Clocktower Runners

Chicago's only Independent Running Club offering Free Marathon Training

2016 Clocktower Runners Marathon Training Program

We are excited to introduce our new 2016 marathon training program.

The program consists of 18 weeks, starting Monday June 6th, with the first group long run on Saturday, June 11th. The program culminates with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9, 2016.

Click here to download the Clocktower Runners 2016 Marathon Training Program (PDF will open in a new tab)

We will introduce our program at a fun run on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 and would like all program participants to attend.

The program again includes optional speed training.

Source Acknowledgments:

Bob Horwitz

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Requirements: You should be able to run six miles consistently and have a weekly base of 20 miles before undertaking the marathon training program.

Contributions: Although we are a no fee running club, we do incur a number of operating expenses including our RRCA membership and insurance. To defray these costs, an annual donation of $20 for membership and marathon training is suggested per member, however any contribution is appreciated. Cash or a check may be made payable to "Clocktower Runners" and brought in person to our marathon kick-off on June 4, 2016 or go to this link to donate via PayPal. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 

Frequently Asked questions

2016 Marathon Training Application and Waiver