The Program

Club Overview

The Black Flag Running Club is an organized Full Marathon, Half Marathon Training Program. We train for a few specific San Diego races but our program is fully customizable for the races you want to run. We also have many runners just join us to run with friends. ALL Runners welcome: Beginners (Run/Walkers), Intermediate, Advanced.

  • Carlsbad Half Marathon in January
  • Encinitas Half Marathon in March
  • San Diego Half Marathon in March
  • La Jolla Half Marathon in April
  • Rock n Roll Full Marathon in June
  • AFC Half Marathon in August

See our Dates & Prices page for specifics on each season.

If you have further questions, learn more in our Frequently Asked Questions area.

Single Individual Season Overview

What do you get?

  • Organized Group Training Club
  • Training Coaches, personalized assistance
  • Informational & Training clinics & seminars
  • Team Technical Training / Racing Shirt*
  • Organized & Mapped runs throughout San Diego County
  • Training Program & Training Calendar
  • Exclusive App
  • Discounted Race Entries, Where available.
    • NOTE: Currently there are no discounts to Carlsbad, La Jolla or the AFC Half Marathons. 
  • Weekly Happy Hour
  • Monthly Social Events
What Else . . .
  • Satisfaction of achieving your goals
  • A new group of friends.
  • Training based on running 4-5x days per week
  • Group runs 2x per week (Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings)
  • Individual runs 2-3x per week – on your own
  • Informational sessions and clinics

When & Where?

  • Every Tuesday evening, 6:15 PM – Costal, Mission Bay Area, Balboa Park
  • Every Saturday morning, 7:15 AM – Throughout SD County*
  • Informal group runs can be organized too
  • We make an effort to switch up where we run to keep things fresh and new. Most runs take place in center San Diego (Mission Bay Area, Balboa Park, North Park)

Training Clinics

  • Running 101
  • Equipment & Shoes
  • Running Biomechanics & Injury Prevention
  • Functional Strength Training & Stretching (w/ Advanced Stretch Sessions)
  • Endurance Nutrition (w/ Detailed Nutrition Sessions)
  • Sports Massage & Body Care
  • Sports Acupuncture
  • And more . . .

See our Date & Prices page for specifics on each season.

*Technical training jersey – you will receive one tech training shirt for each individual program you join. If you sign up for a Combo Season, you will get two shirts. 

Dual Season Extended Training Program

We also have a Dual program starting in either the Winter, or the Spring. The Winter program (Nov-Jun) is perfect for those who want an extended program for the Rock n Roll race (Half or Full). The Spring program (Feb-Aug) is perfect for those who want extended training that starts after the new year. New Years Resolution, anyone?Is your goal to run a full marathon? Is a traditional 12-week training program not long enough for you? Do you want the extra assurance of sufficient and injury-free training to complete a full marathon? Or do you just love the Black Flag Running Club so much that you want to just keep running with us? The Black Flag Running Club has a program for you!

Triple Season Ultra-Extended Training Program

This is the crown jewel! An all-out ultra-extended 42 week training program for all three major half marathon races making up the “Triple Crown” including the Carlsbad Half, La Jolla Half and AFC Half Marathons. You also have the option to do SD Half, Encinitas Half Marathon and Rock n Roll Half (or Full) marathons as well. Basically, you’re in the club for 8 months straight and you can choose your races. This is the perfect program if you are a newer runner and wish to do your first Triple Crown race series, or if you are a seasoned runner who just loves to keep on training and racing!