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 learn more and sign up for a Runner Alert, click here.

RaceJoy offers advanced tracking and cheers

By tapping into the power of your smartphone, you can follow your runner’s progress in real-time as they run their race. The RaceJoy app, provided by Sports Backers, delivers live tracking, GPS progress alerts, race specific information, and the ability for family and friends to send cheers from anywhere in the world! This will require your runner to carry a smartphone throughout the event. To learn more, click here.

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 offers a prime viewing location and will feature music, noisemakers, and customizable signs. These Party Zones are easy to locate and 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 Group Post Race Party

The CoStar Group 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, sponsors tents, and race merchandise. Be sure to bring your friends and family to celebrate the runners’ accomplishments! For a map, click here.