The Capital City Half Marathon partners with a variety of training groups that will help you prepare for the Half Marathon (13.1 miles), Patrón Quarter Marathon (6.2 miles) or Commit To Be Fit 5K (3.1 miles).
Marathoner In Training is an official Half Marathon Training Program of the Capital City Half Marathon. Have you always wanted to run a half marathon? Are you looking to set a new PR?
MIT will teach you about running or walking in cool and cold weather, nutrition, goal setting, how to avoid injury, pacing, and much more. The MIT program will allow you to run comfortably without spending a great deal of time training or recovering! This training program is designed to prepare you for your best or your first half marathon — the proper way! You will be given a training plan to follow that will get you to the finish line healthy and happy! MIT's goal is to motivate, inform, and get you addicted to running/walking! Though many of our participants will have run before, the program is designed to accommodate all skill levels! So let's go! Join us this season and begin the journey to your first (or next) half marathon!
To sign up for the training program, or to get more information, visit the MIT Website.
The team that organizes Marathoner In Training also offers No Boundaries for beginners who are trying to complete their first 5K.
The American Cancer Society, the benefitting charity of the Capital City Half Marathon, offers participants the opportunity to "make every mile more meaningful" through its DetermiNation program, the only endurance charity program that helps save lives from all cancers. DetermiNation participants receive outstanding runner benefits such as free team training, race-weekend VIP amenities, invitations to exclusive social events, and online tools you need to make achieving your fundraising goals easy and fun! Join the American Cancer Society's nation and with every step you take and every mile you conquer, you'll be saving lives and creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. For more information, visit www.acsdetermination.org/capitalcityhalf.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program is thrilled to be an official charity of the Capital City Half Marathon! This will be Central Ohio's eighth year participating in this event, and we are looking forward to bringing our biggest Team in 2012! TNT is hoping to raise well over $200,000 for this event alone. The money will go toward research, patient services and education in efforts to find a cure for blood cancers. If you are looking to train for the Capital City Half Marathon and are interested in doing it through Team In Training, please contact us at 614-476-7194, Ext. 259. www.teamintraining.org/coh/
Columbus Eastside Running Club offers full and half marathon training to new and experience runners. CERC meets in Bexley and Gahanna for group runs. Supported by Second Sole Gahanna, CERC members are currently training for a variety of races, including the 2012 Capital City Half Marathon. http://columbuseastsiderunningclub.com
The Cbus Pacers is a central Ohio running club and training group, offering training programs and group runs around the Columbus area. We're dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle and having some fun along the way, whether you're just beginning or you've been running all your life. For those interested in training for a spring event, our club has hundreds of people in different pace groups to help you on your quest. With multiple runs during the week, training and being social has never been better. www.cbuspacers.com.
The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle. www.facebook.com/groups/BlackGirlsRUNColumbus/
The FrontRunner Training Group supports runners of all shapes, sizes and abilities. Membership privileges include experienced training coach, planed routes from a variety of locations and discounts on FrontRunner merchandise. www.frontrunnercolumbus.com/fr-training-group
BIF Roadrunnes is dedicated to supporting the growth of healthier lives through education, leadership and motivation with a common interest of inspiring runners to run throughout the United States. We strive on our value system that will alllow us to move as a national organization across America. www.facebook.com/pages/BIF-Roadrunners/128962550501642?sk=info
Run MS is a non-competitive group of athletes that have made the commitment to create a world free of MS. Funds raised from Run MS will be used to support the National MS Society's Ohio Buckeye Chapter which serves and supports over 20,000 Ohioans living with MS. www.RunMSOhio.org
Run Fit Columbus offers a social and friendly atmosphere for those who want to run to get fit or train for races such as 5k's, 10k's, half marathons and marathons. At Run Fit Columbus, everyone is welcome regardless of your level of experience, speed or ability. We offer coaching, training partners, on-trail hydration and support the promotion of health and fitness in the Central Ohio area. For more information, visit www.runfitcolumbus.com.