RUN365 Spring Training

RUN365 is the Official Training Program of The San Francisco Marathon. Based in the beautiful Bay Area, RUN365 has multiple training programs that meet in San Francisco, East Bay, and South Bay areas. Our Spring 2017 Training season offers 26 Week, 18 Week, 12 Week and 8 Week programs and is designed to get trainees ready for a full or half marathon distance.

USA Track and Field Certified Coaches and experienced pacers support runners throughout the training program to race day. From beginner to experienced runners, RUN365′s program is structured to improve fitness, speed, technique and strength. Athletes often come back to these programs for the community and friendships they have built along their training journey.

Spring Training Program Options • January - July 2017

26 Week Program

Begins January 28th & 29th

  • Overview
    Get ready for your first half or full marathon or get back into running shape!  We’ll get you to the starting line of your race confident and ready to take on 26.2 miles.  Designed for the “off the couch” runner, it’s perfect for beginner runners and those returning to training.
  • Kickoff Details
    San Francisco and East Bay – Saturday, January 28th at 8:00am
    Sports Basement Presidio (Map)
    South Bay – Sunday, January 29th at 8:00am
    Sports Basement Campbell (Map)
    Trail – Sunday, January 29th at 8:00am
    Rodeo Beach (Map)

18 Week Program

Begins March 25th & 26th

  • Overview
    Returning from a hiatus from running and want to run a half or full marathon?  Get back on pace for your next race with 18 weeks of focused training.  New runners and half marathon runners are welcome. This session is designed for the runner that has a base of 6 miles under their belt and runs regularly during the week when this session starts. This program will help you fine tune your racing skills and help you meet whatever goals you set. If you don’t have a goal race but are just looking to run with a fun group of people, this is the place. New runners are advised to choose the 26 week program if the marathon distance is their goal. The 26 week trainees will be at this benchmark when the 18 week program begins – consider joining the 26 week session if you’re not quite here.

  • Kickoff Details
    San Francisco and East Bay – Saturday, March 25th at 8:00am
    Sports Basement Presidio (Map)
    South Bay – Sunday, March 26th at 8:00am
    Sports Basement Campbell (Map)
    Trail – Sunday, March 26 at 8:00am
    Rodeo Beach (Map)

12 Week Program

Begins May 6th & 7th

  • Overview
    Experienced runners looking for accountability to keep them focused for the half or full marathon race should consider this option. 12 weeks is the perfect ramp up in training needed as long as you have already been running somewhat regularly and are experienced at running half and full marathon races. This session is designed for the runner that has a recent 10k race under their belt and would like to train for a half marathon or a recent half marathoner who would like to train for a full marathon. This is not an “off the couch” training option. The 26 and 18 week programs are best suited for runners who have not run consistently for the past year.


  • Kickoff Details
    San Francisco and East Bay – Saturday, May 6th at 8:00am
    Sports Basement Presidio (Map)
    South Bay – Sunday, May 7th at 8:00am
    Sports Basement Campbell (Map)
    Trail – Sunday, May 7th at 8:00am
    San Francisco Running Company Mill Valley (Map)

8 Week Program

Begins June 3rd & 4th

  • Overview
    The 8-week program is the last chance to join the group for some training and provides that last push from our coaching staff with a training schedule to hold runners accountable. This program is ideal for runners who has been racing/training on their own and have a current long distance run of at least 10 miles if training for the half marathon or 14 miles if training for the full. Experienced or advanced athletes who have been training regularly and would like a structured schedule may also consider this program; it will help fine-tune their speed-work and provide them with support on long runs to reach a specific time goal or PR at this race.
  • Kickoff Details
    San Francisco and East Bay – Saturday, June 3rd at 8:00am
    Sports Basement Bryan (Map)
    South Bay – Sunday, June 4th at 8:00am
    Sports Basement Campbell (Map)
    Trail – Sunday, June 4th at 8:00am
    Rodeo Beach (Map)

Features of All Spring Programs

  • San Francisco, East Bay, and South Bay training locations. Trainees can run with any group and switch depending on what fits their schedules
  • RUN365 technical t-shirt and hat
  • 3 group workouts per week (group run, coached track workout, and coached and paced weekend long run) led by USATF Certified Coaches
  • Detailed day-to-day training schedule with suggested workouts for the days you’re on your own
  • Drop-in fees available if you want to bring a family member or friend to run with us
  • Team social events, such as post-run pub nights, family potlucks, and community runs
  • Weekly training e-newsletter with location specific weekly schedules and helpful hints about apparel, shoes, nutrition, foam rolling and recovery
  • Expert-led clinics on form, nutrition, GPS and trail running techniques
  • GU and nuun supplied at each long run
  • Fitbit and On Running shoe demos
  • Fully supplied aid stations on course as your long training runs progress
  • VIP tent at the finish line of The San Francisco Marathon – invite your friends and family to share your experience

Trail Running

Curious about trail running? Join our trail running coaches as an added benefit to the program – there’s no separate fee to join. Run in the Marin Headlands and East Bay hills on Sundays – train on Saturdays with the road groups and use Sundays to recover/hike. If you’re training for a spring trail race, this is the perfect place to get in those long runs in with a group. Our trail coaches will supply you with maps of routes and suggested distances and also run on the trails with you. See above programs for kickoff information. Try it out; you will be hooked!

Walk/Run Program

RUN365 is excited to offer a Run/Walk Program that is based on a very popular and proven method. Our coaches and pacers will teach you how to reduce fatigue by using a running and walking together to reach your half marathon or marathon goals.

  • Learn More about Run/Walk

    What is Run/Walk? In simplified terms, you run a short segment and then take a walk break, and you repeat this pattern for the duration of your training run. As you progress with your training, the run segments will become longer and the walk segments will become shorter. It may surprise you, but this very strategic tool actually decreases your finish time, and runners have actually been able to shorten their finish time by as much as 10 – 15 mins.

    Walk/Run Pace Groups Offered: 10:00 min/mile to 13:00 min/mile

    • 18-Week: Train for the Full or Half Marathon – You must be able to Run/Walk 6 miles when program begins.
    • 12-Week: Train for the Half Marathon – You must be able to Run/Walk 6 miles when program begins.
    • 8-Week: Train for 5k – This does not require prior training.

Connect with RUN365 and Get Training

Register today to join RUN365 Spring training! If you’d like to experience it first with a test run, join a free kickoff run or email to schedule.

Want to know more about RUN365? Please visit the RUN365 website or contact RUN365 by clicking below.

Interested in RUN365 Training for your business? Contact RUN365 to discuss corporate wellness training options to help your employees reach their race day goals together.