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The Cannonball - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Live: October 11-12, 2024 Greensboro, NC 27455 US Directions



We all know that training in advance makes for a better race day experience.

We are happy to share the opportunity to sign up to train with Runner Dude Fitness as package with your race registration. Please see below for details.

Additionally, there are other great training groups and programs offered within our local community. We welcome you to check out Crazy Running (Youth & Adult Programs available throughout the Triad), HPAC, In Pursuit Running, Twin City Track Club, Eddie Wooten Running Shorts - Groups

If your organization is training for Cannonball and would like to be considered for listing, please email



Training plans range in length from 10-16 weeks. The 10K race plan is 10 weeks, the half-marathon training plan is 12 weeks and the full marathon plan is 16 weeks. Prior to the race training start date a runner should have a solid base leading into training.  Each training program comes with a one-on-one consultation with Thad. After registering (choose the registration from the Cannonball website that lists both the race and the training program) Thad will email you to set up your consultation to discuss your current running, running fitness level, and your desired goals for the race.

RACE REGISTRATION: This special training package includes the race registration for the race distance you select (10K, Half Marathon, Marathon)

EXPERIENCED COACH: Coaching from experience RRCA, UA-TF, ASCM, NPTI certified coach who has trained hundreds of runners from first-time 5Ks to Boston Qualifier Marathons, to Ultras.

CUSTOM TRAINING PLAN: No cookie-cutter training plans at RunnerDude’s Fitness. Even though it's a group training for meet ups, each runner gets his/her own training plan customized to meet his/her individual running goals.

CONSULTATION: A time to discuss your running/racing experience and racing goals (this can be done in person, via Zoom, or email.)

TRAINING SUPPORT INFO: A weather of training materials available only to training participants from proper hydration and fueling to what to wear and how to avoid injury.

MONDAY GROUP SPEED WORKOUT: Group meets at 6:00pm in a variety of locations.

SATURDAY GROUP RUN: Group meets at 7:00am in a variety of locations around Greensboro with routes provided by Runner Dude. For info on the Saturday Group Runs CLICK HERE.

ONGOING COMMUNICATION: Weekly communication and motivational emails

SOCIAL MEDIA: Access to private RunnerDude Group Race Training Facebook page (a great place for race trainees to communicate with and support one another during their training


Marathon Race Registration AND 16 Week Training with RunnerDude’s Fitness - Total Fee $165


Half Marathon Race Registration AND 12 Week Training with RunnerDude’s Fitness $135

  • Deadline to register 7/12/24 (tentatively)
  • Training Begins 7/21/24 (tentatively)



10K Race Registration AND 10 Week Training with RunnerDude’s Fitness $100



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