CARLSBAD — In Motion Fit, the official training program for the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon, will kick off its 18th season July 20 with orientation sessions at two locations in San Diego County. The 2014 Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon is scheduled for Jan. 19.The orientation sessions will be held at West Inn & Suites, 4970 Avenida Encinas and at Hospitality Point, 1400 Quivira Way, on Mission Bay in San Diego. Both orientations start at 7:30 a.m.
“Whether you’re a couch potato, walker, casual jogger or race veteran, our program will prepare you to complete a marathon or half marathon in just 26 weeks,” said Katie Johnson, In Motion Fit head coach. “The sense of accomplishment of training for, and finishing, a full or half marathon can truly change lives.”
In Motion Fit is also open to people who just want to get into shape or run with a group of new friends. “Participants thrive on group motivation as well as the program’s supportive environment,” said Johnson.
In Motion Fit participants will meet every Saturday morning for group runs or walks, up until just prior to race day. They will also receive detailed training schedules, access to trained coaches and information about injury prevention, nutrition and proper running or walking gear. Members will typically meet at Hospitality Point on Mission Bay or at West Inn & Suites in Carlsbad.
The membership fee for the 26-week program is $100 for new members and $80 for returning members if registered on or before July 14. After July 14, fees are $120 for new members and $100 for returning members. Members receive an In Motion Fit technical T-shirt and cinch bag as well as discounts at area running stores and more.
Participants can also join In Motion Fit on an annual basis. The annual membership will run from July 2013 to July 2014, at a cost of $170 for new members and $150 for returning members if registered on or before July 14. After July 14, annual fees are $190 for new members and $170 for returning members. Annual members receive a hooded sweatshirt in addition to the other program features.
For more information or to register, call In Motion at (760) 692-2900 or visit inmotionfit.com. For more information on the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon, visit carlsbadmarathon.com.