Madison Mini Half Marathon Training

Training Info Coming Soon!

Half Marathon Training Summer 2021

Join the tens of thousands of people who challenge themselves every year to the fastest growing distance race in the country – the half marathon! Even better, make it the nationally recognized Madison Mini-Marathon, ranked #14 of the best 27 half-marathons in the U.S. by Runner’s World Magazine! We welcome those who are also training for another summer half marathon, or are working toward a fall full marathon. We recommend you be able to run 3 miles 2-3x/week prior to the start of half marathon training. This is to ensure you run healthy and stay injury free.

Planning to do the Madison Marathon this fall? This is a great program to help you build mileage over the summer months!

Important Program Dates To Be Announced Soon!

Goal Race: Madison Mini-Marathon on July 24, 2021
Program Duration: TBD
Program Kick-Off Party: Details coming soon!


Early Bird Special: Coming soon!
Regular Rate: Coming soon!
Late Registration: Coming soon!
*Registration into the goal race is NOT included in your training program registration

Registration Deadline: Coming soon!

Group Runs – 2x/week: Weekend meeting locations will rotate between west, central, and east areas of Madison. Wednesday group runs will be meet at the Fleet Feet stores except for a few dates in which we have special events.

  • Wednesday 6PM – Fleet Feet Madison (8440 Old Sauk Rd) OR Fleet Feet Sun Prairie (2828 Prairie Lakes Dr)
  • Saturday 7AM – long runs
  • Participants are also encouraged to participate in our weekly Pub Runs on Thursday evenings at 6pm.

Highlights of the Training Program Include:

  • A complete training plan leading up to the Madison Mini-Marathon (2 training plans to choose from based on goals and experience)
    • Half Marathon Training & Half Marathon Training with Fall Full Marathon Focus
    • Strength and Core workouts built into your training plans
  • Weekly program emails with route information, advice, training tips, and motivation
  • Mini-Race Director Fun Runs on Thursday evenings 1x/month
    Expert coaching and guidance
  • Organized group workouts 2x/week with mapped and courses – including portions of the race course
  • Educational seminar series to supplement your training – including such topics as sports nutrition & hydration, self-massage, and injury prevention
  • Vendor partner promotions and giveaways
    Sampling of nutrition and hydration products
  • Pace group leaders on Saturday mornings to help you stay on track (run with the race day pacers!)
  • A team technical shirt
    Participant only coupons and discounts
  • A supportive environment for all athletic abilities that builds lasting camaraderie and friendships!


Registration and more details can be found on the Fleet Feet website: