Sample Training Schedules:

The purpose of these training schedules are to help you successfully finish the Zeitgeist Half Marathon with a smile on your face.  They were written for the beginner/novice half marathoner.  We assume you work out, train, run or walk at least 3 times per week and that you have completed several 3-5 mile runs/walks in the past month.

The Schedules are mileage-based rather than time based.  They provide for 4-5 run/walks per week.  It can be reduced to as few as 3X per week (Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday).  We recommend an athlete build up to, and complete at least one 11 mile run/walk two weeks before Zeitgeist.

Select the link or the graphic to download a PDF Training Schedule. Additional training tips and topics will be provided frequently on our Facebook page.

Zeitgeist Training Schedule – Lower Mileage (Starts at 19 Miles a week)

Lower Mileage Training Schedule (PDF)








Zeitgeist Training Schedule Medium Mileage (starts at 28 miles a week)



Thanks to all our Sponsors and Volunteers!
Thank You to all who participated!

To see the final results, see the results page.

Hope to see you all next year!

Procrastinators, it’s time to commit!

The Zeitgeist Half Marathon entry fee increases to $100 after 10pm on Wednesday Nov. 2, 2022.

Click Here to Register!

We are looking for volunteers to help with getting the park set up, handing out packets, distributing T-Shirts and beverages, water stations, course tasks, and tear down after the event.

If you are interested in helping this race be successful please click this link

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Volunteers receive a T-Shirt and Meal!

Highlands Hollow Sign Up Party
Tuesday Sept 10, 2019

What: Zeitgeist Half Marathon Sign Up Party & Training Run/Walk
When: Tuesday, September 11, from 3 pm to 9 pm.
Where: Highlands Hollow Brewhouse
2455 N Harrison Hollow Lane, Boise

Join us for discounted entry fees – must be present for discount!