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Mini Training


Join the tens of thousands of people who challenge themselves every year to the fastest growing distance race in the country – the half marathon. Even better, make it the nationally recognized Madison Mini-Marathon, ranked #14 of the best 27 half-marathons in the U.S. by Runner’s World Magazine!

We welcome those who are also working toward a fall full marathon. We recommend you be able to run 3 miles 2-3x/week prior to the start of half marathon training. This is to ensure you run healthy and stay injury free. All pace levels of runners are welcome!

Important Program Dates:

  • Goal Race: BMO Harris Madison Mini-Marathon on August 22, 2015.
  • Program Duration:  May 30, 2015 – August 22, 2015
  • Program Kick-Off Party:  Saturday,  May 30, 2015 @ 8:30AM Fleet Feet Sports Madison
  • First Group Run: Sunday, May 31 @ 7AM

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 25, 2015

*$5 of every registration is donated to Allied Running Club
*Registration into the goal race is NOT included in your training program registration

  • Early Bird Special: $129 until May 11, 2015
  • Regular Rate: $144 (May 12 - May 25)
  • Late Registration: $159 (May 26 and after)

Group Workouts – 2x/week

  • Wednesday 6PM – mid-week run & optional performance workout (hills, tempo, Intervals)
  • Sunday 7AM – long runs

Highlights of the Training Program Include:

  • A complete 12 week training plan leading up to the Madison Mini-Marathon (2 training plans to choose from based on goals and experience)
  • *** Half Marathon Training & Half Marathon Training with Fall Full Marathon Focus.
  • *** Strength and Core workouts built into your training plans.
  • *** Includes days we do not meet!
  • Weekly program emails with route information, advice, training tips, and motivation
  • Optional Race Director Fun Runs on Thursday evenings 1x/month - 5 mile run with the Mini-Marathon Race Directors 
  • Expert coaching and guidance
  • Organized group workouts 2x/week with mapped courses - including portions of the race course.
  • Educational seminar series to supplement your training - including such topics as sports nutrition & Hydration, Self-massage, and flexibility
  • Vendor partner promotions and giveaways
  • Sampling nutrition and hydration products
  • Pace group leaders on Sunday mornings to help you stay on track
  • A team technical shirt
  • Participant only coupons and discounts
  • A supportive enviornment for all athletic abilites that builds lasting camaraderie and friendships!

For more information please contact:

Megan Dolan- Director of Training Programs