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MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON TRAINING

Official Alameda County Training Program for the
2019 Oakland Running Festival Marathon and Half Marathon

Join the official Alameda County training program for the 2019 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 weeks
  • Begins Monday, November 19, 2018.
  • First group run on Saturday, November 24 at 8:00 am. 

Half Marathon Training Program

  • 12 weeks
  • Begins Monday, December 31, 2018
  • First group run on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 8:00 am.
  • Trainees are encouraged to join Saturday runs with marathon trainees beginning November 24.

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!
  • Discover new places to run long
  • Pace groups for most levels with experienced leaders
  • Detailed training schedule
  • 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
  • ORF Marathon and Half Marathon registration discount
  • Yes, you can train for different races (e.g., LA Marathon, Napa Valley, Boston, Big Sur) with us!
  • Only $80 for LMJS members and $105 for non-LMJS members.
    Annual LMJS membership is $20.

 Ready to run? Sign up now!

The fine print: This is not a "couch to finish line" program. We expect trainees to be running when the programs begin.

  • Marathon trainees should be running at least 20 miles per week before the program begins.
  • Half marathon trainees should be running at least 12 miles per week before the program begins.
  • Both programs begin with long runs of over 6 miles. 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 allegra.n.kim@gmail.com
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