It’s Back: Phoenix Marathon Training!

Returning coaches Cathy Blessing and Barry Redman are ready to lead the 2015 Phoenix Marathon training program.  Cathy is a RRCA and Lydiard Level II Certified Coach, with experience coaching marathon and 10K programs.  Barry has several years coaching experience with first time marathon and half marathon programs.  New to the training staff this year is assistant coach, Mark Medlock.  As a past participant in the training program, Mark brings insight & experience in setting a personal record at last year's marathon race.   Together, the coaches are ready to support and guide you to the finish line! Training programs are designed for new and experienced runners wanting to train for either a 10K, half or full marathon.  The program cost is $49, which includes a one year membership with EVR, a training shirt, post race party, and lots of running information to compliment an individualized training plan.  Orientation is Tuesday, October 14th at 6PM at Mesquite High School track. Sign up today and experience the support of other runners.  You'll be amazed at what you can do!

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A Guide Along the Way

What do you hope to accomplish this year?  If you're like most runners, you have a couple of races on the calendar.  Perhaps your mind and body are ready to tackle a running goal that will take all the time, sweat, and courage you can give.  Imagine reaching new running heights.  Now... imagine running without the use of your eyes.  It's possible.

With the help of running guides, Jessica just ran her first 5K and is training for a half marathon.  Michael is currently training for an Ironman.  They are both amazing people, with stories that inspire!

Many runners in EVR are able, and available, to guide blind runners on group runs.  If you, or someone you know, would like to run with a guide, please contact us.  We'll help make arrangements to find a guide for the distance and pace that is needed.  Blind runners don't have to be limited to running on a treadmill or ... not at all.

Jessica and GuidesMichael and Fred

Read more about Jessica's story.

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