2013 Indy Runners Fall Race Training Program

Fall Race Training Program Participants

Main Details

For the 8th year, Indy Runners is hosting an informal Summer Training Program for Fall Marathons and Half Marathons. The training runs will meet on Saturdays starting June 22, 2013.

Where: We gather at the wooden deck on the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple at the corner of E. Westfield Blvd. and Winthrop Ave., by the Brugge Brasserie. (Please do not park in the nearby McDonald’s parking lot.)

When: 7:30am Please arrive a little early for announcements about the routes, etc., and to find others your pace.

Routes: We had a lot of fun last year exploring both the Monon Trail and the Central Canal Towpath, then also venturing off into Williams Creek, Meridian-Kessler, Butler-Tarkington and through the Butler campus for a nice variety of loops which included some hills. (We’ll send links to maps for each run in our weekly emails.)

Races: Our “suggested distances” for each week will target beginner runners preparing for either of our bigger local races – Indianapolis Marathon(Fort Ben) on October 19, 2013 and the Monumental Marathon on November 2, 2013. There will also be plenty of folks training beyond these suggested distances for earlier races (Chicago, Air Force, Columbus, etc.). 


This training program is FREE to paid club members. Non-members who are interested are invited to join the club. Individual dues covering the 2013 calendar year are only $20! Check out our membership page for details including the membership application form.

More Details

We averaged about 70-100 folks last year (even with the brutally hot temperatures). This program is fairly informal (no pace groups as in the Spring) allowing runners and walkers to meet others with the same goal and provide support through your longer mileage days. Water and sports drink will be stationed along the route for all but the shortest runs. In addition, we provide water, sports drinks and snacks at the end of each run.

These weekly Saturday runs will be mileage based – see the schedule below. We have participants with a variety of paces and experience levels. We are also happy to provide advice to help you meet your goal! You are also invited to join in our other group runs (and walks) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

"Run the Monon"

This very enjoyable event continues to grow in size and in fun, now in its 4th year. We were pleased to team up with the Carmel Runners Club last year for a northern tour which included the Hagen-Burke Trail. And with the completion of the Cultural Trail downtown, our route includes some of the best paths in the area.

We meet in downtown Indianapolis, take buses to the start in Carmel or Westfield depending on the exact route, and run all the way back downtown – with lunch and socializing after a great effort. A 20 mile route is available for Marathoners and an 11 mile route is available for Half-Marathoners.

The date for this year is Saturday, September 28. Get the details!

Tentative Saturday Morning Schedule

The tentative Saturday morning mileage schedule is listed below. There will be no official training run on Saturday, October 19, 2013 as the Indianapolis Marathon is that morning, and we provide volunteers for the finish line area. (Watch the website for upcoming volunteer information.) Instead, we encourage those of you doing a later race to use the Indianapolis Marathon as a training run or come out for an alternate training program run on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 8:00am from the deck in Broad Ripple.

For more details please write to Brian Schuetter at marathontraining@indyrunners.org.

Week: Date Full Marathon Mileage Half Marathon Mileage
1 June 22, 2013 6 4
2 June 29, 2013 8 5
3 July 6, 2013 8 6
4 July 13, 2013 10 4
5 July 20, 2013 7 7
6 July 27, 2013 12 8
7 August 3, 2013 13 6
8 August 10, 2013 10 8
9 August 17, 2013 15 9
10 August 24, 2013 12 7
11 August 31, 2013 16 10
12 September 7, 2013 18 8
13 September 14, 2013 14 9
14 September 21, 2013  16 18 7 10
15 September 28, 2013 (Run the Monon)
16 October 5, 2013 7:30am start (part of the Monumental Marathon course - Invite your friends!) 16 9
17 October 12, 2013 8:00am start!

12 (Indianapolis)
20 (Monumental)

6 (Indianapolis)
8 (Monumental)
18 October 19, 2013 (No training program run - see tomorrow's special run!)
Indianapolis Marathon!  Indianapolis Half Marathon!  
18a October 20, 2013 ("Make-up run" for October 19, 2013) 8:00am start! 16 (Monumental)
11 (Monumental)
October 26, 2013 8:00am start! 8 (Monumental) 6 (Monumental)
20 November 2, 2013 (No training program run) Monumental Marathon! Monumental Half Marathon!