Beginning Saturday, November 11, The Beach Runners Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program Kicks Off New Program


The Program:

Beginning Saturday, November 11, the Beach Runners marathon and half marathon training program will meet every Saturday for 18 week. The Beach Runners will be training for the Catalina Marathon, Los Angeles Marathon or any other Spring marathon or half marathon.

Included in the program:

*18-week professionally coached, featuring the proprietary Marayoga training program using the ChiRunning® techniques.
*1 hour group ChiRunning® lesson
*Weekly training articles
*The book “ChiRunning” by Danny Dreyer
*Beach Runners shirt
*Saturday group runs and some weeknight runs
*Special discounts

Cost: $150 for new Beach Runners and $130* for Alumni

*the book “ChiRunning” is not included

Beach Runner Testimonial


Hi Steve and Gary:

I just wanted to take a minute to to say thank you, not only for helping me to get through my first marathon but for making running something I truly enjoy. When I first began running with the group back in May I had only two goals in mind – I wanted to finish the marathon and I wanted to lose baby weight (from my pregnancy with my son who was born in February). I saw this program as solely a means to an end. But with each week I began to enjoy our runs more and more. As a mother of three kids under 5 with a full time job there was never a moment in my day when someone wasn’t asking for something from me. My running became time that was just for me. I looked forward to our long runs all week so I could have a chance to clear my head and meditate.

Finishing the marathon on Sunday was just the icing on the cake. The energy of the crowd and the support of the Beach Runners was amazing. I know that I could not have finished without them or the support of my amazing friends and family who kept popping up all over the course to cheer for me. After I crossed the finish line and my four year old told me that she was proud of me it brought tears to my eyes. I accomplished my goal but in the process I gained so much more than I thought I would. Thanks for everything.” Kate

The Details:

Who: The Beach Runners are a fun group of people, from the total beginner to the experienced marathoner, preparing for the Catalina, Los Angeles or any other Marathon and Half Marathon.

What: The Beach Runners Marathon Training Program is a safe, fun, professionally coached, 18-week Marathon and Half Marathon training program, specializing in working with first time marathoners and half marathoners, as well as experienced runners.

Where: The Beach Runners will meet every Saturday, starting November 2006, at Events Park next to the Queen Mary. The distance of each Saturday run will vary depending on the schedule.

When: 7:00 A.M. every Saturday starting November 11, 2006

To join Email Me

I know Marayoga is a fantastic marathon training plan but don’t just take it from me, below is what Anthony had to say. Train Focused, Steve Mackel


I’m still a little in awe of Sunday’s marathon experience. Applying ChiRunning® techniques, staying focused and running with my fellow Beach Runners truly paid off! The last six miles were relatively easy.

The marathon was just the icing on the cake. Each week, I found myself looking forward to the Saturday morning runs and yoga sessions which were big stress relievers for me. Your positive attitude and inspirational talks are a testament to your abilities as a coach.

Thanks to you, Gary, the mentors and my fellow Beach Runners, I exceeded all of my first marathon expectations. Keep up the great work!!!

Best regards,”

Anthony Taketa


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