Community Education

DISTANCE RUNNING Spring 2018 (Will be live for 2018 in November)

If you are looking to get more information on proper nutrition, inury prevention and basic help in training for a half or full marathon then this is the class for you. This is the same class that is offered to UWEC students!

Tuesday Lectures  5:30pm or Wednesday 7am

Attend either lecture each week.

Saturday Morning Runs 8-10am


The Saturday morning runs are still free for everyone and contain a mixture of students, staff, community members and YOU! Click here for information on the Saturday morning build-up runs!


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Run the bridges of the Eau Claire Half or Full Marathon on May!

Have you ever wanted to complete a half marathon but don't know where to start? Have you wondered if you could step up to longer distances? Need some help?

Then sign up to come to a training program offered by UWEC Continuing Education!

(Students can sign up for the class through their regular registration)

Each Saturday morning at 8:00 am there will be a group run along the city trails. Each week we will increase distance, based on your goals, in preparation of running a half marathon or marathon near the end of the semester. The Eau Claire Marathon runs right through campus and is a great race to prepare for through this class.


This is the tentative schedule for the class.

Week 1 Introductions, expectations, running logs
Week 2 What to wear…head to toes
Week 3 Injuries
Week 4 Strength
Week 5 Recovery and sleep
Week 6 Physiology
Week 7 Fads versus “tried and true”
Week 8 SPRING BREAK (Runs rescheduled)
Week 9 SPRING BREAK (Runs Rescheduled)
Week 10 One month; visualization
Week 11 Cross training-hydro
Week 12 Mental training
Week 13 One week countdown.
Week 14
Week 15 Recap

*We WILL be around doing runs over spring break, but these are not required. Instead we will offer a Thursday run before break and a Sunday run at the end of break.

A schedule of the Saturday runs can be found at


The Tentative syllabus can be found here.


Why should you take this class?


For more information contact course instructorsEmail the instructors: Matt Evans and Luke Howard