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About RUN365 Training

RUN365 is the Official Training Program of The San Francisco Marathon and The Berkeley Half Marathon. Based in the beautiful Bay Area, RUN365 has multiple training programs that meet in San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay and Peninsula areas.

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.

Interested in trail running? Get off the beaten path and mix up your training by enjoying some strides in the dirt along scenic coastal trails and atop the East Bay hills with training advice and maps from our experienced trail coaches. Trail runs are a part of normal training programs and a re organized every Sunday during the Spring and Fall training program timelines with planned routes for you to explore new locations and practice your map navigation skills with fellow trail running RUN365 trainees.

Run with RUN365 and join one of the upcoming training sessions. All runners are welcome to join RUN365 for a test run to experience how the program operates. See the program kickoff schedule below and come run! Feel free to email [email protected] for additional upcoming group run times and locations to schedule a test run.

Spring Training Program Options (January – July 2016)

26 Week Program (begins Jan. 30th & 31st)

  • Overview
    Get ready for your first half or full marathon!  We’ll get you to the starting line of your marathon confident and ready to take on 26.2 miles.  Perfect for beginner runners and those returning to training.

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18 Week Program (begins March 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 welcome in this program as well for the half marathon distances.  It is advised that new runners choose the 26 week program if the marathon distance is your goal.

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12 Week Program (begins May 7th & 8th)

  • 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. Half Marathon and 10k distance runners have a great option with this program to get race ready in just enough time, however please note, this is not an “off the couch” training option. The 26 and 18 week programs are best suited for anyone considered an “off the couch” runner, i.e. having not run consistently for the past year.

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8 Week Program (begins June 4th & 5th)

  • Overview

    The last chance to join the group for some training! You need that last push from our coaching staff with a training schedule to hold you accountable for these remaining weeks before the race. This program is for you if you’ve been running consistently on your own and are comfortable running 4-5 miles at a moderate pace or 7-8 miles at an easy pace and are training for the half marathon. This program is also available to experienced or advanced athletes who have been training regularly and would like a schedule that 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.

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Spring Training Kickoff Schedule:

26 Week Program Kickoffs

  • January 30th 2016
    San Francisco Group @ 8:00am
    Sports Basement Bryant Street
    1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA
    East Bay Group @ 9:00am
    Sports Basement Berkeley
    2727 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA
  • January 31st 2016
    South Bay Group & Peninsula Group @ 8:00am
    Sports Basement Campbell
    1875 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 240, Campbell, CA

18 Week Program Kickoffs

  • March 26th 2016
    San Francisco Group @ 8:00am
    Sports Basement Bryant Street
    1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA
    East Bay Group @ 9:00am
    Sports Basement Berkeley
    2727 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA
    South Bay Group & Peninsula Group @ 8:00am
    Sports Basement Campbell
    1875 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 240, Campbell, CA

12 Week Program Kickoffs

  • May 7th 2016
    San Francisco Group @ 8:00am
    Sports Basement Bryant Street
    1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA
    East Bay Group @ 8:30am
    Sports Basement Berkeley
    2727 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA
  • May 8th 2016
    South Bay Group & Peninsula Group @ 8:00am
    Sports Basement Campbell
    1875 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 240, Campbell, CA

8 Week Program Kickoffs

  • June 4th 2016
    San Francisco Group @ 8:00am
    Sports Basement Bryant Street
    1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA
    East Bay Group @ 8:30am
    Sports Basement Berkeley
    2727 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA
  • June 5th 2016
    South Bay Group & Peninsula Group @ 8:00am
    Sports Basement Campbell
    1875 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 240, Campbell, CA

As a RUN365 trainee you have global access to train with any group, anywhere and on any day.  For example, if you live in Mountain View but work in San Francisco the weekday evening group workouts closest to you after the workday will be in San Francisco and on the weekend you’ll have a long distance group run close by in the South Bay.  The same can be said with our East Bay groups and trail runs taking place in the Marin Headlands and East Bay hills.  You choose your own running adventure to best suit your life logistics.  If you’re fortunate enough to work and live in relatively the same area then you’ll easily be able to attend the same meetup locations or mix it up to explore other running areas.

All Programs Feature:

  • San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay and Peninsula training locations
  • Detailed day-to-day training schedule
  • 3 group workouts per week (1 group run, a coached track workout, and a coached and paced long run on the weekend)
  • USATF Certified Coaches
  • Coach support on long runs, at the track, and via email
  • Seminars by experts on stretching, injury prevention, nutrition, footwear, foam rolling, strength training, and more
  • Team social events
  • Online Facebook group for group discussions, finding running partners, planning meetup runs, organizing rideshares, sharing photos, complaining about your tired legs, etc.
  • Weekly e-newsletter with location specific weekly schedules, training tips, recipes, race news, etc.
  • Discounts at our location community partners

We can also help you train for:

  • Oakland Running Festival – Full and Half Marathon
  • San Luis Obispo Marathon – Full and Half Marathon
  • Big Sur International Marathon
  • Avenue of the Giants Marathon
  • Boston Marathon
  • Rock N Roll San Diego
  • Way Too Cool 50K
  • American River 50 Mile
  • The North Face Endurance Challenges – All Races
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Want to know more about RUN365? Please email [email protected] for more information.