Oh, that finish line feeling!

We are excited to announce that we will be holding the Richmond Marathon for 16 days spanning three weekends on an official course along the Virginia Capital Trail. 

While we work to make every part of your experience memorable, we know the part of your journey that matters the most is the moment you cross the finish line. That finish line feeling is the culmination of months of hard work and dedication – and that’s all you. We have the course, we have the finish line, all we need is you. Let’s run Richmond! #RunRichmond #RichmondReady 

Saturday, November 7, 2020 – Sunday, November 22, 2020

Open from 5:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day

Marathon Entry Fees – $85

Note: A $50 donation to Kids Run RVA (our official event charity) will automatically reduce your race entry fee by $20.

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or print out an entry form and mail it in with payment

 

Timed Event

We are partnering with RunSignup to give participants a groundbreaking timing solution that will provide a chip time on a USA Track & Field-certified course for the 2020 Richmond Marathon.

Course Map & Info

We’re still running Richmond this year! Take off from the start line in Dorey Park and conquer 26.2 miles along the Virginia Capital Trail. The protected trail boasts miles of flat, scenic beauty which winds from Richmond all the way to Williamsburg. With bottle refill stations, restrooms, and mile markers, we're taking the guess work out of your race day experience.

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Limited Capacity

To ensure the safety of all participants, the Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, and Allianz Partners 8k will each have a participant cap of 3,000 people.

Run Now, Save Later

No matter if you run on the official course or on one of your own, we want to show our appreciation to anyone taking on the Richmond Marathon this November. All participants will receive a $10 credit towards the 2021 Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, or Allianz Partners 8k event.

Marathon Swag

All Marathon SWAG Packets will include: Gender specific long sleeve technical race shirt, finisher medal, buff, our famous fleece finisher blanket, Nuun, and energy gel!

2020 Peace of Mind

We know you’re just as excited to run Richmond as we are, but we also know that you might have a lot of questions about our race day plans during these uncertain times. We’re so excited to offer you the chance to run on an official Richmond Marathon course. While race day will look different this fall, we still want to provide you a unique and fun experience!

Check out our 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!

Boston Qualifier

The Richmond Marathon is proud to be one of the most frequently used races to qualify for the Boston Marathon, based on the number of accepted entrants into the Boston Marathon.

Additional Info

Timing and Course Certification

We will be offering chip timing for all those that choose to participate on the official course starting and finishing at Dorey Park between November 7th – 22nd. You will have a timing tag on the back of your bib like normal and we will have a timing mat at the start and finish to read your chip time. In order to have an official time, you will also be required to utilize the RaceJoy app, a GPS tracking app, that we will provide for free as a part of your race registration. This will provide us the additional splits needed to validate your chip time.

This in combination with the official course being USATF certified means that you will receive an official finish time and can even attempt to qualify for Boston!

Click here for more Timing FAQs.

Packet Mailing and Pick-up

All Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, and Allianz Partners 8k participants will have the option to pick-up their packets at the official course, Dorey Park, or have it mailed. Participants currently registered and those who register by October 31 will have their packets mailed by the end of November. Participants who register after October 31 will receive their packets in December.

Please follow these instructions to select your preferred packet pick up method if you have already registered:

  • Log into your RunSignup Account > Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Select “Questions” [Desktop: Top left of the page, in gray bar. Mobile: Bottom of the page.] > Select your “In-Person Packet Pick Up at the Official Course vs. Free Packet Mailing” choice > Click “Update Responses”

Please follow these instructions to update your shipping address by October 31 if you have moved since registering:

  • Log into your RunSignup Account > Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Shipping > Enter new address > Select “Update Address”

Loyalty Program

We know this is a strange time and the event is going to be different than what we usually offer for the Marathon, so to show our appreciation during this difficult time everyone who participates in any way in November will receive the following:

  • $10 credit towards the 2021 Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, or Allianz Partners 8k event

Course Details

The Richmond Marathon course will be open for three weeks on a certified and timed course along the Virginia Capital Trail, a 10-12′ wide multi-use path that will provide a protected and scenic route. The course will include:

  • USATF Certified course
  • A shared start and finish line in Dorey Park
  • Mile Markers
  • Bottle refill stations every 2-4 miles*
  • Restrooms along course

* You will be required to bring your own hydration device as these bottle refill stations will be cup-less.

 

Awards & Leaderboard

Awards

Due to COVID-19, we have removed prize money for the 2020 Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, and Allianz Partners 8k, including the Richmond Area Marathon Championships.

Leaderboard

Whether taking part on the official Marathon course or virtually, participants can use the RaceJoy app or submit their results to receive a finish time and be included on the event leaderboard. To receive a USATF certified result, participants must complete their race at Dorey Park while using the RaceJoy app to validate chip times.

Entry Confirmation

Already registered? You can confirm your entry here.

Event Rules

  • Entry fees are non-refundable, even in the case of a race postponement, cancellation 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. There is a $10 fee to do so, along with any applicable entry fee difference.
  • Courses are USATF Certified
  • The age minimum to register for the Richmond Marathon is 16 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, IN-LINE SKATES, SKATEBOARDS, BICYCLES OR ANIMALS ON LEASHES should be used while participating on the measured and marked course.

Marathon Swag

All Marathon SWAG Packets will include:

  • Gender specific long sleeve technical race shirt
  • Finisher medal
  • Buff
  • Our famous fleece Finisher Blanket
  • Nuun
  • Energy gel

Participant Limits

The Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, and Allianz Partners 8k will each have a 3,000 participant limit.

Cancellations, Switches, & Deferrals

Postponements/Cancellations

Entry fees are non-refundable, even in the case of a race postponement, cancellation 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

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 fee 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, provided the race you are switching to has not reached its capacity.

The distance of the event you are switching to/from is a non-factor in determining what you will owe when you switch events. The determining factors are what you have already paid and the current price of the event you are switching to. If you have already paid more than the current price of the event you are switching to, you will only owe the $10 transfer fee. If you have paid less than the current entry fee of the event you are switching to, you will owe the difference in what you have paid and the current entry fee + the $10 transfer fee. You will not receive a refund of any entry fees.

PLEASE NOTE: If you deferred your race entry from 2019 to 2020 and would now like switch distances, you must email [email protected] or call 804-285-9495 x250 in order to process the switch.

1. Switching to an event that is less expensive than what you have already paid:

EXAMPLE: If you registered for the half marathon for $75 and then want to switch to the 8k when its entry fee is $30, you would only pay the $10 transfer fee.

2. Switching to an event that is more expensive than what you have already paid:

EXAMPLE: If you registered for the marathon for $85 and would like to switch to the half marathon in July when the half’s entry fee is $95, you will owe $20 ($10 difference in entry fee + $10 transfer fee).

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

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

Deferrals

You may defer your registration from the 2020 Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, or Allianz Partners 8k to the 2021 or 2022 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.  Due to COVID-19 we have waived the fee to defer your race entry. All deferrals must be done by October 31, 2020 and may be used only for the 2021 or 2022 event.

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 until Saturday, October 31, 2020 unless otherwise noted:

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

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

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

Elite Athlete Information

Elite Athletes

The 2020 Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, and Allianz Partners 8k will not present prize money.

Richmond-Area Marathon Championship

The 2020 Richmond Marathon will not present Richmond-Area awards.

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 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!