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They say there’s strength in numbers… and we couldn’t agree more! Training for the VCU Health Richmond 8k can be a challenge, but doing it in a group setting with a crew of supportive coaches and teammates is sure to get you to the finish line. Spend 8 weeks in a program catered to runners and walkers of all abilities – you’ll quickly realize how fun (yes, FUN!) training can be and how easy it is to make new friends. So take some time for yourself, your health, and your social life and meet us Sept. 18 at one of our convenient locations. Lace ‘em up, folks – it’s time to get moving!
Detailed schedule for you to follow
Personal guidance from a team of experienced coaches
Organized and supported weekly group Saturday morning runs from several convenient locations around the city
A special Sports Backers 8k Training Team shirt
FREE entry in the 2023 VCU Health Richmond 8k and all associated race benefits
Coaches will email all participants prior to the first day of training to confirm.
Sports Backers invests in the future of active living in our region through our youth programs – Kids On The Move and the Active Living Leadership ALL Stars. From the youngest kids getting an opportunity to be a part of a running or fitness club, reaping the socio-emotional benefits while moving more, to those on their way to adulthood and applying to college, Sports Backers is passionate about supporting Richmond region youth. Your donation makes it possible for us to support the most important part of our community – our kids. They are the future and we know that by investing in them and instilling healthy habits now, it benefits us all.Donate Kids On The Move Scholar Athlete Program
Let’s Go, RVA! Sports Backers mission is to inspire people to live actively. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to producing quality participatory events that motivate residents & visitors to be more active, hosting group exercise programs for both youth & adults, & advocating for safe bike & pedestrian infrastructure.
Although we have had to morph and change our normal programming & events over the past two years, we have not stopped pursing our mission. And we are excited to be back to hosting in-person events/programs & have been met with an equal amount of excitement from the community & participants.Sports Backers
Training Team entry fees are non-refundable and entries are non-transferable, no exceptions. Once we receive your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate or are unable to complete the program.
You may defer your 2021 Sports Backers 8k Training Team entry to the 2022 8k Training Team through September 18 for $20. After that date, there will be no more deferrals. Please note that your free entry in the 2021 Allianz Partners 8k, by itself, may not be deferred to the 2022 event.