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Step Up to Half training group

Step Up To Half 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.

Step Up To Half is Canberra Runners Half Marathon Training Program designed to help you reach your running goal and finish the Canberra Runners Half Marathon on 19 May 2024 with a smile on your face.

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

  • Want to run the Canberra Runners Half Marathon on 19 May 2024.
  • Have never run a half marathon before.
  • Run regularly and want to step up to a half marathon distance.
  • Need some running buddies.

When? Starting on Saturday 17 February 2024 we train three mornings a week: Tuesday and Thursday (6:30 a.m to 7:30 a.m) and Saturday (from 7:00 a.m.) for 13 weeks.

Where? Acton Park, Barrine Drive (near the pedestrian footbridge).

How much? The cost of the program is $150 for Canberra Runners members and $215 for non-members.


Joining Step Up to Half 2024 includes:

  • A 13-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 in 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.
  • Free registration for the Canberra Runners Half Marathon on 19 May 2024.

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

Please contact the coordinator at, or mobile 0432 830 071, if you have any questions.