2023 In-Training for Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon

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Registration for 2024 will open in the late July / early August timeframe.

Atlanta's Thanksgiving Day tradition continues in 2023! Whether you're training for a personal best or celebrating an annual tradition with family and friends, Atlanta Track Club's In-Training for the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon program is designed to meet your needs while training in-person or at home. The 12-week program combines structured long workouts with additional midweek workouts to help you reach your goals with the support of a community or without having to leave your neighborhood.

In 2023, the In-Training for the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon program will feature:

  • In-person and virtual/remote training options
  • In-Training Certified Coaches to guide you while keeping you accountable
  • Online learning opportunities on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. led by Atlanta's running and walking subject matter experts followed by Q&A
  • Small group workouts throughout the city during the week and larger long workouts on Saturdays
  • Additional customized training levels to meet your fitness, experience, and goals
  • Individualized workouts to prepare you for the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon
  • Daily text/email reminders of workouts powered by Final Surge
  • Online platforms to build community and camaraderie
  • Two Saturday field trips to run through different parts of Running City USA
  • In-Training shirt for both in-person and virtual athletes. Only virtual participant shirts will be mailed.

This training program is intended for participants aiming to complete the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon within the course limit of 3.5 hours or approximately 16 min/mile. We recommend that training participants be able to maintain 16 min/mile for at least 3-5 miles at the start of training. First time half marathoners and advanced runners are welcome!

Note: This training program does not include entry into the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon. Nor does it include entry into the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler that is optional on October 22.

Training Program Policies


  • Half Marathon


  • $145.00 - In-Person athlete
  • $125.00 - Virtual/remote athlete

Program Schedule

July 11

Registration opens

August 27

Orientation - online at 7:00 p.m.

September 4

Training begins

September 6

In-person, midweek workouts begin

September 9

In-person, Saturday, long workouts begin

September 18

Registration closes

October 21

No in-person practice

October 22

Optional field trip, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler

November 4

Field trip - Course Preview, Summerhill

November 23



Saturday Workout Locations:

  • Atlanta Track Club Headquarters, 201 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 - 7:15 a.m.

Saturday locations may rotate throughout the city to provide a variety of settings for long runs

Wednesday Midweek Workout Locations:

In-person participants select one location during registration.
  • Agnes Scott College Track, South McDonough Street, Decatur, GA 30030 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Cheney Stadium with Coach Bob, 741 Connally Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 - 6:15 a.m.
  • Peachtree Middle School Track, 4664 North Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30338 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Piedmont Park with Coach Bob, Dockside (or Active Oval), Atlanta, GA 30309 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell, GA 30075 - 6:15 a.m.

Locations subject to change based on demand and participation.


In-person athlete - $145.00
Virtual/remote athlete - $125.00


In-Training registration is non-refundable unless you purchase Refundable Protection when you register for In-Training. If purchased and you're unable to start the training program for one of the covered reasons, Refundable Protection enables you to receive a 100% refund of your registration fee (minus processing fees and donations) within 10 business days of submitting a claim. Please read and learn what specific events are covered by Refundable Protection here.

Note: Refundable Protection is only applicable if the qualifying event (illness, injury, etc.) occurs before the first day of training. If the qualifying event happens on or after the first day of training, the athlete is not eligible for a refund. The first day of training is the Training begins date under Program Schedule above; not the first in-person practice.

  • This training program does not include entry into the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon.


We will kickoff the program with a 60 minute online orientation in which Coach Bob will provide an overview of the program, explain Final Surge and its benefits, and answer your training questions. Sunday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.


Bob Wells, Manager & Coach - In-Training, Atlanta Track Club
In-Training Certified Coaches and Run Leads
Eric Heintz, Director - High Performance, Atlanta Track Club

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