Calgary Marathon Group Coaching
Coaching geared toward those looking to tackle the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, or 5km at the 2024 Servus Calgary Marathon Race Weekend on Sunday, May 26th
We’ve coached 100’s of athletes to the finish line of the Calgary Marathon, and we’re coming back for our 3rd year of group coaching!
Each spring we look forward to this premier running event. The Calgary Marathon is not only one of YYC’s most beloved road running events, but it’s also Alberta’s Best Road Race. We want you to join us this spring to take on this epic race!
New for 2024:
This year we are rolling out the red carpet for a new group - a 5k group geared toward those just getting started on their running journey. We believe running is a sport for everyone! Over the years we’ve had the privilege of coaching many runners from their first running steps to their first 5k and beyond! We are so passionate about this new initiative and can’t wait to help a new group of runners toe the line this May.
Why group coaching?
Group coaching is a great option for those that want to train for a specific race without the long term + financial commitment of 1:1 coaching. Take part in a highly supported, superlative coaching experience while enjoying the perks of being part of an established group.
Group coaching participants will receive:
• 14-weeks of customized coaching delivered via the TrainingPeaks platform
• lululemon Skyline Run Coaching branded singlet to rock on your training runs and race day
• Individual onboarding call with your coach
• Group course preview + planning call
• Bi-weekly indoor track workouts for YYC runners held at Mount Royal University
• A Slack community where you can connect with other SRC athletes
• Pre-race support including a race-day plan, individual pre-race call with your coach, and a fuelling guide to help you nail your race-day nutrition
• Pre-race team shake-out run in YYC.
• If you choose to continue on with 1-on-1 coaching after the race weekend we will waive the 100.00 onboarding fee
5k + 10k Group: 420.00 + GST
Half Marathon + Marathon: 450.00 + GST
Registration deadline: Monday, February 5th, 2024
Group coaching start date: Monday, February 19th, 2024
Shake-out run: Saturday, May 25, 2024
Race day: Sunday, May 26, 2024
Is there a prerequisite mileage or experience level required for the groups?The program is tailored to each athlete and will be adjusted as needed. However, to ensure a safe build the 10k, half marathon + marathon have prerequisite mileage guidelines: • Those running the marathon should be running at least four days a week with a minimum of 30km weekly mileage and be able to do a 20km long run on week one • Those running the half marathon should be running at least three days a week with a minimum of 20km weekly base mileage and be able to do a 12km long run on week one. • Those running the 10km should be comfortable running 2-3 times a week before the start date. No experience is required for the the 5k program.
I'm not located in YYC, can I still participate?You bet! Runners from anywhere in the world can join this cohort. The only difference for participants outside Calgary will be that they do not take part in our in-person group training.
Where and when are your group practices?During the winter we practice bi-weekly at the Mount Royal College indoor track. Practices are held Thursday evenings at 7pm. In April we move our practices outdoors to Riley Park. These practices are held Tuesday evenings at 6pm.
What is your refund policy?Running is a high-impact sport and we acknowledge that injuries can happen. As professional running coaches working within our scope of practice is essential. This means that in the event of a suspected injury we will urge you to seek guidance from a medical professional to determine the appropriate next steps and when you can safely return to running. Please note that if you withdraw from the program past the halfway point a refund cannot be provided. If something disrupts your training before the halfway point of the program you will be offered free signup for a future group program.