Countdown to Race / November 16


We can't wait to do this again!

Allianz Partners 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!

VCU Health Richmond 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.

America's Friendliest Marathon

We can't wait to provide you the superior race day experience that we've become known for over the past 47 years! We pride ourselves on being able to not only organize a large-scale event, but to also make our event feel tailor-made for all our participants regardless of size. From registration, to packet pick up, swag, on course entertainment, aid stations, and more, we want to make every step of your full, half, or 8k journey easy and fun. We look forward to November 16 and hope to see you at the finish!

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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 Allianz Partners 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 On The Move

Kids On The Move, 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 47th 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!