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2019 Spring Endurance Training
Join a proven training program and increase your success to achieve set goals.

Join us this summer as we prepare for the Great Western Half, Sly Fox Half, Illinois Hal, Naperville Women's Half or any other race your planning to run this Spring!

Since our start in 1997, FRTR has helped thousands of runners complete marathons and half marathons  We've helped tens of thousands of aspiring runners and seasoned veterans make it to the finish line, and we can help you too!

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Registration fees

Coach Led Program, FRTR Member Closed

  1. $40.00

Coach Led Program, Non-FRTR Member Closed

  1. $45.00

No Coach Program, FRTR Member Closed

  1. $30.00

No Coach Program, Non-FRTR Member Closed

  1. $35.00

Spring Endurance Training Shirt Closed

  1. $12.00

Why Train With Us

We offer three 11-week training plans for half marathon runners. Whether this is your first, fifth or fifteenth event we have a plan for you. Our flexible plans are based upon YOUR race.

You'll be assigned to one of our six RRCA Certified Running Coaches who will help guide you to your goals

Our training plans provide a balance of miles, intensity and recovery. Plans are electronic via Final Surge. You can view your plan on virtually any Internet connected device. Easily update actual runs versus planned runs to see your progress.

We have many group runs too. 

Training Schedules for each of this Fall's Big Races

Our flexible training plans can be adjusted for any half marathon. You may join our group runs at any time; however, the "official" start dates for training are 11-weeks from your scheduled race date.

Training Plans for All Levels of Experience

We offer three different plans for both the marathon and half marathon. Select the plan that fits your experience during registration.

  • "Blue" Beginner Plan:  You will run 11-21 miles per week with a long run of at least 10 miles. In general, select the Blue Plan if you are new to distance running. However, if you have other racing experience and the mileage base, consider an Orange or Purple Plan.
  • "Orange" Intermediate Plan:  You will run 15-26 miles per week with a long run of at least 12 miles. This plan will mostly involve running 4 days per week, but may have some instances of an additional run in some peak weeks.
  • "Purple" Advanced Plan:  With this plan you will run 30 or more miles per week with a long run of at least 15 miles. This plan calls for running five days a week. You are an experienced distance runner or have endurance racing experience. 

Suggested Experience

Experience is not necessary, but in order to enhance your opportunity for success, we strongly encourage you to have an adequate training base in place before entering the program. We recommend the following:

Half Marathoners

  • Running at any pace two to three days a week (see starting mileage above)
  • You have completed one run of 4 miles or more within the previous month

Event Schedule

  • February 11 7:00 AM CST - Training starts

Contact Information

Event Location

1500 Crissey Ave, Batavia, IL 60510, USA

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