Fox River Trail Runners - P.O. Box 371, Geneva, IL 60134

Fall Endurance Training

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Marathon Training (begins Monday May 15th, first group run Saturday May 20th)
Half Marathon Training (begins Monday July 3rd, first group run, join us now!, Saturday July 8th)


The Fox River Trail Runners will conduct their annual fall endurance training for area runners.

Last year there were ~80 participants who ran from 8:00 to 13:00 minutes per training mile in the program. Several runners finished the 2016 Chicago or other fall half/marathons with setting personal bests or qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

Groups runs are held Saturdays, 7:00 am at Fabyan East Forest Preserve (Windmill), Geneva, IL MAP

Want to get a head start? Join the Fox River Trail Runners at one of our weekly training runs.

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What they are saying:

Thank you, Gracias, Merci, Mahalo, Shukriya, Danke, Arigato, Takk!!!

Thank you so much for your encouragement, patience, and coaching throughout the training season. Last year I trained alone and was jealous of those lucky runners on the trail that had water. I joined FRTR Marathon Training for the water stops, but what I found was a group of great friends. No I take that back, I found an extended family on the trail. Thanks to the pace leaders that ran with us and for the care you showed when you circled back after a long run to encourage slow runners like me at the end. Thanks to all my friends for caring and encouraging me.

JB – St. Charles


Thank so much to everyone for the outstanding training program, the words of encouragement, the weekly emails, the great conversation on the trail, the friendships developed, the folks who put out the water and Gatorade every week, the pacers and the overall fantastic experience! I trained by myself last year and didn’t meet anyone on my long runs – this year, I met some outstanding individuals and it was a pleasure running with you!

BB – Elgin


I think not only is FRTR Marathon Training a great to join a running group. I think we have the most awesome running group imaginable!! Totally an answer to prayer for me. I never said I would run another marathon…..unless I had support for my long runs and a close trail. I got much more than I asked for. Thank you all so much!

JS- St. Charles


I had a great race yesterday and I am truly happy to have finally “smashed” the 4 hour barrier. I am trying to focus on the fact that I met my goal and took 16 minutes!! off my PR. However, already there is this voice whispering – can I do better. Several factors contributed to this being a great day for me – the weather was obviously one, sticking to a basic plan and not going out “too” fast to avoid bonking was another – but – most important was the coaching both of you have given me over the past 20 some weeks. Your encouragement, training plan, track work outs and running tips played a tremendous part in my preparation. I have learned a great deal during this training period and I am grateful for all the help and time you have given me. I don’t think this would have been such a great day without you.

EP – Batavia


Just want to let you know how much I appreciated your investment in our endeavor and in our well-being. Your advice, encouragement, and support were invaluable. Thanks also to all the pace group leaders. I may have run alone (and slower than anyone else) but I never felt isolated or unsupported. Thanks!

B.W. – Geneva