Training plans

We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to take on a challenge and fundraise for Breast Cancer Now.

We’re here to help you train for the big day with step-by-step training plans and stretching guides. It’s all part of the Team Breast Cancer Now plan to support you every step of the way.

Getting started

Before you start, remember that your body may need time to adjust to your new fitness regime. We’ve put together some tips to help you get started.

  • Planning your training: We recommend you start your training plan no less than six months before your challenge.
  • Increase your training gradually: Stick within the limits of speed and distance that are comfortable for you.
  • Rest and recover: Remember that rest is as important as time spent training. This will allow your body to repair.
  • Get a training buddy: Training with a friend is a great way to keep up the motivation.

Training tips

Breast Cancer Now's sports and challenges training tips » (PDF)

Running training plans 

It doesn’t matter if you’re running a 5k or a marathon, we’ve got training plans to help you get ready for your event. 
Marathon training plan - Beginner » (PDF)

Marathon training plan - Intermediate » (PDF)

Half-marathon training plan » (PDF)

10k training plan » (PDF)


Walking training plans

Whether you’re trekking Ben Nevis or taking on Mount Kilimanjaro, our walking training plans will help you prepare.

UK Trek training plan »  (PDF)

Overseas Trek training plan » (PDF)

Cycling training plans

We have training plans to help you prepare for your long-distance cycling event.

Cycle training plan » (PDF)