2 May 2018
Sun 16 Sep 2018
This is a structured 20 week fitness education program preparing runners for Berlin Marathon 2018.
Train in a supportive group environment while fundraising for Aussie cancer research and prevention.
Mid-week skills sessions are typically 90mins. You will:
- Learn how to run more efficiently
- Learn proper breathing techniques
- Improve core strength
- Learn about injury prevention
- Hear from guest speakers
Saturday long run/walks range from 60min-250min. You will:
- Build endurance
- Improve mental focus
- Work on pacing and race strategy
- Focus on running form
We're big on support, which is why we employ qualified and experienced coaches, and recruit volunteer leaders dedicated to each local group - training alongside you from your first run to race day.
Check out a full list of inclusions under our FAQ's.
About Berlin Marathon
Known for being a flat and fast race, the Berlin Marathon holds the title of most marathon world records set on its course. Racing through Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column, the BMW Berlin Marathon is one of six marathons that make up the Abbott World Marathon Majors.
Experience the most beautiful city in the world with 40,000+ of your “closest” mates with participants from over 107 countries. Beginners and seasoned marathoner alike benefit from the course's flat nature and with a reputation of being the fastest marathon in the world, Berlin is the perfect race to reach that PB or run your first marathon.
We've helped nearly 10,000 runners just like you. Get the support you need to cross the line — smiling, strong, and injury free!
Questions we get asked most ...
How much does it cost?
There is a $220 registration fee (non-refundable) to join our Berlin Marathon 2018 training program.
You commit to fundraise at least $2,200 for the Can Too Foundation. As a registered Aussie charity our mission is to invest in breakthrough cancer research projects like A/Prof Phoebe Phillips. Our community is passionate about making a difference, and there's no option to train with the Can Too Foundation unless you're willing to fundraise.
You will also be responsible for:
- entry into the Blackmores Sydney Marathon ($140 - $160) including any costs getting to/from Australia to Berlin for the event. Please see our FAQ's for advice on securing an entry to the Berlin Marathon.
- entry into a local 'practice race'. This is usually around $50 and an optional part of your training program.
What does it include?
The $220 registration fee (non-refundable) helps cover organising 20 weeks of group training. This includes things like:
- Support from a paid, qualified coach
- Guest speakers from our network of allied health professionals
- Entry fees to your training venue
- Branded team training and race tops
Your registration does not include race entry into the Berlin Marathon 2018. Please see our FAQ's for advice on securing race entry.
As a health promotion charity, we invest a lot in supporting you to achieve your goals over the 20 weeks leading into the Berlin Marathon 2018. It's how we've fundraised nearly $20 million and invested in 156 cancer research projects since being founded in 2005.
Am I physically ready?
You don't need to be able to run a marathon, to start training for a marathon.
Can Too's Berlin Marathon 2018 is a structured training program that uses qualified and experienced coaches in small group environments.
Our first session is an 60min run/walk (max 8km), so ideally you've completed at least one half marathon in the past.
Check the run schedule as an example of marathon training.
Where does the money go?
Since becoming a registered Aussie charity in 2014 we’ve invested:
- 80% of your fundraising in cancer research
- 20% of your fundraising in cancer prevention / health promotion.
We have spent 100% of your fundraising on Can Too's charitable purposes.
Full financials are submitted to the Australian Charities & Not-for-Profit's Commission (ACNC) and is available in our annual report.
Question? Let's chat.
All our staff are regulars in our programs. We all started as beginners and faced the same challenges as you.
We love sharing our experiences and providing a little encouragement where needed.
If we can ... You Can Too!