LMJS 2022 Marathon & Half Marathon Training Program

The LMJS Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program is back! We’re so excited to once again offer the official training program of the Oakland Running Festival’s marathon and half marathon. We have helped thousands of runners prepare for and enjoy our hometown celebration of running. The 18-week training program starts November 15, 2021 for marathoners and December 27, 2021 for half marathoners, and will get you ready to race in March 2022. Whether training for your first half marathon or your tenth marathon, we’ll help you go the distance and support your goals. 


The program includes a supportive community, Saturday group long runs with a range of pace groups, online training platform, weekly training run schedule, running-related speakers, and more. You do not need to be an LMJS member to join the program…yet we’d love to have you benefit from the running club’s membership perks, including discounted program fee. Register now!

Oakland Track Club is a competitive running club based in the heart of the East Bay, established in 2016 with the purpose of providing runners of all levels the opportunity to train hard and race for a team. Our athletes compete in variety of events and distances, ranging from road racing and track, to cross country and trail ultras. Check out some awesome videos of their training runs here.


The Strawberry Canyon Track Club is like a large running family – a very sociable, diverse and tightly knit group with incredible camaraderie which energizes the East Bay running community. We compete in the local Pacific Association of USATF XC, road, and track series races, and our presence is felt in top tier local road races. We have developed three different Oakland Marathon winners and two victorious Oakland Marathon Relay teams, and have a seriously dedicated marathon training group at any time of the year.

Workouts: These take place on Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Edwards Track. We typically do intervals on Mondays, and tempo runs either on the track or on the trails in Strawberry Canyon or Tilden Park. Workouts begin at 6:00 p.m. and folks filter in at 5:30-45 p.m. to start their warm-ups.
Long runs: Usually take place on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. – we will either meet for a run in Berkeley or carpool to a nearby destination. Our favorite locations are the East Bay parks (Tilden, Redwood, and Chabot), but sometime we venture as far as Point Reyes, the Marin Headlands, and Nisene Marks near Santa Cruz.
Easy runs and cross-training activities such as pool running, yoga and weight workouts: these are informally organized via the club’s email list and Slack forum.

For more information, you can check out our schedule. We’re also friends with the Cal Running Club.