Richmond is home to America’s Friendliest Marathon!

Come run in the capital of Virginia and see for yourself why we’re a Travel + Leisure Top Destination! All three of our scenic courses showcase some of our city’s favorite attributes. With street art, river views, historic architecture, and beautiful parks, our race routes treat runners to a unique and unforgettable tour of RVA that ends with our renowned downhill finish on the riverfront!

Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon

Our unforgettable marathon course features street art, river views, historic architecture, beautiful parks, and our renowned downhill finish and CoStar Group Post Race Party on the riverfront! The Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon is one of the top 25 qualifying races for the Boston Marathon!

CarMax Richmond Half Marathon

Along our half course, you’ll encounter spirit groups, live bands, and more! The unrivaled course support includes junk food stations, our famous pickle juice stop, and the legendary Northside neighborhood. Celebrate your victory with cool swag, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery beer, Titos, Papa Johns pizza, and a riverfront view.

VCU Health Richmond 8k

Run or walk nearly 5 miles through downtown Richmond and you’ll be the first on the course to experience our awesome crowd support and enthusiastic spectators. All participants receive Hardywood Park Craft Brewery beer or Titos, Papa Johns pizza, a shirt, and finisher medal!

Your race won't be the only highlight of your trip!

Take some time to revel in your accomplishment, but don’t let your Richmond experience end there. Keep the party going! No matter if you’re a local or from out of town, there’s a whole city to explore!

It's in the fall, ya'll!

Fall just might be the most beautiful time of year in Virginia and on November 16, our three race courses are lined with colorful fall foliage. Plus, fall means ideal running temps—an average of 51° to be exact! The morning starts out cool for your run, and by the afternoon you’re enjoying the pleasant temps and awesome river views at our CoStar Group Post Race Party!

Run, eat, and be merry.

Richmond knows good food. Whether you're looking for the right pre-race fuel, or just want to have your celebration meal nailed down, we've got something that's just your taste!

Art, history, and the great outdoors!

Richmond has so much to see and do that it might make deciding your post-race strategy difficult. Explore the outdoor scene and enjoy our world-class trail system in the heart of downtown! Then pop into one of our renowned museums or galleries. From homegrown artists and traveling exhibits to our unique and rich history, the River City has it all!

Make the most of your #RunRichmond experience.

Training Teams

We offer training teams both in Richmond and virtually so that you can confidently train for the full, half, or 8k! Learn more >

Pace Teams

Trying to qualify for Boston or set a PR?  The Richmond Road Runners Club is proud to offer Pace Teams for the Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon and the CarMax Richmond Half Marathon. Click here to learn more >

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 hard, now it’s time to take it easy and run in style. Click here to learn more. Go ahead, you deserve it!

Walmart Health & Fitness Expo

Pick up your shirt and bib number and stay to discover the latest sports equipment, clinics, lectures, and more! Learn More >

Hotels & Lodging

We have just the place for you to stay! From hip new urban hotels with rooftop bars to trusted national brands to one-of-a-kind historic properties and boutique hotels, Richmond is here to accommodate. Click here to view Host Hotels >


You’ve trained hard and we want your friends and family to cheer you on! We offer everything from runner tracking to designated Party Zones along the course. Click here to learn more >