TCS New York City Marathon Training Plan

20-, 16-, and 12-week packages

Program Features

Tailored to You

You can choose from three different program tiers—each one 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 November 1, 2015. You’ll be able to set realistic goals, and your online program will adjust as your fitness changes.

Unlike Other Plans

Other marathon training plans are neither dynamic nor flexible, they don’t cater to your schedule, and they aren’t specific to the TCS New York City Marathon course. Our program uses proprietary insights from the NYRR marathon-finisher database and unique knowledge of the NYC course to get you on track. Let our experts take you all the way to the Central Park finish line!

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Training Packages


  Virtual Trainer Virtual Trainer Plus Virtual Trainer VIP
20-Week Program (Starts 6/16) N/A $199.99 $999.99
16-Week Program (Starts 7/14) $49.99 $174.99 $999.99
12-Week Program (Starts 8/11) $49.99 $149.99 $999.99

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 e-coaching from one of NYRR’s experts. You can e-mail your coach for advice on pacing, nutrition, gear, or race tactics—or whenever you need some encouragement to stay motivated. 

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Virtual Trainer VIP

Professional-quality training, including a flexible online plan and personal e-coaching, as well as these VIP perks:

  • VIP Bus to Start
  • VIP Tent at Start w/ food and heat
  • 4 Grandstand finish line seats
  • 2 Marathon Eve Dinner Tickets

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Returning Users

Free Marathon Training Guides

Conservative Guide   |   Moderate Guide   |   Advanced Guide


  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • "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
  • "I used your program for the recent ING 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
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