Get Race Ready with These Training Plans

Don’t let the upcoming holidays get in your way, start thinking about your training plan for the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon now!

Depending on your experience and fitness level you may be able to roll out of bed on race day and tie up your laces, but for most of us, setting up a training plan and building up endurance and distance is key.

Here are some great resources to prepare you for an epic race day in Music City April 26-29, 2018.


Marathon: “4 months to a faster 26.2”
Follow this 16 week plan to build a strong aerobic base and build endurance to nail all 26.2 miles.

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Half Marathon

Half Marathon: “Get fit fast: 12 week half marathon training program”
Follow this 12 week plan, ideal for beginners and experienced half marathoners alike.

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5K: “6 weeks to a faster 5K”
Make your 5K a PR! Follow this training plan to be stronger and faster.

Remix Challenge

One weekend. Two days of running. Three medals. Check out the best approach to making the most of your race weekend on The Tempo.


Download 5 motivational posters to keep you pumped up about training on The Tempo, and register today so that you have your eye on the ultimate prize!