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Training Programs

No matter your skill level, we want to give you access to the very best training resources.

Half Marathon Training

Beginner & Intermediate Training Programs

Have you dreamt of being a half marathon runner but weren't sure you could do it? You absolutely can! Vacation Races providesFREE training plan options for each half marathon in our National Park Half Marathons series, a Beginner Program (16-weeks) and an Intermediate Program (12-weeks).

New Instant PDF Access

Your free training plans got an upgrade! Instead of waiting for your training plan via email, you can unlock an instant, downloadable PDF when you sign up for one of the plans below. Simply sign up your email to reveal a your PDF.

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race medal for the zion half marathon
Yosemite Half Marathon medal with image of half dome on it
race medal for the 2023 Glacier Half Marathon
Medal image for Cedar Breaks Half Marathon
Medal design showing Rainbow Bridge in Glen Canyon National Park near Lake Powell Half Marathon
Medal for the 2023 Joshua Tree Half Marathon
2022 race medal for Everglades Half

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.

We've also partnered with Stephanie Weigel on a structured training program to help you get ready 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

We'd love to have you join us for your first ultra marathon, it is a special experience that you'll never forget!

You can contact Stephanie with any questions as you head into your first ultra. You can also follow her on her blog at

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