Santa Cruz to Capitola Wharf to Wharf Race Training Plans

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Santa Cruz to Capitola Wharf to Wharf Race Training Plans

Custom Training Plans are designed around you and the Army Ten Miler course. We take into account variables that no other training plans can match because we know how important it is to achieve your specific Army Ten Miler 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.


Each year, on the fourth Sunday in July, thousands of runners come to Santa Cruz, California, for the annual 6-mile Wharf to Wharf race to Capitola-by-the-Sea. First run in 1973, the scenic, seaside setting, perfect weather, and festive beach party atmosphere make it a favorite of casual joggers and elite athletes alike. The race field typically sells out months in advance, so if you're lucky enough to snag one of these coveted entries, you'll want to make sure you're ready to race. Custom Training Plans provides runners with customized training schedules for the Wharf to Wharf race. Our Wharf to Wharf training plans are created with the help of professional athletic trainers, so each workout is tailored to your fitness level and the hilly oceanside course.

Santa Cruz to Capitola Wharf to Wharf Race Training Plans

Known as “The Best Little Road Race in California,” Wharf to Wharf is run by thousands of people. The race starts right next to Cowen Beach and stays within sight of the Pacific for the majority of the race. The hilly route does require runners to be prepared, so why not trust your training to Custom Training Plans? Our Wharf to Wharf training plans are tailored to suit your current fitness level, so each workout is at just the right intensity level as you make progress toward race day. You’ll take part in cross-training workouts that complement your running workouts, building overall fitness that supports your running goals.

Training for your race with the help of a Wharf to Wharf training plan from Custom Training Plans gives you a comprehensive approach to your preparation. Running workouts incorporating hill repeats, intervals, and sprints build the strength and endurance you need to make it from Wharf to Wharf. If you’re ready to experience the difference that a customized Wharf to Wharf training plan can make for your preparation, get a CTP Wharf to Wharf training plan 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 Santa Cruz to Capitola Wharf to Wharf Race plan is built based on advanced analytics with expert coaching oversight.
  3. Receive your custom Santa Cruz to Capitola Wharf to Wharf Race, lifting + mobility guide, a letter from our coaches, and more within 24 hours.
  4. Finish the Santa Cruz to Capitola Wharf to Wharf Race 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.