Countdown to Race Day 11.16.2019


Event Updates

As race day approaches, keep checking here for updated event info. We’ll do our best to keep you informed with everything you need to know about the VCU Health Richmond Marathon, Markel Richmond Half Marathon and Allianz Partners 8k.

After the race, make sure to check back for:

  • Full Results
  • Your personal photos from Marathonfoto (which is also the link to redeem free finisher certificates).
  • The special, extra-low post-race-week-only registration fee for the 2020 event ($75 for the marathon and $65 for the half)

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!

Markel Richmond Half

The same first-class service, beautiful course and on-course support that makes us “America’s Friendliest Marathon” elevates the Markel 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.

kaléo 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 42nd 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.