Marathon Training

We don’t want you talking about your “dream”; we want you talking about your “experience.”

Don’t Train Alone

Become part of a fine MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM.  “Others” may talk about a great program, but we surely provide it.

Our program follows the popular two build up weeks, followed by a cut back week. This proven method of training allows you to safely build your mileage base, thus decreasing your chance of injury. You will be taught to run more efficiently.

You will also learn the importance of proper pace and hydration. Our runners are knowledgeable, experienced and friendly.

Others have been captains of the Nike Pacing Team at the Chicago Marathon. And others are members of Marathon Maniacs, Fifty States/Fifty Marathons, and Seven Continents.

Pace groups are offered and we have a NO DROP rule.  Which simply means NO ONE runner is ever left behind.

Every year we have 70 plus runners finish the Chicago Marathon. Many of our runners choose different Marathons and different states to run in.

Our Marathon Training Program includes mid-week training runs as well as Interval Training for all levels of runners.

It offers three levels of training: First Timer, Previous Marathoner, Personal Record. Gatorade is provided at ALL Sunday long runs, ALL Tuesday interval training sessions and ALL Thursday evening mid-week runs.

Massage students, compliments of SOMAR are present after all Sunday long runs.

A pre/post “Hospitality Room” (capacity 300) is provided at the Congress Plaza the day of the Marathon, free of cost to all members.  Gear check, bathrooms, and shelter from the weather are there for you pre-race.  Refreshments and massage therapists are waiting post-race, along with your family reunite.

We offer educational clinics throughout the year on topics such as Nutrition, Injury prevention, Stretching, ABC’s of Marathoning, Training in Heat and Cold, Zero Week and Beyond.


You must be a member of Glen Ellyn Runners to participate in this program.