Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon Training Plans

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Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon
Training Plans

Custom Training Plans are designed around you and the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA 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 Rock ‘n’ Roll USA 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.


For over 20 years, the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series has made running fun for athletes of all abilities. There are three dozen locations (and counting!) that host Rock 'n' Roll events all across the United States and around the world. No matter what city you race in, you're guaranteed a course lined with cheer teams and live music, which makes up the heart and "sole" of each Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series race. Live bands perform alternative, classic rock, punk, funk, and blues music to keep runners and spectators movin' and groovin' all the way to the finish line.

Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon Training Plans

At Custom Training Plans, we offer Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon training plans that are customized to each city’s unique route, helping you to prepare more thoroughly for your race. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series offers more than just marathons too – depending on the city, there may be any combination of 1-mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon races. Some cities even have unique distance options, like Philadelphia’s 7.6K race that honors the year of America’s founding. No matter what distance you’re running, CTP offers Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon training plans, Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon training plans, Rock ‘n’ Roll 10K training plans, Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K training plans, and more.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series races are held year-round, and the variety of distances available make these events as fun for a new runner as an experienced racer. Wherever you rate your athletic ability, you’ll be surrounded by thousands of people just like you – some of them in costume! And if you’re feeling frisky, you can take part in the Remix Challenge and earn an extra medal by running one race on Saturday (usually the 5K) and the half marathon or marathon the next day. No matter what distance you choose to run, you’ll be surrounded by a supportive, fun-loving crowd as you take in the sights and sounds of the Rock ‘n’ Roll racing experience.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series races are run on urban courses, visiting the best of each city. Depending on the city, you might run along a river, tour through historic neighborhoods, visit local landmarks, and enjoy other unique experiences. For example, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon lets runners take a full loop of the Vegas Strip at night, the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans follows the cable car route and spends time in the famous French Quarter, and the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon takes you right over the Golden Gate Bridge. A CTP Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon training plan will help you reach for your race goals. With workouts tailored to your current level of fitness, you can prep for your race both safely and effectively.

Because every Rock ‘n’ Roll race is unique, our Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon training plans are too. Each program is aimed at increasing your cardiovascular fitness, speed, and power so you can handle whatever the course throws at you. The Seattle and San Diego courses have hills from start to finish, and our Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon training plans help you prepare with customized running workouts that include hill work, building the kind of strength and endurance you’ll need to conquer the hills. For flat and fast courses like Las Vegas and Chicago, we’ll help you increase your pace with sprints and intervals.

Preparing for your Rock ‘n’ Roll race is critical, no matter what your current level of fitness may be. When you choose to train with Custom Training Plans, you’ll receive a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K training plan with running and cross-training workouts that are geared toward your current fitness level. This helps you to increase your fitness steadily and avoid the burnout and injuries that can be caused by overtraining. In addition to customized workouts, we also offer couch-to-marathon and couch-to-half-marathon training programs that provide four to eight weeks of additional conditioning that set newer runners up for success. We developed all of our Rock ‘n’ Roll training programs with professional trainers, so you can feel confident you’re receiving reliable guidance.

Whether you’re aiming for the boardwalk finish at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Virginia Beach or a finish under the neon lights of Las Vegas, you can depend on Custom Training Plans. Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon training plans, Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon training plans, Rock ‘n’ Roll 10K training plans, Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K training plans, and others are appropriate for runners of all experience levels. When you choose to train with CTP, you get a customized prep plan that will have you rockin’ and rollin’ all the way to the finish line.

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