Welcome to the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team

This site is for registered members of the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team

June 6 – NOVEMBER 14, 2020

TEAM ASSIGNMENTS as of 6:45pm July 20, 2020

2020 MTT Training Schedules

 

For teams meeting at Sports Backers Stadium, routes for September 19th and 20th have been posted. Confirm your route with your team coaches. Team Meeting Locations and TIMES can be found here. Please check each week, as things are very FLUID.

Switching between Saturday and Sunday running – MTT wants you to get your long run in each week. If you can’t make it on Saturday and need to run on Sunday, you may do so. As with everything this year things are a little different. If you decided to show up on Sunday, we ask that you please let the head coaches know as soon as you can ([email protected]). Not all teams are meeting at the stadium so we want to be sure we can accommodate and support you as best we can.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for In-Person Training with MTT – Participants will be required to sign a COVID-19 Waiver PRIOR to joining any in-person events associated with Sports Backers MTT.

In consideration of my participation in the 2020 MTT (“Event”) I, on behalf of myself acknowledge, accept and agree to abide by the following:

  • I agree that I will neither attend nor participate in any training run for MTT or the marathon if I, within 14 days prior to:
    • have a suspected/confirmed case of COVID-19;
    • shown any symptoms of COVID-19, including, without limitation, fever, cough, or shortness of breath;
    • have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 (or any known symptoms thereof).
  • I agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”)’s recommendations for the prevention of the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and other communicable diseases
  • I agree to abide by all federal, state, or local government regulations or health and safety guidance, as well as safety and risk mitigation practices required by race officials for this Event, including, but not limited to, physical distancing, the proper use of a face mask before and after the Event and any other safety requirements as instructed verbally or in writing by race officials.

UPDATES AS A RESULT OF COVID-19

  • Available deferral of your 2020 Sports Backers Marathon Training Team entry to the 2021 Marathon Training Team through August 31st at 11:59:59pm 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.
  • 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
  • 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

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