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Sports Backers Half Marathon Training Team

It turns out one really is the loneliest number… especially when you’re training for a half marathon. So join up with the Sports Backers Half Marathon Training Team as you embark on a 14-week program that prepares you for the Nov. 16 Markel Richmond Half Marathon, a companion race of the VCU Health Richmond Marathon. Our training teams have an incredible corps of experienced coaches, as well as dedicated SAG support for those long Saturday or Sunday runs, and we even offer informational clinics to keep you up-to-date on the latest in gear, nutrition, injury prevention and more. Did we mention this might be the coolest way to meet people in Richmond? Okay, so we don’t have proof, but we can guarantee you’ll end up with a few more pals than you had before.

Schedule

Training begins Aug. 10/11, 2019
Markel Richmond Half Marathon is Saturday, November 16

Location

Richmond City Stadium
3201 Maplewood Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221

Here is what some previous participants had to say about the program:

Sports Backers Half Marathon Training Team

“I enjoyed every part of the training team and running my first half! The coaches were incredible and the support from other participants was amazing. I had no idea what to expect, and I was truly blown away by the camaraderie. The race itself was spectacular! I felt very prepared and capable. I loved seeing, hearing and being joined by the coaches on the route! Thank you so much for such and incredible experience! I am looking forward to next year!”
– Sarah Golightly

“There isn’t one thing I can think of to make this team any better. All of the coaches and SAG folks do an amazing job. I talked my sister in to doing the training this year and within the first couple of weeks she said, “Now I know why you love this so much!” Thanks for another great 14 weeks and race!”
– Denise Carroll

“This was my second year on the team and I absolutely loved it. I shaved 6:40 off my time! I also had the motivation to get up and run distances I never thought I could because of the training team. It’s such a fabulous experience. I am so thankful that I found this group. It has helped me challenge myself in ways I never thought possible. Thank you for all you do to organize us and keep us motivated!”
– Rachel Pryor