Southern California's Premier Running and Walking Club

L.A. LEGGERS Training Program

For more than 26 years, our award-winning program has amazed new members, as they realize that the program works and they really are able to complete their first marathon or half-marathon successfully. New-member orientation starts with one mile. Over the entire training season, we increase the distance gradually to prevent over-training and instill confidence.

In addition, our club has many veteran members who train year-round for 5Ks, 10Ks, triathlons, half marathons, full marathons and even ultra marathons … across the country and around the world.

Where We Meet

Home base for the L.A. LEGGERS and the starting point for our runs and walks is 1450 Ocean (formerly known as the Santa Monica Senior Center), near the Santa Monica Pier:

1450 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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When We Meet

Our 2016-17 training season starts Sat August 6 and ends Sun March 19, the day of the LA Marathon.

We train early on Saturday mornings. We start between 6:15 and 7:30 a.m., depending on your pace group and each week’s mileage.

Volunteers are available to answer questions inside 1450 Ocean every Saturday morning, year round, from 6:30-9:30 a.m.

How it Works

The L.A. LEGGERS provides:

  • pace groups ranging from 7-minutes-per-mile runners to 18-minutes-per-mile walkers. Our experienced mentors guide you through your training and serve as a source of information, inspiration and encouragement.
  • educational talks and clinics, such as what to look for in a running shoe, how to avoid injuries and what to expect on marathon day. Expert speakers from a variety of marathon-related fields offer straight talk and practical tips that prepare you for the rigors of long-distance training. Educational events take place Saturday mornings, before or after the training runs and walks.
  • The L.A. LEGGERS Membership Guide for half marathons and full marathons spells out what to do on Saturdays. Equally important, it tells you what to do during the rest of the week, so you can shine on race day.
  • support stations on high-mileage training days and at select events. Leggers volunteers help you reach your goals with water, snacks, high fives and words of encouragement.

What We Cost

With a membership fee of only $75 for the 2016-17 season, we are one of the best fitness bargains in Los Angeles!

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