2021 Los Angeles Marathon Training

We get you to the start. We cheer for you at the finish.

Training for the 2021 Los Angeles Marathon starts September 12, 2020!

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Some things to know about the Pasadena Pacer Marathon Training Program:

  1. We are an official training partner of the Los Angeles Marathon (LAM). Yep, we’re certified and bonafide as such.
  2. Our training program is entirely FREE. Always has been, always will be. No cost, no how.
  3. The program can help newbies, experienced runners, and those somewhere in the middle. Never run? We got you. Run like the wind and want to get a new PR? We still got you.
  4. We offer camaraderie with our training. We have pace groups for the following times: 9 min10 min11 min, 11.30 min. 12 min13 min, and 14 min. Groups 9-11 run the entire time; groups 12-13 use the 5:1 run/walk method (run five minutes, walk one) and the 14 Minute group use 3:1 run/walk. Each Pace Group has their own Facebook group to keep you informed about runs and encourage you along the way. (You have to click your pace to request access to join the group. Keeps things cozy.) 
  5. Loads of opportunities to run. Saturday at 6:50 am for group stretches and 7:00 am for our long run. Midweek runs happen on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at both 6pm and 7pm. (Subject to change, based on COVID-19 restrictions and impact on running in groups.)

  6. Rumor has it we’re a friendly bunch.
    One of the friendliest in town, actually.
  7. You just have to sign up and show up. We require no fees, no nothing. Show up at a Saturday run with running shoes, a water bottle, and high hopes. After stretches, the training groups will break out and you’ll be with your fellow marathoners.
  8. We’ve been doing this for almost 25 years. We’ve helped gobs of runners and we never, ever, ever lose that shiny, happy feeling we get when one of our own crosses that finish line.

Interested? Here’s the training program from LAM 2020 — new LAM 2021 training schedule to be posted soon. Remember: it’s far less daunting with a fellow Pacer running along side you.

Want to get more excited?  Here’s a video showing a group (not all) of our LAM runners at Dodgers Stadium before the race started. And here’s a a look at some of the Pacers support at the famous Pacers 20 Mile Cheer Tent.

Still want to know more? Find all more of the Pasadena Pacer who, where, and how on our FAQ page.

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