Countdown to Race / November 7-22


Richmond Marathon

Come run in the capital of Virginia and see for yourself why we’re a Travel + Leisure Top Destination! With street art, river views, historic architecture, and beautiful parks, our race treats runners to a unique and unforgettable tour of RVA that ends with our renowned downhill finish and CoStar Post Race Party on the riverfront!

Richmond Half Marathon

Sure it’s half the distance, but it’s just as fun! The Richmond Half Marathon takes everything we love about the full, and crams it into 13.1 miles. See beloved Richmond locations such as the downtown area, Virginia Commonwealth University, Northside, Bryan Park, Bellevue, Brown’s Island, and more!

Allianz Partners 8k

Get in on the race day fun with this (almost) 5-mile run or walk through downtown Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. Be the first crew to experience our awesome crowd support, and spectators. Enjoy our famous downhill finish and party on the riverfront. All participants receive a medal…because we know you want that bling!

Marathon Jr.

Calling all pirates, princesses, goblins, superheroes, and ghosts—we’ve got a fun run that’s less trick and all treat! We’ve got a haunted half mile option and a 1-mile course! This event is sure to put the hustle in your Halloween… mummies (and daddies) are welcome!

Training Teams

We want to make sure you do your best in which ever race you choose. Sports Backers offers group training solutions for each event that's part of the VCU Health Richmond Marathon weekend.