FSRC Marathon Training Program

Mon July 1 - Sat October 19 Frederick, MD US 21701 Directions

Marathon Training

12:00AM EDT - 7:55AM EDT
Baker Park between gazebo and Talley Rec Center
121 N Bentz St
Frederick, MD US 21701

Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club
Marathon Training Program

 Goal Race: Baltimore Marathon - Saturday, October 19, 2019

Program Length: 16 weeks

 Information Session:  Tuesday, July 9th at 5:45 PM, Talley Rec Center at Baker Park

 First Group Run: Tuesday, July 9th at 6:30 PM following the Information Session

**Program officially starts July 1st. Due to the holiday week, the Informational Session and Group Run will be July 9th.**


Andrea Thompson

Program Description:

The FSRC Marathon Training Program is ideal for the first-time or intermediate marathoner, and is a great way to improve your running and meet other runners in our community. Each participant is given a training plan including recommendations for mileage, cross-training, and days off. While some runs will need to be done on your own, volunteer coaches lead group runs twice a week. Group runs are encouraged, but not mandatory.  A private Facebook page provides a place to coordinate additional runs with other participants, and get support and advice from more experienced participants and your volunteer coaches. We try our best to answer your questions, or at least connect you with someone who can. 

You must be a paid member of FSRC to register for this training. If you are not a member, it's only $20 to join FSRC and you get this training and so much more. Click on https://steeplechasers.org/membership/join/ to learn more and follow the instructions to join. If you think you are already a paid member of the club and you can't register, please check the spelling of the name you used to join the club, using https://runsignup.com/Club/SearchForRenew/668. Once you've joined the club, or renewed your club membership, come back here to register for the training.

Group Runs:

  • Tuesdays: 6:00 pm, Talley Recreation Center, Baker Park, Frederick - 5-8 mile conversational pace or tempo run
  • Saturdays: 7:30 am, Various locations in or near Frederick - 10-20 mile conversational pace long run

Cost: $0 for current Steeplechasers members


To help protect against injury, we strongly recommend you are:

  • Consistently running or run 3-5 days a week or more, 15 miles per week, for at least 6 months
  • Comfortable running or run-walking 10-12 mile long runs
  • Have the blessing of your physician if you have some sort of medical issue that may affect your participation (heart issues, orthopedic concerns, etc.)


To Register:

Please complete both steps:

(1) Register for the program by clicking link above. If you have not already paid your Steeplechasers dues, you will be given an opportunity to pay them as part of the registration process. Please make sure your RunSignUp profile uses the same spelling for your name as can be found at https://steeplechasers.org/membership/registered-members/

If you're asked to claim your account, please see https://steeplechasers.org/membership/claim-account-rsu/

(2) Ask to join the FSRC Marathon Training Facebook page. The Facebook page is our primary means of communicating to keep you updated on when and where runs are occurring, to help you find support and get your questions answered by your coaches and fellow participants, and to notify you of cancellations due to weather. 

Training Contact Info

If you have any questions about this training, click the button below.


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