Due to the recent start time change (marathon begins at 7 a.m.), slight modifications will be made to the marathon course. Course updates will be announced before the end of September.
The marathon starts at Grace and 5th street and finishes on a downhill slope at 5th and Tredegar Street at Brown’s Island and the Canal Walk on Richmond’s beautiful downtown riverfront, site of the CoStar Group Post Race Party. The marathon course will lead you through scenic and historic sections of the city, 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.
For a combined marathon/half marathon/8k course map, click here.
*Course subject to change
Grace Street at 5th (the half marathon and 8k courses start one block over on Broad Street at 7th and 8th Streets, respectively). 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 riverfront, site of the CoStar Group Post Race Party.
We encourage the seasoned and first time marathoners (including walkers) alike to take part. Our course, however, is only open for 7 hours. This requires a 16:02 per mile pace. You must pass these points by the following times in order to continue with course support:
Mile 7 – 9:05 a.m.
Mile 11 – 10:10 a.m.
Mile 16 – 11:30 a.m.
Mile 20 – 12:30 p.m.