Transform greater Richmond into the most physically active community in the nation by leading the area in embracing and celebrating an active lifestyle. The Sports Backers produce and support nationally recognized quality sporting events and programs that motivate locals and visitors alike to be more active. During the past 21 years, the Sports Backers have aggressively grown the regionís economy through sports tourism with a record-setting $61.6 million in economic impact in 2011. The economic benefit to the region has been tremendous, but equally important has been the transformational impact the organization has had on its friends, neighbors and communities, as they have reaped the rewards of becoming more physically active.
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When to Use Energy Gels and Hydration Drinks and Can They Be Used Together?
All athletes need three things: hydration, energy and electrolyte replacement. To perform at your best you want to get the proper amounts of each in perfect balance. The good news is that we make it easy to do using either e-Gel or e-Fuel.
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How to Avoid The Porta Potty During a Race
We've all seen it and most of us have done it ... 30 minutes (or less) into a race athletes are already looking for a port potty. The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way. The secret is a proper hydration plan before the gun goes off, and here's how you do it.
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