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TCMA Spring Distance Training Program

Stronger Together

A 14-week training program led by experienced coaches who are passionate about running.  Whether you’re training for your first half or full marathon, aiming for a new PR, or looking for a group to train with this program will prepare you to reach your goals.  Choose from a novice or veteran training plan.


DATES: January 29th – May 3rd, 2020

SCHEDULE:  Wednesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 8am. Various locations in the North End of Tacoma

LEVELS: All levels welcome.  Half marathon participants should be able to run / walk a minimum of 3 miles at a 16-minute pace or faster.  Full marathon participants should be able to run / walk a minimum of 6 miles at a 16-minute pace or faster.



  • Choose between a 14-week novice or veteran training plan for both half marathon and full marathon participants
  • Wednesdays at 6pm. Coached group speed workout aimed at improving your aerobic fitness and personal pace
  • Saturdays at 8am. Group long runs.  Gradually increase your mileage with the support of your coach and assistants.  Long runs are supported with aid stations and course markings
  • Private Facebook group and direct access to your coach and assistants
  • Weekly newsletter with training tips and race specific seminars



  • Two coached workouts per week plus an ability-based training plan for the entire week
  • TCMA #runtacoma training t-shirt
  • Exclusive discount to Tacoma City Marathon and St. Paddy’s Day Run Tacoma
  • VIP Tent at the Tacoma City Marathon
  • Train specifically to the course with simulated long runs and advice from course experts
  • Receive encouragement, support and motivation to meet your goals from your coaches and peers.



  • Cost: $120 or $99 when you register for the Tacoma City Half or Full Marathon or Ghost of Tacoma
  • NO REFUNDS after the start of training
  • No partial credit given for missed session



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