The KCTC Half Marathon Training Program will prepare you for 13.1 miles and is focused on the Kansas City Half Marathon or any Half Marathon Oct 20th and beyond. Coach Carstens will guide you through distance, pace, form, hydration, nutrition and much more.
Minimum Fitness Requirement: Be able to run 20 miles per week by August 4th.

Saturdays from August 4 – October 13 at 7:00 AM.

Courses will rotate in the Brookside, Prairie Village and Mid Town area. Tuesday Intervals are optional and are located at Shawnee Mission East High School Track at Mission and 75th Streets.
Cost $10.00
Registration Includes
Weekly training plan. Mileage will increase slowly.
Saturday morning group runs with aid stations- water and gatoraide
Tuesday Intervals Sessions focused on Half Marathon Goal
Guidance from Coach John Carstens
KCTC logo tech shirt
Meeting new running friends
Be a Kansas City Track Club Member ($20. individual, $25. family) go to  to join.
Participate in Saturday morning group runs
Complete 2-3 shorter runs and an additional cardio workout on your own each week
To register:

Have questions? Contact Coach Carstens at

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