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FSRC Half Marathon Training Program

Sat July 28 - Sun October 21, 2018 Frederick, MD US 21701 Directions

Half Marathon Training

8:00AM EDT - 8:00AM EDT
Baker Park between gazebo and Talley Rec Center
121 N Bentz St
Frederick, MD US 21701

Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club
Half Marathon Training Program

 Goal Races: Baltimore Half Marathon - Saturday, October 20th, and Hershey Half Marathon - Sunday, October 21st 

 Program Length: 12 weeks

 Informational Meet and Greet, and Run:  Saturday, July 28th at 8:00 AM, Baker Park, 121 N Bentz St., Frederick

 First Group Run: Tuesday, July 31st, 6:00 pm, Baker Park


  • Josh Roane - RRCA Level I Certified Running Coach
  • Anne Shubert - RRCA Level I Certified Running Coach, ACE Certified Personal Trainer

 Program Description:

The FSRC Half Marathon Training Program is ideal for the first-time or intermediate half-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. Participants must be at least 16 years of age on program start date.

You must be a paid member of FSRC to register for this training, but you can join the club at the same time you register here. If you think you are 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://steeplechasers.org/membership/registered-members/

Group Runs:

  • Tuesdays: 6:00 pm, Talley Recreation Center, Baker Park, Frederick - 3-5 mile conversational pace or tempo run
  • Saturdays: 8:00 am, Various locations in or near Frederick - 5-12 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-walking (at any speed) 3 days a week or more, for at least 6 months
  • Comfortable running or run-walking 5-6 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 Half 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

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