The St. Louis Track Club announces the return of its popular marathon training program in 2018.

Ron Golan ( and Bill McCoy (, each of whom has completed many marathons and ultra-marathons, will be your training coordinators. Contact them with any questions, other than the perennial “Am I too slow?” (No, and we don’t care, so long as you commit.)

Whether you are training for your first marathon or are a repeat customer, we welcome you! You will improve your running, make friends and learn of new places to run, both on the road and on trails. The program is free, but you must be a member of the St. Louis Track Club:​

To receive details regarding all group runs, directions, training tips, and other important information, please join St. Louis Track Club Marathon Training Group​ on Facebook​.

Entry Guidelines:​ Minimum of 20 miles per week; long run of at least 8 miles without walking; at least 3 runs per week.

Runs start at 7am sharp but arrive early because parking can get crowded. Please carry a water bottle.

2018 Schedule

All runs begin sharply at 7 am each Saturday.

Date –  Site – Mileage

6/23 – Queeny Park — Upper Parking Lot – 2 Loops 8
6/30 – Trailhead Brewery — Old St. Charles 10
7/07 – Babler State Park — 2 Outer Loops & 1 Inner Loop 13.5
7/14 – Creve Coeur Lake Park — Waterfall (Taco Bell Shelter) 11
7/21 – Center of Clayton — SLTC ½ Marathon Course 13.1
7/28 – Lone Elk Park — Chubb Trail 15.5
8/04 – Weldon Springs — Katy Trail 18
8/11 – Forest Park Visitor’s Center — Arch Run 14
8/18 – Babler State Park — 3 Outer Loops & 1 Inner Loop 18
8/25 – Collinsville, IL — MCT Old School house trail 16
9/01 – Chesterfield – Monarch Levy to the Katy trail 14
9/08 – Forest Park Visitor Center — Inside the Park 20
9/15 – Grant’s Trail (improved) from Kaldi’s in Kirkwood 16
9/22 – Creve Coeur Lake – Taco Bell Shelter to St. Charles 13
9/29 – Cliff Cave Park 10

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Run schedule

For a printable schedule of the 15 Saturday runs, please click the button below

SLTC Membership Registration

The program is free. But you must be a member of the St Louis Track Club.