Story of Race Team RVA

Our Story…

The Race Team RVA Running Club was established in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) organization focused on building a healthier community by inspiring people to walk or run to stay active and healthy, and provide an environment for people to form healthy, positive relationships that fosters confidence in dealing with life’s stresses. The club organizes various training teams and programs that focus on techniques to improve performance, agility, strengthening core, and injury prevention that help athletes perform at the highest level while reducing risks. We also offer educational running programs for kids to introduce them to the sport we love to encourage kids to inspire to improve their fitness and stay healthy as a way of life. We believe staying physically and mentally active is one way to improve the quality of life.

Road Running

We offer half or full marathon road running teams from multiple locations in Richmond.

Run for Fun

We offer a place for individuals to create new relationships and a place to safely run. This program allows individuals to run shorter or long distance.

Trail Running

We offer training on half or full marathon trial runs. Our last race was Gritty Leakes Trails!

Dan Blankenship

Founder & CEO of Race Team RVA

He has been coaching for over twenty years and is the overall Head Coach for our training programs. Coach Dan ran track in high school and college – is a USA Track & Field Certified Level I and Level 2 Endurance Coach (currently a candidate for Level 3 which is the highest coaching certification in USATF) and a Certified Personal Trainer. He has lead several large running groups, including serving as the Head Coach of the Sport Backers’ 10k Training Team which included over 4,000 runners and 215 coaches.  Coach Dan has been active in the running community for over 25 years. READ MORE

Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.

Oprah Winfrey
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