Race Training

Whether your a newbie or all-star runner, we have a variety of training resources to fit your needs. Check out the opportunities below and get ready for your best Chicago Half Marathon & 5K presented by My Fit Key yet.

Life Time Run Training

Life Time Run is the official training provider of the Chicago Half Marathon.

Whatever your distance or experience level, Life Time Run Training will help you prepare to cross the finish line in September. Training options include social, supportive group training at Life Time destinations, or a virtual training program available nationwide by your own personal Certified Life Time Run Coach. Below you’ll find a breakdown on how each training option works.

Life Time Run Virtual Training
Prepare for a great race with access to a convenient online training plan, a virtual community of support and a premium event experience.

Register for the Virtual Training Program and receive:

  • A 12-week online training plan and log through the Training Peaks App or website
  • Support from our coaching team and your virtual training partners through a dedicated, private Facebook Group
  • Life Time Run VIP Tent access on race-day, including:
    • Staffed private gear check, breakfast including coffee, post-race food, beer, mimosas, private restrooms

Training plan begins Monday, July 2nd.
Fee: $75 (non-member), $10 Life Time member discount

 Your coaching program is led by Rebekah Mayer, National Run Program Manager at Life Time, a Precision Nutrition, RRCA & USATF-Level 2 Endurance Certified Coach. Local tips and encouragement will be provided by Deborah Barnat, Midwest Regional Run Coordinator and RRCA Certified Coach.

Register for Online Training Here

Get the training, support and expert advice you’ll need to be ready for the Chicago Half Marathon and do so at an incredible price. Group Training is held twice weekly for sixteen weeks at multiple Chicagoland locations. Our professional coaching and support — as well as your training partners — will get you across the finish line.

Additional Run Group training benefits and features include:

  • Exclusive Life Time Run Training swag item
  • Weekly training guide via email from your coach
  • Printed Half Marathon Training Plan (16 weeks)
  • Speaker Series
  • Life Time Run VIP Tent access on race-day, including:
    • Staffed private gear check, breakfast including coffee, post-race food, beer, mimosas and private restrooms

Half Marathon Training:
$100 (Life Time members) \ $150 (non-Life Time members)

Locations:

  • Life Time Romeoville (June 25) – Mon/Thu 6:30pm
  • Life Time Schaumburg (June 25) – Mon/Wed 6:45pm
  • Life Time Warrenville (June 25) – Mon/Thu 6:30pm
  • All trainees are welcome to attend weekend social Long Runs at Romeoville, Schaumburg, Warrenville & Algonquin

Register For Life Time Run Group Training Here

* Non-members receive club access for the educational seminars, and are welcome to participate in all outdoor workouts.

*Life Time Run Training is open to all, you do not have to be a Life Time member to join.