Get Involved

There are over 8,000 of us involved with Sports Backers. Collectively we encourage an active lifestyle in all corners of our community. It doesn’t matter if you are filling cups at a water stop, leading a fitness class, or advocating for bike infrastructure, we are all part of the same team. Together we each contribute to the magic that makes our nationally recognized programs and events come to life and help our families, friends, and neighbors live actively.


Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Sports Backers today!  Private support is vital to our mission of motivating locals and visitors alike to be more active through our participatory events and community outreach programs.  Eleven percent (11%) of our annual budget must come from philanthropic sources that allow us to do things like:

  • Buy athletic shoes for children in need
  • Encourage employers to offer workplace wellness programs
  • Advocate for safe and convenient bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure
  • Offer affordable training programs for adults and children
  • Develop fun, new events for walkers, runners, and bicyclists of all levels