Clocktower Runners

A Chicago Independent Running Club offering Free Marathon Training

2023 Clocktower Runners Marathon Training Program

We are excited to introduce our new 2023 marathon training program.

The program consists of 18 weeks, starting Monday June 5th, with the first group long run on Saturday, June 10th. The program culminates with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8th, 2023.

Click to download the Clocktower Runners 2023 Marathon Training Program (PDF will open in a new tab)

We will introduce our program at the Kick off  Clinic on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 and would like all program participants to attend. Our training runs start at 6:30 am right in front of the Clocktower  

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 5, 2021 or go to this link to donate via PayPal. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 

Frequently Asked questions

2021 Marathon Training Application and Waiver