Allianz Worldwide Partners Community Spirit Contest


Congratulations to our 2017 Winners!

1. Parrot Head Club of Richmond
2. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
3. River City Rollergirls

Honorable Mentions

Ronald McDonald House
Patrick Henry School of Arts & Sciences
International Mission Board
Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation
B Corps Virginia
Richmond Falun Dafa Practitioners
Team Henrico
Blue Sky Fund
CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation

We’re giving cash to groups that show up on race day to support the runners and walkers! Get your creative juices flowing and enter the Allianz Worldwide Partners Community Spirit Contest. This is a perfect way for community, church or civic groups to get involved in the race.

Judges will be looking for the groups with the most energy and enthusiasm for the duration of the race, so have some fun with it! Feel free to use song, dance, music, megaphones, costumes, banners, signs or anything else you can think of to cheer on the 10k participants!

Here’s the breakdown of the prize money:

  • 1st Place  – $300
  • 2nd Place – $200
  • 3rd Place – $100
  • Ten other groups will also receive a $50 prize.

Your group can pocket the money or donate it to one of our two race charities: VCU Massey Cancer Center or Kids Run RVA.

What you need to know:

  • Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m. (Times vary by location and will be specified by the Sports Backers)
  • Location: You may indicate your preference on your registration, but final locations will designated by the Sports Backers
  • Other details:
    • You MUST register with the Sports Backers in advance to be eligible for prize money
    • Your group needs to have at least 8 people to be considered an official Spirit Group
    • There are a limited number of locations along the race course, so sign up early!
    • If you are a for-profit entity that would like to be involved, please email [email protected]

Registrations will be accepted through March 10th or until the course fills. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance the week of March 20th.

Questions? Contact Amy Waters – [email protected] or 804-285-9495.

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