2020 Sports Backers Marathon Training Team

Training Starts Virtually June 6 & 7, 2020

Richmond, VA 23230 US


We’re excited to announce that our Sports Backers Marathon Training Team is still on…we’re just changing things up a bit! MTT will be completed virtually until we’re given the all clear to run on the same pavement together. We’ll provide you with a virtual training schedule, a variety of ways to stay connected, and the same expert coaching advice. Now more than ever we all need community and encouragement! Whether we meet in person on the weekends or not, MTT has always been about the people and we know this group will band together even virtually! And when we’re safe to resume group runs the reunion will be oh so sweet!

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COVID-19 Registration Updates

  • Available deferral of your 2020 Sports Backers Marathon Training Team entry to the 2021 Marathon Training Team through September 1 at no cost
  • Extended registration to September 1 and eliminated the price increase, keeping the price at $165 for the remainder of the registration period.
  • If you choose to wait to register for MTT you should be able to comfortably meet the following fitness levels (at no more than an average pace of 16 minutes per mile):
    • 10 miles by July 4
    • 12 miles by August 15
    • 14 miles by September 12

COVID-19 Training Updates

  • No large group meetings; participants will be divided into smaller sub teams
  • Staggered group run start times and multiple start locations, tentatively beginning with in-person training July 11/12
  • Limited SAG support – we encourage participants to always bring their own hydration and nutrition
  • Further alternatives, modifications, and new approaches possible based on future guidelines to guarantee health and safety of runners
  • Virtual check ins from your coaches

MTT Head Coaches


Carrie Parker

Jake Wiseman

Kevin Burcham



EMAIL: mttcoaches@sportsbackers.org

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!

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Let’s Go, RVA! Sports Backers‘ mission is to inspire people from all corners of our community to live actively. We are a non-profit org. 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. 

Recently, we had to stop in-person Spring events & programming. Our staff is working hard to create virtual & social distancing options including virtual fitness classes, kids physical activity videos, & fun workout challenges/events.

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