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Sports Backers Marathon Training Team

June 1 – November 16

Richmond, VA 23230 US Directions

MTT registration is closed. If you would like to register please email


Need help preparing to run a marathon? Looking to make new friends while you train? Then look no further than the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team, designed to motivate and train individuals to run the Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon. You’ll find yourself not just equipped with a detailed 24-week program, but a great crew of experienced coaches & inspirational teammates as well. One of our favorite perks, dedicated SAG team to support the weekend group runs. That’s right... water, Nuun, gels, & snacks while you TRAIN. Let Richmond’s running community carry you to 26.2; when you hit that final stretch, you’ll be glad you didn’t go it alone! 


Questions? Email MTT Head Coach, Carrie

More Information

MTT Registration Includes

  • 24-week training program. Training begins Saturday, June 1 or Sunday, June 2 you choose the day), with a detailed schedule for you to follow
  • Organized and supported weekly group runs on your choice of weekend mornings
  • Personal guidance from our veteran team of experienced coaches
  • A special Sports Backers Marathon Training Team shirt and a technical race shirt
  • FREE entry in the 47th Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon on November 16 and all associated race benefits
  • Special Race Day support along the course from coaches
  • Clinics on subjects like nutrition, running attire, and other related topics

Minimum Fitness: There is a 7-hour time limit for the Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon, that requires maintaining an average pace of about 16 minutes/mile. Based on the industry standard pace calculators, comparable times would be about 3:20 half marathon (a little over 15 minutes/mile) or 1:30 10k (about 14 ½ minutes/mile).

MTT 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 2024 Sports Backers Marathon Training Team entry to the 2025 Marathon Training Team through July 10 for $20. After that date, there will be no more deferrals.

Your free entry in the 2024 Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon, by itself, may not be deferred. It is a benefit of MTT and cannot be separated.

If you choose to run the CarMax Richmond Half Marathon, Richmond 8k or a virtual event, rather than the Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon, on November 16 you may transfers at 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.

Donate to Kids Run RVA Kids On The Move ALL Stars Program

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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