The marathon. It's a defining moment in the life of anyone who has ever completed one. Now, you can train with us to be part of one of the greatest events in the world—The Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Not racing in Chicago? You can train with us for other nearby marathons, too.
We have created a custom, 19-week training training program that will prepare you for the race, no matter what your experience level is. Looking for a PR? Our coaches will challenge you with challenging, effective, smart training! Get motivated, meet some great people, have fun and get in shape all at the same time!
Not planning to run the Chicago Marathon? The Chicago Endurance Sports coaches will modify your training schedule to fit many other fall marathons. You can still do your long runs with the group. You don't have to do it alone.
Registration fills up fast, so join today:
Chicago Endurance Sports is partnered with many wonderful charities that have guaranteed registrations to The Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Most of these charities will also cover your registration for CES Summer Marathon Training. More importantly, they can give your training more purpose and meaning, while helping bring attention and support to a cause that could be personal to you. Visit our Charities & Sponsors page and consider joining one of these outstanding organizations.
Follow the links below to find out about this innovative, fun, successful training program:
In order to maintain the high quality that CES is known for (and which participants expect of CES), this training program has a limited number of registrations available. This popular training program will likely SELL OUT — don't miss your chance — register today!
Once you've made that big decision to run a marathon in 2015, join the coaches of Chicago Endurance Sports at an Open House at our training locations to explore all of the training options available to you. Attendees will have the opportunity to run with the CES Pace Team, meet and talk with CES Coaches, and register for the training training program. Those who are already registered for Marathon Training will be able to pick up their training shirt & other sponsor goodies. The Open House is free to those who RSVP.
Open House Dates/Locations: Coming Soon!
Chicago Endurance Sports will present all of the information and inspiration a new member needs after our first workouts on June 3rd and 4th. The training program will explain TrainingPeaks, our coaching philosophies, how to contact coaches and the common habits of our most successful participants.
Not only do you get to have a lot of fun, but you also get a ton of great stuff too! Check it out:
Saturday,September 16th - Finish your training for the marathon in style with "The Long Run" — a fully supported group long run that is produced by the team behind such wonderful events as the Ravenswood 5k, Soldier Field 10 Mile and more for Fleet Feet Sports. Take advantage of the assistance of pacers, refuel and reenergize at the aid stations stocked with water and Gatorade every few miles, enjoy the support and motivation of the CES coaches and relax after this "dress rehearsal" for your effort with post-run stretching and massage from Athletico and food and beverages to start your recovery in style.
Experience what sets CES marathon training above the rest when you celebrate the conclusion of your satisfying journey in style at our Exclusive Pre/Post Race Day Resort, only steps away from the Chicago Marathon Start and Finish. Take advantage of private gear check and indoor bathrooms, replenish all of those burned calories after your effort and get your recovery started at the outstanding food buffet, luxuriate with a rewarding post-race massage & stretching from Athletico physical therapists, free medal engraving and much more. (Friends and family can join in the festivities, enjoy a light breakfast/lunch and watch the race on TV at the resort for an optional fee.)
All of these fantastic amenities are included in your registration fee, but ONLY if you are a registered CES participant. (Virtual Training participants may purchase access separately.)
Your daily training schedules will be delivered via Training Peaks — the leading Interactive web based training and nutrition log to help you achieve your goals. Log training & meals, track daily metrics (weight, sleep, etc.), upload workouts from your training devices (80+ devices supported, GPS, HR monitors, etc.), FREE iPhone app and mobile site available and MUCH more!
The Summer Marathon Training training program will now be available at five of the Chicago-area Fleet Feet Sports stores! Each one provides a welcoming, central location to start and end the workout, a secure place for your personal gear and to meet up with your training companions after the long runs for coffee or breakfast!
Group training sessions are held twice weekly at each location:
You get to pick the location that works the best for you! This also means that if you can't make it to your regular location, you can still join the gang at the other location! Everybody wins!
Can't make the Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night run in the city? Enjoy starting your day with a rewarding workout?
A CES coach will lead our Wednesday Sunrise 6:00am group runs each week:
For a little more detail on what happens at those sessions, read on...
These mid-week runs focus on form, strength and speed. Our coaching staff will be present to help teach, challenge and motivate you!
These workouts are reserved for the long, slow distance runs so important to the success of endurance runners. Pace Leaders or mentors will guide you at the appropriate pace and CES coaches will accompany you to motivate and respond to any concerns or questions that arise along the way.
Restrooms, changing rooms, secure gear storage and water are available at all of our group training sessions!
We all need a little help from our friends. We need motivation to start and encouragement to keep it going and support that says we are doing a good job. The CES Pacers and Mentors are the best in the business in keeping a consistent training pace, showing path etiquette and keeping us safe on the popular Chicagoland running paths.
Note: If you are interested in becoming a pacer, or know of someone who might be interested, please contact us at email@example.com for additional information.
To reach your goals, you need to do more than simply put in the miles. Our Coaches and expert speakers present information & clinics on a variety of topics including:
We're extremely proud of our professional, experienced coaching staff — they always go the extra mile to make sure you have a fun, successful training season! Why is it so important to have qualified coaches? They can:
Click here for more information or to reach out to any of our awesome coaches!
NEW FOR 2017: Now includes team shirt!* (*shipping not included)
Live too far away and can't make it to the group workouts? Schedule conflicts keep you from making any of the group training sessions?
Here's the solution, the Virtual Training option. You'll receive your daily training schedule and coaching support online (via Training Peaks), access to race day amenities, as well as the weekly email newsletter with coaching tips, race updates and more. The virtual training program is a unique way to train on your own with virtual support from a helpful team of coaches.
Virtual training athletes can purchase access to "The Long Run" ($10) and "Race Day Resort" ($30) for an additional fee.
Online registration is available at mindbodyonline.com by clicking on the link below:
|New Members||CES Alumni|
|Group Training training program*||$254||$229|
*Limited to maximum of 700 participants.
|Virtual Training training program||New Members||CES Alumni|
|Training PLUS "The Long Run" and "Race Day Resort"||$149||$139|
No refunds will be provided in full or in part for any reason, including injury, after a training program begins. No prorated fees are provided for late enrollments.
Please contact us at info@ChicagoEnduranceSports.com or call 866-237-7861 for more information.