The Off Season Run Club

Now that Fall races are in the rearview, we are launching headfirst into the off season. And with any good marathon training program, you'll know that the 2 months post-race are all about recovery: aka - CHILLIN' OUT. Join MIT for five weeks of glorious easy runs, good friends and tasty beverages!

The Off Season is a FREE extension of our half and full marathon training program, which you can read about below, but as for The Off Season... Yes, there will be running and walking involved, however.... 

The Off Season is really about camaraderie! Build your running community, maintain your fitness, and keep those PRs rolling into next season.


We'll explore all the best brewery and cafe haunts that Columbus has to offer! And we'll end up at a friendly, local establishment ready to serve up their tasty libations.


The Off Season is here. Let's run through it together! Bring your running and walking buddies, friends, and neighbors as we log a few miles, and finish up with coffee and cold beer. Join us for The Off Season this November and December. Easy miles, good friends, and tasty beverages! 

- 11/05/22 @ 8:00am - The Off Season Run Club at Crooked Can Brewery - Hilliard
- 11/13/22 @ 8:30am - The Off Season Run Club at Station - Granville 
- 11/19/22 @ 8:30am - The Off Season Run Club at Olentangy River Brewing Co.
- 11/26/22 - NO RUN CLUB
- 12/03/22 @ 8:00am - The Off Season Run Club at Crooked Can Brewery - Hilliard 
- 12/10/22 @ 8:00am - The Off Season Run Club at Saucy Brew Works - Victorian Village

- 12/17/22 @ 8:30am - Fleet Feet x New Balance Ugly Sweater Scavenger Hunt @ Fleet Feet Lewis Center

- 12/24/22 - NO RUN CLUB

- 12/31/22 - MIT Open House

- 1/7/2023 - MIT Winter/Spring Training Kick-Off!




Half & Full Marathon Training



Training for a marathon requires commitment, strength, and courage. The fact that you're reading this as you consider beginning a marathon training program shows you already have the courage. Getting started is the hardest part. You've got this and we are here to help!

We have coached thousands of runners and walkers of all abilities, and we are honored to be your resource for all things marathon training! Whether this is your first or hundreth marathon, we've got your back!

Over the course of the season we provide you with the tools to complete your marathon. But more importantly we will be your resource to change your life. To make running, walking and moving integral to your lifestyle. To improve your overall health and wellness. 

When does training start? 

You can start today! We provide customized training schedules for every marathon. Our groups workouts do follow a set schedule based on our local marathons. Our groups workouts do follow a set schedule based on our local marathons:

  • Fleet Feet Warm Up Columbus, Half, Full, 5K and 10K in February

  • OhioHealth Capital City Half, Quarter and 10K in April

  • Flying Pig Marathon in May

  • OhioHealth Emerald City Half, Quarter and 5K in August

  • Nationwide Children's Columbus Half and Full in October.


Our groups workouts do follow a set schedule based on our local half marathons:While we have set mileage for those training for those workouts each Saturday, we have participants training for races all over the country at all times of the year. No matter what distance you are doing, you will never be out on the trails alone! 

How far do I need to be able to run before getting started? 

Zero miles! We will get you from wherever you are today to the starting line with our proven program! There are three different training levels for you to choose from based on your ability level, and you can change schedules at any time!

When are the group workouts? 

Workouts are on Saturday mornings, and Wednesday evenings.


What do I need to get started?

  • Nothing except a desire to get moving!

  • Getting properly fit for running shoes will certainly help, but that can always wait until after the first workout.

What do I get?

  • Instant access to training schedule on​

  • Two structured weekly workouts on Wednesday evenings and Saturday morning. Locations and times vary. Training duration varies depending on the season.

  • Weekly motivational and educational coaching e-mails. 

  • Curated educational content from the most respected medical professionals in the running and walking community.

  • Discounts at Fleet Feet during the training period.

  • Unparalleled motivation and the camaraderie of fellow participants with the same training goal!

  • Race day support and post-party.

  • Race entry is NOT included. You will need to register separately for the race.

  • Weekly social challenges earning you social badges to keep you engaged.

  • Milestone challenges earning you social badges to keep you accountable.

  • Fleet Feet Discount – 10% off everything, plus 10% back in rewards through the Fleet Feet App.