Medals4Mettle at the RVA Endurance Athlete Symposium and Expo


The RVA Endurance Symposium and Expo is pleased to announce it will collect attendees’ marathon, half marathon and triathlon finisher medals during the event in support of Medals4Mettle.

Medals4Mettle (M4M) is a non-profit organization that facilitates the gifting of endurance event medals to “children and adults fighting debilitating illnesses who might not be able to run a race, but are in a race of their own just to continue to live their life,” according to the M4M web site. “It is in honor of this mettle and courage in bravely facing these challenges that they are awarded a medal.”

M4M works with a network of physicians and volunteers to award the medals around the country. Virginia has a M4M chapter in Hampton Roads that Tidewater Physical Therapy will work with to see that the medals collected at the symposium are paid forward and do a greater good!

Questions before Feb. 1? Contact Karen Kovacs, PT from Tidewater Physical Therapy at


From sports organizations to magazines and medical practices, nearly 30 businesses have come together with Tidewater Physical Therapy (TPTI) to sponsor the Richmond Endurance Athlete Symposium and Expo on Feb. 1 at the Westin Richmond.

The day-long event features world-renowned, inspirational speakers such as champion triathlete Michellie Jones and nine-time Tour de France rider Frankie Andreu, as well as a myriad of experts in the fields of sports medicine, endurance training, biomechanics and injury prevention.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Richmond 2015, organizer of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, and the Brain Injury Association of Virginia.