We don’t just sit back and watch sports here, we get in the game. We’ve been named one of the nation’s healthiest cities and are one of the best running cities in the country according to Runner’s World. At the center of much of the active lifestyle in the region is the James River with kayaking, canoeing and the only class IV (not for the faint of heart!) rapids in an urban center in the country. Overall, Richmond offers the entertainment options of a much larger city with the accessibility, atmosphere and traffic of a smaller town.

Participatory Sports

  • Class I through IV urban white water rafting and kayaking
  • Richmond Marathon
  • 28 public golf courses
  • Pocahontas State Park with 7,700 acres of park and forest land
  • More than 100 local parks and 6,500 acres of park land
  • Youth recreation and adult social sports leagues

Spectator Sports

  • NCAA spectator sports including VCU and UR basketball and UR football
  • NASCAR auto racing at the Richmond Raceway
  • Richmond Flying Squirrels, AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants baseball team
  • Richmond Kickers, member of the United Soccer Leagues (USL)
  • Richmond Roughriders professional indoor football teams

Fairs & Theme Parks