Moore’s Marines Marathon Training

Come join our 17+ week Moore’s MarinesTM Marine Corps Marathon Training Program targeting the Marine Corps Marathon (and training for the Baltimore Marathon and other marathons, too)!

Our target race is the Marine Corps Marathon (“MCM”). If you want to run Baltimore or another marathon let us know and we can adjust the plans for you. Regardless of which race you target, you must sign up ON YOUR OWN. This program does not give you entry into any race.

Our marathon training program is named for longtime Striders member Ben Moore, who originated the marathon training program in 1979 for the Annapolis Striders and trained many to run the Marine Corp Marathon.

Program Prerequisites

Able to run 10 miles comfortably (comfortable, conversational pace). The training programs ramp up mileage quickly. It is expected that you can already run 10 miles and have a base weekly mileage of at least 25 miles. If you cannot, the Striders offer other training classes to help you reach 10 miles, such as the summer’s Annapolis 10 mile training.

Requirements Regarding Minors

The minimum age for the Marine Corps Marathon is 14 (as of race day). Any minor who meets this age requirement may participate in the training program PROVIDED HE/SHE IS PARTICIPATING WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN (not just being dropped off and picked up, but actually running with the parent or guardian). We cannot be responsible for minors out on the training route.

Membership Requirement

Annapolis Striders training classes are a free benefit for members. In order to participate in this training class, you must have a current membership. You may become a member or renew an existing membership online or by mail-in form. After signing up as a member (or if you are already a member), you must also register for the training with the registration method for the upcoming session below. Training coaches will not accept membership signups or training registrations in-person at training sessions.


To complete the Marine Corp Marathon or other fall marathon.

Program Features

Includes: A detailed 17 week schedule. How to build up for the marathon, various pace charts, injury prevention and treatment, running safety, and keeping running fun. The B&A Trail has generously allowed us to hold this program on the trail. We must follow all B&A Trail rules. Information on trail running safety and parking will be provided.

Current Training Session

2017 Moore’s Marines Marathon and Ultra Training

June 24, 2017 - October 14, 2017

Training Begins on June 24, 2017 at 7am.

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Annapolis Striders Moore’s Marines Marathon Training. With proper dedication and attention to your training, this is something you can do!  This is an 18 week build-up program for marathon runners.
Our target race is the Marine Corps Marathon (“MCM”), which is October 22, 2017. If you want to run Baltimore or another marathon let us know and we can adjust the plans for you. Regardless of which race you target, you must sign up ON YOUR OWN. This program does not give you entry into any race, although we do have entries for first time marathoners to the MCM (these codes bypass the lottery, but you must pay the entry fee on your own).
Our group training runs will begin on Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. at Severna Park High School (SPHS). As we get further into training, we will start at 6:30 a.m. to “beat” the summer heat/humidity. You will soon learn though, that you can never really “beat” the heat. Directions to SPHS – from Route 2 South, make a right onto Robinson Rd. From Route 2 North, make a left onto Robinson Rd. Pass the B&A trail and enter the first high school parking lot on your right. We will be back by the tennis court area. There is ample parking. Look for people standing around in running gear and you’ll know you are in the right place.
Your leaders for this event are Tim Hella, Kelly Gardner, Ryan Seth, Susan Noble, and Renee Dudley all RRCA certified running coaches. We will also have other experienced runners and


Registration Link


  • Timothy Hella
  • Kelly Gardner
  • Ryan Seth
  • Susan Noble
  • Renee Dudley
Email the coaches: 
Facebook Group
Marathon and Ultra Training
Meet the Coaches Night!
June 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Annapolis Running Shop
172 Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States

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Sessions and Locations

Saturday mornings at 7am (moves to 6:30am as it heats up)
Severna Park High School
60 Robinson Rd
Severna Park, MD 21146 United States

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Post-Training Party

There will be a celebration after the fall marathon season ends, in early November. Details will be provided later.