Spring is an exciting time for a Chicago runner. The days grow longer, the lakefront path comes to life, and the local calendar fills with spectacular world-class races. Chicago Endurance Sports aims to get you in perfect shape to perform your best, offer wonderful amenities while you compete, and have you healthy and ready for summer running.
Chicago Endurance Sports Spring Training Program has something for everyone - 5K, 10K, a spring half marathon or Soldier Field 10 Mile. Aim for finishing your first race, capture that elusive PR or simply give yourself an excellent base for any of your summer running or triathlon goals.
A team of more than 30 Chicago Endurance Sports coaches with years of experience give participants hands-on guidance through a customized 9-week (5K) or 12-week (10K or Half Marathon) training program featuring group runs twice a week while the Chicago Endurance Sports Pacers and Mentors provide assistance during weekly long runs to make sure participants follow their prescribed workouts at the right pace.
Participants follow a program tailored to your current fitness level preparing you to succeed at distances up to a half marathon (see the suggested races listed below). The mileage progression is also perfect for those planning to race the Shamrock Shuffle 8K in the midst of this training. Coaches are available daily via e-mail to answer specific questions or adjust training schedules to fit specific needs.
You don't need to do a race to benefit from the Spring Training Program, but the following races fit the schedule:
Chicago Endurance Sports Spring Training Half Marathon Program will be available at four Chicagoland Fleet Feet Sports stores. Enjoy the expert knowledge, support and community atmosphere that Fleet Feet Sports is famous for. This also provides you with a warm and dry place to start, store personal gear in a secure location, and a place to meet, talk or go out for brunch or coffee with your running buddies after long runs.
Group training sessions are held twice a week at each location:
Pick the location that works the best for you. If you can't make it to your regular location, you can still join another group at another location.
For a little more detail on what happens at those sessions, read on.
Restrooms, changing rooms, secure gear storage and water are available at all of our group training sessions.
Group Training (Half Marathon or 10K: 12 Weeks)(Does NOT INCLUDE Race Entry)
Group Training (5K: 9 Weeks)(INCLUDES registration to Soldier Field 10 Mile)
Virtual Training(Does NOT INCLUDE Race Entry)
* Race registration processing fees are included into the price.
Please note: Unless otherwise stated, race entry fees are NOT included with the training program fees — you are responsible for race registration and all fees that apply to that registration.
No refunds will be provided in full or in part for any reason, including injury, after a program begins. No prorated fees are provided for late enrollments.
Not only do you have fun, but you get great stuff like this:
*If you sign up for Spring Training, Soldier Field 10 Mile
**In order to reduce congestion at the start of our group runs on Saturdays at our Old Town location, we will be staggering the start times:
Enjoy a championship race-day experience at the Soldier Field 10 Mile on May 28th. The Chicago Endurance Sports Spring Training Half Marathon Program Hospitality Resort will provide fantastic amenities worthy of a luxury box on the 50-yard line. Get your own "locker room" with private gear check and restrooms. Fuel up for your race with Clif Bar, Gatorade and water. Then celebrate your effort and achievement with your teammates and enjoy beer and food — and not having to wait in long lines.
You can now register for training and pay for the Soldier Field 10 Mile in one easy payment. When the race price increases, we will retain the original race registration price. This offer is for a limited time only.
If you truly want to reach your goals, you need to do more than just put in the miles. Our expert speakers will present clinics on a variety of topics including:
Free Four Week Base Training Plan.
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!
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 program is a unique way to train on your own with virtual support from a helpful team of coaches.
Please contact us at info@ChicagoEnduranceSports.com or call 866-237-7861 for more information.