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Thinking about training for your first half or full marathon and looking for a comprehensive training program in a fun and supportive environment? Completed one or more half and/or full marathons and looking for that next dimension in your training? Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) is pleased to introduce our out of this world half and full marathon training program! The 2022 Beyond Half and Full Marathon Training Program (Kalamazoo) runs Saturday mornings at 8:00am (7:30am starting in March) January 8, 2022 through April 30th, 2022 and features schedules to prepare you for a spring half or full marathon. There is no scheduled run February 26th due to the Winterblast Half Marathon, 10k and 5k on February 27th.
Place the launch date on your calendar. A Virtual Information Night and Blast Off is Tuesday, December 14th at 6:30pm. The link will be sent out to the KAR distribution and posted to KAR and Beyond Facebook groups the week before. Membership in Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) is required to join the Beyond Half and Full Marathon Training Program. The cost is $45 through December 31, 2021 and $55 through February 28, 2022, plus the cost of a KAR membership if not already a member ($25 individual$35 family/$20 full-time student).
The 2022 Beyond Half and Full Marathon Training Program (Kalamazoo) includes:
*Organized Saturday morning runs held on a variety of courses in greater Kalamazoo and Portage. The majority of runs offer a pre and post run indoor venue with rest room facilities.
*Saturday Runs begin at 8:00 am through February and at 7:30am March and April. Pre-run gathering time and instructions is 15 minutes before the start time.
*Low, moderate and high intensity half and full marathon training schedules with day by day workouts.
*Hydration (individually bottled water and electrolyte beverage) out on the course***Runners are encouraged to carry and fill their hydration accessories at hydration stations.
*Weekly email and blog site communications with training tips, schedules, and more
*Supportive and encouraging Team Leaders with pace groups ranging from under 8:00 min/miles to 12 + min/miles. Program is directed by an RRCA and Lydiard certified running coach.
*Informative Clinics select Saturday mornings before the runs.
*Virtual Information Night Tuesday, December 14 from 6:30 - 7:30pm. Link to be sent to KAR distributions and posted to KAR and Beyond Facebook groups
*A FUN and supportive winter training experience with shared camaraderie and team spirit.
Additional race information can be found at https://karbeyond.wordpress.com/.
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