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 […]

Coaching Support

Sports Backers depends on the teachers and community volunteers who give their time to lead and assist at kids running, walking, and fitness clubs each school year. It is a priority for us to assist them the best way we can. We provide support in the form of trainings and clinics, such as our New Coaches Clinic that is held […]

Run Clubs & Fitness Clubs

 Every year Kids On The Move gets thousands of young people across our region moving through our support of local running, walking, and fitness clubs. We focus on reaching kids across the region- Church Hill to Swansboro, up to Hanover, down to Dinwiddie, out to Short Pump, and everywhere in between. Check out the Kids On The Move MAP […]

Mini-Grant Funding

Are you a Fitness Warrior or a host site of one of our Fitness Warrior classes?  Looking to take your program to the next level?  Then you’re in luck, Sports Backers mini-grants support programs that are increasing opportunities for physical activity in underserved communities across the Richmond region. Before applying, make sure that your program meets our basic criteria: It […]

Next Up

Next Up is a collaborative community initiative working to ensure that Richmond Public School (RPS) middle school students engage in meaningful Out-of-School Time (OST) programs designed to improve academic achievement, workforce readiness and social, emotional and physical health.  Sports Backers is one of the Next Up service providers at Brown, Henderson, Martin Luther King Jr., and River City Middle schools! […]

About Fitness Warriors

With support from the Richmond City Health District, the Sports Backers’ Fitness Warriors program trains area residents who have talent, passion, and potential to be professional fitness instructors for Richmond’s communities with the highest rates of chronic disease.  Fitness Warriors are selected for their skills and leadership, and we train them up to be certified group exercise teachers. Throughout the program, Warriors meet […]