Have a goal race this year? Chances are good that the Steeps have a training program to help you get there. All training groups are FREE to paid members Рone of the great perks of membership.

  • Spring Half Marathon Training Program¬†The fabulous coaches from the 2019 Fall Half Marathon Training Program are back. Thanks to Chris Dutton, Michele Lynn Newton, and Jean Marie Heim-Berry for stepping up to lead this program.¬† The target race is the¬†Frederick Half Marathon.¬†
  • 25K Trail “Half Cat” Training Group¬†– New this year, the¬†Half Cat (Half of the Catoctin¬†50k)¬†is open to everyone. Anne Shubert will be leading this group.¬†
  • Women’s 5K Training Program¬†– Syble W. Roane, Casii McVey Dodd, and Martha Grib-Kachman are back for their third year leading this amazing group of women. The target race is the¬†Frederick Women’s Distance Festival 5K. Look for information about registration in early May.
  • 10K Training Program¬†– The lovely ladies from the Women’s 5K Training Program are back again for this second year of the training program. The target race will be¬†Freedom’s Run 10K.¬†(look for Freedom’s Run registration discount codes below!)¬†This is a Grand Prix race, so we hope to have lots of Steeps there. Look for information about registration in early July.
  • Fall Half Marathon Training Program – This year’s training program will be led by Michele Lynn Newton and Amanda Gaughan Berry. The target race is¬†Freedom’s Run Half Marathon. Look for information about registration in mid-June.¬†(look for Freedom’s Run registration discount codes in the email newsletter!)
  • Marathon Training Program –¬†This year’s training program will be led by Andrea Thompson, Jean Marie Heim-Berry, and Ruth Taylor. The target race is¬†MCM. Look for information about registration in early June.


Please note, if you are running a race different from the target race, the coaches can work with you to adjust the plan.
If you have any questions about the training programs/groups, please feel free to email training@sandbox.steeplechasers.org. We can then connect you with the correct people. 

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