Busse Woods Running Club is pleased to offer two free 18-week programs, enabling first-time marathoners to veteran runners to enjoy speed, strength and long runs with fellow athletes sharing similar abilities and goals!


Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM  9:00 PM
Where: Dick Pond Athletics (map) - 1772 Algonquin Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Hear from the experts:

  • John Wall - Director of Training BWRC -covers our 18 week training program options

  • Lisa Klein - Barrington Orthopedic Specialists - Injury Prevention

  • Joy Antipow - Tribalance Schaumburg- Cross Training

  • Nick & Karie - Dick Pond Athletics - The right gear

Dick Pond will be providing a 10% discount to BWRC attendees. PLUS 5% of your purchase will go back to Busse Woods Running Club!


Training FORMALLY begins june 10th
registration is now open (see above)

PROGRAM Details:

  • The programs start the week of June 10 and the schedule targets the Chicago Marathon on October 13

  • BWRC’s Marathon Training Plan can easily be adapted for other Fall marathon dates

  • All running programs are offered at no cost. Donations to BWRC are welcome and tax-deductible


  • Experienced pace group leaders for Novice plan

  • Training, nutrition and hydration advice from seasoned marathoners

  • Seminars on injury prevention, pre/post-run stretching and other topics

  • Tuesday evening speed workouts for Veteran plan (local running tracks)

  • Thursday evening strength/hill workouts for Veteran plan** (Busse Woods)

    **optional for Novice plan

  • Saturday long runs with hydration stations (Busse Woods, Golf Rd. entrance at 6:30 AM)


We offer two training programs - Novice and Veteran.

Novice: The Novice program is geared for those taking on their first or second marathon. Runners should have completed at least one half marathon and be comfortable running 12-16 miles per week before starting the program. Pace Group Leaders will set a steady pace and offer tips and advice on running a marathon. View Novice Plan here

Veteran: The Veteran program is geared for those having completed two or more marathons and are comfortable running 25-30 miles per week before starting the program. We do not currently anticipate having Pace Group Leaders for the Veteran program; however, experienced runners will typically partner up with others of similar paces. View Veteran Plan here

Chicago athlete 20 miler

The Busse Woods Marathon Training program is coordinated with the Chicago Athlete 20 Miler held at Busse Woods on Saturday, September 21. Click here to register for the event.

Prior to registering, please remember to review our waiver. Acknowledgement of the waiver is required.
If you are under the age of 18, please
contact us.




Have you paced an event before? Busse Woods Running Club is looking for pace leaders to support our marathon training program. If you are interested, please complete the below form.