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Benefits. What will you get?

  • Comprehensive Training Plan: Access to an 18-week training plan tailored for Half and Full Marathons, designed for different fitness levels and goals, with updates for Winter and Summer sessions.

  • Organized Group Runs: Join organized runs on Sunday mornings during the training session, led by experienced pacers, with predetermined mileage aligned with the training plan. Routes are planned for you, and hydration stations are provided along the way. Pace groups are available every 30 seconds between 8:00 min/mile and 11:00 min/mile, along with a 12:00 min/mile group and a Walkers group.

  • Race Day Support: Meet with the team on race day for added support and encouragement.

  • End-of-Season Celebration: Participate in an end-of-season celebration to commemorate achievements and meat the whole team.

  • Team Apparel: Receive Team Front Runner Columbus apparel (such as t-shirts, rain jackets, hoodies) based on your membership level and session.

  • Fleet Feet Discount: Enjoy a 10% discount on all Fleet Feet purchases, and earn 10% back in rewards through the Fleet Feet App.

Please note: Race entry fees are not included and must be registered for separately.


When/Where do we meet?

  • Training Season Meetings: During the training season, we gather for organized runs on Sunday mornings.

  • Two Training Sessions: Our group has two training sessions. The Winter/Spring (January - April) and Summer/Fall (June-October). Meeting times vary between 7:00am and 8:00am to ensure we run after sunrise and we beat the summer heat.

  • Varied Locations: The meeting locations vary throughout the year, depending on the planned mileage and weather conditions. Typically, we run on the Olentangy, Scioto, and Alum Creek Trails.

  • Off-Season Informal Runs: During the off-season, there are no organized runs with set distances and hydration stations. However, many participants still meet for informal runs.

Whe do we meet

Why Joining?

  • Inclusive Community: Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned competitor, CBUS FRTG welcomes runners and walkers of all abilities. We have diverse groups to cater to your specific needs and goals.

  • Experienced Mentors: Our mentors are seasoned athletes with extensive marathon experience. You can benefit from their collective knowledge and expertise.

  • Fun and Supportive Environment: We strive to create a training experience that is enjoyable, exciting, and non-intimidating. We foster a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere where everyone feels supported and encouraged.

  • Sharing the Journey: Our goal is to support and encourage all runners within a safe and inclusive environment. By sharing the training miles together, we build camaraderie and help each other achieve our dreams.

We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it take an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort. – Jesse Owens, Olympic gold-medalist​

Membership Options

Annual Membership
  • Join with a discounted membership rate.

  • More swag


Single Session Membership
  • Same benefit, less commitment.

  • Basic swag.


Free Trial Runs - Try it out
  • Join us for two trial runs.

  • Contact us for information on where to meet.

Membership Options

Races we train for

The training plans are (usually) aligned with the following races:

Many of our members run other local, national and international races. While we do have a set mileage for the Sundays we meet, we can help with adapting the schedule and you will always find someone to run with.

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