MARATHONFEST: The Winter/Spring ADVANCED Session
January 16, 2018 to May 13, 2018

The Winter/Spring Session of MarathonFest is an ADVANCED training session geared towards our Boston Qualifiers and those doing the more challenging spring races like Big Sur, Nashville, or Flying Pig. We begin training at higher mileage than our Summer/Fall Session and include many hill workouts. This session is NOT recommended for first time full or half marathoners. 

MarathonFest’s Winter/Spring Session offers three group workouts each week targeting speed, strength, and endurance.  Weekday workouts target speed and strength. Saturday runs focus on endurance. 

All participants must have recently completed a full or half marathon.  Boston runners begin at 14 miles, Spring Marathoners begin at 10 miles, and Spring Half Marathoners begin at 8 miles. 

All runners are assigned to Pace Groups with runners of similar pace for the weekend run for company and support. Please check our Pace Group Leader page BEFORE registering to be sure we have a Pace Group that fits your training needs. TRAINING FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Pace Groups Leaders »

Sessions

Session I: January - May (Winter/Spring)
Session II: June - January (Summer/Fall)
Annual Membership is available for January enrollment only

Upcoming Session

Session I: January 16, 2018 to May 13, 2018

3 Days / Week

Tuesdays 5:00 am or 6:00 pm workouts - Track workouts designed
for distance runners. Meet  at the Glenridge Middle School track.

Thursdays 5:00 am or 6:00pm workouts - Hill and tempo runs
for building strength and stamina. Meet at Glenridge Middle School.
ARRIVE EARLY TO TUES/THURS WORKOUTS TO WARM UP
BEFORE THE WORKOUTS BEGIN.

Saturday – 2525 Cady Way, Winter Park
Weekend Start times vary between 4:00 am
and 5:30 am and are determined by Pace Group Leaders.
Please check Pace Groups to see if there is a suitable pace group for you. 

Printable MarathonFest Orientation »

Prerequisite

Recently completed a full or half marathon 
All Runners must be able to run with one of our Pace Groups. 

Coaches
Susan Paul
Amanda Morehead

Pace Groups Leaders »

Fee 

$175 New Members- One Session
$150 Alumni* Members- One Session
$250 Annual Membership- Two Sessions: January and June (Offered in Session I)

*An alumni is one who has participated in this specific
training program within the last two years.

There will be a $25.00 late fee added to anyone
who signs up for MarathonFest after the start date.

Registration



Contact

Susan Paul, Training Program Director
susiwellness@gmail.com
407.920.1177

Program Benefits

  • A training schedule

  • Coached workouts 

  • Weekly e-mails

  • Runs supported with water and/or sports drink 

  • Discount Card for merchandise at Track Shack

  • Access to Florida Hospital professionals

  • Registration discount on OUC Orlando Half registration and other races


Pace Groups

Runners are divided into Pace Groups for Weekend Runs. Each Pace Group has one or more Pace Group Leaders that plan the route and set the appropriate run pace. All participants must meet the Pace Group pace requirements. Please check to see if there is a Pace Group for YOU before registering. Coaches and Pace Groups »

Runners unable to meet MarathonFest’s prerequisites are encouraged to join one of our other training programs.

Training Locations

Weekday workouts are offered both in the morning and the evening on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These workouts are NOT organized by pace group, so runners may attend either workout that best fits their day. Just show up ready to run. If you cannot make the weekday workouts, please run similar mileage on your own. 

TUESDAYS - Attend the 5:00 am OR the 6:00 pm Track Workout
- Meet on the Glenridge Middle School track, Orlando
- Runners should arrive 15-30 minutes EARLY to warm up BEFORE the workout begins

THURSDAYS - Attend the 5am OR the 6pm Tempo or Hill Run Workout
- 5:00 am meet in the bus lane at Glenridge Middle School, Orlando
- 6:00 pm meet BEHIND Glenridge Middle School, Orlando in the parking lot
- Runners should arrive 15-30 minutes EARLY to warm up BEFORE the workout begins

SATURDAYS* - 2525 Cady Way, Winter Park; meet in the Cady Way Bike Trail parking lot


*Field Trips

The Winter/Spring Session takes frequent weekend field trips to Apopka and Clermont for hill training. Detailed information will be provided in the weekly emails from the Program Director and Pace Group Leaders.  View start locations »

Rain Policy

Training programs run in the rain! Coaches are present for every workout and workouts are only cancelled if lightning is present in the area at that time.

Refund and Late Policy

Refund and Late Fee Policy- The Training Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Runners registering AFTER the start date will be charged an ADDITIONAL $25 FEE. Please note that the price of the program is not pro-rated based on attendance.  

Restrictions

NOTE: The Track Shack Fitness Training Programs are designed for persons over the age of 18. Persons younger than 18 interested in training, should check with their school for running/fitness programs or check out Cheetahs Running Club.