Club Northwest Marathon Program


The goal of the Club Northwest Marathon Program is to create a training group for athletes looking to run a marathon in either the spring or fall. Club Northwest will help support this group by paying $150 to each qualified athlete that races one of the planned marathons.

Planned Spring marathons: Boston & Eugene

Planned Fall marathons: Chicago, Victoria, & Twin Cities

If you are interested in running one of these marathons and joining a training group, email the teams manager Deborah Fletcher at or the VP of teams Waqar Shaikh at Deborah and Waqar can then refer you to the appropriate training group to get you prepared for your marathon!

Requirements & HOW-TO

  • In order to be considered for financial support you need to be able to run the following standards on a USATF certified course without the aid of too much elevation drop. If you run the standard on race day that is fine as well. If you are close to the standard an exception may be made if the budget allows.

    • Men

      • Marathon: 2:45:00

      • Half Marathon: 78:00

    • Masters Men

      • Marathon: 2:55:00

      • Half Marathon: 82:00

    • Women

      • Marathon: 3:10:00

      • Half Marathon: 90:00

    • Masters Women

      • Marathon: 3:20:00

      • Half Marathon: 95:00

  • Even if you don’t meet our comp standards please feel free to join a training group! Waqar or Deborah will help you find athletes that you can train with.

  • You may email Waqar anytime before the race with your intent to apply for Club financial support and Waqar will let you know if you could be a candidate for this program. Waqar will email out an application deadline after the race to all race participants. The intent is that everyone who has made the comp entry standards will receive support. If the budget allows, we will award support to additional athletes. Please note that there is a set amount of funding for this program. If we have a higher than expected number of people apply for support, we may need to impose stricter requirements than our comp standards. We will try to be as transparent as possible about this!

  • If you have a marathon that falls within a week of the planned races (this allows you to have the same training regime as those racing the planned races) we might make an exception for providing support for that race as well.

Marathon program results

  • 2018 Boston

    • Shaun Frandsen, 2:34:56, 2nd overall masters

    • Jordan Andersen, 2:38:15

    • Ari Schorr, 2:43:42

    • Gabriel Kliot, 2:47:13

    • Pat Ward, 3:00:57

    • Laura Misumoto, 3:10:56

    • Caitlin McIlwain, 3:32:20

  • 2018 Eugene

    • Moira O’Connor Lenth, 2:51:28

    • Shelley Chestler, 2:59:02

  • 2018 Chicago

    • Nick Welch, 2:29:20

    • Phil Olson, 2:33:39

    • Gabriel Kliot, 2:34:23

    • Pete Hanson, 2:34:48

    • Mark Bloudek, 3:05:42

    • Heather Tanner, 2:47:49

    • Andie Roff, 3:25:33

  • 2018 Victoria

    • Ian Fraser, 2:34:26

    • David Fort, 2:37:20

    • Seth Berntsen, 2:46:27

  • 2018 Twin Cities

    • Deborah Fletcher, 3:34:17