Sports Backers Half Marathon Training Team

August 5 - November 11

Richmond, VA 23221 US Directions


It turns out 1 really is the loneliest number… especially when you’re training for a half marathon. Join up with other motivated runners as you embark on a 14-week program that prepares you for the CarMax Richmond Half Marathon. Our training team have an incredible corps of experienced coaches, as well as dedicated SAG support for those long weekend runs, & we even offer informational clinics. 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.


Questions? Email HMTT Head Coach, Cheryl Groce-Wright,

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HMTT Registration Includes


  • 14-week training program starts on Saturday, August 5, or Sunday, August 6 (you choose the day), with a detailed schedule for you to follow
  • Personal guidance from our veteran team of experienced coaches
  • Organized and supported weekly group Saturday or Sunday morning runs
  • A special Sports Backers Half Marathon Training Team shirt and technical race shirt
  • FREE entry in the 2023 CarMax Richmond Half Marathon and all associated race benefits
  • Special Race Day support from coaches along the course
  • Clinics on subjects like nutrition, running attire, and other related topics

HMTT Registration Includes

Training Team entry fees are non-refundable and entries are non-transferable, no exceptions. Once we receive your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate or are unable to complete the program. 


You may defer your 2023 Sports Backers Half Marathon Training Team entry to the 2024 Half Marathon Training Team through August 29 for $20. After that date, there will be no more deferrals.


Your free entry in the 2023 CarMax Richmond Half Marathon, by itself, may not be deferred to the 2024 event.


If you choose to run the Allianz Partners Richmond 8k or the virtual event, rather than the CarMax Richmond Half Marathon, on November 11 you may do so, as long as the distance has not sold out, for no additional cost. 

Sports Backers invests in the future of active living in our region through our youth programs – Kids On The Move and the Active Living Leadership ALL Stars. From the youngest kids getting an opportunity to be a part of a running or fitness club, reaping the socio-emotional benefits while moving more, to those on their way to adulthood and applying to college, Sports Backers is passionate about supporting Richmond region youth. Your donation makes it possible for us to support the most important part of our community – our kids. They are the future and we know that by investing in them and instilling healthy habits now, it benefits us all.

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Let’s Go, RVA! Sports Backers mission is to inspire people to live actively. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to producing quality participatory events that motivate residents & visitors to be more active, hosting group exercise programs for both youth & adults, & advocating for safe bike & pedestrian infrastructure. 

Although we have had to morph and change our normal programming & events over the past two years, we have not stopped pursing our mission. And we are excited to be back to hosting in-person events/programs & have been met with an equal amount of excitement from the community & participants.

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Cancellations Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable, even in the case of a race cancellation, postponement, and/or if you are unable to participate. Race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another person. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number or timing chip to anyone else. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from future Sports Backers events, including the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k and Richmond Marathon.

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