Welcome to ASICS Target 26.2 2015...

Applications have now closed to ASICS Target 26.2 2015, our flagship marathon training experience. We're currently whittling down the entries to come up with a shortlist - watch this space!

The ASICS Target 26.2 experience

Training for a marathon is never easy, but imagine if you could train like a pro with your very own coach, bespoke training plan, plus all the guidance you could possibly need from a physio, nutritionist and sports psychologist. ASICS Target 26.2 gives five runners just that - it's a taster of what it’s like to train like an elite. After 16 weeks of coaching, we'll challenge our final five to run their best ever marathon at the Paris Marathon on 12 April 2015.

What’s on offer

  • VIP entry to the Paris Marathon
  • One-to-one coaching and a bespoke training plan from coach Sam Murphy or Steve Smythe
  • Nutrition, physio & sports psychology guidance from the ASICS Pro Team
  • Two training days with the ASICS Pro Team
  • Entry to one of a selection of ASICS Spring half marathons
  • 2 x head-to-toe ASICS kit plus a VIP experience at the ASICS store in Oxford Street, London
  • A year’s subscription to RW magazine

Who we’re looking for in our shortlist

ASICS Target 26.2 is not for the faint-hearted. Like any marathon journey, it's a tough five month project that will take over your life, with lots of miles to fit in and training days to attend. But if you love running it's a journey unlike any other, and you'll not only come away with a new PB, but with new friends and some life-long memories - watch our race-day video below to see what the Target experience was like for last year's runners.

Right now we’re whittling down the applications to find five runners across five categories:

  • A sub 3 hour runner
  • A sub 3.30 hour runner
  • A sub 4 hour runner
  • A sub 4.30 hour runner
  • A first timer

Next up, Bootcamp - when 50 become 5…

After the application stage comes Bootcamp, where 50 runners will join us for a unique day of track work with our coaches, a gait analysis and physio session, plus chance to talk to our Pro Team experts. The 50 will then become 5 - could you be one of them?

Good luck!

222 days : 20 hrs : 27 mins : 27 secs