Virtual Half Marathon

Announcing the MTA Podcast Virtual Half Marathon! Registration Now Open

You probably listen to a lot of podcasts. But how many podcasts have sent you something in the mail? We want to send you something that you will take pride in for years to come! RACE BLING.

We have commissioned a fun half marathon finishers medal to send every runner who signs up to run the virtual race. More details below. Now’s your chance to support the podcast, challenge yourself, and collect some cool bling!

What is a virtual race?

  • A virtual race is a race that you can run or walk in any location (your favorite running route, on vacation, on the treadmill, on the track, on trails, and while running another race). You have the flexibility and convenience of running it at any time of day and at your own pace. Plus, thereโ€™s no pre-race logistics, no expo, no crowding, and no smelly port-a-pots.

When will the race take place?

  • The official day will be November 19th, 2017 (Angie’s birthday). But you can run it anytime in the month of November. We use the honor system. We will create a pop-up Facebook group for registrants to share photos from their run.

What kind of swag will participants get?

  • Registered participants will receive a totally rad finishers medal, a high quality MTA technical running hat and a half marathon training plan. We will feature your name and city on our website (unless you don’t want us to) and we will be releasing a special podcast episode in conjunction with the race. *Hats and medals will be shipped to you after the race once we get them from the manufacturers.

Registration (23 spots left)

Basic Registration: Register Now for $55

*Price increases to $60 October 31st

Click Here to Register

Shipping is $5 for U.S. residents. We will also ship internationally, prices will vary.

  • Virtual Race Entry
  • Finishers Medal
  • Release the Kraken Technical Running Hat
  • Half Marathon Training Plan designed by Coach Angie
  • Access to the pop-up Facebook group

Deluxe Registration: $99

Free Shipping with Deluxe Registration + 4 months of Academy Membership!

Click Here to Register

  • Virtual Race Entry
  • Finishers Medal
  • Release the Kraken Technical Running Hat
  • Access to the pop-up Facebook group

+ Plus

  • 4 Months of Academy Membership (normally $80.00)
  • Membership includes Access to the MTA Training Plan Vault
  • Membership includes all of our archived podcast episodes
  • Member’s only Facebook group to get your questions answered anytime by our amazing coaches and community

*If you are a current member of the Academy the extra 4 months will be credited to your account.

*Price increases to $115 after September 30th.

We can ship anywhere in the world, unless you live on the South Pole or somewhere tricky. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Finisher’s Medal

MTA Technical Running Hat

MTA hat

Hat is made from breathable fabric, equipped with zip pouch,
and embroidered with “Release The Kraken!”

Participation Maps

States/Provinces/Countries colored green represent where folks are from who’ve signed up for the MTA Half.

Other Countries Represented: Colombia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Kuwait, and The Bahamas

Henry Howard, runner

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iTunes comment


When will my medal and hat arrive?
Since the medals are made overseas we won’t get them until the middle of November if all goes according to plan. We will ship them as soon as we get them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund for this event. All sales are final.

What Size is the Hat
The hats have an adjustable velcro strap. They fit Trevor’s head, which is on the larger side, haha.

Will the medal grant me special powers?
It might.

Do I have to run on November 19th?
No. You can run the half marathon when it is convenient for you. You will still get a medal and hat. If you happen to have another race that day you can count 13.1 of it towards the MTA Virtual Half.

How do I register more than one person?
You will need to register each person separately. That way will will have a separate transaction record for each participant and their full name and mailing address.

Will there be a special Facebook group for this event?
Yes, we want you to share photos from your run and see what other runners are up to. We’ll be creating a special Facebook group for all participants and sending out an invite sometime in October.