Little Rock Marathon plans training

Little Rock Marathon race officials are celebrating the start of the 2020 training season on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at its training kickoff party, presented by Rock City Running and KARK Channel 4.

Hundreds of area athletes will meet in Little Rock at the Centre at University, 6401 W. 12th Street, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for an evening of camaraderie and inspiration.

“When you start working toward the goal of completing a marathon or half marathon, it’s helpful to know that you’re not alone. Our participants all have their own reason to run, but they’re all working toward the same finish line,” said Gina Pharis, co-executive director of the Little Rock Marathon. “It’s motivating to come together and celebrate the start of the journey and we hope our athletes leave feeling even more confident in their abilities and the training that’s ahead of them.”

The kickoff will feature an overview of training from Little Rock Marathon Coaches Hobbit and Tom Singleton, as well as free training gear and fun.

There is no cost to attend and no registration is required.

The 18th Annual Little Rock Marathon and companion races will take place Feb. 29 – March 1. Over the past 18 years, the race has generated more than $1 million for Little Rock Parks & Recreation.

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