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New Event Update: Harvest Hustle 5k and 1-Miler announced for October 29

Fall-themed 5k and 1-mile running event to take place in Richmond’s Byrd Park

Get ready to fall into fun on October 29 at the Harvest Hustle 5k and 1-Miler, the newest event from Sports Backers! Registration is now open for the event that combines all things fall with a healthy dose of exercise—it’s the perfect excuse to get outside! Stroll (or sprint) through Byrd Park, breathe in the crisp autumn air, and soak in Richmond’s beautiful fall scenery. And after you complete your 5k or 1-mile course, be sure to stick around for the fall festival and celebrate your accomplishment. More details on the event and registration are available at

Event Schedule – Saturday, October 29

9:00 AM

  • Packet pick-up opens
  • Festival begins – featuring games, a DJ, sign making area, and autumn-themed goodies.
  • Costume Contest check-in (located near award structure). Be sure to check back after the race to see if you won!

10:00 AM

  • 1-mile race starts

10:30 AM

  • 5k race starts

12:30 PM

  • Festival ends


1 Mile
Through October 10: $15
October 11 – October 29: $25

Through October 10: $25
October 11 – October 29: $35

Registration Includes the following:

  • Entry to the 1-mile or 5k run or walk
  • Participant T-shirt
  • Finisher Donut
  • Finisher medal
  • Commemorative Bib
  • Chip Timing
  • Entry to the Fall Festival and activities

Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be deferred to another year. This is a rain or shine event.

Income Based Rate

At Sports Backers, our mission is to inspire people from all corners of our community to live actively.  Engaging underserved populations is one of our core values and one way we act on this value is by offering Income Based Rates for our events.  These special rates are offered to those who qualify and would otherwise not be able to participate. More information on income-based rates is available at

We’ve Got Contests!

Break in your Halloween costume while you run or walk because we have prizes for the best dressed! Learn more about our Costume Contest.

Our Fastest Flannel Mile celebrates all-things flannel by dishing out prizes to the fastest 1-mile finishers sporting flannel. Learn more about the Fastest Flannel Mile.

Register now at and we will see you in Byrd Park on October 29!



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