The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

CTC Launches Marathon Training Program
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Posted: Monday, July 07, 2008

On Thursday July 17, 2008 the Chattanooga Track Club (CTC) will launch a new marathon and half marathon training program. The 16-week program is designed to prepare runners, from beginners to the experienced, for the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon and Half Marathon scheduled for November 8, 2008.

 

Along with providing runners with a weekly schedule designed to build runners’ strength and endurance, the training program will offer participants two weekly group runs. The group runs include a Wednesday night mid-week tempo run and a Saturday morning long run.

 

Beginning July 23rd, the Wednesday night run will meet each week at 6:15 pm at the Downtown Sports Barn (301 Market St.). Distances will vary from 1 to 10 miles, depending on the desired training program.

 

The start time and location of the Saturday morning long runs will vary each week, with several runs on portions of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon and Half Marathon course. Distances will vary from 2 to 20 miles, depending on the desired training program.

 

The group runs will include detailed course maps, water and Powerade every few miles, and post run snacks and drinks.

 

 

Those interested in joining the program should attend a brief informational session on Thursday July 17, 2008 at 6:30 pm at the Downtown Sports Barn (301 Market St.). The training program’s first group run will take place Wednesday July 23rd at 6:30 pm at the Downtown Sports Barn (301 Market St).

 

The training program is offered free to registrants of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon or Half Marathon, members of CTC, members of the Sports Barn, and employees of CTC corporate sponsors. A $24 fee applies to all others. The fee includes membership to CTC.

 

The training program is sponsored by Chattanooga Track Club, Sports Barn, and Powerade.

 

To learn more about the marathon and half marathon training program or the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon and Half Marathon please visit www.BattlefieldMarathon.com.

 

About the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon & Half Marathon

The Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon has been run through the nation’s oldest military park for over 30 years. In 2007, it was selected as the Runner’s World must-do “run through history” marathon. This is the first year the event will include a half marathon.

 

 

About the Chattanooga Track Club

Founded in 1970, the Chattanooga Track Club (CTC) is a non-profit organization with the goal of promoting running, walking, and general fitness in the Chattanooga area. The club pursues this goal through a number of activities including weekly group runs, annual road races, youth programs, and social events. To learn more please visit ChattanoogaTrackClub.org.

 

Corporate sponsors of the Chattanooga Track Club include BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Sports Barn.

 


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