RRRC Winter Marathon & Half Marathon Training (WMT)

Sat December 5 - Sat March 13, 2021 Richmond, VA 23230 US Directions
RRRC members $5 off

WMT Full Marathon Training

$40 Registration ends January 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
RRRC members $5 off

WMT Half Marathon Training

$40 Registration ends January 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Come join the Richmond Road Runners Club's winter marathon and half marathon training! We look forward to having you train with Richmond's favorite winter training program.

We offer training for:

WMT begins on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Marathoners will start at 7:00 AM; half marathoners will start at 7:30 AM.

All training runs will start from Dogwood Dell (600 S. Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond).

Runners must be 16 years of age or older to sign up for WMT.

Interested in being part of RRRC's WMT Coaching Team? Email vp-operations@rrrc.org

Dogwood Dell
600 S. Arthur Ashe Blvd
Richmond, VA US 23230
Who should consider signing up for WMT?

WMT will offer training for current runners who want to move up to the half marathon or marathon distance for the first time OR who have already completed one or more half or full marathons.

While we welcome runners of varied paces, WMT probably is not for runners who are training to achieve a Boston Qualifier or other qualifying time.

WMT will be geared to the following runners. A runner should consider WMT if he/she:

  • already is doing at least 15 miles per week of running or run/walk at 14 minutes/mile or faster pace, and
  • has done a few 5Ks and/or 10Ks, and
  • can get in runs at least 4 days per week, and
  • wants to train for and finish their first half or full marathon or their 2nd, 3rd, nth longer race, and
  • wants the support of a training group for weekly long runs. 

WMT will offer a recommended training plan and weekly, supported long runs geared to each distance. While the training plans are not finalized, you can anticipate the following approach for the Saturday runs:

  • Half marathon starting at 5 miles working up to 11-13 miles (or maximum of 2 hours on your feet)
  • Marathon starting at 6 miles working up to 16-20 miles (or maximum of 3 hours on your feet)
COVID-19 Precautions & Procedures

COVID-19 Prevention

  • Runners must wear masks before and after every run.
  • The full team will begin at 7 AM, the half team will begin at 7:30 AM. This allows us to limit the group size and spread out as well as giving us a chance to get to know our teammates. 
  • Full and half teams will break into smaller groups based on pace.
  • Water stops will be cupless and touchless.

WMT will have precautions and procedures for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the health of all participants, coaches, volunteers, and the community. The requirements include: 1) appropriately wearing a face mask during the pre-run meeting time, after finishing the group run, any time social distancing cannot be maintained, and when directed to wear a mask by a head coach or coach; and 2) maintaining social distance of at least 6 feet or more from other WMT participants and volunteers at all times. Details of WMT's COVID-19 precautions and procedures will be shared with runners before the first session.

Runners at increased risk for COVID-19

Per U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, the following groups are considered to be at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19. If any of these apply to you, we ask that you take the increased risk into consideration before signing up for WMT.

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