Brooklyn Half Marathon Training Plans

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Brooklyn Half Marathon
Training Plans

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


The Brooklyn Half Marathon has been held on a Saturday in late May since 1980. Approximately 30,000 runners are chosen via a lottery system to take part, making this the biggest half marathon in the country. It's also one of the most coveted start-line spots among runners: in the past few years, registration has sold out within hours of opening. If you're lucky enough to get in, Custom Training Plans can help you prepare to run a stronger race. Our Brooklyn Half Marathon training programs incorporate interval training, cross-training, and mobility work along with running workouts tailored to your current fitness level. A comprehensive, customized Brooklyn Half Marathon training plan can help you stay injury-free as you prepare for your journey to Coney Island.

Brooklyn Half Marathon Training Plan

The Brooklyn Half Marathon is equally friendly for beginners and experienced racers, so no matter what your previous half marathon experience may be, you’ll be in good company. Though there are free half marathon training plans available, the “plan” frequently turns out to be a mileage schedule and not much more. To run your best race, you need the kind of Brooklyn Half Marathon training programs that can be personalized to your current level of fitness and previous running experience. CTP works with professional trainers to create half marathon training plans created for everyone, helping beginners to avoid burnout and increasing speed and power in avid runners.

The race is run on a course that’s fairly evenly divided between small, rolling hills and flat, straight roads. The race starts near the Brooklyn Museum, where thick crowds of cheering spectators see the race off. The route runs past the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and loops around Grand Army Plaza before taking a tour of Prospect Park. This section of the race features small hills with minor elevation changes, but even these can cause trouble for racers who are not accustomed to rolling terrain. The biggest climb comes just before mile 5, and veterans say that it can make or break a race. If you’re prepping for this race, you need a Brooklyn Half Marathon training plan that gets you ready to crush the hills with energy to spare.

After a loop around the park, runners exit onto Ocean Parkway to begin the second half of the race. Racers crest a small hill as they leave the shady hills of Prospect Park for a long, flat cruise toward Coney Island. By this time, the cool May morning has given way to strong springtime sunshine, making the five miles straight down Ocean Parkway a challenge for both your mental and physical endurance. Successful training for a half marathon goes above and beyond mileage schedules.

Brooklyn Half Marathon training plans from CTP prepare you for course-specific features. We incorporate safe, effective workouts designed to build up your power to conquer hills and increase your endurance for the flats. Our Brooklyn Half Marathon training plans can help chart your path to a triumphant finish on the boardwalk.

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