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    Join others in reaching your marathon goals!


    Eugene Running Company's Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon Team
    With Colleen Wedin and Lindsey Taylor Saturdays 7:30 Eugene Running Company's Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon Team
    We invite you to join Coach Colleen Wedin and Coach Lindsey Taylor and the Eugene Running Company’s 2017 Eugene Marathon/ Half-Marathon Team.
    Join us as we prepare for the Eugene Marathon and Half-Marathon held this year on May 7th 2017 (or any Spring marathon/half-marathon). This Team is for beginners and advanced marathoners/ half-marathoners. Group members enjoy the support and motivation of being part of a marathon team. Throughout the 18-week program, members will receive a training schedule, expert coaching advice and guidance, and group long runs with aid stations. Participants also receive free team uniform shirts, store discounts, and access to special guests.
    Runners who are looking to improve their overall performance or qualify for Boston or New York have the option of following an advanced/performance-oriented training program. This includes speed work, higher mileage, and specific  long runs.
    The group is open to runners of all abilities, but we do ask that you have completed a long run of at least 6 miles before beginning the marathon training in January 9th (4 miles for half-marathon runners). This is a running only marathon and half-marathon training program with a marathon cut-off goal time of 6:00.
    Lindsey Taylor and Colleen Wedin are experienced marathon coaches who have been coaching all distances up to marathon. They have run several self-coached marathons, half marathons, and ultra marathons and are both Boston Marathon qualifiers. The group meets at the Eugene Running Company every Saturday at 7:30 AM starting January 7th. Come to ask questions and try out the group! Cost is $125 for 4 months of training for Eugene Marathon or $85 for 4 months of training for the Eugene Half Marathon.
    To join Eugene Marathon training group, contact us at

    Joe Henderson's Marathon Team
    Sunday 8:00 a.m. Joe Henderson's Marathon Team
    Training for a long race goes better if you run with a group that shares your goal and a coach who has helped runners reach it before. You set the goal, and we provide the group support and coaching advice for carrying out a proven training plan.
    Our latest program trains runners for the 2017 Eugene Marathon. This is the 27th round of Joe's Team, which the Eugene Running Company has sponsored since its launch in 2005. More than 300 runners have successfully completed this program, with a 99%-plus finish rate.
    The Team meets at the Running Company on Sunday mornings at 8:00 A.M. The fee for the marathon program is $100.
    We welcome runners of all abilities and experience levels. However, we strongly recommend that you have run at least six miles before this training begins. Eugene Running Company group training on Sundays and Mondays can help you build toward our starting distance. To reserve a spot on this team, which is limited to 40 runners, contact the coach:

    Chi Walking and Running Training Program for the 2017 Eugene Women’s Half
    Chi Walking and Running Training Program for the 2017 Eugene Women’s Half
    Training Group for the Eugene Half Marathon and Marathon, May 7th, 2017
    Chi Running or Chi Walking Emphasis.
    Coach: Keith McConnell, PhD, Cert. Chi Running & Chi Walking Master Instructor.
    Free introductory meetings at Eugene Running Company:
    Sunday , February 26th @ 9:15am or Tuesday, February 28th @ 6pm
    Training Group Meetings:
    Sunday Mornings: March 5th- April 30th @ 9am
    Tuesday evenings: March 7th- May 2nd @ 5:30pm
    Location:  First meeting begins at Eugene Running Company, Gateway Center; subsequent meetings, training and workouts at nearby local park and River Trails. Fee: $110
     Prepare to run, walk, or walk-run, The Eugene Women’s Half Marathon. As well as building up your fitness level to complete this challenging event, you will learn the Chi Running and/or Chi Walking approaches, energy efficient, effortless and injury free approaches to running and walking. Add in group support, a weekly training program, individual feedback and coaching input and you will have a motivating and comprehensive recipe for success. Open to women (and men) and designed for a range of prior experience from beginner to advanced runners and walkers.
    For more information or to register for the group, contact Keith: For information about Chi Running and Chi Walking, Keith’s background and testimonials:



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