Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Training Plans

customized for you and the race.

get started | $19.99
  • Smarter Training Plans Smarter Plans
  • Safe Training Plans Fewer Injuries
  • Successful Training Plans Better Results

Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
Training Plans

Custom Training Plans are designed around you and the Army Ten Miler course. We take into account variables that no other training plans can match because we know how important it is to achieve your specific Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon goals.

  • Expert Training Plans

    expert plans

    Developed by certified coaches with time-tested results.

  • Runner Specific Training Plans

    Runner Specific

    We know you’re unique. Your training plan should match.

  • Race Specific Training Plans

    race Specific

    Race profile, time of year, and altitude all factor into our plans.

  • Affordable Training Plans


    Custom plans shouldn’t cost more than the race itself.


On the Sunday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January of every year, runners line up for the Arizona Marathon. The marathon travels through three cities: Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix. Established in 2004, it's one of America's youngest events. It became part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series in 2016. Today, nearly 15,000 people come to take part in the Arizona Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K race, and 5K race. The balmy January temperatures and midsize pack make this set of races as friendly to first-timers as it is to longtimers. Custom Training Plans offers Arizona Marathon training plans, Arizona Half Marathon training plans, Arizona 10K training plans, and Arizona 5K training plans. Each program is also customizable to suit your race goals and your current fitness level, adjusting each workout's difficulty level to the proper intensity, helping you to make steady progress and avoid burnout. Let CTP get you ready with a customized training schedule that preps you for the race you're about to run.

Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Training Plans

Along with the half marathon, 5K, and 10K, the Arizona Marathon is a great way to kick off your year. The 5K and 10K courses are both contained entirely within the city of Tempe and feature a course that travels along the Salt River and over its bridges. In the 5K, the only significant hill on the course happens before the first mile is through, so all you’ll have to think about is pacing. The 10K course features the same hill at the end of the course, so you’ll need to pay more attention to conserving your energy. Both distances feature a fun and energetic crowd waiting to greet athletes at the finish line.

The next day, the marathon is run on a point-to-point course from Phoenix to Tempe. The half marathon is a loop that begins in Tempe. The courses merge at mile marker 6 (for the half marathoners) and mile marker 17 (for the full marathoners). From this point, the half and full marathoners will then run together through the Desert Botanical Gardens. Then, the marathon and half marathon runners will climb a long, gradual hill during the final miles of the race. From there, runners can enjoy the view of the city as they cover the final stretch toward the Tempe Town Lake Bridge and the finish line.

When you train with Custom Training Plans, you get an Arizona Marathon training plan, Arizona Half Marathon training plan, Arizona 10K training plan, and Arizona 5K training plan that’s customized for your current fitness level and the course itself. We provide you with so much more than just a mileage schedule, including cross-training, mobility exercises, and running workouts that help you prepare safely and effectively. Whether you’re experimenting with a new-to-you distance, coming back to the sport after a break, or shooting for a new PR, choose Custom Training Plans to help you get to the finish line.

Here’s what you’ll receive in your plan package:

  • Daily Plans


  • Pace Chart

    Pace chart

  • Lift Workouts

    Lift workouts

  • Coaching Letter

    Letter from your coach

  • Mobility Workouts

    Mobility workouts

  • RPE Chart

    RPE chart

  • Running Podcast


  • Motivational Emails

    Weekly motivation email

How Training Plans Work

How it works

  1. Complete our proprietary runner questionnaire so we can get to know you better.
  2. Your custom Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon plan is built based on advanced analytics with expert coaching oversight.
  3. Receive your custom Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon training plan, lifting + mobility guide, a letter from our coaches, and more within 24 hours.
  4. Finish the Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon with confidence.

Our method

  1. Certified Coaches

    With the expertise of USATF certified coaches and physical therapists, we built an advanced model to weigh the effects of runner-specific variables on training outcomes.

  2. Custom Race Profile

    We analyzed unique characteristics of hundreds of races across the country to build a “race profile” into our model that accounts for elevation gain, altitude, time of year, and more.

  3. Training Plan Model

    Our model generates a unique training plan for you and your race, and all plans are reviewed by a coach and hand-tweaked before they make their way to you.