Program Overview


  • 9 Month challenging training program designed to train people who have never run before to run the Chicago Marathon (26.2 miles).
  • 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 the Annex at LWCC.
  • In-Class sessions meet for 2 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 and 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.
  • Additionally, it is expected that you will work out 5 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).
  • Races- You are responsible for your own race registration:
    •  Chicago Marathon opens March and estimated cost is $175.00
    • Rock n Roll is open now see KRC team leader for registration information.
  • You will need to purchase running shoes an estimated 3 pairs for running.
  • You will need to purchase a watch.
  • You will need to purchase running clothes.

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