Has a half marathon, 10 miler or other distance event been on your "life list" of things you must do? Have you completed a half marathon before and are ready to go after your next medal? Completing a half marathon race can be event can be a life-changing experience. But it takes preparation and training. West Stride is here to give you both.


Starting August 3, 2019, West Stride is kicking off our Stride Strong Distance Training Program, a 12-week training program that will prepare you for a half marathon or other fall distance race.


The program provides everything you need for a great race experience and is designed for both new and experienced runners with training plans structured based on your race experience and goals! We know there are many group training options available in this area; our goal is to provide the best experience and greatest value. Thanks to our partnerships with race directors and vendors, we’ve created a great package of benefits for all participants.


Who is this for?
Designed for runners who want to complete their first half marathon, run a new personal best in a distance race, and those who just want a dedicated group to train with through the fall. Participants should be able to complete 3 miles of running, jogging or walk/run intervals at the first session.


What's Included?

  • • 12 weeks of workout plans targeting your specific starting level and goals
  • • Supported Saturday Training Sessions at 7:30am at West Stride and the Cochran Shoals Chattahoochee River running area
  • • Expert coaching and guidance by TrainATL Coach Jonathan Bair
  • • Optional mid-week run options on Wednesdays at 6:30pm at West Stride
  • • Weekly emails and training tips on nutrition, core exercises, injury prevention, race preparation and more
  • • Private Training Group Communication app
  • • Email access to Coach JB for any one-on-one questions and advice
  • • West Stride training visor or running hat
  • • Race entry for the Halloween Half Marathon or 5K on October 27th ($80 value)
  • • Race entry to the Vinings 5K on August 10, 2019 ($30 value)
  • • Extra perks throughout the program
  • • A FREE TrainATL Recovery Room Visit (cold tubs, compression boots, recovery tools, etc.)

The program cost for the Stride Strong Distance Training Program is $199, which does include your race registration to the Vinings Downhill 5K ($30 value) and the Halloween Half Marathon ($80 value).


Why join this program?
Variety, Motivation, Expert Coaching and FUN! Our experienced coach and run leads will help you run farther and faster, learn how to train and get you in fantastic shape. Plus, you’ll meet new friends and enjoy a motivational atmosphere to help you reach your goals. And you’ll have a great support group to run the target fall half marathon on October 27th.


12 weeks of training


Kick-off Info Session & Coach Meet-and-Greet: Saturday, July 27: 12-2pm at West Stride


Training Program Saturday Run Schedule:

  • 1. 8/3 – Kick-off training session at West Stride
  • 2. 8/10 – Vinings Downhill 5K pace run
  • 3. 8/17 – West Stride
  • 4. 8/24 – West Stride
  • 5. 8/31 – West Stride
  • 6. 9/7 - West Stride
  • 7. 9/14 – Run at Cochran Shoals
  • 8. 9/21 – West Stride
  • 9. 9/28 – West Stride
  • 10. 10/5 - West Stride
  • 11. 10/12 – West Stride
  • 12. 10/19 – West Stride
  • 12. 10/19 – West Stride
  • Race Weekend: 10/26 – Pre-race Shake-out Run and Packet Pickup at West Stride
                                 10/27 – Atlanta Halloween Half Marathon and 5K


Restrictions: Due to safety and liability, the Stride Strong program is open to anyone over the age of 18. Under 18 will be allowed if parent is present with minor at all times during training. Strollers and pets are prohibited during training sessions.


How to Register:
Registration is just $199 for the full program:
- Click Here to Register and Pay Online
- or Register at West Stride (3517 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta, 30327)


Have questions? Ask any staff at West Stride or email Stephanie Jacob at steph.jacob@weststride.com


Refunds: Refunds will be allowed through August 30, 2019 with typed request for refund emailed to steph.jacob@weststride.com. After August 30th, there will be no refunds processed. All refunds will be subject to an $8 processing fee.

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