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TCMA Spring Distance Training Program

Stronger Together

A 14-week training program led by experienced coaches who are passionate about running.  Whether you’re training for your first half or full marathon, aiming for a new PR, or looking for a group to train with this program will prepare you to reach your goals.  Choose from a novice or veteran training plan.


DATES: January 29th – May 3rd, 2020

SCHEDULE:  Wednesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 8am. Various locations in the North End of Tacoma.  Mondays (optional) at 6pm.

LEVELS: All levels welcome.  Half marathon participants should be able to run / walk a minimum of 3 miles at a 16-minute pace or faster.  Full marathon participants should be able to run / walk a minimum of 6 miles at a 16-minute pace or faster.



  • Choose between a 14-week novice or veteran training plan for either a half marathon and full marathon 
  • Wednesdays at 6pm. Coached group speed workout aimed at improving your aerobic fitness and personal pace
  • Saturdays at 8am. Group long runs.  Gradually increase your mileage with the support of your coach and assistants.  Long runs are supported with aid stations, mapped routes, and the camaraderie of others
  • Optional strength training on Mondays at 6pm.  Warm-up with an easy run followed by 30 minutes of runner specific core work
  • Private Facebook group and direct access to your coach and assistants
  • Weekly newsletter with training tips and race specific seminars



  • Two coached workouts per week plus an ability-based weekly training plan with individualized paces
  • TCMA #runtacoma training t-shirt
  • Exclusive discount to Tacoma City Marathon and St. Paddy’s Day Run Tacoma
  • VIP Tent at the Tacoma City Marathon
  • Train specifically to the course with simulated long runs and advice from course experts
  • Receive encouragement, support and motivation to meet your goals from your coaches and peers.



  • Cost: $125
  • NO REFUNDS after the start of training
  • No partial credit given for missed session
  • Registration opens Monday, December 16th.  Training group is limited in size.  REGISTER EARLY!



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