The Eugene Marathon offers training sessions for both runners and walkers attempting their first full or half marathon and experienced folks trying to improve their performance.



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Joe's Team

Eugene author and coach Joe Henderson has helped marathoners for decades through his writings and since 2005 in person. Joe’s Team will again have a training group focused exclusively on the 2015 Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon. The group trains together each Sunday for a number of months (usually four) leading up to race day.  For details, e-mail

Eugene Running Club

Cathie Twomey Bellamy is a former elite runner who qualified for five Olympic Trials in events ranging from the 1500m through the marathon and was a member of the U.S. team that won the gold medal in the IAAF World Cross Country championships.  The former track and cross country coach at Marist High School and Sheldon High School, where she mentored individual and team champions on the track and in cross-country, Twomey Bellamy coaches adult runners through her longstanding Eugene Running Club.  The Eugene Running Club is an adult based program with individualized coaching done for all abilities and distances.  Contact Cathie or visit her for more information on how to get your training started today.

Chi Walking & Running Training Programs

Chi Walking and Chi Running training programs designed specifically for the Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon offered by Keith McConnell, Certified Chi Walking & Chi Running Instructor.  For more details on these efficient and injury free approaches to long distance walking and running check out Dr. Keith's web page.  Groups meet on Sunday mornings or Thursday evenings beginning in March. 

Spirited Walkers of Eugene

Planning to walk the Eugene Marathon? Join Kay Porter, Ph.D and the Spirited Walkers of Eugene to prepare! Training begins in January. Contact Kay Porter for more details on this very popular program.



Team in Training

For nearly 20 years, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training® (TNT) has been helping women and men from all fitness levels achieve their athletic dreams by offering unparalleled coaching and access to some of the best events in the world. In return, participants get the added satisfaction of raising funds to help the Society cure the blood cancers leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. This year the Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon is proud to be a participating TNT summer race! Find out more about this exciting program and how you can make a difference in the search for cancer cures. Visit the Oregon Team In Training Chapter or call (800) 482-TEAM today.


Crowdrise and Other Charity Training Programs

In addition to TNT (above), the Eugene Marathon partners with other charities to provide opportunities to raise funds while training and participating in our race.  We also partner with Crowdrise, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing tools to help racers fundraise for any charity of their choosing.  To find out more about these programs, click here.

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