Celebrating its 41st year!

A top Boston Marathon qualifying race

Race Day: November 10 2018

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Haven't #RunRichmond yet? What are you waiting for?!

Sign up now for the 41st Anthem Richmond Marathon on November 10, 2018 for the low rate of $85 for the marathon and $75 for the half marathon.

Entry fees rise on April 1st!

Anthem Richmond MarathonNo matter which distance you choose, when you run Richmond, you’ll receive VIP treatment! With thousands of volunteers and spectators encouraging you, and more race perks that you can count, you’ll see why we’ve earned our rep as “America’s Friendliest Marathon” (thanks, Runner’s World)!

Each of our scenic courses showcases some of our city’s favorite attributes. With street art and river views, historic architecture and beautiful parks, our race routes treat runners to a unique and unforgettable tour of RVA that ends with a grand finale finish line and post-race party on the riverfront!

During your race, you’ll also encounter live bands, DJs, spirit groups, and Party Zones that will offer plenty of encouragement and motivation. Need an extra burst of energy? We have you covered with junk food stops and wet wash cloths! Once you cross the finish line, you’ll be greeted by a well-earned celebration on Brown’s Island complete with pizza and a Sierra Nevada Beer on the house!

Take some time to revel in your accomplishment, but don’t let your Richmond experience end there. Keep the party going! No matter if you’re a local or from out of town, there’s a whole city to explore!

Run Richmond once and you, too, will know why we’re “America’s Friendliest Marathon!”


Sports Backers Marathon Training TeamMarathon Training Team begins June 2/3

Need help preparing to run a marathon? Looking to make new friends while you train? Then look no further than the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team, designed to motivate and train individuals to run the Anthem Richmond Marathon. You’ll find yourself not just equipped with a detailed 23-week program, but a great crew of experienced coaches and inspirational teammates as well.


Sports Backers Half Marathon Training TeamHalf Marathon Training Team begins August 4/5

It turns out one really is the loneliest number… especially when you’re training for a half marathon. So join up with other motivated runners as you embark on a 14-week program that prepares you for the Markel Richmond Half Marathon. Our training teams have an incredible corps of experienced coaches, as well as dedicated SAG support for those long weekend runs. Did we mention this might be the coolest way to meet people in Richmond? Okay, so we don’t have proof, but we can guarantee you’ll end up with a few more pals than you had before.


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Sign up for the Run Richmond Premium Package

You’re running Richmond!! Let us roll out the red carpet for you, and add that one-of-a-kind touch to your race experience. You’ve trained this hard, now it’s time to take it easy and run in style. The package includes:

  • Expedited Packet Pick Up at the Expo
  • Meet & Greet with special guests
  • Indoor Pre-Race hospitality near the start line
  • Access to the invite-only Party Area at the Finish Festival
  • Special Bag Check
  • Special parking near the start on race day
  • Shuttle back to the start area after the race
  • Exclusive finisher premium item

The cost for the Run Richmond Premium Package is $199 and can be added to your entry while registering online. A limited number of packages are being offered.

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