August 19, 2017 - Register Now!


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:

  • Program Duration: June 4 - August 20
  • Program Kick-off Party: Saturday, June 4 @ 8:30am at Fleet Feet Madison
  • First Group Run: Sunday, June 5 at 7:00am

Registration: Online registration opens Spring, 2016

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 30

  • $5 of every registration is donated to Allied Running Club
  • Registration into the Madison Mini-Marathon is NOT included in your training program registration
  • Early Bird Special: $129 (until May 16)
  • Regular Rate: $144 (May 17-May 30)
  • Late Registration: $159 (May 31 and after)

Group Runs - 2x/week:

  • Weekend meeting locations will rotate between west, centeral and east areas of Madison.  Wednesday group runs will be centrally located in Madison.
  • 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 click here or contact:

Megan Dolan- Director of Training Programs


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