Columbus Marathon Training Plans

customized for you and the race.

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  • Safe Training Plans Fewer Injuries
  • Successful Training Plans Better Results

Columbus Marathon Training Plans

Custom Training Plans are designed around you and the Columbus 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 Columbus 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.


Every year, the Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon are run in late October. Whether it's your first half marathon or you're already a seasoned marathoner, it's important to train properly to avoid burnout and injury. Custom Training Plans has tailor-made training schedules for the Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon for runners at every level. Developed by professional athletic trainers, CTP's Columbus Marathon training plans and Columbus Half Marathon training plans address your current physical fitness level, experience level, and goals to help you get ready to run your best race.

Columbus Marathon Training Plans

Second only to the Flying Pig Marathon, the Columbus Marathon has over 12,000 runners who come to Columbus to participate in the races. The course takes runners through historic neighborhoods and the Arena District before heading to the finish at North Bank Park. For the most part, the courses are flat and PR-friendly, and many runners make a new personal record part of their Columbus Marathon goals. A CTP Columbus Marathon training plan can help experienced racers take advantage of downhill incline on the final miles of the course. Our Columbus Marathon training program prepares you for this course’s unique features so you’ll arrive back at North Bank Park feeling strong.

Getting ready for any race by following a program by Custom Training Plans is a great choice. When you choose to prepare for the Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon with Custom Training Plans, you get customized running workouts that include activities like intervals, hill repeats, and more to help you increase your cardiovascular strength. Each workout is adjusted to take your current physical condition into account, too, so everything is fine-tuned to an intensity that’s right for you. If you’re ready to get started with your own customized training plan, check out CTP’s Columbus Marathon training plans and Columbus Half Marathon training plans today.

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