Charlottesville Ten Miler Training Program



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2015/2016 Charlottesville Ten Miler Training Program

Whether you're taking your first timid steps off the couch or going for a personal best, we've got you covered!

This professionally supervised five month program is designed to safely guide folks of all abilities to their individual Ten Miler running goals. Race day will be Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

The group will be broken into 6 different program levels based on each person's individual current training regimen. First time or out-of-shape folks are especially encouraged to join us for the 27th edition of this popular training program (over 5,000 have participated in this program over the years).

The overall goal of the program is to guide each individual to a safe and successful completion of the area's oldest footrace and to make exercise a permanent part of each participant's lifestyle!

The program includes:

  • Comprehensive 19-week program with daily training schedule for all levels and abilities
  • Saturday morning group long runs* in various pace groups led by friendly C10TP Captains who will keep you motivated to train through the cold winter!
    (*October 31, 2015 - March 12, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Weekly email newsletter with a message from your coach, tips on training, program updates, and other useful information
  • Optional track sessions
  • Social networking opportunities and events

WHEN: The Training Program will meet as a group every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. beginning Saturday, October 31, 2015 for a quick lecture, tips, and a group run.
Attendance at these weekly group runs is optional.

WHERE: U-HALL PARKING LOT near UVA's Lannigan Track

COST: $20 for nonmembers and $15 for members (Wow, what a bargain!)

Complete Online Questionnaire

You may pay immediately online by credit card
(preferred!) or select "pay by check." Mail checks payable to: Charlottesville Track Club, P.O. Box 495, Charlottesville, VA 22902 or drop off at any Saturday Group Run.

(CTC MEMBERS: Please verify your membership before completing the online questionnaire. Membership is validated by your phone number or email address. NON-MEMBERS: You can join the CTC to receive a $5 discount to the training program. Please complete the Membership Application BEFORE the C10TP form to be eligible for discount.)

PLEASE NOTE: Registering for the training program DOES NOT automatically register you to run the race. You will need to register for the race separately.


COACH: Mark Lorenzoni has served as volunteer coach since the program started.  He is assisted by a team of seasoned “Captains” who will oversee much of the training.

Call 434-293-3367 or Email

Training Log: Excel or PDF
(please print and fill out!)

Mark's Running Rules



"I loved the personal attention the CTC Captains gave us!"

"Friendly environment. Fellowship with other runners. Excellent coaching."

"This fabulous program got me through my first winter of running!"

"The training program is a great tool to use in order to train properly and efficiently. I enjoyed receiving weekly emails with running advice. The program was very organized and helpful. I felt very prepared to run the race to the best of my ability."

"This race and training program was my best running experience - practical, encouraging, and, most importantly, realistic."

"I never imagined I could run 10 miles without injury.  The mileage schedules for the various programs really impressed me.  I guess that's due to the experienced coaching!"

"I enjoyed Mark's wit and knowledge and the having a program to follow and running with others on Saturday morning."

"As a new runner, I found the day-to-day running schedule invaluable-- I really had no idea how to train up to a 10-mile race effectively, even though I was in good enough shape for group 5. I learned so much about racing and training in the course of this program. I also loved that it kept me running through the winter."

"The training program is so sensible. It took me from being a virtual non-runner to completing the 10-Miler, with no injuries along the way. Mark is a fantastic coach who gives practical, sound advice. I have recommended the program to many people and will continue to do so."

"I now have a permanent running partner that runs the same pace!"

"I love the route, the sense of community, and the opportunity to train with others."

"Mark Lorenzoni is a great coach...I also like that everyone, regardless of age, level or experience, is encouraged and cheered on by all. Makes for a very supportive community of runners."

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