Since our start in 1997, FRTR has helped thousands of runners complete the Chicago Marathon, Fox Valley and many other fall races. 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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We offer three training plans for both the half (11 week) and full marathon (18 week) 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.
In addition to training with us, you receive free access to our private club tent for the Fox Valley Half/Marathon and access to our hospitality suite for the Chicago Marathon. This includes gear check, bathrooms, food, water, and Gatorade.
Our flexible training plans can be adjusted for any fall full or half marathon. You may join our group runs at any time; however, the "official" start dates for training for each of the primary races are:
We offer three different plans for both the marathon and half marathon. Select the plan that fits your experience during registration.
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:
May 6 12:00 AM CDT - Training starts
May 18 7:00 AM CDT - First Group Run at the Windmill