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Sports Backers Half Marathon Training Team

We’re excited to announce that our Sports Backers Half Marathon Training Team is still on...we’ll be switching a few things up this year, but your favorite parts of training will be the same!  HMTT is a huge part of our summer, and we hope you will consider signing up to be part of the HMTT family. The Sports Backers Half Marathon Training Team will be held virtually for the first week of training (Aug 8/9) to ensure that we can all safely meet each other via Zoom. Week 2 we’re ready to run – and will meet in smaller teams at City Stadium (or other areas around town depending on coach comfort levels) with some other social distance measures being put into effect. Your weekly training schedule will be virtual, so you can have easy access to your schedule anywhere you go. You’ll still have a supportive team of coaches and friends that are ready to help you every step of your journey to 13.1! 


Training begins Aug. 8/9, 2020
Richmond Half Marathon is Saturday, November 14


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