Half Marathon Training - Dutchess County Classic

This is a Half Marathon Training Program that will begin on Wednesday, June 26th.  Participants will be training for the Dutchess County Classic Half Marathon on Sun. 9/15. 

This program offers 2 times a week group runs: 

- Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm at Fleet Feet 
- Sunday mornings at 8:00am/7:00am* at the Walkway over the Hudson
* please note that our initial runs will be at 8am however as the runs get longer and the days warmer, we will likely start to meet earlier (as early as 7am) to beat the heat!   

This program will have 2 tracks:
- "Finish" for those who simply wish to complete a Half Marathon without a specific time goal
- "Fast" for those who wish to complete a Half Marathon and have a specific time goal in mind (it is recommended that you will have completed at least 2 half marathons before joining this track) 

Included with the program: 
- A 12 week training plan designed by an RRCA certified coach
- 2 times a week group runs
- Access to an online strength training program created by Feldman Physical Therapy (additional fee); strength training recommendations will be made in the training plan  
- Private Facebook group for encouragement, motivation and camaraderie 
- Custom designed team t-shirt
- An exclusive 2019 Half Marathon Finisher patch
- Experienced mentors
- Exclusive product demos & giveaways
- A Fleet Feet Sports Discount Card
- Injury prevention workshop with Feldman Physical Therapy
- Complimentary Informational Sessions including: Foam Rolling, Half Marathon Nutrition, Garmin 101, Yoga for Runners etc.

It is our primary goal for you to complete the half marathon training program successfully without any injuries. As a general guideline, by the start of the program you should be able to run 4-5 miles at a time relatively comfortably and you would ideally have a weekly base of 15-20 miles. 

Training Program Costs are $150*
Early Bird (sign-up before 5/31): $135*
Fleet Feet Training Group Alumni Cost: $125* 

*Please note that race fees are separate from program training costs.  You will be provided with a discount code that can be used toward your race registration upon registering for the training group.  The cost of the Dutchess County Classic Half Marathon is $55 before July 13th, $65 from July 14th through September 14th and $75 on race day.  

Strength Training Subscription: $15 a month to be paid separately and can be canceled at anytime

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact the store.   

Once you are ready to register, please complete the form below.  

In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie Training Program, its related events and activities, I, the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:

The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, and while particular skills, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury or death does exist.  I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of the releases or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation.

I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation.  If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the Company immediately.  I understand this Fleet Feet location is an independent licensee of Fleet Feet, Incorporated and independently operates this Training Program.

I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, hereby release, indemnify, and hold harmless Trails & Ties LLC d/b/a Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie, their agents, employees, coaches, volunteers, officers, directors, franchisors, successors and assigns, the Town of Poughkeepsie, and any and all sponsors, their representatives and successors ("Releasees"), with respect to any and all injury, disability, death, or loss or damage to person or property associated with my presence or participation, whether arising from the negligence of the releases or otherwise, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

I attest that I am in good health and physically capable of participating in the Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie Training Program, and my medical care provider has approved my participation.  Further, I hereby release, consent to, and authorize, in advance, any such use of my name, photograph, voice or likeness by the foregoing parties in any manner they deem appropriate and necessary without remuneration to me.

In the event that you join the program but are unable to participate for ANY reason (injury, illness, family emergency, zombie apocalypse etc.) you will have the option of joining a future training program at no cost.  Absolutely NO refunds/store credit can be given for training programs.  Please do not sign up until you are 100% sure that you wish to participate.  Thank you for your understanding.  

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