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2020 Race Updates

Richmond Marathon

You can still run Richmond this year! Take off from the start line in Dorey Park and conquer 26.2 miles along the Virginia Capital Trail any time between November 7-22. The protected trail boasts miles of flat, scenic beauty which winds from Richmond all the way to Williamsburg. With bottle refill stations, restrooms, and mile markers, we're taking the guess work out of your race day experience.

Richmond Half

Sure it’s half the distance, but it’s just as fun! The Richmond Half Marathon takes everything we love about the full, and packs it into 13.1 miles. Start your race in Dorey Park and take off on your 13.1 journey. Enjoy the protected trail, mile markers, and bottle refill stations.

Allianz Partners 8K

Get in on the race day fun with an 8k (4.97 miles) run or walk along the Virginia Capital Trail starting in beautiful Dorey Park. Enjoy a traffic free race with plenty of shade, bottle refill stations, and restrooms along the course!

2020 Peace of Mind

We know you’re just as excited to run Richmond as we are, but we also know that you might have a lot of questions about our race day plans during these uncertain times. We’re so excited to offer you the chance to run on an official course no matter which distance you choose. While race day will look different this fall, we still want to provide you a unique and fun experience! We want to be transparent because we know how big a day this is for you, and we love being a part of your running journey!

Training Teams

We want to make sure you do your best in whichever race you choose. Sports Backers offers group training solutions for each running event that's part of the Richmond Marathon weekend.

Stay Updated!

Did you know we're a top Boston qualifier? Or have been called a 'must-do' race by Runner's World magazine? See the latest info about "America's Friendliest Marathon"!

Kids Run RVA

Kids Run RVA, the official event charity, promotes physical activity to youth across the Richmond region and encourages more kids to get moving more often.

Marathon Merchandise

Head over to our online store to buy your official Marathon merchandise while supplies last!

Our 43rd Year Running!

Sports Backers is a nationally recognized nonprofit, committed to making all corners of our community more active. We achieve our mission by advocating for safe places to bike and walk, supporting youth running, celebrating triumphs at our events, and inspiring folks to live actively!