Launch Team has partnered with the REVEL Race Series and the Portland Marathon to offer half marathon training programs and a free half marathon race entry to youth 18 and under. There are currently three training seasons/locations in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and Portland, OR. Participants can sign up after start date and volunteer coaches will work to ensure that they are ready for race day.

All participants will be following the Launch Team 12 week training plan. According to the plan, each team will meet twice each week at an area location and time established by the head coach. In addition, the plan will specify 1-2 additional runs or activities per week outside of the group. Participants select their training location during signup.


Spring Dates: April through June

For the spring season, the Portland Launch Team trains for the REVEL Mt Hood Half Marathon, which is held on the fourth Saturday in June. Training starts first of April.

Group Locations:

Fall Dates: July through October

For the fall season, Portland Launch Team trains for the Portland Half Marathon on the first Sunday in October. Training starts mid July.

Group Locations:
Las Vegas

Spring Program: January through April

The spring team will train in two locations to run the REVEL Mt Charleston Half Marathon on April 4. Entry fees will include the cost of the race entry and training. Parents are welcome to sign up and join the youth at training and at the race.

Training Locations:

  • North Team: Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, W. Washington Ave & N. Buffalo Dr, Las Vegas 89128. Practice times are Wed at 4:30pm and Sat at 7am.
  • Henderson Team: Heritage Park, 300 S Racetrack Rd, Henderson. Practice times are Wed at 6pm and Sat at 7am.
Salt Lake

Spring Program

The Salt Lake Launch team trains from March through May in three locations to train for the REVEL Rockies Half Marathon in Denver. The three locations are:

  • Davis County. Farmington Pond, 750 N 75 W, Farmington 84025. Practive times are Tues at 4:30pm and Sat at 8am.
  • Draper. Jordan River Rotary Park, 12299 Vahe St. Draper 84020. Practice times are Thur at 5pm and Sat at 8am.
  • Sugar House. Parley's Creek Pavilion, 1330 E 2100 S SLC 84106. Practive times are Tues at 6:30pm and Sat at 7am.

Entry fees to Utah spring participants will includes the cost of travel and lodging to Denver for the race. The team will travel together via bus/vans with coaches as chaperones. We will leave the morning of Thursday (June 4) and will return after the race (June 6). Lodging via hotel or rented house(s) will be provided. The youth will be responsible to bring money to pay for food. Parents are welcome to sign up and join the youth on the bus and at the housing.

Summer Program

The Salt Lake Launch Team trains over the summer for the REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon in September.

Dates: June through September

Training starts mid-June!

Group Locations:
  • Cottonwood Heights: Crestwood Park, 7485 S. Siesta Dr. Meets Tuesday at 7am and Sugarhouse Park, Parley's Creek Pavilion Meets Tuesday at 7:30pm. Crestwood Park on Saturdays at 7am.
  • Davis County - Meets Tues and Sat at 6:30am at Farmington Pond.
  • Daybreak: 11400 S and Kestrel Rise Rd, South Jordan. Meets Tuesday and Saturday at 7am.
  • Thanksgiving Point: 9744 W. Bullriver Rd. Meets Wednesday at 7pm and Saturday at 7am

Parents are also welcome to sign up! For the same price, you can train with The Launch Team and receive all the same benefits as the youth do. Just sign up separately and you are good to join us at all the training and you will be given a race entry as well. During training and on race day, you are welcome to run with your youth or at your own pace. This is a great way to get your own training in while spending time with your youth!

The Launch Team was founded to offer youth an opportunity to participate in a challenging yet rewarding experience that sets them on a path towards lifetime health in an encouraging environment with their peers. Athletic ability does not matter. We expect some participants to walk the entire half marathon while others may have already completed other half marathons and are looking to improve their time. The program is open to all levels of participants.

What People Are Saying

  • Kilia
    I loved being a part of the Launch Team. It helped me do something I never thought I'd be able to do at my age - Run a Half Marathon!
    —Kilia Brawand
  • I loved being a part of the Launch team. ! I loved meeting with them each week and seeing them grow. Watching these kids achieve their goal was inspiring! This is a great experience for everyone involved!
    —Angie Richman - Parent/Coach
  • Being in the launch team was a ton of fun! It made training so much easier and it was so motivating to go on runs. It really helped me get into running.
    —Jacob Richman
  • Launch Team is a great program that bonds kids together while helping them accomplish a huge goal together. It is amazing to see kids run 13.1 miles at the end of their training!
    —Tara McHugh - Coach
  • I would never have run a half marathon without launch team.
    —McKay Brooks
  • Lauch Team was one of the greatest things I've ever done. The trainers were very nice and helpful. We got to run fun places like the mountains and parks. I had run a few half marathons before this experience, but this was the first running group I have ever been with. It was super fun, and I ended up running a new PR by over 7 minutes!
    —Jacob Ball
  • The Launch Team helped me learn to love running, and learn to love and appreciate my body! I was hesitant at first, I really didn't necessarily want to run a half marathon, or even think I could, but my mom convinced me to do it. I am so glad I did! I learned so much, and made some great friends, and I am excited to do it again this year and crush some new goals!
    —Alaina Ball
  • Launch Team was a great experience-I totally loved it! It helped me meet a lot of my goals and stay active over the summer. I set new goals and met them with flying colors, and made some new friends as well! The Launch Team was so much fun, I encourage anyone on the fence to dive right in and do it! Running did more for me than I ever thought it could; with some shoes, a great attitude, and Launch Team, you can't go wrong!
    —Malia Ball

You Receive

  • Half Marathon Race Entry
  • 12 weeks of coaching and training
  • A Launch Team performance t-shirt


The coaching program is tailored to ensure that participants are ready for their big day. The plan progressively increases mileage and intensity to keep things interesting from week to week. Participants can expect to run on the area's tracks, roads and trails while completing fun workouts each week that build the confidence they need to achieve their goals on race day.


Launch Team Signup


By indicating your acceptance, you understand, agree, warrant, and covenant as follows:

Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement: all participants in the Launch Team Program and related events (“Race”) are required to assume all risk of participation in the Race by signing this release and waiver of liability agreement.

The undersigned parent or legal guardian of the athlete ("Athlete") on behalf of himself/herself and on behalf of the Athlete's personal representatives, assigns, heirs, executors, hereby fully and forever releases, waives, discharges and covenants not to sue the Brooksee Foundation or its directors, board members, volunteers, coaches, and employees, Brooksee LLC, USATF, any agencies whose property and/or personnel are used for staging, course route and support, official race parking, or finish venue, and any other sponsoring or co-sponsoring companies, individuals, and volunteers related to the Race (collectively, "Releasees") from all liability to the Athlete and his/her personal representatives, assigns, heirs and executors, for all loss(es) or damage(s) and any and all claims or demands therefore, on account of injury to the Athlete or property or resulting in the death of the Athlete, whether caused by the active or passive negligence of all or any of the Releasees or otherwise, in connection with the Athlete's participation in the Race. The parent or legal guardian of the Athlete represents and warrants that Athlete is in good physical condition and is able to safely participate in the Race. The Athlete is fully aware of the risks and hazards inherent in participating in the Race and hereby elects to voluntarily compete in the Race, knowing the risks associated with the Race, including, without limitation, weather conditions such as high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the condition of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by the Athlete. The parent or legal guardian of the Athlete hereby assumes all risks of loss(es), damage(s), or injury(ies) that may be sustained by Athlete while participating in the Race. The parent or legal guardian of the Athlete agrees to the use of Athlete's name and photograph in broadcasts, newspapers, brochures and other media without advance notice or compensation. In the event the Race is delayed or prevented by reason of fire, threatened or actual strike, labor difficulty, work stoppage, insurrection, war, public disaster, flood, unavoidable casualty, acts of God or the elements (including, without limitation, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes), or any other cause beyond the control of Brooksee Foundation and Brooksee LLC, there shall be no refund of the entry fee or any other costs of the Athlete in connection with the Race. The parent or legal guardian of Athlete hereby grants to the medical director(s) of the Race and his or her agents, affiliates and designees, access to all medical records (and physicians) as needed and authorizes medical treatment as needed. The parent or legal guardian of Athlete warrants that all statements made herein are true and correct and understands that Releasees have relied on them in allowing the Athlete to participate in the Race.

The parent or legal guardian of Athlete understands that participation in the event and program is potentially hazardous, and that a registered party should not participate unless they are medically able and properly trained. You understand that events may be held over public roads and facilities open to the public during the event and upon which hazards are to be expected. Participation carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated completely ranging from minor injuries to catastrophic injuries including death. You understand and agree that in consideration of being permitted to participate in the event and program, you and any registered party, the heirs, personal representatives or assigns of you or the registered party do hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue Releasees for any and all liability from any and all claims arising from participation in the event by you or any registered party, including death, injury, property damage, and lost or stolen items. By indicating your acceptance of this agreement and waiver, you are affirming that you have read and understand this agreement and waiver and fully understand its terms. You understand that you are giving up substantial rights, including the right to sue. You acknowledge that you are signing the agreement and waiver freely and voluntarily, and intend your acceptance to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.


Each of us individually (and/or as parent and/or guardian of the named minor) do hereby release, remise, waive and forever discharge the State, the state Department of Transportation, the state Highway Patrol, and their officers, agents, and employees from all liability, claims, demands, actions or causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to loss, or damages and/or injuries, including death, which may result from my participation in the Race, involving roads within the State Highway system.