Countdown to Race / November 13


VCU Health Richmond Marathon

Run through scenic and historic sections of Richmond, including along and across the beautiful James River. The marathon course is great for first-timers and features some rolling hills. The marathon is USA Track & Field sanctioned and certified and is a top Boston Qualifier.

CarMax Richmond Half Marathon

Sure it’s half the distance, but it’s just as fun! The CarMax Richmond Half Marathon takes everything we love about the full, and packs it into 13.1 miles. So what are you waiting for?! Richmond is calling!

Allianz Partners 8K

Get in on the race day fun with an 8k (4.97 miles) run or walk through downtown Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. You’ll be the first on the course to experience our awesome crowd support and enthusiastic spectators.

Peace of Mind

If the past year has proven anything, it’s shown that the running community is resilient and that the desire to cross a finish line remains strong. We have also proven our ability to organize a race experience tailor-made to fit the needs of our environment and of our participants—your safety and the safety of our community is our top priority. We are planning for the 2021 VCU Health Richmond Marathon to return to Downtown Richmond. Come discover the River City and cross the finish line with us!

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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've been 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 44th 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!