Charlottesville Destination Marathon Recap
November 4, 2012 - April 6, 2013

2012-2013 C'Ville Running Group
2012-2013 Get Out N Play - C'Ville Running Group (First group run @ WH Reservoir)

Favorite Running Locations

  • Avon Deer Cliff 10 miler
  • Bloomfield Wintonbury Hill Repeats
  • Collinsville 11 mile River Loop
  • Granby Firetown Road 18 miler
  • Riverton 8.5 mile River Loop
  • Simsbury Iron Horse Mile Repeats
  • Simsbury Terry Plains 12 miler
  • Simsbury Track
  • Strawberry Hill Repeats
  • West Hartford Reservoirs
  • West Hill Lake 18 miler
Track Workout
Track Workout
Golf Course Run
Golf Course Run

Race Accommodations

C'Ville House
Avon Hill Lodge- The spacious Old Virginia retreat house that easily accommodated our group of 18. 
Pre-Race Chicken Dinner

Fabulous Food Awaits You

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe


  • 1 1/2 C marinara sauce
  • 1/2-1C thin sliced onions
  • 1/4 C tomato paste
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8-10 oz mushrooms half or quartered
  • 8 chicken thighs wo skinPre-Race Dinner. Mmmm FOOD!

  1. Mix all ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Add chicken, stir to coat
  3. Cook covered on high 2 1/2-3 1/2 hrs or 5-8 hrs on low

Chickpea Cacciatore

  • Same as above recipe, except switch the chicken thighs for a can of rinsed and drained chickpeas.

The End Result: Your Race Experience

Race day finish!
The Get Out N Play blog featured a full recap of the weekend. 2013 Race Report Blog Post
2013 C'Ville Running Group
2013 C'Ville Marathon Group
"You are a gifted coach and mentor and I would (and have) recommend your training program to anyone looking to improve their fitness level or tackle the next big challenge."
- Rachel C. 

"Thank you so much for having this great idea of the destination marathon and delivering a great program of training, support, enthusiasm, and fun. The trip to Charlottesville was the icing on the cake in this journey. Great food, great friends, great accommodations, great preparation and a GREAT marathon."
-Julia Z. 

"As a result of this rigorous training, I felt very prepared for marathon day, and am happy to report that I had a GREAT run and an even better overall weekend spent exploring Charlottesville."
- Alexis S.

"Charlottesville was my first formal marathon training, so not only did I find that it was a huge help to get the real time feedback to improve my form and speed from the coaches, but the group/team interactions also kept me out there training on winter days I could have easily skipped on my own."
-Paul R. 

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