UCalgary Marathon Training Program

Run your first marathon this year

Join Calgary’s first and longest-running destination marathon training program. Each year we choose an exciting destination, which we will announce in the winter.

The University of Calgary Marathon Training Program is a highly informative and social marathon preparation program that combines research-based information, guidance and support with the help of internationally respected experts from the Canadian Sport Institute, the Faculty of Kinesiology and other disciplines.

UCalgary marathon club meeting for cross-training

Included in your registration:


  • 8 months of dedicated, expert coaching
  • Movement preparation training
  • Strength and core conditioning


  • Access to our private website for interactive web-based learning and team communication
  • Lectures from some of the leading experts in the areas of physiology, nutrition, injury prevention and sport psychology


  • Group training with a fun, supportive group of new and experienced marathon runners who will share their tips and help keep you motivated
  • Organized social events


  • Receive a signature UCalgary Marathon Training Program running singlet so you look good while you run that marathon!
UCalgary Marathon club during a run
UCalgary Marathon club training as a group

Need to know:

Participants of this program will have the opportunity to meet and train with a group two times per week. Coached runs will take place on Mondays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 8:00 am.

Our destination race for 2019 is the Lake Tahoe Marathon and Half Marathon on October 13, 2019.

Previous destination races for the club have included Honolulu, Hawaii; and Dublin, Ireland.

This program is designed with the new marathoner in mind but runners with marathon experience will certainly benefit from the vast amount of information provided.

Participants must be able to run 30 minutes, 3x per week before joining the program.

Program begins at the beginning of March.

Info night to be announced for a date in January. 

Cost for the program: 

New participant: $749* + GST 
Alumni of the program: $229 + GST

*Early bird pricing ($699) in effect for new participants until February 2, 2019

Link to register at the bottom of the page

Email marathon@ucalgary.ca for more information about the program

Group run in mild weather with UCalgary Marathon program
Cross-training with the University of Calgary Marathon club
UCalgary Marathon participants during the Stampede half marathon 2017

Marathon Training

UCalgary Marathon Training Program

The marathon training program is an eight-month program starting in March that combines leading-edge information, guidance and support with the help of internationally respected experts.

Join Calgary's first and longest running destination marathon training program on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings as you embark on the marathon journey.

Register for the UCalgary Marathon Training Program