About Target 26.2
We’re looking to coach and mentor five runners for the Paris Marathon in April 2014
Be part of the 2014 Paris marathon
Keen to clock a marathon PB? Tackle your first ever 26.2 miles? Dodge the dreaded wall? ASICS Target 26.2 is your chance to train like a pro and unlock your running potential. It’s the ultimate marathon training experience, brought to you by Runner’s World and ASICS.
Right now, we’re on the hunt for our fab five – the five runners we’ll take under our wing over the next four months and coach for the Paris Marathon in April 2014. Could it be you?
What’s on offer?
  • Entry to the Paris Marathon
  • One-to-one coaching and a bespoke training plan
  • Nutrition, physio and sports psychologist guidance
  • Two training days with our coaches and ASICS Pro Team
  • Entry to one of a selection of ASICS UK spring half marathons
  • 2 x head-to-toe ASICS running kit
  • A year’s subscription to RW mag

Who we’re looking for Five runners looking to give their all. ASICS Target 26.2 is not just about the marathon, but about the journey. You’ll share your training highs and lows on the RW forum. You’ll talk on Twitter. You’ll upload your training miles using MY ASICS app.
Dates for your diary First things first, to be successful in the application stage, it’s essential that you are able to attend our Target 26.2 timeline dates, so please do check you can make these dates before you apply.
  • Bootcamp: 29 November 2013
  • ASICS store day: 14 December 2013
  • Training day 1: 25 January 2014
  • Training day 2: 1 March 2014
  • Paris Marathon: weekend of 5/6 April 2014

Apply now
Ready? Apply now.
ASICS Target 26.2 hub – the home of marathon training
ASICS Target 26.2 is not only for our fab five. Throughout the next six months, our ASICS experts and coaches will be helping all runners to unlock their marathon potential too. From training plans you can download to essential physio advice, nutrition know-how to training tips, our ASICS Target 26.2 online hub will be the home of spring marathon training. Check back soon or keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages to keep up to date.
A taster from last year...
ASICS Target 26.2 will change your running forever. Get inspired with our video from last year’s project.
222 days : 20 hrs : 27 mins : 27 secs