Broad Street Run Training Plans

customized for you and the race.

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Broad Street Run
Training Plans

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


For over 40 years, the Blue Cross Broad Street Run has been run on the first Sunday in May. This 10-mile race is extremely popular, but training for this distance can be hard. Plus, every race is different - including Broad Street. High-quality free 10-mile training plans can be hard to find, and if you do, you might find it lands short of your expectations. Custom Training Plans works with professional trainers to develop safe, customized Broad Street Run training programs that can help athletes of all types avoid injury.

Broad Street Run Training Plan

The popularity of the Blue Cross Broad Street Run can make securing a spot difficult. If you’ve run 10 or more Broad Street Runs, you become “tenured,” but the majority of the race entries are chosen via a lottery system. If you’re lucky enough to win a spot at the starting line, you’ll need to be prepared. The Broad Street Run is billed as a running-only race, and in fact, the organizers strongly discourage walking the course. If you find this intimidating, CTP can help. Our Broad Street Run training plans adjust to account for your current fitness level, any previous racing experience, and the unique elements of the race you’re preparing to run.

The Broad Street Run is a Philadelphia tradition, and the race day vibes are celebratory. Cheering, cowbell-ringing crowds line the course from end-to-end, supporting runners with music, high fives, and refreshments. The course is not just flat – the majority of Broad Street follows a slight downhill, so both PR-seekers and newer racers will find something to like. When you choose Custom Training Plans, you’ll get a 10-mile training program with workouts that are tailored to take advantage of every mile of this flat, easy course.

The race begins near the intersection of Broad Street and Fisher Avenue, where you’ll be joined by 40,000 new friends. Nearly the entire race is run on Broad Street, and all along the course, there are plenty of cheering sections and aid stations. The first half of the race passes through several North Philadelphia neighborhoods and Temple University, where the university’s marching band and cheerleaders provide runners a much-needed boost before the halfway point. Because a flat course can tempt runners into too-fast first halves, follow a Broad Street Run training plan that teaches you to pace yourself to save some of that race-day adrenaline and excitement. Just after the halfway point, runners pass the famous City Hall and the Avenue of the Arts. The final miles of the race travel through South Philadelphia neighborhoods before the race arrives at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

The Broad Street Run’s supportive crowd, balmy May weather, and beginner-friendly course make the race a positive experience for athletes of all abilities. Depending on your current fitness, using a free Broad Street Run training schedule could result in over- or undertraining injuries. Choosing to follow a customized CTP Broad Street Run training plan can make a world of difference, no matter where your journey to Philadelphia begins.

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