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Location: Scranton, PA US 18508

Training begins: Sat, Jan 26th @ 8:30 a.m.

Last training day: Sat, Apr 6th

Informational Meeting:  Thursday, Jan 24th @ Scranton High School 7p.m.


Cost of Training Program: $60



Whether it is your first, 15th or 100th half marathon; beginners to seasoned veterans stand to gain from this program.

     Those looking to run their first half-marathon should be up to 10 miles/week with a recent long run of 3-4 miles at a 14:00 min pace by Jan 26th.

     Those looking to improve on a previous half marathon effort should be up to 15-20 miles/week with a recent long run of 6-8 miles by Jan 26th.


Who Leads the Program?

The Scranton Running Company's Scranton Half Marathon Training Program is developed and led by Coach RJ Stiltenpole.  RJ is a graduate from Marywood University with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Coaching. RJ was a recent finalist for the prestigious Brooks Inspiring Coach of the Year Award, which is a multinational award with over 2,000 coaching nominees. He is also a Level 1 USA Track & Field certified coach. While at Marywood, RJ 's studies emphasized areas such as gait analysis, sub-maximal stress tests, V02 max testing, electrocardiograms, body composition testing and general injury prevention.  RJ was a three-year captain of the Marywood's cross country team. He also received the CSAC Runner of the Year Sportsmanship Award in 2007 and in 2009. RJ has competed in numerous road races and is a multiple Steamtown Marathon finisher. Now in his 40s, he recently ran his fastest Scranton Half Marathon finishing in 1 hour 28 minutes.





The first 12 registrants will receive 1 free pair of Feetures! socks of their choice, 1 tube of Nuun Hydration, Gu energy plus other fun swag items.






• Exclusive store discounts at Scranton Running Company during our participant appreciation week (Jan 25th - Feb 2nd)!

• A custom printable 10-week half marathon training plan that includes four scheduled runs per week

• 3 Weekly group training runs on the half marathon course (i.e. long runs, speedwork, tempo runs, hill work) on Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

• Organized dynamic warm-up exercises indoors at the Scranton Running Company prior to the start of each run 

• Organized static stretches indoors at the Scranton Running Company after each run

• Training culmination party

• Pop up refreshment stations following long runs.






Membership Levels

Half Training Program: 1/26/19-4/7/19

Maximum Number of Members Included in Membership: 1
Minimum Age: 14
Maximum Age: 100

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Club Contact Information
3 West Olive St
Scranton, PA US 18508
Phone: 570-780-6456

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