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12-Week None to Run Challenge


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You've been trying to run for years, but like many, can't crack the code and find the motivation you need.

  Mark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy

But maybe motivation is not your problem?  If you wern't motivated, would you be here?

What you need is some discipline, accountability and momentum.  In other words...some follow-through.

This challenge is about ignoring the sabotaging self-talk that gets in our way.

With the help of a plan, support and accountability....you can FINALLY stack the deck in your favour!

We are more than half-way through the year. There is still time to make 2018 your year.


The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
— Albert Einstein

How Accountability Helped Me (and can help you too)


I ran my first marathon in fall of 2008.  Yes, I finished, but overall the experience was terrible. I made many mistakes in training and tried to be a lone wolf. 

I was under-trained, taking almost 2 weeks off training to get a handle on my running injuries, but I finished my first marathon in 4:34:43. The last 10 km was a disaster – my legs were DONE. I had to alternate between running slowly and walking, but I finished.

Five years later, I wanted to break the 4-hour mark. 

I needed some expert guidance to help me reach my goal and knew I couldn’t rely on my 2008 reckless approach. 

Some accountability was also needed. Left on my own, it was too easy to slack. Reporting to someone after each workout would keep me motivated to do the work.

So, I hired a coach to keep hold me accountable and keep me going when times got tough. 

It was a game changer.

Training smarter with a dash of accountability steered me to shaving 40-minutes off my time! 

Whether it's through a friend, running group, online community like this or a coach....there are lots of ways to get support and help you gain the momentum you need to become the runner you've always wanted to be.

Following a plan and accountability is what this challenge is all about.

This is What You'll Get


lifetime access to the paid none to run graduate plan

This plan is the perfect transition for people who complete the original None to Run Plan and want to keep their momentum going.

The graduate plan will safely progress you up to 5K and focus a bit more on speed development. 



14-day meal plan created by NUTRITIONIST and new york bestselling author, elyse kopecky

Elyse created two simple weekly meal plans that you can customize to suit your needs.  Giving your body the right fuel will give you more energy, help you recover faster and keep you on track with your goals.


stretching routine created by christine felstead, founder of Yoga for runners

Christine created a simple and effective beginner yoga sequence that was designed with runners in mind.

These stretches will help keep you healthy and your muscles and joints feeling good.


Shin Splints Prevention Guide Created By physiotherspist, Jay Dicharry

Shin pain is common when you're just getting started with running.

Jay breaks down what shin splints really are and most importantly, what the fix is.


Private Facebook group (challenge participants only) for support and motivation

Need some accountability, inspiration & feedback (and answers to any of your questions)? The FB group will provide you with it all. I will jump in there periodically to ensure all of your questions are answered.

Build relationships and share with a community of amazing, like-minded people just like you!

But Mark, Why Isn't The Challenge Free?

Here is the deal, most of the information and resources I provide are free.

But, maintaining this site, an email list with over 10,000 people, podcast hosting, podcast transcription, etc, costs me real out of pocket money.

This doesn't even include the hours I have put in on 50+ blog articles, 30+ podcast interviews and much more.

The cost of the challenge is cheap considering you get a cool None to Run t-shirt as a bonus!  Heck, you'd pay more for one personal training session. 

So, by joining the challenge, you'll help keep the majority of None to Run free for others to get started running properly and change their lives as well.

When will I get all of the materials?

All of the running plans, strength workouts, meal plans, stretching routine and shin splint prevention program will be emailed to you the week of August 20th. If you join after the week of August 20th, you materials will be available for download after immediately after payment

  • Lifetime access (it is all digital + downloadable so you access the content & download the materials and take it with you on the go).

  • 30-day 100% money back guarantee.


I've got a whack-load is cool stuff to giveaway!  Here's a quick look...

  • Goodr sunglasses

  • a pair of running shoes

  • SpiBelt

  • Balega running socks

  • Books (copies of "Running Rewired" and "Run Fast. Cook Fast. East Slow")

How the Challenge Works

Everyone starts on September 1, 2018.

YOUR GOAL:  Stick to the None to Run Plan or the None to Run Graduate Plan for 12-weeks (or a combination of both if you complete the None to Run Plan midway through).  Simple.

You are NOT competing with others. You will challenge yourself and support the other participants on their journey.

Of course, if you need to repeat week of your plan, that's perfectly fine. In fact, it's encouraged.

And if you feel an injury coming on and need to back off or miss a couple of workouts, that's perfectly fine as well. 

We're trying to create some momentum without injury and with some enjoyment. 




I am confident that you'll love the challenge and the material incliuded.

Of course, if you're not pleased with your purchase, then I think you should get your money back. 

I offer a 100% money back guarantee that lasts for 30-days from the date of purchase. 



Please send me an email! I am here to help.