2024 In-Training for Fall Marathons

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The marathon. 26.2 miles. 42.195 kilometers. An endurance event like no other. A distance that commands respect, discipline, planning, preparation, and training. The 2024 fall marathon season will soon be upon us. Whether you're training for a Boston qualifying time in Berlin, a personal best in Chicago, aiming to finish your first marathon in New York, running Every Woman's Marathon in Savannah, or you want to build your endurance through the fall season, Atlanta Track Club's In-Training for Fall Marathons program will help you get there. The 14-week training program combines structured long runs with additional midweek workouts to help you reach your goal with the support of a running community or without leaving your neighborhood. You pick the marathon, we help you prepare!

In 2024, the In-Training for Fall Marathons program will feature:

  • In-person and virtual options
  • In-Training Certified Coaches to guide you while keeping you accountable
  • Online learning opportunities on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 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 runs on Saturdays
  • Customized training levels to meet your current fitness, experience, and goals
  • Individualized workouts to prepare you for the marathon of your choice
  • 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 neighborhoods of Running City USA
  • In-Training shirt for both in-person and virtual athletes. Only virtual participant shirts will be mailed.

IMPORTANT: This program is not intended for beginner, novice runners. Training participants should be able to maintain a 14 min/mile pace for 10-13 miles at the start of training, especially athletes new to the marathon distance.

Additional things to know about In-Training for Fall Marathons:
1. There are no official in-person training sessions during the months of June and July. All in-person training sessions begin in August regardless of goal marathon.
2. In the abscence of official in-person training sessions during the months of June and July, In-Training Certified Coaches and Run Leads will often organize one or two Saturday long runs during the month of July.
3. This training program does not include entry into the marathon for which you are training.

Training Program Policies

Date & Time

  • June 24, 2024


  • Atlanta, GA


  • Marathon


  • $170.00

Program Schedule

May 15

Registration opens

June 23

Orientation, September marathons, e.g., Berlin - online at 1:00 p.m.

June 24

Training begins, September marathons, e.g., Berlin

July 7

Orientation, October marathons, e.g., Chicago, Marine Corps - online at 1:00 p.m.

July 8

Training begins, October marathons, e.g., Chicago, Marine Corps

July 28

Orientation, November marathons, e.g., New York City, Chickamauga - online at 1:00 p.m.

July 29

Training begins, November marathons, e.g., New York City, Chickamauga

August 3

In-person, Saturday, long runs begin

August 6

Tuesday night education sessions begin

August 7

In-person, midweek workouts begin

August 12

Registration closes

August 24

Field trip, Location TBD

August 31

Labor Day Weekend, no in-person practice

October 19

No in-person practice

October 20

Optional field trip, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler

October 26

Last official in-person practice (marathoners are invited to continue meeting with half marathon program)


Saturday Workout Location:

Wednesday Midweek Workout Locations: In-person participants select one location during registration.

  • Azalea Park, 203 Azalea Drive, Roswell, GA 30075 - 6:15 a.m.
  • Cheney Stadium with Coach Bob, 741 Connally Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 - 6:15 a.m.

  • Agnes Scott College Track, South McDonough Street, Decatur, GA 30030 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.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.

Locations subject to change based on demand and participation.


$170.00 - Both in-person and virtual/remote athletes


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 marathon for which you are training.


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.

  • Orientation for September marathons is Sunday, June 23 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Orientation for October marathons is Sunday, July 7 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Orientation for November marathons is Sunday, July 28 at 1:00 p.m.

All orientation sessions will be presented via Zoom. All orientation sessions are recorded for later viewing.


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

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