RVA Bikeways Guide

Greater Richmond is seeing a lot more bikeways popping up on and along our roadways. Some of these bikeways are brand new to the region, while some have been here for years. Bike Walk RVA (a program of Sports Backers) has identified a need to help educate Richmond region residents on what these changes mean – both for people who ride bicycles […]

RVA Bike Ped Counts

Since 2014, Bike Walk RVA has collected data twice a year (May and September) on the number of people biking and walking in Richmond in order to help demonstrate the effects of protected bike infrastructure. You can find our latest Summer 2021 count report here. We need your help to make counts happen! This year we are partnering with the […]

Bike Walk RVA Academy

Lead the biking and walking movement in RVA! The Bike Walk RVA Academy is our program designed to develop Richmond region residents into grassroots leaders in their communities for better walking and biking infrastructure such as paved trails, protected bike lanes, and sidewalks that allows people of all ages and abilities to get where they need to go on foot […]


There are a number of ways you can get involved with Sports Backers’ Fitness Warrior program!  In fact, our goal of becoming the most active city in the country simply won’t happen unless folks like you take a leap of faith with us and find ways to plug into the Fitness Warrior movement.  One of the easiest ways to get […]

Events for Kids

Cheering crowds, jitters of anticipation, the satisfaction of success—races and big events are fun! Sports Backers events help to motivate and inspire new runners to achieve goals, and they celebrate the joy and thrill of being active. Sports Backers Events for Kids Atlantic Union Bank 10K Mini: A 1-Mile run just for kids! Ages 4-12. This a great distance and […]

Equipment Rental

We are here to help if you have a school-based running event! Through a partnership with the Richmond Road Runners Club, Sports Backers has purchased equipment that can be borrowed by schools on a first-come, first-serve basis. Among the items you can borrow for your school run are start and finish flexblades, a race clock and tripod, directional signage to mark […]

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 […]

Training for Young Runners

Kids On The Move Training Guides get young runners ready for the starting line. For most every season and age group, we have training guides to keep kids moving toward their goals. 10k Mini Activity Tracker   A lifelong love for fitness and activity can begin with small steps. Use our 10k Mini Activity Tracker to help keep your little […]