Don‘t live in Richmond but need help preparing for 26.2?

Look no further than our Virtual Marathon Training Team, designed to motivate and prepare individuals to run the Richmond Marathon on November 12. Modeled after our award-winning Richmond-based Sports Backers Marathon Training Team, you’ll find yourself not just equipped with a detailed 23-week program (begins June 4/5), but a great crew of experienced coaches to correspond with by email. One of our favorite perks? Race-day on-course support from our army of Sports Backers Marathon Training Team coaches and participants. Let our virtual team carry you to 26.2…when you hit that final stretch at the Richmond Marathon, you’ll be glad you didn’t go at it alone!

Team Perks

  • Training book with a detailed 23-week plan to prepare you for the Richmond Marathon
  • Weekly Coach’s emails
  • Sports Backers Marathon Training Team (MTT) t-shirt
  • Sports Backers MTT race day singlet
  • Special Training Team Clothing Drop on race day
  • Race day on-course support from our great team of Sports Backers MTT coaches
  • Clinic videos
  • MTT meeting tent at the post-race festival
  • Invitation to the Final 20 mile supported training run (weekend of Oct. 22/23) on course with the Richmond-based MTT

Virtual Marathon Training Team Fees

Early Bird Pricing through November 18: $165

November 19 – May 16: $175

May 17 – July 4: $185


Please note: If you sign up for the Richmond Marathon, including the Virtual Marathon Training Team, and defer your entry after September 1, 2022, your Virtual Marathon Training Team registration will not defer to 2023.

Already Registered for the 2022 Richmond Marathon?

You can simply add the Virtual Marathon Training Team to your 2022 registration. Follow these simple steps.