Training Resources

Looking for a training program to help you reach your goal?

Blackmores Sydney Marathon Training Programs Now Available!

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival has three 18 week marathon training programs available to suit beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, click here to start your training with Blackmores.

For free training programs, expert health and fitness advice, delicious recipes and more to help you cross the finish line visit here. The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is on Sunday 21 September 2014.



CanToo Training Group

Are you looking for a team training program to help you reach your event goal?

Can Too is a non-profit program that matches fitness incentives with a good cause. Since 2005 Can Too has trained over 7,000 participants and raised over $11 million dollars for Cancer Research. Join the Can Too team to help you achieve a goal you never thought possible and compete in Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.

Can Too provides participants with twice-weekly group training sessions with professional coaches at locations across Sydney. Our 20 week Marathon, 14 week Half Marathon and 10 week 9km and 4km programs attracts people of all fitness and experience levels who are able to train for their goals in a fun, safe and supportive team environment. Each participant is part of a mentor group and your mentor supports you on your journey of both fitness and fundraising. People join Can Too for various reasons; some are driven by health and fitness goals, others to support cancer research, meet new friends or because they have been personally touched by cancer. People come from all walks of life, in all shapes and sizes and have ranged in age from 20 to 70! Despite their differences, Can Too participants leave with an incredible feeling of connection through achieving their common goals of completing an endurance event and giving back to the community.

Can Too training program: Marathon training program which will commence from Wednesday 7 May 2014 - you can join up until June! Half Marathon training program will commence from Wednesday 18 June 2014 and the 10km and 4km programs start from Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 or Thursday 18 July 2014.

Registrations for these programs are not yet open, email to express your interest

“I NEVER EVER DREAMED I could run a half marathon, but I did.  And if I can – YOU CAN TOO!  If ANYONE is thinking about doing the same – I CANNOT recommend Can Too highly enough. It continues to be one of the great joys of my life.’’ Blackmores Half Marathoner

RunLab Training Group

We understand what it takes to be able to improve your running and take it to the next level. Our Run groups are not only an Interval training session but an education on running, carefully built and structured by Elite runner Vlad Shatrov and delivered professionally, period.

We hold our Run groups in an ever-increasing number of locations. Improve your running by joining one of our run-groups and start running training with us.

We know Running by yourself can be difficult, even those at the top of their chosen profession find that if they really want to improve and be challenged, a group environment is a huge advantage. Then add to this the expertise of structure and experience, and you create a dynamic training environment.


  • A Weekly 75 minute session incorporating drills, Interval/Speed work and core stability
  • Targeted to the runner who wants to improve within a dynamic group environment
  • Run in-line with school terms offering full term sign up and casual options
  • Motivating group environment led by expert coaches
  • Specific key sessions within each block including Tempo, Fartlek, Hill, and Time trials, developed by Elite runner Vlad Shatrov
  • A rewarding atmosphere and recognition for those that challenge themselves and improve their results
  • Most runners join a whole term and and some runners join two locations a week, when you signup to a whole term you will also receive
    • Access to our partner benefits
    • Your “Runners Bag” at the first session
    • Exclusive BSC and Endura product  prices
    • 25% of Race Entry to the Sydney Harbour 10k (Term 2)

Sydney Striders Marathon Training Group

The Sydney Striders MTG offer a first-time marathoner’s program with experienced runners to guide you through your marathon journey.

The Sydney-based Striders offer a hosted training program for the Blackmores Sydney Marathon. The Marathon Training Group, or MTG, run each Sunday as a group and follow a program designed for first-time marathoners.

Joining is easy – simply come along to the Sydney Striders Sunday “STaR” runs and let the host know that you would like to run with the MTG. 

The Sydney Striders calendar of runs is located here >>

There is no fee to join the MTG, and you are welcome to come along and join us any time. We encourage regular MTG members to join the Sydney Striders running club.

From mid-June we will be running 20+ kms each Sunday at an easy pace. We always run as a group and draw on the wealth of Sydney Striders marathon experience as we go.

East Side Crew

Location: Bondi, Bronte and Coogee Beaches.

Description: East Side Crew offers a complete 10 week running + training program for the Sydney Running Festival.  We offer a really fun and motivating training environment that will help you to build your running fitness and technique.  We believe to be a complete runner you need to have strong legs, core and upper body, you need to be mentally strong and you need to know how to eat well. So we focus on all these aspects in our training program to give you the best chance of succeeding and staying injury free.  Plus we raise money for a local charity the Black Dog Institute to help raise awareness of mental health issues – so you not only feel good from being fit, but also from helping others! 


Sydney Harbour Runners

Sydney Harbour Runners are a CBD based running community. We run each week with a choice of two courses being between 8km and 12km, or a technique group focused on making better runners. Dedicated to making running fun and building a great community, Sydney Harbour Runners are focused on ensuring everyone runs to their potential in a team atmosphere. For the 2014 Sydney Running Festival we will be running our 17k course which will give runners the opportunity to train on more than 80% of the Half Marathon course - there's nothing like having inside knowledge come race day.

You can find Sydney Harbour Runners on Tuesday nights. A bag drop is available at Westfields Sydney, Urban Level opposite Sushi Connection and all runs start from St.James Station/Hyde Park at 6:05pm. For further information check the event pages on the Sydney Harbour Runners Facebook page.

Rejoov Runners Group

Rejoov Runners is a fun & friendly running group in Sydney's Centennial Park with training sessions Tuesday / Friday mornings 6.15am plus Sunday social long run. We cater for all ages, family members and beginners right through to experienced marathoners. The perfect size group with enough runners to push you along but not too big that you're tripping over each other. You'll often hear our group laughing and chatting our way around the park during the warm up. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to hearing from you.

Contact us via, email or phone Greta on 0419 021 694. Connect with us on Facebook:


Running Mums Australia is an Australia wide running movement for mums who love to run. Our aim is to encourage and empower you, as a mum and a runner in your running journey. The network has been created to share our achievements, come together at events and talk about running, fitness, diet and training tips from beginner runners right up to elite level. You can  join our safe and secure running community of women over on Facebook at and you can follow in the journey at

We welcome anyone who is a mum who loves to run in Australia! Come join us!


Elite PTSC Run Club, Cronulla NSW

Our running group caters for a broad cross-section of levels, including walkers - so EVERYONE is welcome. We have specialised programs for marathons, half marathons and events like Sutho to Surf, Bridge Run, SMH half marathon, and the running festivals at the Gold Coast, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.


All runs start from Elite PTSC Personal Training Studio which is based at the Cronulla Sports Pavilion, 1 The Esplanade, right on South Cronulla Beach. We utilise the many great locations around Sutherland Shire for our runs. 

Anyone running with the group can leave their keys, wallets etc with our Reception staff and are welcome to utilise the toilet, shower and pool facilities before or after the run (we open at 5am Tuesday/Thursday and 6am Saturday).

When/Session Type

Tuesdays, 6-6.45am - road intervals/hills/ fartlek
Thursdays, 6-6.45am - road intervals/hills/ fartlek 
Saturdays, 7-8am - fartlek road/hills 

We also prepare personalised programs for individual athletes for a variety of running events including marathons and triathlon (all distances).

NB. Sunday LSD runs are also run as part of our special training programs (see below).

For more information:

Rachel's Runners
Rachel's Runners is a social running group, who train in Milperra, South West Sydney. Come along and enjoy our fun, supportive environment with a wonderful running 'family'. Everyone is welcome.  

7am Saturdays - Learn to Run 

Teaching people how to go from no running to running 5km non-stop in 12 weeks. 

8am Saturdays - Running Events training (tailored to the group)

12-15 week training program, weekly running tips and focus on various areas of running including sprints, endurance and tempo. We train for runs including City to Surf, Half Marathons and Marathons!

Contact: Rachel Allworth
Phone - 0407667217
Email -
Facebook -
Instagram - @rachels_runners



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