2018 Full, Half & Relay Marathon Training

2018 Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay Training

Planning to run the Pittsburgh Marathon, Half Marathon or Relay? Join the group that has helped thousands of runners reach their goals! Our Certified Coaches, Pace Group Leaders, and Mentors offer the support and motivation needed to keep you going.  And, with three different training level options, there is a program suited for every participant – whether this is your first race, or you’re trying to qualify for Boston.

Full Marathon 16-Week Training Program – Registration Fee $100.00 | REGISTER 
Half Marathon 12-Week Training Program – Registration Fee $85.00 | REGISTER 
Relay & Walk Run Intervals 12-Week Training Program – Registration Fee $85.00 | REGISTER 


16 Week Marathon Training Plan - Choose your training level:
(The Pittsburgh Marathon has a Course Time Limit of 6:07, which is an overall course pace of 14:00/mile)

  • Level 1 – For the first time Marathoner looking to safely cross the finish line (run/walk interval training available)
  • Level 2 – For those who have completed at least one Marathon and are looking to improve your finish time (Current weekly mileage should be 20+ miles/week)
  • Level 3 – A more advanced, higher mileage plan for the experienced Marathoner looking to bust through a Marathon plateau (Current weekly mileage should be 30+ miles/week)

Register for Full Marathon Training HERE


12 Week Half Marathon Training Plan – Choose your training level:

(The Pittsburgh Marathon has a Course Time Limit of 3:03, which is an overall course pace of 14:00/mile)

  • Level 1 – For the first time Half Marathoner looking to safely cross the finish line (run/walk interval training available) 
  • Level 2 – For those who have completed at least one Half Marathon and are looking to improve your finish time (Current weekly mileage should be 15-20 miles/week
  • Level 3 – A more advanced, higher mileage plan for the experienced Half Marathoner looking to bust through a Half Marathon plateau (Currently weekly mileage should be 25+ miles/week)

Register for Half Marathon Training HERE!


12 Week Marathon Relay Training Plan – Will prepare you to complete one leg of the Pittsburgh Marathon Relay. No prior race experience required. (Run/walk interval training available) 
(The Pittsburgh Marathon has a Course Time Limit of 6:07, which is an overall course pace of 14:00/mile)

Register for Half & Relay Marathon Training HERE


Fleet Feet Pittsburgh Training Perks:

  • Supported weekly group long runs with Coaches, Pace Group Leaders, and Mentors (Sundays at 7:30am)
  • Detailed maps with turn-by-turn directions
  • Fluid stations, including electrolytes, along training routes of 6 miles or greater
  • Coached weekly form drills and track workouts (Speed Squad, Wednesdays at 7:00pm – starting February 7, 2018 as weather permits)
  • 10% Discount to Fleet Feet Pittsburgh for all of your training gear (discount available from kickoff meeting through May 6, 2018)
  • Membership to Fitvil online community
  • Recovery snacks after each group run
  • “Ask the PT Days” at Fleet Feet Sports sponsored by NovaCare
  • Celebration Event at first Fleet Feet Running Club run (date in May to be determined)
  • Exclusive Run PGH Hat available for additional fee of $15.00 ($25.00 Retail Value) 

**New This Year – Want to run with us, but don’t want all the perks? Purchase a Pace Pass for $35.00**
Pace Pass includes maps and supported Sunday long runs from January 21 – April 30, 2018

Purchase your Pace Pass HERE! Become a Winter Warrior! 


Important Dates:

Marathon Training

  • Saturday, January 6, 2018 – Marathon Training Kickoff Meeting at Fleet Feet Pittsburgh
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 – Marathon Training Begins
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 – First Marathon Training Group Run

Half Marathon & Relay Training

  • Saturday, February 3, 2018 – Half Marathon and Relay Kickoff Meeting at Fleet Feet Pittsburgh
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 – Half Marathon and Relay Training Begins
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018 – First Half Marathon and Relay Training Group Run

**Half Marathon and Relay Training participants are welcome to join Sunday group runs beginning on Sunday, January 21, 2018.**

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