Twenty-SixTwo, a Texas nonprofit corporation, is a club of over 300 men and women marathoners. We train together, socialize whenever we can, and support each other throughout the year. Our club's mission is to support marathoners of all experience levels - from first-time marathoners to advanced marathoners - and to promote the sport in and around Austin, Texas. Every year, Twenty-Six Two provides free training to a group of women who want to complete their first marathon.
Every other year since 2011, 10 TST members run the "10 Toughest Hills In Austin" all in one morning, covering a total of 20 miles and almost 4,000 feet of climbing.
On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the 10 newest members of 10-10-20 accomplished the feat: Michelle Arishita, Charles Boisseau, Frank Hayes, Gretchen Kehrberg, Ted Kvapil, Leland Mangrum, Lauren Newcomb, Priscilla Norosky, Jon Offord, and Kelly Peck.
They were joined by 2011 and 2013 veterans Katie Carmona, Paul Carmona, Talaya Frazier, Maria Hermon, Eric Johnson, Kara Levy, and Steve Pina.
Seated L-R: Lauren Newcomb, Kara Levy, Steve Pina; Standing L-R: Ted Kvapil, Eric Johnson, Gretchen Kerhberg, Katie Carmona, Paul Carmona, Kelly Peck, Jon Offord, Priscilla Norosky, Frank Hayes, Michelle Arishita, Charles Boisseau, Talaya Frazier, Leland Mangrum, Maria Hermon.
Congratulationsand welcome to the 2015-16 class of the Twenty-Six • Two First-Time Marathon Women's Training Group! They will begin training with TST in August for the Austin Marathon on February 14, 2016.
Since 2005, the TST First-Timer program has trained 99 women for their first marathons. The program has enjoyed a 100% success rate -- all of the women who started on race day have completed their first marathons.
2015-16 First-Time Marathoners
What do we do for marathoners and runners who want to become marathoners?
We provide reasonably-priced training (24-weeks) for any race that you want to run, with individualized training plans and personalized pace/speed/training charts based on your experience level, ability, and marathon goal. The price for club members is $100. The price for non-members is $150.
We coach men and women who want to run a first marathon, or a marathon "just for fun," or their fastest marathon, or a "Boston qualifying" marathon. If a marathon is your goal, we are the club for you.
We charge one-time, lifetime dues of only $26.20 (for anyone who has run at least one marathon). No annual dues payments, no monthly "coaching fees," no "test us out for $5" gimmicks. Want to "test us out" for a run? Then come run with us. The streets are free and so is the water that we provide on Saturday long runs.
We provide small group friendliness, where the coaches know your name. Want a "running herd" that costs over $300? That's not us.
We give away half-marathon training plans to members. Why pay $175-$300 for something that we give away?