2017 Official Training Programs!

New programs for 5K, 10K & Half Marathon distances

The Great Race is proud to partner with Sports Academy of Thousand Oaks to provide the Official Great Race Training Program for the 2017 Sports Academy Pacific Half Marathon, Sports Academy Chesebro Half Marathon, and the 10K and 5K races. 

Runners will work with Sports Academy’s experienced staff of running coaches, sports performance specialists and medical professionals for a Full-Circle Training experience.  The Training Programs will focus on running form, proper progression, injury prevention and active recovery.

Training will include a running schedule, three coached group running sessions per week, and a 20% discount for the Recovery Room at Sport’s Academy Integrated Sports Medicine Center for the duration of the training program.


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Training Schedule: 3 organized, coach led workouts per week. Attend as few or as many per week as you wish. The other days of the week you are on your own for your planned workout.

Mondays @ Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks
Morning: 8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. or
Evening: 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Practice includes a group run, running form and technique instruction, core strengthening, and mobility/flexibility.

Wednesdays @ Pepper Tree Park in Thousand Oaks
Morning: 8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. or
Evening: 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Athletes will be placed in groups based on ability, experience and race goals for an interval workout. Interval training will help improve running efficiency, strength and speed for all race distances.

Saturdays @ Various locations on the Great Race courses in Agoura Hills
7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Athletes will meet Sports Academy running coaches at pre-determined locations to run various portions of the Great Race 5K, 10K & Half Marathon courses to get familiarized with the terrain for optimum performance on Race Day. A prepared athlete is a confident athlete.

Training Programs


Training Program Also Includes:

You will be contacted by email with details or you can call Sports Academy at 844-518-7246.

Sports Academy is located at 1011 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (map)

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Training Groups

These running clubs and training groups generally train for the Great Race. To add your club here, email greatracehelp@gmail.com. To join a club, contact them directly.