Training for and completing a Half Marathon (13.1mi) is a challenging and rewarding endeavor. Participants in our 12-week program benefit from our professional head coaches, experienced mentors, and managed group workouts on the St. Louis area’s best paths, as well as access to an extensive lineup of health care professionals and informational clinics on nutrition, hydration, gear, injury prevention, stretching techniques, and more. Additional perks are available for those who choose to fundraise for St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Our Finish program is appropriate for anyone who wants to enjoy training to run or walk 13.1 miles between 1½ hours (8:00/mile long run training pace) and 3½ hours (17:00/mile long walk training pace). We welcome first-time half marathoners and veterans, runners and walkers looking for a structured program that will prepare them for a personal best. Starting mileage is based on your experience level, with beginning long workouts ranging from 3 to 6 miles.
Our Plus program options add a weekly Functional Strength or Functional Flexibility class to the training program. These classes help enhance performance and reduce injury risk and are important ingredients to a well-rounded training program, as explained here.
If you are an experience half marathoner looking to transition from completing to competing 13.1mi, visit the 13.1mi Fast Program.
Come Run With Us
Take the first two steps of the Fleet Feet Training Arch and purchase the 13.1mi Finish Program for $168. Add 12 performance-enhancing and injury-reducing Fleet Feet group classes to complete the Fleet Feet Training Arch, pay $252, and receive one weekly Functional Strength or Functional Flexibility group class.*Register before Saturday, January 13th and receive a $13.10 gift card to any of our five Fleet Feet St. Louis locations.
A Sample of Testimonials from Past Team Members:
"This is an exceptional program run by people who are not only experts but who truly have a gift for coaching. I was amazed at how runners and run/walkers were encouraged and coached regardless of ability, experience, or pace."
"I am always amazed at the positive energy this group generates."
"Fleet Feet is the best all around running store and training program in the area. Great people and great support."
"Tim & Brandi were amazing. THEY treated all the walkers just like everyone else and were always encouraging to me. This was my first event of this type EVER and they (and the Fleet Feet store) helped get me ready."
"As in most programs, the coaches and the people make the program. And once again the coaches were amazing and the people I met were OVER The Top."