RVA Street Art Run

March 4, 2021 - April 11, 2021

Virtual Run - pick one of our routes or create you own!

2021 RVA Street Art Run

We’re lucky to have a variety of vibrant murals that make our community pop and bring life to all areas!

No matter where you find yourself in the River City, you’re guaranteed to be greeted by unique street art! Richmond is home to over 100 murals, with walls painted by local and international artists, and is a favorite destination for street art enthusiasts. Join us as we celebrate these colorful creations with the RVA Street Art Run! Not only will you receive a limited-edition shirt designed by Mickael Broth aka the Night Owl, but we’ll supply you with routes designed to help you discover one of the most inspiring art scenes in the country!


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Get some fresh air, discover something new, and have a colorful time! 


  • Limited edition shirt designed by Mickael Broth
  • Guided routes through the city

How it works

  • Register through April 11
  • Run or walk along one of our street art courses or create your own (remember to follow social distancing guidelines!)
  • We will mail you your shirt - register by March 19 for an expected arrival date of April 1.*

Brag about your race

  • Snap a photo and sent it to us, or tag @sportsbackers on social media. Use #RVAStreetArt and together we'll make social distancing feel not quite as isolating!
* We don't like to make promises we can't keep. Because the expected arrival date is dependent on a number of factors outside of our control, we cannot guarantee an arrival date.

Mickael Broth aka The Night Owl

Mickael Broth, aka The Night Owl, is a Richmond based artist, muralist, & sculptor. He has painted over 200 public murals throughout RVA, the U.S., & Europe since 2012, in addition to helping curate multiple public art festivals. Through his public art work, Mickael has been commissioned by all manner of clients, from small local businesses & nonprofits to municipal governments, museums, & Fortune 500 corporations. He has been an active member of the community, working with youth groups, as well as leading volunteer groups in the creation of collaborative public art projects. Mickael serves on the board for the RVA Street Art Festival & has been instrumental in the curatorial direction of the organization since its formation in 2012. . In 2017, he was awarded a commission by the City of Richmond for the creation of an 15’ tall welded aluminum sculpture installed in front of the Hull Street Library in Richmond’s Manchester neighborhood.

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Let’s Go, RVA! Our mission is to inspire active living in all corners of our community. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for safe & accessible bike & pedestrian infrastructure, offer free fitness classes, support run clubs during non-pandemic times at area schools, & develop fun, new participatory events for our entire community.

Now, more than ever, our community needs to be physically active. Due to COVID-19, we had to stop all in-person events & cancel all in-person programming in the Spring 2020. Since then, we have reimaged our events & programs bringing virtual & social distancing options to our region. Please consider donating to Sports Backers, with your support, we can make this region a more vibrant place to live & work!

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