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.

The current training session started July 10, 2021.

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 16 (as of MCM 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. 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

2021 Moore’s Marines Marathon Training

July 10, 2021 - October 23, 2021

Come join our 17 week Moore’s Marines Marine Corps Marathon Training Program targeting the Marine Corps Marathon! Our target race is the Marine Corps Marathon (“MCM”), but we will also provide a plan for the Baltimore Marathon. Regardless of which race you target, you must sign up for your marathon ON YOUR OWN. This program does not give you entry into any race. This year will feature a variety of veteran coaches and mentors from the club. Training will officially start at Severna Park High School on July 10th at 6:30am. On the 10th, we will spend 30 minutes orienting first-timers and answering questions before setting off on our run. Training runs are on the B&A Trail, where we will provide hydration. You must bring your own bottle/cup. You must be able to run 10 miles comfortably to begin this training on July 10. If you are unable to do this, please consider joining the A10 Training Group. The training schedule is posted here and will be posted on the Facebook Page before July 10. The training plan is subject to change (for reason such as weather). See you on the trail!


Lee Crumbaugh
Darrell Mak
Dan Morrisey
Robert Smith

Sessions and Locations

6:30 am
Severna Park High School
60 Robinson Rd
Severna Park, MD 21146 United States

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Training Materials

Training Plans Moore Marines 2021 MCM and Baltimore