Bay to Breakers Training Plans

customized for you and the race.

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Bay to Breakers
Training Plans

Custom Training Plans are designed around you and the Bay to Breakers course. We take into account variables that no other training plans can match because we know how important it is to achieve your specific Bay to Breakers 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.


The Bay to Breakers race is held on the third Sunday in May in beautiful San Francisco, California. It's a 7.46-mile race that starts at the northeast end of downtown San Francisco near the Bay and travels west to finish at the Great Highway, where the breakers crash onto Ocean Beach. This race has been a treasured San Francisco celebration since 1912. If you're getting ready to take part in this unique spectacle, train for your race with Custom Training Plans. We work with professional trainers to develop customized Bay to Breakers training plans for every runner. Each Bay to Breakers training program is designed to help you feel confident when you reach the start line near the Embarcadero.

Bay to Breakers Training Plan

Bay to Breakers is one of the most infamous running events in the United States. The attendance at past editions of Bay to Breakers have set Guinness World Records; today, the race is run by some 20,000 official entrants. As one might expect for a race in the Bay Area, the first three miles are dominated by a rise that begins gradually and then ramps up just before mile marker 3. From there, the route trends downhill to the finish near Ocean Beach. CTP’s Bay to Breakers training plans help you train for the terrain with running workouts that include hill repeats and intervals to increase your power and endurance. Our plans prepare you for every step, from start to finish.

When you choose a customized CTP Bay to Breakers training plan, you can feel confident that you’re working out at the right intensity. Our training plans are customized to fit your current level of fitness, helping you to avoid injury as you progress toward race day. Whether you’re taking on your first B2B or you’re looking to beat your previous time, a 12-week Bay to Breakers training plan that’s made for you can give you an edge.

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 Bay to Breakers plan is built based on advanced analytics with expert coaching oversight.
  3. Receive your custom Bay to Breakers training plan, lifting + mobility guide, a letter from our coaches, and more within 24 hours.
  4. Finish the Bay to Breakers 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.