Looking to train for you first Half Marathon?! Set a PR?! Qualify for Boston?! Marathoner In Training has helped guide over 8,000 runners to their finish line, our 80 coaches have finished over 2,500 half and full marathoners, and we are excited to help you on your way to finishing the Columbus Half & Full Marathon!
“My coaches are a wealth of knowledge with advise on training and exercises. They are dedicated to being great leaders and keep me motivated!”
- Marcia, MIT Participant
Our next season of MIT begins Saturday, December 21st as we get ready fo the Columbus Half & Full Marathon!
With FIVE weekly groups runs to choose from we will keep you moving all winter long! Join the largest group of beginning and experienced runners and walkers as we knock out the miles together as we train for fall half and full marathons!
Join us at our info sessions and/or open house workout to learn more about the program!
MIT Info Sessions before the first workout of the New Year!
MIT Open House Workouts
Join us at our next workout to see what it's all about!
What are we training for?!
This winter/spring season of MIT is gearing up for the Cap City Half Marathon and Glass City Full Marathon, along with all the other fall half and full marathons in the country!
When are the workouts?!
The long run of the week is held on Saturday mornings at 8:00am. Times may vary depending on the season. You also have the option of dropping in at our Sunday morning workout with Team FrontRunner if you can't make a Saturday workout.
Wednesday Night Speed Workouts every week at 6:30pm.
We also offer group runs every Monday night at Fleet Feet Polaris at 6:30pm, and every Thursday night at FrontRunner Upper Arlington at 6:30pm!!!
Where are the workouts?!
MIT's home base(s) are in Worthington, Lewis Center and Clintonville, along with periodic stops in Westerville and close to downtown Columbus.
How much does it cost?!
Half & Full Marathon Training - $110 New Member, $90 Fleet Feet + FrontRunner Alumni
** Free base mileage plan. Click on programs
We have helped over 8,000 runners and walkers reach their goal of finishing a half or full marathon. Our trained coaches have completed over 2,500 marathons and offer the support and motivation needed to help you reach your goals.
"If you've never run with a group before, or find your determination waning, I highly recommend this group. I trained with them last winter and made many new friends, garnered loads of support, and learned a thing or to along the way." - Bill
"I am new to running and their running group is the best thing that has happened to me." - Mariangela
"Takes you farther than you ever thought possible in your journey. A decision you won't regret if giving your all." - Cheri
Individualized training in a group setting. Our proven program has served more than 8,000 runners and walkers. Our program is appropriate for both first-timers and experienced veterans.
Experienced, professional head coaching. Our degreed and credentialed head coaches assess each participant's current fitness level and goals and ensure that they train at an appropriate level.
Our community is vast. We have a plethora of experience and abilities that both compete and complete the half marathon distance. Our experienced mentors offer support and motivation to athletes in 22 pace groups ranging from 7:00/mile (run) through13:00/mile (run), several run/walk groups and walking group. All follow customized beginner, intermediate, and advanced schedules.
Four weekly group workouts. The long run/walk of the week is hosted every Saturday on some of Columbus's best paths. If you ever need to miss a Saturday, fear not, you can join in with Team FrontRunner on Sunday morning! Track workouts are held on Wednesday evenings in Wortington. Additionally, we offer group runs on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from our three retail locations in Upper Arlington, Worthington, and Lewis Center.
Fully Supported workouts. Our fully supported training workouts on Saturdays and Wednesdays are complete with water/Gatorade stops along the routes and post-workout recovery food. On site athletic trainer . Fleet Feet Sports Columbus and New Balance are proud partners with MIT.
This Program IS For You. Whether you are a couch-potato, walker, casual jogger, or marathon veteran, the MIT program is the most enjoyable, most inspiring, and most efficient way to get in the best shape of your life
Finding the lowest bidder isn't the way to invest in your dreams. Online programs and apps are nice, but if you really want to be successful, join a proven and successful program. You deserve it.
"About a year ago, my good friend and I started running with MIT in the hopes of running a half marathon together. In late August of last year we not only ran, but finished our first half marathon – all 13.1 miles of it – in a little over three hours. It was the single greatest accomplishment of my life to date."
MIT By The Numbers
Since 2001, our participants have logged over 3.5 million miles!
Program began in 2000, with 90 participants and 4 coaches
Approx. 8,000 runners and walkers have participated since 2000
Our 80 coaches, of all ability levels have completed over 2,500 half and full marathons.
Everyone fits in with MIT!