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No matter your skill level, we want to give you access to the very best training resources.
Beginner & Intermediate Training Programs
Have you dreamt of being a half marathon runner but weren't sure you could do it? You absolutely can! We've partnered with Active at Altitude to be the official half marathon training partner of Vacation Races.
Active at Altitude provides 2 FREE training plan options for each race race in our National Park Half Marathons series, a Beginner Program (16-weeks) and an Intermediate Program (12-weeks).
The same training programs are also available as a cost upgrade option on an app for both iPhone and Android smartphones, provided by WeRun.Club. Note the training app is only available for the national park series of half marathons, and is not available for any of the ultra trail half marathons.
Choose your race below and dive into the training program. With a 4-hour time limit, our half marathons are very beginner-friendly. (You could walk the whole thing if you needed to).
NOTE: Training programs are sent out according to their length. For example, the 12-week training plan is sent out 12 weeks before your chosen race.
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Beginner & Intermediate Personal Coaching
Ready to step it up? We've partnered with Olympian Jared Ward to bring you personalized running coaching.
Whether you're looking to set a new personal record, running to be healthier, or to simply have fun, we'd like to help you achieve your goals!
Endure Strong is an online running team that is coached by professional runner and Olympian, Jared Ward. What you get when you join this team:
And this all is available with no contracts, and no hidden fees. So if you want this to be your best ever training cycle, this is the program for you!
For more information, visit EndureStrong.com.
Ultra Marathon Training
Thinking about getting into trail running and ultra marathons?
We've partnered with Becoming Ultra to give you the support and resources you need. Becoming Ultra is a podcast, website, and community that provides resources and inspiration for aspiring ultra runners. Check it out.
We've also partnered with Stephanie Weigel on a structured training program to help you get read for your first 50K (and beyond).
Stephanie is a former Ultra Adventures Ambassador, Certified Trainer, RRCA Running Coach, and USAT Triathlon Coach. She enjoys sharing her passion for trail running, especially with newcomers just discovering the sport, and has been kind enough to create a 4 month training plan geared towards the first time 50K runner.
Ultra Marathon Training Calendar
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