OC Marathon Training Plans

customized for you and the race.

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OC Marathon Training Plans

Custom Training Plans are designed around you and the OC 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 OC 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 OC Marathon is run every year in mid-May, along with an accompanying half marathon and a 5K race. Following a program from Custom Training Plans can help you take a comprehensive approach to preparation for these races. We provide customized workouts that take your current physical fitness, past racing experience, and the course itself into account. Every OC Marathon training plan, OC Half Marathon training plan, and OC 5K training plan is created along with a professional athletic trainer so you can feel confident as you prepare to line up at the start.

OC Marathon Training Plans

The first mile of the OC Marathon begins with a breathtaking panorama of the Pacific Ocean. Next, runners visit the seaside village of Corona del Mar and enjoy cliffside views of Big Corona del Mar State Beach. As the route continues, athletes will pass the Newport Harbor Yacht Clubs and the Upper Newport Bay Estuary Reserve, where the half-marathoners split off toward the finish. The full marathoners will go on to visit the Santa Ana River Trail and beautiful Mesa Verde neighborhoods before turning onto the home stretch near the OC Fair & Event Center.

The OC Marathon is one of three marathons that are part of the Beach Cities Challenge series, which also includes the Surf City Marathon and the Long Beach Marathon. If you’re lining up for all three, why not train with a program from Custom Training Plans? Following an OC Marathon training plan, OC Half Marathon training plan, or OC 5K training plan can give you a significant advantage during your preparation. Our programs incorporate cross-training and mobility exercises along with running workouts that include intervals and hill work. Each program is tailored to your current fitness level, so you can build cardiovascular strength and endurance at a pace that’s right for you.

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