COACH MARK WELCOMES ALL TEAM PAWS CHICAGO RUNNERS!
Welcome to TPC and my training program. I look forward to sharing my 47+ years of running and coaching experience with YOU! Especially if you are a first time Marathoner. We have a group run every Saturday morning. We don't go far or fast but this is important base training. My official Marathon training program starts on Saturday, June 5th making it a 20 week program.
TEAM PAWS Chicago - Coach Mark Buciak, QCC Coach Mark offers general training, nutrition and race day tips FREE of charge to all 2021 TEAM PAWS Chicago members and is available to answer any questions you have!
“The only thing I love more than running is sharing my knowledge and experience with other runners, especially newer ones such as first-time marathoners.”
Coach Mark welcomes runners and walkers of ALL abilities from 1st time marathoners to veterans!
The most experienced Marathon coach in the State of Illinois……….
47 years of running and coaching experience with 64 career Marathons including 41 Boston’s and 7 Chicago’s with a PB: 2:30:25 will guide you so you can achieve your Marathon and Fund-Raising goals
100% Successful Completion Achievement for all his athletes in the Chicago and Boston Marathons: 2008 to 2020 including many Personal Best’s. No other training program has achieved this milestone!
24/7 access to Coach Mark for your questions and concerns plus a weekly email load with useful tips
Free injury assessments at Athletico clinics throughout Chicagoland and 12 states!
In person & virtual training options for runners of all abilities including detailed daily training workouts
Weekly Saturday group runs featuring smaller groups of 10 for safety including training tips, pre-run warm-ups and post-run stretching & core works plus fund-raising tips
Coach Mark's Marathon Training Program is available to all Team PAWS Chicago runners at huge discounted rates and special bonus if you join with a friend. Please see details below.
ZOOM CALLS and in-person educational seminars on best training techniques, nutrition & race prep
20 MILER fully supported run included at no additional cost!
Special Runs with Your CANINE RUNS! If you don’t have a dog, no problem. You can borrow one of Coach Mark’s Canines. He has 3. All are PAWS Chicago alumni.
Social Events include: Post-run breakfasts with free massages, weekend running camp & more
KICK OFF RUN: Saturday, June 5th…… No charge to attend this run! Come out, run & meet Coach Mark!
Weekly Saturday group runs starting March 20th with safety as our top priority
Join by April 6th to receive a 25% discount on your entire purchase at REI (REI.com) including running shoes, clothes, equipment, hydration systems plus tents, sleeping bags & everything in the store!!!
TEAM PAWS Chicago Member Special Pricing: $150 In-Person Group Training: April 1st to October 20th $130 In-Person Group Training if you join with a friend $110 In-Person Group Training if you join with 3 friends $105 Virtual Training: April 1st to October 20th