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Get Running 2024 Training Program

Have you mastered your 5 km run with friends, or that 10 km you took on in the November Canberra Times Fun Run, are you ready to step up to a half marathon? Now’s the time to start.

Canberra Runners Get Running 2024 training program is designed to help you reach your running goal and finish the Canberra Times Marathon Festival 5 km or 10 km events on 7 April 2024 and enjoy it!

Who should register? This training program is designed for you, if you:

  • Want to start your running journey or return to running post injury or a bit of time off.
  • Want to make that commitment to run regularly.
  • Want to participate in the Canberra Times Marathon Festival in April 24.
  • Need some running buddies.

When? Starting on Sunday 18 February 2024 we train three mornings a week: Tuesday and Thursday (6:30 a.m to 7:30 a.m) and Sunday (from 7:30 a.m) for 8 weeks.

Where? Cnr Parkes Place West and King Edward Terrace, Parkes (on the lawns).

How much? The cost of the program is $100 for Canberra Runners members and $165 for non-members.


Joining Get Running 2024 includes:

  • An 8 week structured training program run by an experienced and accredited coach – 3 sessions per week.
  • Mentoring and advice from experienced runners.
  • A celebratory dinner after the event (own expense).
  • An information session presented by professionals physio, podiatry and running shoes and gear.
  • A $20 voucher from The Runners Shop.
  • 5% off sale items and 10% off other items at The Runners Shop.
  • A functional strength assessment voucher from The Canberra Physio Clinic.
  • A gait/footwear assessment voucher from The Walking Clinic.
  • Canberra Runners membership for the remainder of 2024 (if you’re not already a member) and all that entails.

All sessions are coached by an accredited coach with support coaches and runners. 

Please contact the coordinator at if you have any questions.