Informational Meetings

Need some more information? Come to one of our informational meetings below or call the Sports Backers at (804) 285-9495. You do not need to attend a meeting in order to join the program. (Schedule subject to change)

Thursday, May 11
6 p.m.
Sports Backers Stadium

Wednesday, May 17
6 p.m.
Sports Backers Stadium

Saturday and Sunday Group Runs Offered

You have the option to do your Group Runs on Saturday or Sunday mornings from the Sports Backers Stadium located next to The Diamond. Please indicate your preference on the entry form. There is a limit of 800 participants in the Saturday group run sessions and a limit of 400 participants in the Sunday group run sessions.

The first group runs will be Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. There will be a short introductory meeting beginning at 7:30 a.m. followed by our first group run. Beginning the following week, the Sunday run will start at 7 a.m. On Saturdays, the larger group will be divided into multiple groups starting between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. To beat the summer heat, from early July until Labor Day, all start times will be 30 minutes earlier.

Do you have friends who want the marathon training team plan, support, and race day experience but can’t make it to the weekly group runs? Let them know that they can now sign up for our Virtual Marathon Training Team!


There will be clinics held on everything from injury prevention to nutrition to shoes. Check back as this list gets updated.

Running form/Injury prevention clinic
Monday, June 19
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
VCU Health Now Center

Nutrition Clinic
Thursday, July 13
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
VCU Health NOW Center

Mental Health Clinic
Tuesday, September 19
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
VCU Health NOW Center

Fleet Feet Gear Up Days
Thursday, June 15
Monday, June 26
Thursday, July 20

Fleet Feet will be hosting Gear Up events for all those training with the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team! Visit either the Westhampton (5600 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23226) or Short Pump (11651 West Broad St. Henrico, VA 23233) location and get 10% off all in-store products from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In addition, Shoe and Gear Clinics will take place 6 p.m. at the following locations:

  • June 15 (Westhampton)
  • June 26 (Short Pump)
  • July 20 (Westhampton)