The Giant Race Training Plans

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The Giant Race
Training Plans

Custom Training Plans are designed around you and the The Giant Race course. We take into account variables that no other training plans can match because we know how important it is to achieve your specific The Giant Race 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 a decade, baseball and running fans have been flocking to the Giant Race Series, a four-race series that celebrates the perfect mix of running and baseball. The Giant Race Series offers Giants baseball fans four chances to race, beginning in Scottsdale during Spring Training. The series continues at Minor League parks in Sacramento and San Jose during April and June. In September, runners join a field of 20,000 at the grand finale Giant Race in San Francisco. Whether you choose to take on just one or two of the races or go for the grand slam and hit all four cities, Custom Training Plans offers Giant Race 5K training plans, Giant Race 8K training plans, Giant Race 10K training plans, and Giant Race Half Marathon training plans to help you get ready.

The Giant Race Training Plans

The season starts in February in Scottsdale, Arizona, amidst the Spring Training season. The Scottsdale Giant Race offers both 5K and 10K options, both of which are friendly distances to newer runners. If you’re looking to build up to the half marathon, our Scottsdale Giant Race 5K training plans and Scottsdale Giant Race 10K training plans can help you get a strong start. All of our Giant Race training plans are completely customizable, so you get workouts that are custom-tailored to fit your current level of fitness and your race goals. When you follow a plan that provides guidance at the right level of intensity, you can avoid the training injuries that can keep you from arriving at the finish line inside of Scottsdale Stadium.

The Giant Race series next heads to the State Capitol in April for the Sacramento edition of the race. These fun and flat 5K and 10K races follow the same 5K loop that features mostly flat terrain with some small hills to climb. The course starts in front of Raley Field, home of the AAA Sacramento River Cats team. The route runs along the riverfront on paved bike paths, through a small neighborhood, and back to Raley Field, where runners finish on the warning track near left field. A CTP Sacramento Giant Race 5K training plan or Sacramento Giant Race 10K training plan can help you build strength for the hills, or help you increase your distance – whatever your goals may be, a Custom Training Plans Giant Race training plan can help.

The third stop on the Giant Race series is in June in San Jose. There, the Giant Race offers a 5K and 8K course – a great opportunity for a 5K runner to step up to an 8K, and a super 5K race for beginners and experienced racers alike. The San Jose Giant Race’s course is relatively flat and travels on the cobblestone paths in Happy Hollow Park. Racers finish on the baseball field with a high five with Gigante, the San Jose Giants mascot. When you follow a San Jose Giant Race 5K training plan or San Jose Giant Race 8K training plan from Custom Training Plans, you will receive guidance on training on proper surfaces so you’ll be ready to tackle the cobbles with confidence.

In September, the series comes home to San Francisco, where the Giant Race offers three distances: a 5K race, 10K race, and a half marathon. The race routes start and end at AT&T Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants. The half marathon course takes runners on the flattest and fastest course in San Francisco, from Mission Bay to The Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Mason, the Presidio and Fort Point, and back before finishing on the field at Oracle Park. Following a CTP San Francisco Giant Race Half Marathon training plan gives you the chance to prepare for your race with a 12-week program that’s customized to your current physical fitness level. If you’re just getting off the couch and your goal is the half marathon, we also offer a 20-week couch-to-half-marathon program that provides an additional eight weeks of conditioning to set you up for success. No matter what your distance, each CTP Giant Race training plan helps you build up strength, endurance, and power so you can arrive at the finish line on the field at Oracle Park feeling strong.

No matter what your Giant Race aspirations are, we can help you reach for your goals. Each of CTP’s Giant Race 5K training plans, Giant Race 8K training plans, Giant Race 10K training plans, and Giant Race Half Marathon training plans offers course-specific guidance to help you train smarter, not harder. Custom Training Plans provides a safe way to increase your fitness and avoid the injuries that can be caused by over- and undertraining. Each of our plans is developed with the assistance of professional athletic trainers, so you can trust that the training you’re receiving is reliable. Experience the Custom Training Plans difference and find out how far you can go in the Giant Race Series.

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