FSRC Half Marathon Training Program

Thu January 16 - Sun May 3, 2020 Frederick, MD US 21701 Directions

Half Marathon Training

$0 8:00AM EST - 7:00AM EDT Registration ends May 1, 2020 at 11:59pm 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 Race: Frederick Half Marathon, Sunday May 3, 2020

 Program Length: 12 weeks

 Information Meeting: Tuesday, February 4th at 6 :00 PM, Charm City Run,  467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701

 First Group Run: Tuesday, February 11th, 6:00 pm, Baker Park


  • Chris Dutton 
  • Michele Newton 
  • Jean Marie Heim

 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/

If you want your family to be in the club, or for any multi-person membership, you need to set up your club membership at https://runsignup.com/fsrc first, then come back to this page to register for the training.

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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