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  • Marathon & Half-Marathon Training

    Winter Run

    Winter Run

    Charleston Runs Group Marathon Training for Fall 2016/Winter 2017 races will kickoff in July, 2016. Stay in touch with us about all of our upcoming training programs by signing up for our email list on our contact page.

    Individual training for any race is available year round.

    If you would like to train on your own before July, please contact Coach Greg Shore at

    Building Up Your Miles

    Anybody who wants to complete a marathon this fall should be running now and you should have been running for the last year. Coming into the training, you should be running 15 or more miles each week and your long runs should be at 8-10 miles each week.
    The half marathon training is a little bit different. You should be able to run five miles with no issues and you should be a regular runner. Your program begins 12 weeks before your race and you are invited to begin up to 16 weeks before your race.
    We have some pre-training group runs scheduled for May and June.

    Your Marathon and Half-Marathon Training

    Charleston Runs training is always personal. That’s why we can offer to let you begin at different points. Coach Greg wants to know you as a runner and a person and wants to match your goals, fitness level, and lifestyle to your training program. Every runner in the program follows a very similar program but it is truly customized for your ability. Training for the Marathon is $190 and the half-marathon plan is $145.

    What Can I Expect if I Enroll?

    • A monthly training plan that continues until 2 weeks after your race.
    • Unlimited email support
    • Supported Saturday group runs beginning July 18 and continuing until December 5. This means there will be a non-runner driving the route and checking on your progress. The driver carries water and a cooler. Coach Greg will be either driving the route or running or racing with the group every Saturday.
    • Weekly group email with hints and tips for training for your race.
    Group runs take place in Mt Pleasant from St. Andrew’s Church (440 Whilden Street) on Saturdays. Group runs begin at 6 am through October. Many Charleston Runs athletes get together during the week on their own. Once each week, depending on interest, Coach Greg can be found at the Mt Pleasant track for some additional group training.

    How Do I Enroll in Marathon  or Half-Marathon Training?

    Email Coach Greg (

    We understand that runners may have to drop out of training for a variety of reasons and many of them are beyond the runner’s control. However, the decision to drop the training is always the runner’s decision and for this reason we do not offer any refunds once you receive your first training schedule.

    Training Cost

    • Marathon Training - $190
    • Half-Marathon Training - $145

    Current and previous Charleston Runs athletes enjoy a 10% discount. Gather two more of your friends and enroll at the same time and you’ll receive a 10% discount as well. To receive the discount, you must email Coach Greg (