Winter 2017 Half Marathon Training

Winter 2017 Half Marathon Program

We are excited to offer our 2017 Bidwell Classic/Shamrock'n Half Marathon Training Program!  This 10 week program will get you ready to run one of Chico's most popular and oldest race this coming spring- The Bidwell Classic or a very popular race in Sacramento, Shamrock'n. The Bidwell Classic will take place on March 4th, 2017 and Shamrock'n will take place on March 12th, 2017. We are offering just one track for the half marathon program - Standard - you should be able to comfortably run 6 miles and be running 20 miles per week to join this group. This team will get $5.00 off the race entry fee.  

Program Kick-off and Fun Run: Program kick off date is Tuesday, January 3rd 2017 at the Fleet Feet Chico store. Attendance for the program kick off is HIGHLY recommended. The first half-marathon workout is scheduled to start Saturday, January 7th, 2017 @ 7:30am 

Meeting Times: Weekly coached runs will be on Tuesdays at 6:15 PM and Saturdays at 7:30 am, at various locations around Chico. The first workout location is to be announced by your coaches via email and each workout afterwards will be announced via email as well!


 Registration is now open! 

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Join our training program and receive:

  • detailed daily training plan for the 10 weeks of the program
  • twice-weekly coached group runs
  • workshops on topics such as nutrition and hydration, pacing, running form, injury prevention and motivation
  • hydration stations for long runs
  • email support from your coaching staff
  • a fun team shirt (an additional $20.00)
  • A fun and motivating environment  focused on reaching your goals
  • Friendship of and camaraderie with fellow teammates
  • Fleet Feet team tent and $5.00 off the race entry fee

Our support supportive coaching team will provide you with the tools and training to be successful and to meet your personal objectives.  The team atmosphere is always positive and you will meet others with the same aspirations as you.  You may even meet a new best friend and running happens all the time in our training programs!

Whichever track you choose, get ready to work with some wonderful coaches, amazing mentors, and lots of other people who want to lead a life of fitness.

Requirements: Standard - Runners must be able to run at least 6 miles, consistently running 20 miles a week entering the program.  All participants must be injury free and be at least 18 years of age.

Registration Fee: Early Bird: $99 (December 21st, 2016)  Regular Registration: $115 (12/22/16-1/11/17).  Online processing fees apply.  The program registration fee does not include entry into the Bidwell Classic or Shamrock'n.  Please note that this program is limited to 75 participants, so register early. Last day for a refund is January 7th at 11:59pm.

Registration for this program is now open!

 Registration is open! We are using a new registration website, so you will have to create a profile to register!

If you have any questions, please contact Shawna at or 345-1000.

Winter 2017 Half Marathon Training More Info »

Program Start: Kickoff is January 3rd, 2017 at 6:15pm , Fleet Feet Sports
Program Schedule: Tuesdays at 6:15PM and Saturdays at 7:30AM
Goal Race: Bidwell Classic March 4th, 2017 or Shamrock'n March 12th. 2017
Program Fee: $99 until 12/21 and $115 after 12/22
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