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Thanks for visiting the Sports Backers Media Center. We’ll do our best to meet your needs, whether it’s for photos, interviews or other requests. Just let us know what we can do to help!


Pete Woody
PR & Communications Manager
(804) 285-9495 x237 (direct)
(804) 285-3132 (fax)

Sports Backers logos for download:

To request a specific event logo, send us an e-mail indicating the event and the intended use.


Media credentials are necessary for coverage of the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger, Dominion Energy Riverrock, and the VCU Health Richmond Marathon. Credentials must be returned in advance of the event date. Please contact Pete Woody ( for credential applications and additional information.

‘On the Move’ Podcast

Check out the On the Move podcast from Sports Backers with a focus on running, fitness, and all things active living! Find it on Spotify, Stitcher, PocketCasts, and Audible.

#1: 24 Hours of Running with Kristen Eichert

#2: Bike Advocacy, Endurance Sports, and Woodworking with Brantley Tyndall

#3: Advice for Winter Running with Carrie Parker

#4: Keira D’Amato on Turning Pro, Olympic Goals, and the Great American 5000

#5: Creating and Marketing Endurance Events During a Pandemic

#6: Anthony and Tara Clary from ‘Running With Rock and Tara’

PULSE E-Newsletter and Blog:

Want to pitch us an idea for PULSE? We’d welcome it! Send us an e-mail with your story, and be sure to include contact information.

Want to advertise to the active community? Give us a call or send an e-mail.

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