Information on this page pertains to the official training program.  If you need information on a specific race, please refer to that page.

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Established in 2003, the Little Rock Marathon Training Program has helped thousands of athletes (runners, walkers, woggers) cross the finish line.  The Little Rock Marathon Training Program is for those interested in starting a running/walking program, maintaining their base mileage, or train for a fall race.

SIGN-UPLed by veteran coaches Hobbit and Tom Singleton, the Little Rock Marathon Training Program provides a safe, proven program to all who want to become finishers. Training is free, but you have to sign up to get all the benefits.

The Little Rock Marathon Training Program is for those individuals wanting to:

  • Start a running or walking program
  • Improve your health
  • Reduce stress
  • Complete your first marathon or half marathon or achieve your personal best
  • Learn more about training safely and avoiding common running/walking injuries
  • Have fun and meet new people


Off Season: April – August
Official: August – March (depending on what event you are training for)




  • Training tips – CLICK HERE click here to see videos
  • Schedules available for all 2016 Little Rock Marathon races
  • Weekly training emails (includes location of Saturday training, tips from MaMa Hobbit, and much more)


The Little Rock marathon does not charge a fee for the use of its training program.  Only the groups listed on this page are considered official training programs of the Little Rock Marathon.

Central Arkansas – Tom & Hobbit Singleton Coaches

Saline County – Saline County Striders – Email


Training schedules are divided into two parts.

  • Build Up Phase
    The build up phase of training is for those who are starting from scratch or need to build up to the distance of the first official long training.
  • Official Phase
    The official phase of training is for those who plan to cross the finish line in March.

Build Up Schedules – 2016 Race

Marathon Build-Up Schedule (pdf)
Half Marathon Build-Up Schedule (pdf)

Official Training Schedules – 2016 Race

Marathon Schedule (pdf)
Half Marathon Schedule (pdf)
10K Schedule (pdf)
5K Build Up and Official Schedule (pdf)


Date Time Topic Location
August 6 6 pm Introduction Centre At University Park
6401 W 12th
Little Rock, AR 72204
September 1 6 pm Goal Setting/Equipment Centre At Unviersity Park
September 21 6:30 pm Saline County Introduction Boys & Girls Club of Saline County
105 Cox Street
Benton, AR 72015
October 6 6 pm Nutrition/Gel Tasting Centre At Unviersity Park 
November 10 6 pm Injury Prevention Centre At Unviersity Park 
January 12 6 pm TBA Centre At Unviersity Park 
February 23 6 pm All About The Race/Race Strategy Centre At Unviersity Park 


For more information about the Training Program or leading an official program in your area, please contact:

Tom & Hobbit Singleton, Head Coaches
501-944-3400 Tom
501-626-8296 Hobbit

Please consult with your physician before beginning this or any fitness program.

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