Event Information for Spectators:

Please Note: Courses and course entertainment are subject to change due to COVID-19 mandates and recommendations. As we make decisions, we will be sure to update the website with the latest information.

Follow your Participant’s Progress Electronically

We offer live splits and text/email alerts for all event participants and will provide 6.2, 13.1, and 20‑mile splits for marathoners, 10k splits for half marathoners, and finish results for all three races. To sign up for a Runner Alert, check back in late October.

RaceJoy offers advanced tracking and cheers

By tapping into the power of your smart phone, the RaceJoy app delivers real time performance information and the ability for family and friends to show their support from around the world! There is no charge to use RaceJoy as the interactive event features are provided by Sports Backers as part of your race day experience!

Party Zones!

Friends or relatives wanting to spectate along the course will want to visit our special Party Zones at miles 7, 13 and 19 on the marathon course and mile 7 on the half marathon course. Each location will feature music, refreshments, giveaways, and an on-air personality. These Party Zones will serve as a hub for spectators to show their support and enthusiasm. For a complete list of locations and directions, click here.

Music Along the Course

Live musical acts will be playing along the course to help inspire and motivate participants. To see who will be playing at the Finish Line Festival and for a full list of bands scheduled to play along the course, click here.

Community Spirit Challenge

The VCU Health Richmond Marathon has created the Community Spirit Challenge to boost entertainment and excitement along the VCU Health Richmond Marathon, CarMax Richmond Half Marathon, and Allianz Partners 8k courses. Prizes of up to $500 will be awarded based on originality, theme, decorations, crowd size, and spirit. The Community Spirit Challenge will also provide groups with up to $250 to cover the cost of hosting their party to cheer on the runners. For details or to register your group, click here.

Runner Arrival Schedule

Want to know when to expect runners at a certain point along the marathon course? Print out our Pace Charts that show you when participants with the most common predicted times will be arriving at each mile mark.

CoStar Post Race Party

The CoStar Post Race Party takes place on Brown’s Island, adjacent to the finish line. Along with Post Race food for the participants, there’s music, massages for marathoners and half marathons, sponsors tents and race merchandise. Be sure to bring your friends and family to celebrate the runners’ accomplishments! For a map, click here.