Carlsbad Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Training Plans

customized for you and the race.

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Carlsbad Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K
Training Plans

Custom Training Plans are designed around you and the Carlsbad race courses. We take into account variables that no other training plans can match because we know how important it is to achieve your specific Carlsbad Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K 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.


With three distances, what more could you ask for in a MLK weekend race schedule? The races take place along the ocean in Carlsbad, California and feature a marathon, half marathon and 5K distance. Get ready for an amazing roster of races from our friends at In Motion Events.

Billed as the BEST and most scenic winter race with the BEST swag, the Carlsbad races feature miles of breathtaking ocean views and outstanding course support + entertainment. There are distances to suit every runner and the courses feature gently rolling hills along the ocean. The mid-January race means perfect running temperatures and conditions. The marathon and half marathon courses are done as loops, with the start and finish in the same place and maximizing the beautiful ocean views. The 5K starts and finishes in the same place as the other two races, but gets its share of beauty from the Buena Vista Lagoon.

With a custom training plan, runners can be confident to hit their goals in any of the Carlsbad race distances. This could mean finishing the race with a smile, setting your personal record or even trying to win the race. We are here to help you and know you will have a great time at the race with proper training! There is no better way to enjoy MLK weekend than by running the Carlsbad Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K with our friends at In Motion Events.

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 Carlsbad race plan is built based on advanced analytics with expert coaching oversight.
  3. Receive your custom Carlsbad training plan, lifting + mobility guide, a letter from our coaches, and more within 24 hours.
  4. Finish the Carlsbad Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K 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.