RICHMOND, VA—A new fitness event aimed at encouraging healthy living is slated to come to Richmond this summer.
RVA Streets Alive will encourage Richmonders to become active, blocking off a 2.5 mile stretch of city roads for pedestrian activity.
Residents are encouraged to get active, participating in physical activating ranging from walk, jog, run, bicycle and rollerblade to name a few.
The community fitness event is a part of Richmond City Mayor Dwight C. Jones' Healthy Richmond campaign, and involved the partnership of The City of Richmond and Sports Backers.
The event is free and open to the public; it will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.
The event will close the southbound lanes of the Manchester Bridge, bearing left onto Commerce Road. At Hull Street, the fitness course turns left and crosses the 14th Street bridge to Canal Street, continuing left to Virginia Street. At Virginia Street, the course turns left, continuing to Byrd Street where it reconnects with the Manchester Bridge.