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The Little Rock Marathon offers a FREE training program to prepare individuals for the 2025 Little Rock Marathon (as well as half marathon, 10K and 5K).

Proper training can be the difference between a great race experience and a long tough day.

Our goal is to offer you coaching and guidance, as well as motivation to get you across the finish line. Whether it is your first race or a personal best, our free training tips and schedules are for athletes of all ages and levels of fitness.

Our training group will meet every Saturday morning at 6 a.m. at a different location in the Little Rock area for our long mileage of the week.  All athletes are welcome whether you’re training for the 5k or the marathon or you’re wanting to run it, walk it, or do a combination.  Each week members of the training program will receive an e-mail with the directions for that week’s training location.  You must be registered for the training program to receive those emails.  You may also train virtually with us if you are out of town, state, or just don’t want to get up at 6 a.m. to train.

Since 2003, our veteran RRCA coaches Hobbit and Tom Singleton, have trained more than 37,000 athletes.  Because of their passion and unselfish devotion to new athletes, our training program has contributed an estimated $2.7 million back into the world running community.


  • Training schedules geared to safely prepare individuals for race day
  • Training tips
  • “Ask the Coach” and educational webinars/videos


  • We recommend finding a training partner or group to join.
  • Find a schedule that works best for you (ours is free and proven).
  • Please consult with your physician before beginning this or any fitness program.


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 participate in the 2024 race. 

Schedules (click here)


  • Words of Wisdom according to Mama Hobbit

Training Videos

  • The Basics (link)
  • Distance vs. time (link)
  • Training Goals (link)
  • Those Shoes (link)
  • Equipment (link)
  • Running At Night – 2013 (link)

For other videos, check out the official Little Rock Marathon Channel (click here)

For more information about the Training Program please contact:
Hobbit Singleton | E-Mail
Tom Singleton | E-mail

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