It turns out one really is the loneliest number… especially when you’re training for a half marathon. So join up with other motivated runners as you embark on a 14-week program that prepares you for the Nov. 16 American Family Fitness Half Marathon, a companion race of the Anthem Richmond Marathon. Our training teams have an incredible corps of experienced coaches, as well as dedicated SAG support for those long Saturday or Sunday runs, and we even offer informational clinics to keep you up-to-date on the latest in gear, nutrition, injury prevention and more. Did we mention this might be the coolest way to meet people in Richmond? Okay, so we don’t have proof, but we can guarantee you’ll end up with a few more pals than you had before.
Here is what some of last year’s participants had to say about the program:
“HMTT was an amazing experience and I could never have met my goal without the team! LOVE it and will DEFINITELY be a returning team member!”
- Laura Schreffler
“The training program gave me what I was looking for – a structured, tried (and proven successful) program that would help me stay accountable to a plan.”
- Wayne Slough
“I really loved the family feeling about the training team. Although there were so many people, you never felt lost.”
- Theresa Gray
|Through July 31||$135|
You do not need to attend a meeting in order to join the program.
|West End American Family Fitness||Wed, July 10||6:30 p.m.|
|Sports Backers Stadium||Thurs, July 11||6:30 p.m.|
|West End American Family Fitness||Tues, July 16||6:30 p.m.|
|Sports Backers Stadium||Tues, July 23||6 p.m.|
|Midlothian American Family Fitness||Thurs, July 25||6 p.m.|
You have the option to do your Group Runs on Saturday or Sunday mornings from City Stadium. Please indicate your preference on the entry form. There is a limit of 800 participants in the Saturday group run sessions and a limit of 400 participants in the Sunday group run sessions. The first group runs will be Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11. There will be a short introductory meeting beginning at 8 a.m. followed by our first group run. Beginning the following week, starting times will change depending on team assignments. You will receive emails updating you on your start times.
Veteran coach Ro Gammon will again lead the Sports Backers Half Marathon Training Team. Ro has been the popular head coach of the Half Marathon Training Team since its inception and for the Midlothian YMCA 10k Training Team since 2001. She also served as a Marathon Training Team coach for 8 years. She is a certified personal trainer and running coach and has served as an Educator and Coach in the Powhatan School System for 34 years.