Aiming for The Canberra Times Marathon but don't know where to start?
Whether you are local or travelling for the occasion, we've got four training options for you:
Local group YMCA train on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (TTS). Join them for a training run and start clocking those km's to help you tick a marathon off your bucket list. Midweek runs go for about an hour while Saturday runs are generally longer with a coffee or breakfast afterwards at a local cafe.
Looking to run your first 5km or 10km race? YMCA will have a dedicated training group for beginners starting Tuesday 14th February through to Tuesday 11th April for a celebratory recovery run following the event. The group will train on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings.
Saucony Wear Testing
Have you got the right gear for Race Day? Saucony will be at selected Australian Running Festival training runs with advice on footwear selection for your event and a range of their latest running shoes available to test during your training session. Don’t miss out on trying the latest and greatest technical running product and talking to the experts in race-day footwear.
The Sydney Striders Marathon Training Group (MTG) hold training runs every Sunday morning and will provide you with the motivation you need to train hard and reach your goal of completing the Marathon in 2017.
TXR Runners are a community based training group for competitive, recreational and fitness runners based in the South East and Bayside areas of Melbourne. They provide training runs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays that are designed to help adult runners of all ages and standards improve their ability in a supportive and friendly environment. These training runs are free, and each session is overseen by an accredited coach.
PCRG trains on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 5.30am departing The Ship Inn at South Bank. All PCRG sessions are mentored by Australian Running Legend Pat Carroll and all levels of runners are accommodated for. Session consist of various duration of interval running or hill work.
Pat is offering 10 Free of Charge PCRG sessions to runners who have entered the Australian Running Festival. Pat also mentors via his online coaching service.