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What Is It?

9 Month challenging training program designed to train people who have never run before to run a marathon (26.2) or half marathon (13.1).

Members are strongly urged to seek medical advice before starting any physical training program


We meet every Saturday for both in-class and on the road training.
2 Months in-class training sessions cover scripture, nutrition, fitness/strength, gear and more.
The 2 Months of in-class training takes place in Living Word Christian Center.
In-Class sessions meet for 3 hours. But, there are some classes that are a little longer (those will be announced).
In-Class sessions start at 7:30 am and end at 10:30 am. There will be some early start days at 7:00 am or 6:30 am.
7 Months of on the road training consists of your weekly long runs or speed training.
On the road meeting times are: as early as 4:00 am; as late as 6:00 am; with an average meeting time of 5:00 am.

Additional Details

It is expected that you will work out 5 to 6 days a week on your own; this includes 2 mid week short runs. Note: training for this will be provided.
Members can not miss more than 3 consecutive classes to remain an active KRC member (i.e. 3 consecutive weeks of classes).


You are responsible for your own race registration: Chicago Marathon is closed; Rock n Roll is open now go to or you can see KRC team leader for registration information during class; Naperville half marathon is open now go to

What You Will Need

You will need to purchase running shoes an estimated 3 pairs for running.
Watch and/or timing device that you carry and bring to all runs.
Running clothing for summer, winter, and fall.

Running accessories: belt, water bottle, and items for nutrition.

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