Race Day Ready Training Runs!

Half Marathon

Looking to add more steps to your life in 2020? Registering for the Wendell Foster Half Marathon is a great way to start! This race is scheduled for March 14 and will take participants along a flat, picturesque 13.1-mile route through Owensboro. If it’s been a while since you laced up your running shoes, you’ll want to get some training in so you can complete this distance safely and triumphantly. The Wendell Foster Half Marathon Training Runs will get you ready for the starting line.

Training Runs

The official Wendell Foster Half Marathon training runs are a great way to ease into half-marathon readiness. The program assumes that you can already run 3 miles before starting, so if you’re a little behind, feel free to go at your own pace. It’s not too late to join in these weekly training sessions, which start at 7:30 a.m. each Saturday morning until race day. The Rehabilitation & Performance Institute will be on hand to provide tips and advice about proper running technique and avoiding injury.

The training runs began on January 4, but here’s the remainder of the schedule so you can step right into the action:

  • January 18 – 5 miles, starting from the Owensboro Health Healthpark (1006 Ford Avenue)
  • January 25 – 7 miles, starting from the Owensboro Health Healthpark
  • February 1 – 9 miles, starting from Legends (325 Park Plaza Drive)
  • February 8 – 11 miles, starting from Legends
  • February 15 – 7 miles, starting from Legends
  • February 22 – 11 miles, starting from Legends
  • February 29 – 12 miles, starting from Legends
  • March 7 – 6 miles, starting from Legends
  • March 14 – Race Day! 13.1 miles, starting at Smothers Park (199 W. Veterans Blvd.)

The Half Marathon

You can register for the Wendell Foster Half Marathon online for $80 until February 16, when the price increases to $85. On-site registration will be available for $95 at the packet pick-up and race expo on Friday, March 13 at the Owensboro Convention Center. There will be no registration on race day, so secure your spot now and join the Saturday morning training runs.

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