February 11, 2024

March a Marathon ’24

March a Marathon logo over man running on street

Welcome to the STARTING line –
March A Marathon 2024 is here!

March A Marathon is a free month-long event for our MIT Community. This cardio fitness program is fun, easy-to-follow, and is suitable to all fitness levels. All you need to do is follow the challenges set via this blog post and our Instagram, track your progress throughout the month of March, then submit for the chance to win some AMAZING prizes!

The Goal: walk, jog, or run at least 26.2 miles during the month of March.

Download your tracking sheet HERE!     CLICK HERE FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN!


Did someone say PRIZES??

*Participating in the March a Marathon Challenge enters you for the chance to win one of these AMAZING prizes! Just submit the Tracking Sheet to the link above by 4/6.

  • Recovery Bundle
    Yoga mat
    Stretchiing strap
    Foam roller
    Lacrosse Ball 
  • Strength Bundle
    5lbs DB
    15lbs DB
    Resistance Bands x 2

5 lucky winners will be announced in an Instagram Story and post the week of April 8th!
*Only submission of participation required to be entered to win, winners are not determined by distance walked/run


woman runner listening to music in headphones from smart phoneAre you Marching to the beat of our latest playlist??

To accompany you during our March a Marathon challenge, our amazing Fitness Coordinator has put together a playlist to carry you through our suggested challenge routes. Listen now on Spotify!


Challenge Routes!

Reminder: You don’t have to run! We made these Challenge routes, well, challenging. Walking is a great way to get to the marathon distance without overdoing it upfront. You’ve got this!

  • MIT – Harvard Yard (2.3 miles):
    Run from the Zesiger Center to McCurdy Outdoor Track (Harvard).
  • Steinbrenner Track (1.0 mile):
    ON CAMPUS: Walk, jog or run FOUR laps around Steinbrenner track.
    REMOTE: Walk, jog, or run a mile around your neighborhood, local park or on a treadmill. 
  • MIT – BU (2 miles):
    Run from the Zesiger Center to Nickerson Field (BU) 
  • History Hill (2.1 miles):
    Alumni/Wang Center to Bunker Hill Monument
  • Alumni/Alumni (4.0 miles):
    Alumni/Wang Center to Alumni Fields (Tufts)  
  • Coffee Run (you decide # of miles):
    Schedule a coffee date with a friend or family member you haven’t seen in a while, and jog there! 


Get creative with your routes! Let us know what challenge routes you’re trying and where you’re participating in this challenge by using #marchamarathon for a chance to be featured on our Instagram!

Every Thursday 3:00 pm-4:00 pm, Kresge Lawn

Run Club: Join MIT Recreation each Thursday in March at 3pm for a weekly 5k around the Esplanade.  Meet the team on Kresge Lawn where we’ll begin our run and finish with a post-run stretch.  Participants are welcome to run along with the group, walk or sprint ahead.


Friday 3/1/24 Virtual Wake Up & Stretch with Anna – 7:30am-8:00am

A great tip is to go for a 15-30 minute walk, jog, or run right before this class.* Starting with gentle stretching postures, the class will move through sun salutations and work toward a peak posture that gets you focused and ready for the day. Modifications to postures will be suggested. All March A Marathon participants are welcome to join us for the following free programs, registration and payment not required!  Class Location: Zoom


Wednesday 3/6/24 Cardio Kickboxing with Leo – 5:45pm-6:45pm

The class combines kickboxing, bodyweight, muscle conditioning, and plyometric moves synced to the music. This session is packed with energy and can be great for stress relief! All March A Marathon participants are welcome to join us for the following free programs, registration and payment required!  Class Location: Alumni Wang Center, Building 57


Thursday 3/14/24 Spin & Sculpt with Nicole – 7:45am – 8:45am

This class is an intense mix of cardio cycling drills for 30 minutes followed by a circuit of strength training exercises for the second half of class. This will not only give you total body strength but increase your stamina and endurance. Class will begin in the Cycle Studio and end in the Wang Group Exercise Studio. All March A Marathon participants are welcome to join us for the following free programs, registration and payment required! Class Location: Alumni Wang Pool & Fitness Center, Building 57


Monday 3/18/24 Virtual Barre with Wendy – 6:00pm-6:45pm

This calorie-burning class incorporates principles of ballet, Pilates and yoga into one total body workout. This low impact class improves posture, core strength, flexibility, and overall muscle tone with minimal stress on the joints. We recommend having a yoga mat available.  All March A Marathon participants are welcome to join us for the following free programs, registration and payment required!  Class Location: Zoom


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