we've trained more than 1,000 runners of all levels — from first-timers to experienced runners — and helped them meet their personal goals. 

Learn from experienced coaches and pacers, get training tips, and enjoy the long runs with others at your pace! You do not need to be an LMJS member to join the program...yet we'd love to have you benefit from our membership perks, including discounted program fee.

Register now!

Marathon Training Program

  • 18 weeks
  • Begins November 14, 2022

Half Marathon Training Program

  • 12 weeks
  • Begins December 26, 2022
  • Half trainees are encouraged to join the program in November/December for more fun and fitness

Program includes:

  • Online training program to plan, record, and analyze your runs 
  • Saturday group runs at various locations; majority in the East Bay
  • Pace groups from 7:30 minute/mile to 13+ minute/mile
  • Experienced pacers and RRCA-certified running coaches
  • Detailed weekly training schedule, with beginner and advanced levels 
  • Supportive and social community, in person and online
  • Training and fueling tips 
  • Guest speakers on running-related topics
  • Weekly track/speed workout 
  • Oakland Running Festival registration discount 
  • Discounts from local running stores

Note: This is not a "couch to finish line" program. Both marathon and half marathon programs begin with long runs of 6+ miles. To get the most out of the program, we highly recommend marathon trainees already be running 20 miles per week when the program begins and half marathon trainees at least 12 miles per week.

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