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 training for another summer half-marathon, or are 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: Madison Mini-Marathon on August 16, 2014.
  • Program Duration:  May 31, 2014 – August 16, 2014
  • Program Kick-Off Party:  Saturday,  May 31, 2014 @ 8:30AM Fleet Feet Sports
  • First Group Run: Sunday, June 1 @ 7AM

Registration: Click Here to Register

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 25, 2014

*$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 16, 2014
  • $149 after May 16, 2014
  • $169 after registration deadline

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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)
  • Half Marathon Training & Half Marathon Training with Fall Full Marathon Focus
  • Strength and Core workouts built into your training plans
  • Weekly program emails with route information, advice, training tips, and motivation
  • Optional Race Director Fun Runs on Thursday evenings 1x/month– 5 mile fun run with the Mini-Marathon RD’s
  • Expert Coaching and Guidance
  • Organized group workouts with mapped and supported courses
  • Educational seminar series to help you supplement your training – including such topics as Nutrition & Hydration, Good Form Running, Self-Myofascial Release & Flexibility
  • Vendor partner promotions and giveaways
  • Sampling of nutrition and hydration products
  • Pace group leaders on Sunday mornings to help you stay on track
  • A team technical shirt
  • A supportive environment for all athletic abilities that builds lasting camaraderie and friendships

For more information please contact:

Megan Dolan- Director of Training Programs