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2019 Spring Marathon/Half Marathon Training Group

A Fun and Super Social Running Group!

We create an inviting atmosphere for every person that joins the group, even for people who have never ran before. Our training group is the largest store-based training group in the state of Minnesota. You’ll connect with up to 150 others runners of varying abilities three times per week from January 22nd to June 22nd. The size of the group and our attitude towards making each run a fun and social event will likely change the way you feel about running.

Get Expert Coaching

Alisha Bradley, a Certified Personal Trainer with an emphasis on endurance, will guide you through a 22-week training program. You’ll follow a training plan, gain advice, receive loads of information, and get to take advantage of a large, fun group to train with.

Experience Real Benefits

Our training group delivers benefits that are unique to the Twin Ports region and are different from what you’d get from an online training program. In our group you’ll develop training partners, participate in specialized workouts, and benefit from supported aid stations on our long runs.

Here are some of the other group benefits:

  • 22-week training plan
  • 10% discount in store during the group session
  • Training group T-shirt
  • 3 group runs per week
  • Saturday long runs supported with water and sports drink
  • Individual coaching and advice upon request
  • A fun and encouraging atmosphere

Training group runs start at 5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, typically from Duluth Running Co. Saturday long group runs start at 8am and then move to a 7am start in April. Saturday run locations will vary.


  • $100 through December 3rd (register soon!)
  • $120 through December 31st
  • $140 starting January 1st.

Registration is available in-store (no service fee) and online.



We will have an informational meeting at Duluth Running Co. on Tuesday, January 15th at 5:30pm. The meeting will be a great time to ask questions and meet other people in the group. The training group will begin on January 22nd at 5:30pm at Duluth Running Co.

For more info or questions email Alisha Bradley at or call Duluth Running Co. at 218-728-1148

Train With People Like You

The number one question we get is: “Will there be people like me to train with?” And the answer is: Yes!

Our group attracts over 150 participants. Some people start off not being able to run a half-mile in January and by June they are able to run/walk the Bjorklund half marathon. Others in our group start fit and just get faster. Whatever your goal is, we will meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to go.

“I started in the 5k group and then worked my way up to training for my first half marathon and first marathon with the running group. I don’t think I would have been able to do it without the support and guidance from Duluth Running Company.”

– Janelle Fresvik

“When I joined my first training group I had NO running experience. The support, guidance and encouragement I received led to me challenging myself in ways that I never thought possible! In addition to falling in love with the sport, I have developed an amazing group of friends and become part of a strong, supportive community.”

– John Thoennes

For more info or questions, please contact Alisha Bradley at: or call 218-728-1148.

5K Training GroupOur 2019 Beginner’s 5k Training Group starts on September 10th. Join us as we train specifically for the Gobble Gallop 5k on Thanksgiving Day!

This fun and super social 12-week training program is led by Alisha Bradley. The group meets at 5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 10th through November 28th.

If you’ve ever wanted to do a 5K (3.1 miles) this group is for you! Most of the early sessions will include more walking than running. Every session runs 30 min and is time-based not distance-based.

Enrollment in the group is $120 and includes:

  • 12-week customized training program
  • Free entry to Gobble Gallop 5k
  • 2 group runs per week, meeting Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:30PM and starting from Duluth Running Co.
  • 10% discount at Duluth Running Co. for the duration of the program.

Registration will become available in July of 2019.

For any questions, please email Alisha at: or call 218-728-1148.

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