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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. The one thing we can promise you is we are working extremely hard to make sure you have a race to run, even if it doesn’t look exactly as we all hope. We want you to feel totally comfortable in your decision to run the VCU Health Richmond Marathon, the Richmond Half Marathon, or the Allianz Partners 8k so we have several registration options available to our participants. 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!

VCU Health Richmond Marathon

With street art, river views, historic architecture, and beautiful neighborhoods, the marathon treats runners to a unique and unforgettable tour of RVA that ends with our renowned downhill finish and CoStar Post Race Party on the riverfront!

Richmond Half

The same first-class service, beautiful course and on-course support that makes us “America’s Friendliest Marathon” elevates the Richmond Half Marathon to a premier experience for all participants.

Allianz Partners 8K

The Allianz Partners 8k features a tour of some of Richmond’s most beautiful and historic neighborhoods and is perfect for runners and walkers of all abilities who want to be a part of a great running event.

Marathon Jr.

Calling all pirates, princesses, goblins, superheroes, and ghosts—we’ve got a fun run that’s less trick and all treat! Part of the VCU Health Richmond Marathon – just happening three weeks earlier!

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 VCU Health 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.

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.

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!

Marathon Merchandise

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

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VCU Health

VCU Health has been affiliated with the event since 2016 and began title sponsorship in 2019. The continued partnership will help improve the region through healthy living and celebrating Richmond’s vibrant and active community. The VCU Health brand represents the VCU health sciences academic programs, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System, which includes hospitals, specialized healthcare facilities, and physician services.