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Stay Healthy, Stay Strong

Hello!

As we navigate our ever-changing world, our mission to inspire you to live an active lifestyle remains. Now, more than ever, the Sports Backers team wants to keep you moving!

School is canceled, the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k is postponed, and you’re likely going to miss your next haircut appointment… but the fact remains that preserving your physical health is vital to preserving your mental health. Our team is busy brainstorming ways to help make physical activity a bright spot in your day. Although we won’t be sharing any high fives at a Kids Run Club or passing out medals at a finish line anytime soon, our team is ready to cheer you on! Stay connected with the community by participating in one of our workout challenges, break up your day with an online workout, or have fun completing a virtual event.

We have compiled a list of new events and opportunities, current event and program updates, online Fitness Warrior classes, and more. You can help by sending us links to great workout videos, fastest known times in RVA, or just funny anecdotes about active living in the era of social distancing. Just as things keep evolving, there is no limit to fun, so be sure to check back often!

Wash your hands, don’t exercise in groups, and together we’ll celebrate at a finish line soon! #LetsGoRVA

– Your friends at Sports Backers

Online Workouts

Fitness Warriors

Free online video workouts created by trained fitness professionals. Workouts can be completed in the comfort of your own home or outside and range in intensity and length.

Kids Run RVA

Free online video workouts designed especially for kids!

Sports Backers Facebook

Simple and easy-to-follow exercise plans are shared daily on our Facebook page.

Virtual Events

10k Any Way – March 28

I’m bummed, you’re bummed, we’re all bummed that we can’t Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k together on March 28…but, let’s have some fun! Complete 6.2 miles (or more, or less) on your own, keeping social distance at the forefront, on March 28 in support of the #ukrops10k! Share your route and photos on our #10kAnyWay Facebook page!

Virtual 10k – Now thru October 31

Don’t let anything stand in the way of you being a part of one of the nation’s most popular events. If you can’t make it to the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k on September 26 you can still be a part of the fun by participating in the Virtual 10k. Run or walk 6.2 miles on your own, send us proof, and we’ll send you an event t-shirt, bag, and the official finisher medal! We’ll even include a Virtual Badge to share on social media.

Uncorked Half & 5k – Register through May 2 

Originally scheduled for New Kent Winery on May 2, you can still register and run the virtual version of this event. You’ll receive all of your race swag around the end of June. No need to send us proof of your virtual run, you can do it at any time that you choose. Plus, we still want you to be able to enjoy your finisher glass of wine! Head to New Kent Winery any time before December 31, 2020, to redeem your complimentary finisher glass of wine. Take your finisher wine glass and medal, snap a pic, and tag us!

Workout Challenges

Sports Backers Spring Challenge – April 1-30

Celebrate Spring and challenge yourself to move a little (or a lot) every day for the entire month of April. This Facebook group is where we will share training tips, routes, exercise ideas, encouragement, fun stuff, and more. Get active and let’s inspire one another! More than ever it’s time to stay healthy and stay motivated!

Building Healthy Habits Workout Tracker

Download our customizable 12-week workout tracker and make a plan to be active every day. Set your own goals and have fun checking the days off as you complete your daily activity. To make it easy, we will share a daily workout plan on our facebook page.

Sports Backers Kids Challenge

Get your kids outside and running with our incentive-based Kids Challenge program. Kids can run and earn really cool prizes along the way, including a finisher medal! You can PICK UP prizes and running logs outside of the Sports Backers office, or you can download a log now.

Event Updates (info updated thru 3/24)

We are closely monitoring the ever-changing updates on Coronavirus/COVID-19. We are regularly communicating with local and state health officials in order to make responsible decisions regarding our upcoming events and programs. The safety of our participants and our community is of the utmost importance to us, and all updates pertaining to our programs and events will be updated on this page.

Postponements / Cancellations / Adjustments

  • Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k – Rescheduled for September 26, 2020
    If you are currently registered for the event, there are several options available to you. We can’t wait to see you in September!
  • Uncorked Half & 5k – On-site event cancelled; Virtual option offered
    If you are currently registered for the event, there are several options available to you.
  • Dominion Energy Riverrock – Event cancelled
    If you are currently registered for the event, there are several options available to you.
  • Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner – Event cancelled
    The dinner has been cancelled. Stay tuned for information on the awarding of scholarships.
  • Kids Run RVA Run Clubs – Cancelled, Available Online
    We still want you to move, so check out some ways to join Kids Run RVA at home.
  • RVA Bike Month – Will continue with modifications
    Will feature virtual and social distancing rides/events. Details will be added to the event page soon!
  • Anthem Corporate Run – Rescheduled for October 15

Under Review

  • Sports Backers Marathon Training Team – Scheduled to begin June 6
    We are reviewing the program to ensure we provide the safest environment possible for all involved.
  • Sports Backers Run Bike Relay presented by Ragnar – Scheduled June 19-20

Currently Scheduled Without Changes

  • Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival – August 1, 2020
  • Virginia Credit Union Moonlight Ride – August 15, 2020
  • Patrick Henry Half Marathon – August 29, 2020
  • Walmart Biz Bowl – September 2020
  • Trails & Ales – October 17, 2020
  • Marathon Jr. – October 24, 2020
  • VCU Health Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon & Allianz Partners 8k – Nov. 14
  • CarMax Tacky Light Run – December 12