2020 Sports Backers Run Bike Relay

NEW DATE! July 10-11, 2020

Richmond, VA US 23221 Directions

Run Bike Relay UPDATE

Thank you so much for your patience as we continue to work through our options for the upcoming Sports Backers Run Bike Relay. Right now, we are planning to host the event on July 10-11, with 2-person or solo team, and a shortened course. To ensure the safety of all of our participants, staff, & volunteers we are exploring additional modifications to the event. Keep an eye our website for updates.


Teams will cover 51 miles of trail between Richmond & Henrico and back on a bike and foot. While one team member is on the course, the other member will drive to the next transition zone. There will be 6 segments: 3 running & 3 biking. The running segments range from 4-6 miles on largely dirt trails. The biking segments range from 13-20 miles on paved trail. Each team member must complete 3 sections, in any order that they choose.

Website Register

Teams Types

  • 2-Person: $140

  • Solo: $70


If you would like to compete as an individual please email Molly Johnson –  mjohnson@sportsbackers.org.  Please remember if you are racing solo you must provide your own course support.

Awards for overall winners in each division

  • 2-Person

    • Open ultra 2-person team

    • Women’s ultra 2-person team

    • Co-ed ultra 2-person team (1 male, 1 female)

  • Solo

    • Open solo

    • Women’s solo


The 51.1 mile journey starts & ends at City Stadium:

  • RUN
    • Byrd Park area > Pump House park > over Boulevard Bridge > Buttermilk Heights Trail > Forest Hill Park > Buttermilk Trail along Riverside Drive > under Lee Bridge > parallel Railroad Avenue > Manchester Flood Walk > Mayo Bridge > Canal Walk > Virginia Capital Trail > Great Shiplock Park
  • BIKE
    • Great Shiplock Park > Virginia Capital Trail > by Rockett’s Landing > along Old Osborne Turnpike turns in New Market Road > Four Mike Creek Park > out & back on the Capital Trail > Four Mile Creek Park > Intermediate Terminal
  • RUN
    • Intermediate Terminal > Capital Trail > Great Shiplock Park > Canal Walk > North Bank Trail > City Stadium

* Course is subject to change

More Info Map

The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation (VCTF) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, with a mission to enhance, promote, & advocate for the continued development of the Virginia Capital Trail, a 52-mile dedicated multi-use trail connecting Richmond & Williamsburg along the beautiful & historic Route 5 corridor. The VCT hosts the Run Bike Relay bike section.

At Sports Backers as we work to inspire an active community, the VCT provides amazing opportunities for active recreation, active transportation, & economic development in our Region.


Let’s Go, RVA! Sports Backers‘ mission is to inspire people from all corners of our community to live actively. We are a non-profit org. dedicated to producing quality sporting events & programs that motivate residents & visitors to be more active, supporting youth running & fitness programs, & advocating for safe bike & pedestrian infrastructure. 

Recently, we had to stop in-person Spring events & programming. Our staff is working hard to create virtual & social distancing options including virtual fitness classes, kids physical activity videos, & fun workout challenges/events.

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