Please check back in the spring for our Spring 2018 course.

Enrolling in this course guarantees entry into Grandma’s Marathon or Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

HPER 1214-55 – Running a Marathon: 2 credits
Introduction to the training and skills necessary to participate in a running race of marathon or half marathon distance. This course will cover many aspects of training for a marathon, including basic training principles, basic sports physiology, nutrition, equipment selection, and race strategy.
(Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)

Instructor Katie McGee is an elite runner who regularly places in local and national road races. She qualified for and competed in three US Women’s Olympic Trials Marathons and many National Championship races. Her running accomplishments include three top ten finishes at Grandma’s Marathon, and she was the fifth place female finisher in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in 2008.

Students are required to run a marathon or half marathon. Course registration provides guaranteed free entry to the June 2017 Grandma’s Marathon or Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. Race registration information will be emailed in early March.

Register through e-Services

Registration deadline TBD

Katie McGee
Elite runner and class instructor Katie McGee