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NYRR Marathon Training Program

16-week and 12-week packages

Program Features

Tailored to You

You can choose from two different program tiers, including one featuring ecoaching from an NYRR expert coach who will be available via email to answer all your questions and training concerns. Each program is customized to your fitness, experience, and lifestyle. Purchase the tier that’s best for you, then input your age, gender, training history, race results, and schedule to start training like a pro for any race. You’ll be able to set realistic goals, and your online program will adjust as your fitness changes.

Unlike Other Programs

Other marathon training programs are neither dynamic nor flexible, and they don’t cater to your schedule. Our program uses proprietary insights from the NYRR marathon-finisher database and unique knowledge of marathon courses to get you on track. Let our experts take you all the way to the finish line!

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Training Packages

Program Virtual Trainer Virtual Trainer Plus
16-Week Program  $49.99 $174.99
12-Week Program $49.99 $149.99

Virtual Trainer

A tailor-made online program that adapts as your training progresses, helping you set achievable goals and guiding you with expert advice on nutrition, injury prevention, and many more aspects of marathon training.

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Virtual Trainer Plus

A customized online training program, including one-on-one ecoaching from one of NYRR’s experts. You can email your coach for advice on pacing, nutrition, gear, or race tactics—or whenever you need some encouragement to stay motivated. 

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Free Marathon Training Guides

Conservative Guide   |   Moderate Guide   |   Advanced Guide


  • "I used your program for the recent NYC Marathon and thought the plan was fantastic. Best training program I have used to date. I loved how it was tailored to my ability. My program predicted a goal range of 3:09 to 3:15, and I ran 3:08!"

    Joe   K
  • "I finished in 5:33:47. I was right on target. And it was just like the coaches said: Around mile 20, I started passing a lot of people. The second half of my race was only about a minute slower than the first half. I tell you, the marathon training plan is magic. Well, not really magic, because I know a lot of knowledge and experience went into developing it. But it resulted in a day of magic for me!"

    Carolyn   T
  • “It was an amazing experience that I couldn’t have had without the plan. It brought me to the start line healthy and confident. I had a strategy for the race that brought me to the finish. Coach John is the best.”

    Tom   M
  • “Thank you for everything. Yesterday was truly a GREAT experience. I more than accomplished my goal of finishing under 4:00:00. When we started in June, my total running experience had been less than two months, and I had no idea what to expect. After following your program I felt very confident throughout the race and knew how to handle what my body and the conditions were telling me. You guys did a great job.” 

    Rob   P
  • “I can't believe I was able to accomplish my goal of finishing the race under 3:55. Due to the training program, I was able to shave off 22+ minutes from my past marathon time of 4:15:30. I am so glad that I signed up for this training program. Thank you NYRR and all the coaches—it was a great experience.”

    Aimee   R
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