Half-Marathon Training Program

What is the Half Marathon Training Program?

The Half Marathon Training program is a 12 week supported training program aimed at preparing FIT members with a solid running base to complete the Canberra Running Festival in April. The primary objective of the program is to deliver a training program which prepares participants to get to the start line of the event without injury.

The training program will be delivered via Basecamp (please note that access is provided to the Basecamp app on registration for the program). Training commences 15 January 2024 and registrations are open until 26 January 2024.

Who should register?

The program is targeted to FIT Members that are regularly running at least 5 km at a FIT Saturday run or parkrun, etc. Participants are aiming to either complete their first half marathon, or are interested in competing in their subsequent half marathons.

Participants should be able to

  • Complete a 10km run
  • Be able to attend the majority of training sessions throughout the 12 week period.
  • Register for, and participate in, the Canberra Running Festival being held in April

What is the commitment?

Training sessions will include 3 general coached training sessions (run days will be Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), with other days used as cross training days (3 days recommended). The program will commence on 15 January for 12 weeks.

What equipment do I need?

Coaches will provide sessions on specifics during an information morning session as part of the program.

What is the cost?

The program costs $50 and you must be a member of FIT to register (membership info).