Genesis Half Marathon Class


Online Registration closed at:
12:00 AM on 09/11/2019


Charleston, WV - Coonskin Park


September 3, 2019- 6:00 PM


13.1 miles


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The 2019 half marathon training will start on Tuesday, September 3rd and the training will last for 9 weeks to prepare for the Marshall University Half Marathon on Sunday, November 3rd.

The class is great for runners attempting their first half marathon and for experienced runners who have never had coaching.  The class teaches essentials for endurance training that apply to races of the half marathon distance and longer.  

Who:  For runners with at least six months of running experience. Minimum requirements prior to week 1 is a long run of 6 miles and 15 weekly miles.

What: Coaching on general principles for endurance training, race specific workouts to develop speed and endurance, and coaching on specific types of workouts like hill repeats, pace intervals, pace runs, aerobic development, and progression runs.

When:  Weekly coached group workouts at 6:00 pm on Tuesdays during the 9 weeks starting on September 3rd.  

Where:  Coached workouts  begin Magic Island in Charleston and Ritter Park in Huntington.  Training locations will change during the 9 weeks.

Why:  For those seeking professional coaching and advice to try their first half marathon or to improve on their half marathon PR.   Coaching generally appeals  to runners who like structure, discipline, accountability and the camaraderie of training partners.

For $100 your non refundable registration includes:

  • Weekly group coaching sessions, training plans, weekly messages with workout specifics. 
  • Genesis Running Team Shirt
  • Instruction on all of the necessities such as nutrition, hydration, and strength training for runners.
  • Thorough race day preparation

For questions please contact coach Matt Young at 304.549.4149 or use the contact page.


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