Conquer 13.1 on November 11!

Sure it’s half the distance, but it’s just as fun! The CarMax Richmond Half Marathon takes everything we love about the full, and packs it into 13.1 miles. Along the course you’ll see beloved and historic Richmond locations and will be treated with the highest level of course support. So what are you waiting for?! Richmond is calling!

Course Map & Info

We are excited to continue to provide you the same superior race day experience that you’ve come to expect when you run Richmond! The half marathon starts at 7th & Broad Street in downtown Richmond, one block north of the start line for the Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon (the 8k starts on Broad Street at 8th).

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America's Friendliest Marathon

As part of America’s Friendliest Marathon, our course features spirit groups, party zones, amazing spectators, bands, pickle juice, junk food stops, a post-race party, world-class event execution, and more! Come discover Richmond!

Half Marathon Swag

All CarMax Richmond Half Marathon SWAG Packets will include: Gender specific long sleeve technical race shirt, finisher medal, premium finisher item, and our famous fleece finisher blanket.

Training Solutions

Need help preparing? We offer in-person and virtual training teams to help you get to the finish line and reach your goals!

Countdown to Race / November 11


Half Marathon Entry Fees

Early Bird Pricing, November 13 – 17: $75
November 19 – April 14: $80
April 15 – June 30: $90
July 1 – September 15: $100
September 16 – November 6: $110
Race Week, November 7 – November 10: $125
Race Day, November 11: $130

Note: A $50 donation to Sports Backers Youth Programs (our official event charity) will automatically reduce your race entry fee by $20.

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Register offline with a printable entry form

Income-based rates are available. Details can be found at the bottom of this page.



Run Richmond Premium Package

You’re running Richmond!! Let us roll out the red carpet for you, and add that one-of-a-kind touch to your race experience. You’ve trained hard and now it’s time to make your journey to the finish line complete with an epic bang. With the Run Richmond Premium Package, you and your friends can enjoy things like pre-race indoor hospitality, expedited packet pickup, access to the invite-only party area, a champagne toast, and more! Go ahead, you deserve it!

Here is what past participants said
Thank you to all the volunteers and staff! Today was a beautiful experience and it wouldn’t have been possible without you all! All class organizers!
– Siobhan Starrs
We ran our half today and y’all knocked it out of the park. The course was great. The packet pickup was super well organized and your volunteers are the best! We love running in RVA.
– Judy Yox
Great race! Finished the half marathon today. Richmond race shows an in person race can be done safely! Excellent support from workers, made my end of race memorable.
– Jane Brown

Additional Info

Income Based Rates

At Sports Backers, our mission is to inspire people to live actively. Engaging underserved populations is one of our core values and one way we act on this value is by offering Income Based Rates for our events. These special rates are offered to those who qualify and would otherwise not be able to participate.

Those who qualify are eligible for the special $35 rate for the CarMax Richmond Half Marathon. To learn more and apply please visit the Income Based Rate page.

Questions? Need more information, please email [email protected].


Overall awards are determined by clock time; age group awards by chip time.  Awards will be presented to the top five in all age groups in all races. Age groups for the half marathon are: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75- 79, 80-84 and 85 & up.

Age group winners will be notified by email in early December, with instructions on how to redeem their personalized award.*

*Please note, a minimum of 6 participants must be in an age group in order to receive an award.

Starting Corrals

Due to the size of the race, the CarMax Richmond Half Marathon utilizes wave starts. Participants start in equal size waves with others of the same general speed based on the predicted time indicated on their entry forms. Note: Start Waves and race start times are subject to change.

*Racing wheelchair participants, please email Sportable to coordinate your starting corral position.

CarMax Richmond Half Marathon
Start Time
Predicted Times
7:15 a.m.
1:40 & under
7:17 a.m.
1:41 – 1:50
7:19 a.m.
1:51 – 1:59
7:21 a.m.
2 hours
7:23 a.m.
2:01 – 2:05
7:25 a.m.
2:06 – 2:10
7:27 a.m.
2:11 – 2:15
7:29 a.m.
2:16 – 2:29
7:31 a.m.
7:33 a.m.
2:31 – 2:59
7:35 a.m.
3 hours & over

Entry Confirmation

Already registered? You can confirm your entry here.

Event Rules

  • Entry fees are non-refundable, even in the case of a race cancellation, updated race format, and/or if you are unable to participate; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another person. No exceptions. If you are already signed up for one race and want to switch to another and assuming the race you want to switch into has not reached capacity, you may do so online through October 31 or in person at the Walmart Health & Fitness Expo. There is a $10 fee to do so, along with any applicable entry fee difference.
  • USATF Certified course
  • The age minimum to register for the CarMax Richmond Half Marathon is 12 years of age on or before race day.
  • In consideration of the safety of all participants, NO HAND CYCLES, STROLLERS, BABY JOGGERS, BABIES IN CARRIERS/BACKPACKS, MOTORIZED SCOOTERS, IN-LINE SKATES, SKATEBOARDS, BICYCLES OR ANIMALS* will be allowed on the course. This will be strictly enforced.
    *Please reach out to [email protected] if your animal is a certified service animal

Cancellations, Switches & Deferrals


Entry fees are non-refundable, even in the case of a race postponement, cancellation, updated race format, and/or if you are unable to participate; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another person. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number or timing tag to anyone else.

Switching Races (Distance)

There will be no refunds and no transfer of entries from person-to-person. You may switch between the three events (8k, half, and full) for a $10 distance switch fee if going down in distance. If going up in distance, it’s $10 plus the difference in entry fee at the time of the switch. If you are already signed up for one race and want to switch to the other, you may do so online through October 31 or in person at the Race Expo, provided the race you are switching to has not reached its capacity. You will not receive a refund of any entry fees.

PLEASE NOTE: If you deferred your race entry from 2022 to 2023 and would now like switch distances, you must email [email protected] in order to process the switch.


EXAMPLE: If you registered for the half marathon and now want to do the 8k, you would pay the $10 distance switch fee.


EXAMPLE:  If you registered for the half marathon for $90 and would like to switch to the marathon in July when the marathon’s entry fee is $110, you will owe $30 ($20 difference in entry fee + $10 distance switch fee).


Still have questions or trying to switch between one of our training teams? Please e-mail [email protected].


You may defer your registration from the 2023 Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon, CarMax Richmond Half Marathon, or VCU Health Richmond 8k to the 2024 event. You may only defer to and from the same event distance. Deferred registrations may not be transferred to another person. Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances. The fee to defer a registration is $10 for the 8k and $20 for the half or full marathons through September 15 and then $20 for the 8k and $30 for the half or full marathons. All deferrals must be done by October 31, 2023 and may be used only for the 2024 event. You may only defer an entry once (i.e., if you defer your 2023 entry to 2024, you will not be able to defer it again to 2025)

Please note: Training team registrations have different deferral rules and deadlines. Check each Training Team page for details.

To begin the deferral process, click here and follow the prompts.

Still have questions? Please e-mail [email protected].

How do I make changes to my registration information?

If you need to make a change to your registration, you may do so online. You have the ability to change the following online through October 31, 2023 unless otherwise noted:

  • Predicted time
  • Gender
  • Shirt size (until September 30)
  • Shipping Address
  • Date of birth
  • E-mail address

To edit any of your registration information, click here for instructions.

If you need to change information other than what is listed above, please e-mail [email protected].

Team Registration

Are you part of your local running club? Do you run with a group of friends or co-workers? Do you just want to do this thing with your people? Either way, running as a team is always more fun and at the Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon, we invite you and your squad to join in on that fun, TOGETHER! Bring your community to be a part of our community – after all, we are America’s Friendliest Marathon! Click here to learn more!

Safety and COVID-19

The Sports Backers team wants to keep you moving, but only in a way that keeps our participants, volunteers, staff and communities safe and healthy.

We can assure you that we have our eye on all of the most recent COVID-19 guidelines and will make updates to our event as needed to stay within those guidelines, but most importantly to keep you safe.

Any updated COVID-19 safety policies and procedures can be found here.