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Special training offered for Carlsbad marathon

CARLSBAD — In Motion Fit, the official training program for the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon will kick off its 17th season July 28 with orientation sessions at two locations in San Diego County. The 2013 Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon is scheduled for Jan. 27.The orientation sessions will be held at 7:30 a.m. at Road Runner Sports locations at 5617 Paseo Del Norte, Suite 100 in Carlsbad and at 5553 Copley Drive in San Diego.

“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 Christine Adams, chief executive officer of In Motion, Inc. “The sense of accomplishment of training for, and finishing, a full or half marathon can truly change lives.”

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. Aside from the July 28 orientation sessions and a few additional Saturday meetings at Road Runners Sports, members will meet at West Inn & Suites 4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad or at Hospitality Point in Mission Bay.

The membership fee for the 26-week program is $120 for new members and $100 for returning members. Members receive an In Motion Fit technical T-shirt and hat, discounts at area running stores and more.

For more information or to register, call In Motion at (760) 692-2900 or visit For more information on the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon, visit