2017 Anthem Moonlight Ride

Howl at the full moon and celebrate the joy of cycling. The event starts and finishes at Sports Backers Stadium and features a short (8miles) or a longer (17 miles) route through the Northside and near West End. A free concert awaits riders at the finish festival. There will be activities before and after the ride, including live music, food, and more on Saturday, August 26.

Activity Shifts Start End
Bike Number and T-Shirt Distributor 1 8/26/2017 8/26/2017
Course Marshal 1 8/26/2017 8/26/2017
Post Race Food Assistant 2 8/26/2017 8/26/2017
Pre-Event Bike Number and T-Shirt Distributor 0 8/25/2017 8/25/2017
Pre-Event Registration Assistant 0 8/24/2017 8/24/2017
Registration Greeter 2 8/25/2017 8/26/2017
Rest/SAG Stop Assistant 1 8/26/2017 8/26/2017
Start Area Support 1 8/26/2017 8/26/2017

2017 Patrick Henry Half Marathon

The 13.1-mile race starts and finishes at Randolph Macon College, traversing both rolling countryside and Ashland’s scenic railroad district. This combined event of the Richmond Road Runners and Sports Backers takes place on Saturday, August 26.

Activity Shifts Start End
Bag Check 1 8/26/2017 8/26/2017
Course Marshals 1 8/26/2017 8/26/2017
Finish Line Assistant 1 8/26/2017 8/26/2017
Packet Pick-up Assistant - Friday 1 8/25/2017 8/25/2017
Packet Pick-up Assistant -- Pre-race Saturday 1 8/26/2017 8/26/2017
Post Race Area Assistant 1 8/26/2017 8/26/2017
Water Stop Assistant 1 8/26/2017 8/26/2017

2017 Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon boats are 40-foot human-powered canoes decorated with ornate Chinese dragon heads. Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams consisting of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer, and one steersperson race the canoes 500m down the river. Social groups and businesses alike embrace the sport of dragon boating because it builds camaraderie and a sense of “team” through participation in the sport. This event takes place at Rocketts Landing, near downtown Richmond on Saturday, July 29.

Activity Shifts Start End
Beer Pourer 0 7/29/2017 7/29/2017
Boat Marshal Assistant 0 7/29/2017 7/29/2017
Dock Holders 2 7/29/2017 7/29/2017
Finish Line Runner/General Volunteer 2 7/29/2017 7/29/2017
Registration and Team Check-in Assistant 0 7/29/2017 7/29/2017

2017 RVA2DC

This 156 mile adventure takes cyclists from the capital of Virginia to the capital of the nation, with an overnight stay in Fredericksburg.  Please note:  Some of the volunteer shifts take place outside of the greater Richmond area.  

Activity Shifts Start End
Bike Valet Assistant - Gateway Park, Arlington, VA 2 10/8/2017 10/8/2017
Packet Pick-up and Bag Drop Assistant, Sports Backers Stadium, Richmond, VA 1 10/7/2017 10/7/2017

2017 Trails and Ales presented by Capital Ale House

Changing leaves, crisp breezes, views of the river…nothing says fall like trail running in RVA! Add some local craft beer in the mix and you’ve got Trails & Ales! Come celebrate the start of the season on Saturday, September 16th at 10th and Semmes and join in the fun as a volunteer!

Activity Shifts Start End
Beer Pourer 1 9/16/2017 9/16/2017
Course Marshals 1 9/16/2017 9/16/2017
Packet Pick-up Assistant 1 9/16/2017 9/16/2017
Start/Finish Area Assistant 1 9/16/2017 9/16/2017
Water Stop Assistant 1 9/16/2017 9/16/2017

2017 Whole Foods Marathon Jr.

Join us for a boo-tiful day in Byrd Park at the Whole Foods Marathon, Jr. We’ve got a haunted half mile option and a 1-mile course. This event is sure to put the hustle in your Halloween! Come out and celebrate the season with us. We guarantee it’ll be a screamin’ good time! The Whole Foods Marathon, Jr. is part of the Anthem Richmond Marathon – just happening two weeks earlier.  Your volunteer support is needed!

Activity Shifts Start End
Course Marshal 1 10/28/2017 10/28/2017
Finish Line Assistant 1 10/28/2017 10/28/2017
Participant Registration 1 10/28/2017 10/28/2017
Post Race Food Assistant 1 10/28/2017 10/28/2017
Start Area Assistant 1 10/28/2017 10/28/2017

Mission Statement

Mission: Inspiring people from all corners of our community to live actively.


Key Message: Let's Go, RVA.