Duluth Running Co.’s hugely popular and successful training group is back for 2017! This year promises to be bigger and better than ever!  Last year we had over 160 people in our training group. If running a half marathon or full marathon is on your bucket list, now is the year to join our group and we’ll help you get there.  If you’re an experienced runner and want to take your running to the next level, we can help you with that as well.


This is a super social and fun group. Many past participants rave about the group because we make it fun for all abilities. The greatest concern for most people who haven’t been in our group is, “Will be I be fast enough?” And the second common concern is “I’ve only ran 3 miles before, will I be able to run 13?” The answer to both of these questions is a resounding yes. There are plenty of slower runners and walk/runners at the start. Because of the shear size of the group you’ll find people to run with irregardless of your speed. Gradually, you’ll start becoming faster as the weeks progress. We build your endurance in a safe and intentional way.  Be prepared to be amazed at what your body can do!


RRCA Certified Coach Tony Stensland will guide you through a 22 week training program with a training plan, advice, information and a large, fun group to train with.


I started in the 5k group and then worked my way up to training for my first half marathon and first marathon with the running group. I don’t think I would have been able to do it without the support and guidance from Duluth Running Company.  –Janelle Fresvik


Group Benefits include:

  • 22 Week Training Plan
  • 10% discount in store during the group session
  • Training Group T shirt
  • 3 Group Runs per week
  • Saturday long runs supported with gels, water and sports drink
  • Individual coaching and advice upon request
  • A fun and encouraging atmosphere to train in


When I joined my first training group I had NO running experience. The support, guidance and encouragement I received lead to me challenging myself in ways that I never thought possible! In addition to falling in love with the sport, I have developed an amazing group of friends and become part of a strong, supportive community.   –John Thoennes


The Training Group will begin on January 17th at 5:30pm at Duluth Running Co.  We will have an informational meeting on January 10th at 5:30pm at the store.


Class cost is $120 through December 31st.  The price increases to $140 starting January 1st.


Registration is available in store or on line.


 Click here for online registration!


For any questions, please contact Tony Stensland at: tony@duluthrunning.com or call 218-728-1148.

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