MARATHONFEST: Summer/Fall Training Session

June 6, 2023 - January 7, 2024

MarathonFest’s Summer/Fall Session is a group coached 3 day-a-week training program for the Half and Full Marathon distance. We offer three group workouts each week targeting speed, strength, and endurance. Target races for this session include Chicago, Marine Corps, New York, Space Coast, Jacksonville, Disney and OUC Half! While this program is a 3 day-a-week training schedule, you can also supplement with additional run days for those desiring more mileage. Whether you are running your first distance race or are a veteran runner, MarathonFest offers coaching, accountability, support, and camaraderie like no other program.

All runners are assigned to Pace Groups for the weekend run for company, support, and guidance. Please check our Pace Group Leader page BEFORE registering to be sure we have a Pace Group that fits your training needs. TRAINING FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Pace Groups Leaders »


Session I: January - May (Winter/Spring)
Session II: June - January (Summer/Fall)

Annual Membership is available for January enrollment only

Upcoming Session

Session I: January 17, 2023 to May 13, 2023
Session II: June 6, 2023 to January 7, 2024 

3 Days / Week

Tuesdays 5:00 am workouts - Track workouts designed
for distance runners. Meet  at the Glenridge Middle School track.

Thursdays 5:00 am workouts - Hill and tempo runs
for building strength and stamina. Meet at Glenridge Middle School.

Saturday – Cady Way
Expect starts between 4:00 am and 5:30 am.
Please check Pace Groups to see if there is a suitable pace group for you. 

Printable MarathonFest Orientation >>

Additional Training >>

Pacing Definition >>


Currently running 10-15 miles per week and able to maintain
a 13:00 min/mile for 4 miles.  All Runners must be able
to run with one of our Pace Groups. 

Shannon Battoe
Dan Kline

Pace Groups Leaders »


$175 New Members- One Session
$150  Alumni* Members- One Session
$250 Annual Membership- Two Sessions: January and June**
(**Offered in Session I ONLY)

*An alumni is one who has participated in this specific
training program within the last two years.

There will be a $25.00 late fee added to anyone
who signs up for MarathonFest after the start date.



Shannon Battoe
Training Program Co-Director

Dan Kline
Training Program Co-Director

Program Benefits

  • A training schedule

  • Coached workouts 

  • Weekly e-mails

  • Discount Card for merchandise at Track Shack

  • Access to AdventHealth professionals

Pace Groups

Runners are divided into Pace Groups for Weekend Runs. Each Pace Group has one or more Pace Group Leaders that plan the route and set the appropriate run pace. All participants must meet the Pace Group pace requirements. Please check to see if there is a Pace Group for YOU before registering. Coaches and Pace Groups »

Runners unable to meet MarathonFest’s prerequisites are encouraged to join one of our other training programs.

Training Locations

Weekday workouts are NOT organized by pace group, so runners may attend either workout that best fits their day. Just show up ready to run! If you cannot make the weekday workouts, please run similar mileage on your own. Please note that the price of the program is not prorated based on attendance. 

TUESDAYS - Attend the 5:00 am Track Workout
- Meet on the Glenridge Middle School track, Orlando
- Runners should arrive 15-30 minutes EARLY to warm up BEFORE the workout begins

THURSDAYS - Attend the 5am Tempo or Hill Run Workout
- 5:00 am meet in the bus lane at Glenridge Middle School, Orlando
- Runners should arrive 15-30 minutes EARLY to warm up BEFORE the workout begins

SATURDAYS* - Cady Way.

*Field Trips

The Summer/Fall Session takes occasional weekend field trips to Apopka and Clermont for hill training. Detailed information will be provided in the weekly emails from the Program Directors and Pace Group Leaders. View start locations »

Rain Policy

Training programs run in the rain! Coaches are present for every workout and workouts are only cancelled if lightning is present in the area at that time.

Refund and Late Policy

Refund and Late Fee Policy- The Training Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Runners registering AFTER the start date will be charged an ADDITIONAL $25 FEE. Please note that the price of the program is not pro-rated based on attendance.  


NOTE: The Track Shack Fitness Training Programs are designed for persons over the age of 18. Persons younger than 18 interested in training, should check with their school for running/fitness programs or check out Cheetahs Running Club.