2024 Groundhog Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Groundhog Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Groundhog Marathon is a quirky and unique annual running event held around Groundhog Day, offering an alternative winter race experience for runners who want to break the monotony of indoor training. The race typically takes place in Michigan, where the winter conditions add an extra layer of challenge to the already demanding 26.2-mile course. Runners loop a circuit multiple times, which means they encounter the same ground again and again, much like the endless loop experienced by Bill Murray's character in the movie "Groundhog Day." This marathon is a true test of physical endurance and mental resilience, as participants have to contend with cold temperatures, potential snowfall, and the repetitive nature of the course.

Date: 

Sat
Feb 3
2024

Location: 

Grand Rapids, United States

Distance

42.2km

Elevation profile: 

Moderate

Website: 

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Elevation gain: 

Number of participants: 

500

How to train for Groundhog Marathon: Groundhog Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Groundhog Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

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