Become a marathoner

Every year since 2005, Twenty-Six Two has trained first-time marathoners. Each year, a limited number of applicants are offered free training for the Austin Marathon if they demonstrate some sort of special or unique challenge. This can be related to financial limitations, family obligations, work conflicts, or any matter that limits the applicant's ability to pay for marathon training.  However, there is no requirement to show any special or unique challenges in order to apply. In order to qualify for free training, applicants must have completed a recent half-marathon (or at least a 10-mile race).

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-20 group, who will start training in September 2019 for the Austin Marathon in February 2020.

The application deadline is July 15, 2019.  

For more information about the free training and the application process, read more here.