- Smarter Plans
- Fewer Injuries
- Better Results
Developed by certified coaches with time-tested results.
We know you’re unique. Your training plan should match.
Race profile, time of year, and altitude all factor into our plans.
Custom plans shouldn’t cost more than the race itself.
The beautiful January weather and sea-level Miami Marathon course are friendly to beginning runners and experienced racers alike. Because Miami and Miami Beach are at sea level, there’s very little elevation change, so it’s an ideal place to experiment with a new distance. CTP can help you get ready with a customized training schedule, whether you’re there for the marathon, the half marathon, or the 5K.
The 5K kicks off the weekend on Saturday. It begins at the Miami Children’s Museum on Watson Island. On Sunday, the half marathon and marathon start just east of Watson Island. All three routes travel over the MacArthur Causeway, with the Port of Miami to the south.
If this is your first 5K, congratulations on choosing such a great race to start! All 5K runners will finish in Miami Beach at Nikki Beach. Those continuing on will enjoy a brief tour of Miami Beach, including the historic Art Deco District and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden before hopping onto Venetian Way to traverse Biscayne Bay back to the Mainland.
The remainder of the race is run near the shoreline of Biscayne Bay. Because there is so little elevation change, you can enjoy the breeze off the bay as you run past numerous water and aid stations. Some of the stations are “adopted” by a foreign country, adding to the carnival atmosphere of this race. Whether you’re aiming for a PR or just there to get some warm miles under your belt in the middle of winter, we can help you get ready to enjoy all the sights and sounds of Miami’s biggest race.
When you choose to train with CTP, you get a Miami Marathon training plan, a Miami Half Marathon training plan, or a Miami 5K training plan that’s designed specifically for your experience level and the unique features of the course. Using a free online Miami Marathon training plan won’t provide you with the cross-training and specialized running workouts that can help you be as prepared as you can be on race day. In fact, using a generic training plan can even lead to injury. Training with Custom Training Plans can get you to the start line feeling ready to race, so get your Miami Marathon training plan started right now.
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Letter from your coach
Weekly motivation email
How it works
- Complete our proprietary runner questionnaire so we can get to know you better.
- Your custom Miami Marathon, Half Marathon & Tropical 5k plan is built based on advanced analytics with expert coaching oversight.
- Receive your custom Miami Marathon, Half Marathon & Tropical 5k training plan, lifting + mobility guide, a letter from our coaches, and more within 24 hours.
- Finish the Miami Marathon, Half Marathon & Tropical 5k with confidence.
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.
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.
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.