When you are training for a marathon or half it is crucial to be well-trained and ready to take on 26.2 or 13.1 miles.  We've highlighted some of the best local and national training resources that will help guide you to a great finish.  Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a first time marathoner or half-marathoner, there is a training plan that will work for you!


Ohio Valley Running Company

Ohio Valley Running Company (OVRC) is the local specialty run shop and they host different community group runs/walks and are a great resource for finding running partners and information when training for the Athens Marathon.  Follow OVRC's website or Facebook Page to stay up-to-date about group runs and to socialize with other runners!


Local Races & Events

Sometimes the best way to get quality marathon training in is to enter other races as training races. Southeastern Ohio Trail Runners (SEOTR) is a local organization that hosts great events throughout the year.  Check out the SEOTR Events Page and consider using another race as a way to train for the Athens Marathon!  


Online Training Programs:

Runner’s World Marathon Training Plans – Many training programs for every type of runner.

Joe Henderson – An incredible running resource, Joe Henderson, close friend to the Eugene Marathon, has written countless articles and books on race training.

Jeff Galloway Marathon Training – Proven program designed for folks who have been doing some running or walking.

runCoach – Personalized world-class coaching.


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