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Grant Funding


Sports Backers and Richmond Road Runners support youth running and fitness

Sports Backers is committed to improving the health of our children by encouraging routine physical activity, which is critical to their long-term growth and well-being. The Richmond Road Runners support running in the metro Richmond area, which includes helping get kids started at a young age. Through a joint effort with the Richmond Road Runners Club, we provide mini-grants to local schools who seek to implement run clubs, fitness clubs, or host their own running or fitness event.

Our mini-grant support includes:

  • Establishing and maintaining running and fitness clubs. We make funds available for your school’s needs, whether it’s to buy cones or coolers, to keep the gym open late, or to provide a small stipend for a volunteer coach.
  • Helping offset the costs associated with hosting your school’s own 5k, fun run, or fitness event.

You can apply for funding today! Tell us what you need and how you plan to use it, and we’ll do our best to help get your kids moving.