P.O. Box 393, Portage, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, United States

Start Date

01/08/2022

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Thinking about training for your first half or full marathon and looking for a comprehensive training program in a fun and supportive environment? Completed one or more half and/or full marathons and looking for the next dimension in your training? Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) is pleased to introduce our out of this world half and full marathon training program! The 2022 Beyond Half and Full Marathon Training Program (Kalamazoo) runs Saturday mornings at 8:00am (7:30am starting in March) January 8, 2022 through April 30th, 2022 and features schedules to prepare you for a spring half or full marathon.  There is no scheduled run February 26th due to the Winterblast Half Marathon, 10k and 5k on February 27th. 

Place the launch date on your calendar.  A Virtual Information Night and Blast Off is Tuesday, December 14th at 6:30pm.  The link will be sent out to the KAR distribution and posted to KAR and Beyond Facebook groups the week before.  Membership in Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) is required to join the Beyond Half and Full Marathon Training Program.  The cost is $45 through December 31, 2021 and $55 through February 28, 2022, plus the cost of a KAR membership if not already a member ($25 individual/$35 family/$20 full-time student).  The 2022 Beyond Program will be capped at 300 participants.  

An optional Metabolic Efficiency Testing Package through Athletic Mentors will be available to Beyond Program participants at discounted pricing.  The cost of the package is $149 and is available through December 31, 2021 via online registration.  The package includes the initial metabolic efficiency test and a follow up class offered live via Zoom.   For those testing after the live Zoom session was scheduled, the recording of the class would be sent by email.  Athletic Mentors will add one additional group consult zoom session for Q&A (This would not be the lecture - participants attending the Q&A would listen to the recording and then attend the Q&A session to have questions answered).    The discounted KAR price includes the test, class and Q&A session. 

The 2022 Beyond Half and Full Marathon Training Program (Kalamazoo) includes:

*Organized Saturday morning runs held on a variety of courses in greater Kalamazoo and Portage.  The majority of runs offer a pre and post run indoor venue with rest room facilities.  

*Saturday Runs begin at 8:00 am through February and at 7:30am March and April. Pre-run gathering time and instructions is 15 minutes before the start time. 

*Low, moderate and high intensity half and full marathon training schedules with day by day workouts.  The marathon distance has a fourth advanced training schedule. 

*Hydration (individually bottled water and electrolyte beverage) out on the course***Runners are encouraged to carry and fill their hydration accessories at hydration stations.

*Weekly email and blog site communications with training tips, schedules, and more

*Supportive and encouraging Team Leaders with pace groups ranging from under 8:00 min/miles to 12 + min/miles. Program is directed by an RRCA and Lydiard certified running coach. 

*Informative Clinics select Saturday mornings before the runs. 

*Virtual Information Night Tuesday, December 14 from 6:30 - 7:30pm.  Link to be sent to KAR distributions and posted to KAR and Beyond Facebook groups

*A FUN and supportive winter training experience with shared camaraderie and team spirit.

* Optional Metabolic Efficiency Testing Package through Athletic Mentors for $149 (in addition to registration fees and KAR membership) - Available via online registration through December 31, 2021.

* Optional long sleeve Beyond technical shirts ($15) and hats ($10) - Available via online registration through December 31, 2021

 

 

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 2022 Beyond Half and Full Marathon Training Program (Kalamazoo)

    The 2022 Beyond Half and Full Marathon Training Program is $45 through December 31, 2021 and $55 through February 28, 2022 plus the cost of a Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) membership (if not already a member). Non-member friends must join KAR prior to registering for the Beyond. The Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) annual membership fee is $20-students/$25-individual/$35-household. An optional Metabolic Efficiency Package through Athletic Mentors ($149), Beyond long sleeve technical shirts ($15) and Beyond hats ($10) are available via online registration through December 31, 2021. Minors under age 18 may participate, however a parent or legal guardian, or other responsible adult 18+ (i.e. other relative or family friend) with written authorization from a parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor and provide direct supervision at all times during the runs. The Beyond Program runs January 8, 2022 through April 30, 2022 and will be capped at 300 participants.
    Activity Starts: 1/8/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 4/30/2022 07:30
    Registration opens : 12/1/2021 00:00
    Activity type: Other
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 12/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 12/31/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $3.61
    • Registration opens : 1/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 2/28/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $55.00
      Processing fee : $4.19
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 4/30/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74


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