FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INFORMATIONAL MEETING SET FOR 2010 LITTLE ROCK MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM
Little Rock, AR (July 23, 2009) - An informational meeting for individuals
interested in training for the 2010 Little Rock Marathon and companion
races will be July 28 at 6 pm in the Adult Leisure Center, 6401 W. 12th St.
in Little Rock according to Little Rock Marathon race organizers.
The Little Rock Marathon training program is a free running/walking program
created to prepare individuals who plan to take part in one of the races
next March and is a project of Little Rock Parks & Recreation.
In addition to the marathon (26.2 miles) distance, schedules are available
for the half marathon (13.1 miles), relay marathon (approximately a 10K),
and a 5K. Schedules are available on the training section of the website.
The Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay Marathon, and Classic
Rockers Final Mile will be held March 7, 2010. The Little Rock 5K Fun
Run/Walk and Little Rockers Kids Marathon Final Mile will be held March 6,
"Our training program is really a year round program," said Tom Singleton,
Head Running Coach of the Little Rock Marathon Training Program. "After the
marathon the first year, the group never stopped training."
"The training schedules are very do-able and are for every level of
fitness," Singleton said. "We had more than 1,600 people in last year's
program. Our program caters to first time marathoners and first time
runners/walkers (meaning they have never run a step)."
"To get people thinking about the marathon, we offer a pre-training
program," said Hobbit Singleton, Head Walking Coach of the Little Rock
Marathon Training Program. "The Build Up Program will prepare a person to
run or walk a 10K (6.2 miles). The Build Up begins in late August and will
last six weeks. The official schedule for the marathon begins September 21
and finishes on marathon day."
"Finishing a marathon requires remarkable determination," said Hobbit.
"Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned athlete, there is a place for you
in the Little Rock Marathon training program."
Official training groups are now being formed across the state. Individuals
interested in leading a training group outside of Central Arkansas are
asked to contact the Singletons at to get more
Registration forms for the 2010 training program and the 2010 Little Rock
Marathon (and companion races) are available online at