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Marathons & Half Marathons
Team In Training offers runners and walkers the opportunity to take on the challenge of a marathon or half-marathon and make a difference in the lives of an estimated 1,012,533 people in the United States living with, or in remission from, leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma.
Along with a customized-training program and expert coaching, participants will train with a local group of like-minded individuals for motivation and inspiration.
Upcoming Marathons & Half Marathons
Team In Training (TNT) is looking for walkers and runners for the events listed below.
Please note that participation in a TNT event is subject to the local availability of group training and transportation arrangements. Please consult the TNT staff at your local chapter for additional details.
HERO-THON Half Marathon Series powered by
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
San Antonio, TX
January 27, 2013
Tap into your inner superhero and grab your shield: the Inaugural HERO-THON Half Marathon Series Powered by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is happening this winter! LLS has run Team In Training (TNT),the world's biggest and most successful endurance sports training program for the past 24 years and is now sponsoring its own endurance series. The HERO-THON Half Marathon kicks off in San Antonio, TX, and is open to runners and walkers of all abilities. The route will start at the Alamodome in San Antonio and course through some of San Antonio's famous landmarks like the River Walk, the Alamo and downtown San Antonio culminating in a finish line festival back at the Alamodome. It promises to be an exciting weekend!
Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend
February 24, 2013
Think you've got the commitment, perseverance and determination to be a true princess? Disney's Princess Half Marathon gives you the chance to prove it. Grab your best friends and register today for a royal quest through 13.1 miles of the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. This race experience is fit for a princess earning her glass running slippers or a woman who runs her kingdom already. Gather your girlfriends for a magical getaway now, so you can all earn your Princess Half Marathon Tiara Finisher Medal!
Full Marathon only (5 hour, 40 minute course time limit)
April 7, 2013
Every year in April, 35,000 runners crowd the streets of Paris in the annual Marathon de Paris - or Paris International Marathon. This event, in the form that it appears in today, has been happening since 1977. Throughout the marathon, runners get a good view of the magnificent city and some of its famous sights. The course starts in front of the Triumphal Arch and continues down the broad Champs Elysées. The route passes through two Parisian woods and past fabulous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and Place de la Bastille. A large part of the course runs along the banks of the calmly flowing Seine River providing pleasing scenery and ensuring flat streets at the same time. The wide avenues at the start prevents overcrowding, and the overall flatness of the course makes it fairly fast. If the historic city, the world-famous sites and the peaceful, shady parks don't quite do it for you, you can count on the 250,000 onlookers and the 70 music scenes to keep you going. And if that isn't enough, you can always look forward to the red wine and cheese served at the 35km mark because apparently, the organizers want you to be absolutely sure that you're in France.
Nike Women's Marathon Half, D.C.
A Race to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
April 28th, 2013
Feel the spirit of our forefathers on the 13.1 mile tour through the historic streets of Washington, D.C. - All to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and a little blue box waiting at the finish line! It's an exciting race and the newest nonpartisan party in town!
BMO Vancouver Marathon
Vancouver, British Columbia
May 5, 2013
The BMO Vancouver Marathon is an annual race held on the first Sunday of May each year in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As the 2nd largest international marathon event in Canada, it has a certified running distance of 26 miles and 385 yards long. This marathon is certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations & Association of International Marathons and Distance Races as a qualifying marathon race.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding TNT Marathons/Half Marathons
Q: How long is a marathon or a half marathon and can I walk or run?
A: A marathon is 26.2 miles and a half marathon is 13.1 miles. For almost all of our events, you can walk or run the race or do a little of both.
Q: What if I have never done an endurance event before?
A: Don't worry! We have a training schedule for walkers and beginner runners. You will have a coach who will start your training at your current level of fitness and build it from there. You will train within a noncompetitive, supportive team atmosphere, and you will follow a solid training schedule that will help you develop the skills, endurance and motivation to succeed. You also have the opportunity to attend three clinics covering shoe fit and apparel, nutrition and injury prevention. They will provide you with information to help you get started and stay healthy throughout the season.
Q: Who are the coaches and what are their qualifications?
A: Our coaches are interviewed and hired to be your number-one training resource. They are all CPR and First Aid certified and have an extensive background in walking or running. They also attend a training session specifically for TNT coaches. Generally, they are TNT alumni as well.
Q: How do I know if I am a walker or a runner?
A: Choose the pace you think you will do for at least 75% of your miles. If you plan to walk a little but run most of the time, or if your goal is to run more than half of your event, choose the run team. If you plan to walk more, or if you'd like to learn athletic walking, join the walk team. All of our coaches are available to individualize a training program to fit your needs.
Q: Where and when are the trainings?
A: During the week you will follow your daily training schedule and do your walks or runs on your own. Some teams have a mid-week group track workout led by a coach to focus on technique and speed. Your long coach-led training walks and runs will generally take place on Saturday mornings at various locations. You will receive the training schedule and the group-training location schedule when you sign up for the program as well as in a weekly coach email.
Q: Do I have to buy a bunch of new workout clothes?
A: One of the best things about walking and running is you need a lot less gear than with other sports. You don't have to spend a lot of money, it is really up to you. You will need quality shoes and socks, and some training apparel especially for outdoor training sessions that can be hot or cold. We will have a shoe and apparel clinic at the beginning of the season to discuss proper gear. We also work with local businesses called Community Partners, where we have secured discounts for TNT participants to help reduce your costs.
Q: Are there resources available to learn about injury prevention and nutrition?
A: There are clinics each season to cover issues like injury prevention and nutrition and hydration. You are also welcome to discuss these topics with your coach or any of our Community Partner stores create a plan that works for you.
Q: What happens if I can't do all of the workouts on the schedule?
A: You want to aim to do as much of the schedule as you can. Although, the training sessions are not mandatory. The people who have the best experience and are the most successful in our program are those who stick to the schedule as much as possible. If you miss a day here or there due to illness, injury or scheduling, don't worry about it. Talk to your coaches' they will work with you to modify your training schedule.
Q: How do I stay motivated?
A: Walk or run with others, such as your mentor or other teammates. Sometimes your teammates may event want to meet for weekday workouts. Going through this experience with a team makes it more memorable and makes you accountable to others. And, don't forget to think about your Honored Heroes! They are blood cancer survivors or patients who will remind you why you are participating in TNT.