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 11:00 am July 1, 2020

(There will be no group runs from the Sports Backer’s Stadium until July 11th/12th)

2020 MTT Training Schedules

We wanted everyone to have access to all MTT resources regardless of whether we are running in-person or running together virtually. Each of your three overall head coaches will have office hours. We have set up Zoom meetings, details below, and will have 30-minute sessions for you to log on and ask your questions and hear other’s questions! We do not have any specific topics slated to discuss, this is time to find answers to your questions!

Carrie Parker – Administrative Coach, focusing on all things MTT. Team Assignments, in-person running, what ifs and general running questions.

Wednesdays – 6:00pm. July 1st and July 8th


Meeting ID: 352 714 7586
Password: 2CVGiX

Jake Wiseman – Routes and Administrative Coach, focusing on route design options and instruction and MTT administration.

Thursdays – 6:00pm. July 2nd and July 10th


Meeting ID: 726 7533 8054
Password: 2TX6QM

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.


  • 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.
  • 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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Have questions about weekday runs, long runs, gear, or really anything? Ask your teammates and coaches here!