There are 6,500 people annually that volunteer to make the Sports Backers organization and its events and programs the success they are today. We have a talented and driven volunteer board of directors made up of leaders from our community that are motivated to make Richmond the most physically active region in the country. Our president’s council is made up of young professionals that want to make a difference in their community in a cause they personally are involved with in their daily active lives. Each of our 13 owned events we produce from the 40,000 person Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k to the Henricus Dauber Dash has a volunteer committee of people willing to give extra time planning and executing our events.
During the events themselves, thousands of you give your time and energy to support and encourage your friends, neighbors and co-workers to take part in one of our events. Together we form an incredible team. Together we make up the Sports Backers. Together we are powering an Active RVA.
Here’s a small taste of what volunteers are needed for:
- Athlete registration
- Bib number pick-up
- T-shirt and Goodie Bag distribution
- Course marshaling
- Passing out water
- Post-race food
- Passing out medals and awards
- Bag check
- Start & Finish line assistants
- And MUCH more!
Come one, come all. We’ll take individuals or groups of all ages. It’s a great way to give back to the community and to rack up on community service hours, all while having a good time. Plus, you’ll get a free volunteer T-shirt, food, and drinks for helping us out!
Sign up using our volunteer system. We’re constantly updating the site with upcoming events and new opportunities. If you have any questions about volunteering, feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator Mary Marshall Graeber.
Interested in volunteering? Click here to access our Volunteer Registration site.