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

Spring Half Marathon Training

Great Western Half Marathon Start


Running a Spring Half Marathon?

Join the Fox River Trail Runners Spring Half Marathon Training Program

Come Train With Us

  • Our flexible training programs can be used for any Spring Half Marathon
    • We offer three training plans: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
  • Our programs are led by RRCA Certified Running Coaches
  • Group long runs and group hill/track work

Our first group long run is Saturday February 16th at 8am at Fermilab due to the forecast weather conditions. We will return to our regular starting time and place, 7:30am at the Fabyan Windmill when conditions improve. We will send a confirmation email earlier those weeks in the event there is a change in place and time. If you are running a half and your long runs start before this date please join us for one or our regular Saturday Group Runs

Coached and Non Coached Options

Our coaches are available to help you achieve your goals.  If you are running our Great Western Half and you sign up for training you will automatically be assigned a coach (use at your discretion).  If you are running another event you can choose coach or non-coached when you register for training.  If coached our coaches will:

  • Help with any minor modifications to your training plan (I am going to be out of town on x days and not able to run.  How should I adjust?)
  • Available via email for any questions you might have
  • Will review comments you make on actual workouts, responding as needed

Of course our coaches are available to all participants during group runs for questions


New this year! Participants in the training program will be able to purchase a shirt to wear and commemorate your hard work. Pick your size when you register for the program.

I’m in!  What will this cost me?

If you are running the Great Western Half you sign up for training as part of race registration.  The cost of the training program will be added to the race registration fee.

Date FRTR Members Non Members
Now — Dec 31 $15 $15
1/1 — 1/31 $15 $15
2/1 — 2/11 $20 $20
For all other spring halves
Coached $40 $45
Non-coached $30 $35


Register Today!

If you are running our Great Western Half Marathon you can sign up for training when you register for the race.

If you are running a different half you can learn more and register here.

Still have questions? Contact our Training Coordinator or Lynda, our Spring Half Program Lead.