Don't miss our 47th running!

After making our triumphant return to our downtown course, we are excited to continue to provide you the same superior race day experience that you’ve come to expect when you run Richmond! We pride ourselves on being able to not only organize and execute a top-notch event, but on also being America's Friendliest Marathon. From registration to packet pick up, swag, on course entertainment, aid stations, and more, we want to make every step of your journey easy and fun. We look forward to our 47th running of the Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon on November 16 and we hope to see you at the finish!

Course Map & Info

Come discover the River City and cross the finish line with us! Our unforgettable marathon course features street art, river views, historic architecture, beautiful parks, and our renowned downhill finish and CoStar Post Race Party on the riverfront.

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America's Friendliest Marathon

“America’s Friendliest Marathon” 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!

Marathon Swag

All Marathon SWAG Packets will include: Long sleeve technical race shirt, finisher medal, finisher hat, and our famous fleece finisher blanket!

Qualifying for Boston

The Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon is proud to be one of the most frequently used races to qualify for the Boston Marathon! In fact, we are a "Top 25 Qualifying Race!"

Countdown to Race / November 16


Marathon Entry Fees

Early Bird Pricing, November 12 – 16: $85
November 17 – April 14: $95
April 15 – June 30: $105
July 1 – September 15: $120
September 16 – November 11: $135
Race Week, November 12 – November 15: $150
Race Day, November 16: $165

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.


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!

Here is what past participants said
Great race! Richmond race shows an in person race can be done safely! Excellent support from workers, made my end of race memorable.
– Jane Brown
Every aspect of this event has exceeded expectations. Thanks for giving us an awesome running experience in this crazy time.
– Judy Yox
Thank you very much for making the Richmond challenge experience feasible with all the chaos going on around us. It has made some sort of normalcy for the running community.
– Daniel Lee Jordan

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 $40 rate for the Allianz Partners Richmond 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 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

Participants in the marathon will be corralled for the start based on predicted times listed on their completed entry form. The marathon begins at 7:00 a.m. sharp. Note: Start Corrals and race start time are subject to change.

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

Predicted Times
3:30 & under
3:31 – 3:59
4 hours – 4:14
4:15 – 4:30
4:31 – 5 hours
5:01 & over

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, now it’s time to take it easy and run in style. Click here to learn more. Go ahead, you deserve it!

The package includes

  • Expedited Packet Pick-Up at the Expo. In the event you can’t make it to the expo, you can pick you your packet on race morning at the pre-race hospitality area.
  • Indoor Pre-Race hospitality near the start line
  • Access to the invite-only Party Area at the Finish Festival
  • Special Bag Check
  • Parking near start on race day
  • Shuttle back to the parking area after the race
  • Champagne toast
  • An exclusive finisher gift

The cost for the Run Richmond Premium Package is $220 and can be added to your entry while registering online. A limited number of packages are being offered.

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, 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.
  • This race is conducted under the rules of USATF and the Road Runners Club of America.
  • The age minimum to register for the Allianz Partners 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, 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

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 2023 to 2024 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 2024 Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon, CarMax Richmond Half Marathon, or VCU Health Richmond 8k to the 2025 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, 2024 and may be used only for the 2025 event. You may only defer an entry once (i.e., if you defer your 2024 entry to 2025, you will not be able to defer it again to 2026)

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, 2024 unless otherwise noted:

  • Predicted time
  • 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].

Team Registration

Are you part of your local running club? Do you run with a group of friends or coworkers? 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!