Mon January 4 - Sun April 25, 2021 Sylvania, OH 43560 US

Dave's Marathon Training Program gives you the benefit of personal coaching through a training plan designed to get you ready to race and achieve your goal. The marathon and half marathon program will begin Monday, January 4th,  2021.  The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon will be the goal event for all the programs offered. Each program will have different pace groups to meet individual needs and dedicated coaches for each group. Come out and join hundreds of other runners just like you, and let Dave's Running help get you to the finish line. 

* We will be meeting in-person with the necessary social distancing and safety precautions in place, as approved by the Lucas County Health Commission.

BRAND NEW—Remote Training Option (online)

Our newest offering is something we have had in the works, and the pandemic has made this the perfect time to unveil Dave's Running Shop's Remote Training.  Dave's training programs now offer an alternative to our in-person training, for those who may not feel comfortable running with others at this time, or runners who prefer to train on their own, or due to a hectic schedule may not be able to meet on the official training days, as well as runners from around the country looking for expert training support. Dave's remote training includes our full program online; offering everything that the in-person program does, except for the official in-person group sessions. Dave's Remote Spring MIT program is powered by the Training Tilt online platform that has a robust online experience to accommodate all of your training needs, and allows for interaction with coaches and other runners in the program.


If you are looking to complete your first half marathon, we will get you to the finish line with a detailed training program that will gradually build your endurance. It is designed to get you from the start line all the way through 13. 1 miles to the finish line.


You’ve got some experience with running the half marathon or shorter distances. Maybe you've completed the half before and are just looking to get to the next level. Let us build up your mileage and get you to the full 26.2 miles feeling fit.


If you want to make a run at the grand daddy of all marathons, our experienced staff will craft a plan that will put you in the best possible position to hit your Boston Qualifier.

Prior to the start of the training program you will receive a welcome email regarding the logistics. Best of luck and thanks for allowing Dave's Running Shop the opportunity to coach you.


  • 16-week Training Plan
  • Structured Practices w/ Indoor Track Training Dates (UPDATE: the BGSU track has been approved to use as of 12/1/2020)
  • Racing & Running Events Specifically Designed for the MIT Program
  • Holloway Featherlight Softshell Jacket
  • Soft, Cotton-blend T-shirt
  • Mercy Health PT Staff On-site for Track Workouts
  • Weekly Informational Training Email
  • Active Facebook Training Forum
  • Team & Individual Challenges Throughout the Program 
  • Special E-coupons for Discounts on Shoes & Other Running Accessories


  • 16-week Active Online Training Calendar
  • Training Tilt Online Platform: Videos, Recipes, Chat Room, Forums + More
  • Training Tilt App to Access Training Calendar & Platform from Anywhere on Mobile Device
  • Holloway Featherlight Softshell Jacket.
  • Soft, Cotton-blend T-shirt
  • Mercy Health PT Staff Access
  • Weekly Informational Training Email
  • Personal Feedback on Workouts from the Program Director
  • Active Facebook Training Forum
  • Individual Challenges Throughout the Program
  • Special E-coupons for Discounts on Shoes & Other Running Accessories


10 PACE GROUPS (based on avg. goal pace per mile)

  • Sub-8:00 (pace per mile)
  • 8:01-8:30
  • 8:31-9:00
  • 9:01-9:30
  • 9:31-10:00
  • 10:01-10:30
  • 10:31-11:00
  • 11:01-11:30
  • 11:31-12:00
  • Open Pace/Low Mileage Group

Tuesdays or Thursdays (6:00 PM)

Perry Field House 
801 N Mercer Rd 
Bowling Green, OH 43402
* Availability will depend on Wood County Health Dept. and BGSU COVID-19 Restrictions 

Saturday (8:00 AM)

Metroparks & Area Venues

Findlay Location

Findlay MIT meets at Robert A. Malcolm Athletic Center on the University of Findlay campus for indoor track workouts, and the meeting day will be updated on this site when it's finalized. The long runs are Saturday mornings at 8:00 AM leaving from the Findlay YMCA.
* Availability will depend on Hancock County Health Dept. and University of Findlay COVID-19 Restrictions 

Training program Contact Info

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