MARATHONFEST: Summer / Fall Session

June 8, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Half and Full Marathon training for big Fall and early Winter races. We will target Twin Cities, Chicago, Flying Pig, Marine Corps, New York, Space Coast, OUC Orlando Half, Jacksonville - and this year Boston too!!

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. 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 a camaraderie that is unparalleled. There is nothing else like our program anywhere! 

Interested participants should be running a minimum of 12 to 15 miles per week and be able to maintain a 12:30 min/mile pace for 4 miles. We offer a very wide variety of pace groups from 6 min/mile to 13 min/mile; additionally, some of our pace groups incorporate a walk break into their runs. Groups are varied, so please check out our Pace Group Leader page BEFORE registering to be sure we have a Pace Group that fits your needs. 

All runners are assigned to Pace Groups for the weekend run for company, support, and guidance from runners of similar pace. Each Pace Group has one or more Pace Group Leaders that are responsible for planning the weekend running route covering the designated mileage and setting the appropriate run pace.

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 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 19, 2021 to May 16, 2021
Session II: June 8, 2021 to January 9, 2022

3 Days / Week

Tuesdays 5:00 am or 6:00 pm workouts - Track workouts designed
for distance runners. Meet  at the Glenridge Middle School track.

Thursdays 5:00 am or 6:00pm workouts - Hill and tempo runs
for building strength and stamina. Meet at Glenridge Middle School.

Saturday – Winter Park - locations vary by pace group.
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 >>

Saturday Start Locations >>


Minimum of 12 to 15 miles per week
Maintain a 12:30 min/mile pace for 4 miles
All Runners must be able to run with one of our Pace Groups.  

Shannon Battoe
Dan Kline
Amanda Morehead
Mason Gardberg

Pace Groups Leaders »


$175 New Members- One Session
$125  Alumni* Members- One Session
$200 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 offered both in the morning and the evening on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These 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 OR the 6:00 pm 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 OR the 6pm Tempo or Hill Run Workout
- 5:00 am meet in the bus lane at Glenridge Middle School, Orlando
- 6:00 pm meet BEHIND Glenridge Middle School, Orlando in the parking lot
- Runners should arrive 15-30 minutes EARLY to warm up BEFORE the workout begins

SATURDAYS* - Location varies by pace group. 

*Field Trips

The Summer/Fall Session takes frequent weekend field trips to Apopka and Clermont for hill training. Detailed information will be provided in the weekly emails from the Program Director 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.