Runner Information


The Westgate Entertainment District, the location of our finish line, has accommodations within five miles for every need and budget. We suggest you go to for a list of hotels or use your favorite travel website.

What does Marathon Training Mean to YOU?

Marathon training means so many different things to me. Even after running six marathons I’m still discovering what it is all about.

I know that it is slow and steady long runs, fast tempo workouts and steep hills. It’s endurance, power and speed. It’s diet, nutrition and hydration.

But it is more…

It’s peaceful runs out in the beauty of nature. It’s running for the sheer joy of running. It’s training not only your body but also your mind. It’s the feeling of accomplishment, passion and discovery.

It’s meeting new people and making new friends, it’s anxious pre-race nights and thrilling early mornings.

It’s blisters and sores, it’s old shoes and new. It’s starting lines and finish lines and everything in between.

It’s the difference between feeling good and feeling that we need to do something. It’s being able to eat that fifth chocolate chip cookie.

It’s bringing out the best in yourself so that you can give others your best.

It’s fun, it’s exhausting, it’s complicated, it’s exciting.

It’s hard but it is worth every ounce of effort.

In these pages you can find and learn all about the “how to”:

         • The Long Run

         • Tempo Runs, Fartlek,and Speed workouts

         • The Best Running Shoes for You

         • Racing Nutrition for Runners

         • Training Programs for the Marathon

         • Half Marathon Training

         • Help for Beginner Runners

Follow this link for and just about everything you need to step across that finish line:

Trust me,  you won’t regret your decision to run a marathon whether its your first or one hundredth. If you put in the time and the effort, you will reap the rewards and prove to yourself that you can do anything.