COVID-19 UpdateWe are looking at potential modifications and new ways of doing things in order to safely host the event on the scheduled date. This could include course updates and changes. Providing you with a measured and marked course is our goal, where and how that is done continues to be what we work on. For more COVID-19 race information, including our 2020 Peace of Mind, click here.

Half Marathon Course Map

To print out a PDF version of this map, click here.
To view an interactive MapMyRun map, click here.
Click here for turn-by-turn half marathon course directions.

For a combined marathon/half marathon/8k course map, click here.

Half Marathon Start

7th & Broad Streets in downtown Richmond, one block north of the start line for the VCU Health Richmond Marathon (the 8k starts on Broad Street at 8th). For a map of the Start Area, click here.


All three races end on a downhill slope at 5th & Tredegar Street at Brown’s Island and the Canal Walk on Richmond’s beautiful downtown riverrfont, site of the CoStar Post Race Party.

All participants must be able to finish the half marathon in 4 hours. In order to do so, you will need to maintain a 18:19 per mile pace. The race is USA Track & Field sanctioned and certified.

Half Marathon Course Support

  • Diamond Springs water: At the start, Miles 2, 4, 6, and 8-12
  • Nuun: Will be at every water stop on the course
  • Honey Stinger energy gel (Gold, Chocolate (caffeinated), and Organic Gel Fruit Smoothie): Mile 8
  • Junk Food Stop: Mile 9
  • Pickle Juice: Mile 10
  • Wet wash cloths: Miles 10
  • Port-o-johns: Start/Finish and adjacent to every water stop
  • Medical attention: Available along the course.

Course Time Limit

We encourage the seasoned and first time half marathoners (including walkers) alike to take part.  Our course, however, is officially only open for 4 hours.