Free Training Program Begins Soon for Little Rock Marathon

LITTLE ROCK, AR (News release) - The Little Rock Marathon will host an informational training meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Centre at University Park.  

The Little Rock Marathon offers a free training program to individuals planning to participate in the 2015 race. The official training will begin Sept. 15. The Little Rock Marathon Training Program is presented by Bill Torrey’s Rock City Running and KARK Channel 4.   

“We have athletes at every level of fitness and ability,” said Hobbit Singleton, head coach of the training program. “Our training program is really a year-round program. After the first Little Rock Marathon in 2003, the group never stopped training and we never stopped coaching.” 

“The training schedules are very do-able and are for every level of fitness,” said Singleton. “We had more 2,600 people in last year’s program, which was up over 11 percent from the previous season. Our program caters to first-time marathoners and first-time runners/walkers (meaning they have never run a step).” 

The Little Rock Marathon is presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation.  

Race Weekend events include the 13th Annual Little Rock Marathon; the Little Rock Half Marathon, presented by Baptist Health; the Little Rock 10K, presented by Windstream Communications; the Little Rock 5K; the Little Rockers Kids Marathon and the Little Rock Health & Fitness Expo. 

Click here for more information about the training program.

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