photo by Jesse Peters/Sports Backers
Richmond will close sections of Broad Street and Brook Road downtown on June 21 for the second annual "RVA Streets Alive!" event. Participants are invited to run, walk, bike or skate on the 1.5-mile route, shortened from 2.5 miles in 2013 to allow more time for activities. Last year, 15,000 people attended and 70 vendors lined the streets, showcasing healthy activities such as street tennis, belly-dancing, hula- hooping and double-dutch rope skipping, as well as offering blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 285-9495 or sportsbackers.org .