A group of runners in & around Belleville, IL

Half & Full Marathon Training Program

The Belleville Running Club holds half / full marathon training sessions for spring and fall marathons each year. Our training schedules are available in the Resources section of this page. The spring 2015 training program is a marathon training program only for the Illinois Marathon in Champaign, Illinois on April 25th, 2015.


What is it?
A program with dedicated volunteers of runners and walkers of various fitness levels ready to help you reach your goal of running a half or full marathon.

Who can participate?
Anyone can participate but it is best to be able to run 3 miles for the half marathon training and 5 miles for the full marathon training. Feel free to bring the family! Strollers are allowed during training runs but official race regulations do not allow them on race day.

How can I participate?
Check our website for details on the group runs or just show up at the parking lot behind the St Louis Bread Company (aa Panera Bread Company, 113 East Main St) in downtown Belleville on any Saturday at 7:50am, ready to run!

How much does it cost?
The 14 week training program is free to all BRC members and non-members. We encourage all non-members to join the BRC. Membership is only a fee of $12. Applications may be completed on our Members page.

How can I find out more? 

Keep checking this page, our facebook group, and/or email the Group Run Committee.


Illinois Marathon website
2015 BRC Illinois Marathon Training Manual

Group Training Long Run Schedule

Some important dates to take note of for this training plan are:

  • Saturday, January 24th: First Group Long Run, 5 miles
  • Saturday, January 31st: 10 miles
  • Saturday, February 7th: 12 miles
  • Saturday, February 14th: 13 miles
  • Saturday, February 21st: 14 miles
  • Saturday, February 28th: 15 miles
  • Saturday, March 7th: 15 miles
  • Saturday, March 14th: 20 miles
  • Saturday, March 21st: 18 miles
  • Saturday, March 28th: 20 miles
  • Saturday, April 4th: 15 miles
  • Saturday, April 11th: 10 miles
  • Saturday, April 18th: 8 miles
  • Saturday, April 25th: RACE DAY!!!

Group Training Long Run Schedule (Detailed Information)

Below is detailed information on the group long runs, including starting times and routes. This information can also be found in the 2015 BRC Illinois Marathon Training Manual

Saturday, January 24th

 Saturday, January 31st

Saturday, February 7th

Saturday, February 14th

 Saturday, February 21st

Saturday, February 28th

Saturday, March 7th

Saturday, March 14th

 Saturday, March 21st

Saturday, March 28th

Saturday, April 4th

Saturday, April 11th

 Saturday, April 18th

Saturday, April 25th

  • RACE DAY!!!


  • ebrahim khan
    Posted August 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Wish u well. Can u pls tell me if u still have your sat morning 28′ run and from what time it starts

  • Shirley K Heisserer
    Posted March 13, 2018 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    I have lost alot of weight and am in pretty good shape. I was wanting to start a program of walking/running. Toolen’s Running Start recommended calling you.

    I looked at your Training (website) and it states 2015. Could you please send me more current information.

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