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Distance Clinic

There will be days when you don't know if you can go the distance;
There will be a LIFETIME knowing you have.

The Omaha Running Club conducts a distance training clinic each year to prepare runners for a fall marathon or half marathon such as the ORC's Heartland Marathon.

The 20+ week clinic begins in April and continues into early September.

The first meeting is an organizational meeting explaining how the clinic functions and offering runners of all abilities the opportunity to ask questions, sign up, and determine if they are ready to train for a longer distance run. You can sign up at any session. The first organizational meeting for 2017 will be Wednesday, April 5th, 6:15 p.m. at Peak Performance, 519 N 78th St., Omaha. An optional run after the meeting will start at 7 p.m.

Clinic sessions will be on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. and Sundays at 8:00 a.m. and will continue into September. Most sessions will meet at Peak Performance, 519 N. 78th St., Omaha.

As the clinic progresses, the Sunday session times and locations will vary. The Wednesday sessions, beginning at 6:15 p.m., include a speaker who will discuss a marathon/half marathon related topic, followed by an optional group run.

The speaker portion of each session lasts about an hour and is then followed by a run for those who have the time for an evening run.

The Wednesday runs start about 7:00 p.m. with distances varying between 5 and 10 miles. The Sunday session is a long run, currently beginning at 8:00 a.m. Distances will vary between 4 and 20 miles. As the clinic progresses, Sunday session meeting times and locations will vary.

Cost:  $65
Entry fees are nonrefundable or transferable. ORC members can attend the clinics at no cost, but if they want all the clinic provides (training schedule, log book, post marathon party, and finishers T-shirt); they must register and pay the series fee of $65. Those paying the $65 fee will receive a one-year membership in the ORC and a 10% discount off entry fees for any Heartland Marathon event.

Registered clinic participants will receive a training schedule, a training log book, a no cost post season party, and if they successfully complete their event, a finisher's T-shirt. Individuals can sign up at any of the clinic sessions. Note: Individuals can sign up and participate in the clinic at any time throughout its duration.

If you are interested in using the clinic as a training tool to assist in achieving a goal of completing a fall event, then you should begin participating in clinic activities by June 1st with a 20-25 mile weekly base.

For more information contact Derek Fey at (402) 740-9941 or email at