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Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Training Plans

Get in shape with these training plans! The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend also offers training runs and other special events to motivate you to cross that finish line.

To help you get in your training zone, be sure to tune in to iHeart Radio’s Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Mix playlist.

This hit tune playlist was specially selected for just the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend! Click on the AACR Philadelphia Marathon running mix logo to the right to get started now.

Be sure to check out our scheduled training runs throughout the year as we help prepare our runners for 2019 race weekend!

Want to learn more about upcoming training runs?

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AACR Philadelphia Marathon Training Program

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has teamed up with Philadelphia Runner to provide training programs for the 2018 AACR Philadelphia Marathon. For each participant who signs up for a Philadelphia Runner training program through AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia Runner will donate 50% of the proceeds directly to AACR and its cancer research efforts.

Philadelphia Runner and AACR offer local and out of market memberships to choose from:

  • AACR Philadelphia Marathon and Dietz & Watson Half Marathon training - $100 (+$6 processing fee). 

Note: Does not include registration to the AACR Philadelphia Marathon or Dietz & Watson Half Marathon events.

The above memberships include:

  • Training plans for the selected events
  • AACR Runners for Research Tech Shirt
  • $15 gift card and special Team Philly/AACR Runners for Research shopping days at Philadelphia Runner
  • AACR Philadelphia Marathon Training Kick-off, Tailgate & Marathon Weekend Welcome Parties
  • Group Runs (Weekly)
  • Supported Saturday Long Runs (during training for the Full or Half Marathon)
  • Weekly newsletter during training, monthly newsletter during off-season
  • Clinics, info sessions and social events
  • Discounts with partners like Phila Massages and Unite Fitness
  • New friends, new memories and great runs

Lastly, for runners not in the Philadelphia area, a virtual training is available:

  • Virtual AACR Philadelphia Marathon and Dietz & Watson Half Marathon Training - $90 (+$5.40 processing fee)

Note: Does not include registration to the AACR Philadelphia Marathon or Dietz & Watson Half Marathon events.

The above memberships include:

  • Training plans for the selected event or events
  • AACR Runners for Research Tech Shirt
  • $15 gift card and special Team Philly/AACR Runners for Research shopping days at Philadelphia Runner
  • Weekly newsletter during training, monthly newsletter during off-season
  • Welcome to the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Reception
  • New friends, new memories and great runs