2021 Sports Backers Half Marathon Training Team

Training starts August 7 & 8, 2021

Richmond, VA 23221 US Directions

Includes Richmond Half Marathon entry!

2021 Sports Backers Half Marathon Training Team

$140 Price increases after July 20, 2021 at 12:10am EDT


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 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.

Please Note: The Half Marathon Training Team’s format is subject to change due to current COVID-19 mandates & recommendations. As we make decisions, we will be sure to update here.


Questions? Email cheryl@sportsbackers.org

More Info 2020 Loyalty HMTT Reg Link

2020 Event & Training Participant

$10 Loyalty Discount


Discount for 2020 Half Marathon Training Team, Marathon Training Team, Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, & Allianz Partners 8k participants.


In order to receive the discount you need to use the link below & your registration information must match your 2020 Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, Allianz Partners 8k, Marathon Training Team, Half Marathon Training Team registration. 


2020 Loyalty HMTT Reg Link

HMTT Registration Includes


  • 14-week training program starts on Saturday, August 7, or Sunday, August 8 (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 2021 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

Sports Backers created Kids Run RVA to make running & active living fun & easy. Kids Run RVA promotes physical activity to youth across the Richmond region & encourages more kids to get moving more often. Between our programs & events, Kids Run RVA instills healthy habits that continue to flourish into adolescence & adulthood.

The Covid-19 pandemic forced schools to close their doors, but moving is not cancelled. Kids Run RVA has a library of free online video workouts designed especially for kids!

Donate to Kids Run Kids Run RVA Website

Let’s Go, RVA! Sports Backers mission is to inspire active living in all corners of our community. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to producing quality sporting events & programs that motivate residents & visitors to be more active, supporting youth running & fitness programs, & advocating for safe bike & pedestrian infrastructure. 


Due to COVID-19, we had to stop all in-person events & cancel all in-person programming in the Spring. But, our staff is hard at work bringing virtual & social distancing options to our region including virtual & outside fitness classes, virtual kids physical activity videos & classes, workout challenges, virtual events, &, most recently, socially distanced in-person events.


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Rules & Policies


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 2021 Sports Backers Marathon Training Team entry to the 2022 Marathon Training Team through July 12 for $20. After that date, there will be no more deferrals. Please note that your free entry in the 2021 VCU Health Richmond Marathon, by itself, may not be deferred to the 2022 event.

If you choose to run the Richmond Half Marathon or Allianz Partners Richmond 8k, rather than the VCU Health Richmond Marathon, on November 13 you may do so for no additional cost. 

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