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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Join the Sports Backers and the City of Richmond this weekend at the second-annual RVA Streets Alive! On Saturday, June 21, 2014, this free event will close down a route in the downtown area from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in order for residents to use the roadway for activities. More than 60 health and wellness related vendors will be present along the course, all offering health, wellness and fitness activities.


Media parking is available in the Belvidere Medical Center parking lot, 505 W. Leigh Street, at the intersection of North Belvidere Street and Leigh Street. If you plan to use this lot, please request a parking pass from Nan Turner ( by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 20. Street parking is also available.


To request an interview or contact information for one of the vendors in advance of the event, please contact Pete Woody at (804) 683-5892 or


Time Event/Organization
10 a.m. Zumba and Jazzercise class demos
10 a.m. Pickleball competition/Greater Richmond Pickleball Group
10:30 a.m. Boot Camp Fitness Challenge/AFX Fit & Boot Camp Challenge RVA
11 a.m. Dance instruction by actors from The Color Purple/Virginia Rep Theater
12 p.m. Simple Cooking with Heart/American Heart Association
12:15 p.m. Special media tour with Mayor Dwight Jones (2nd & Broad Streets)
12:45 p.m. Kids Camp and Family Boot Camp/AFX Fit & Boot Camp Challenge RVA
Throughout the day Run/walk entire course and cardio line dancing/Black Girls RUN!
Throughout the day Trampoline ski simulator/Richmond Ski Club
Throughout the day Demo roller derby/River City Rollergirls
Throughout the day Safe Cycling Obstacle Course/RABA and Richmond Cycle Smart


The event will close the eastbound and westbound lanes of East Broad Street from 2nd Street to North Belvidere Street, as well as the northbound and southbound lanes of Brook Road from Broad Street to Leigh Street. A map of the route can be found online at All roads that are part of the RVA Streets Alive! course will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 21.

Additional information can be found at For more information on media
accommodations on event day, contact any of the individuals listed below.

Posted by Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor at 1:01 PM

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