Complete your race virtually

Whether you’re able to run with us on the official course at Dorey Park or not, you can still be a part of the Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, or Allianz Partners 8k. Participate virtually anytime during the month of November and earn amazing swag to go along with your amazing accomplishment!

To be a part of America’s Friendliest Marathon:

1. Register for the race distance of your choice.

2. Complete the event during the month of November.

3. Automatically upload your results via the RaceJoy app, or enter your results manually, and be added to the event leaderboard.

4. Earn Swag!

November 1 – November 30, 2020

Simply run at the location of your choice and at the time you choose!

Entry Fees

Richmond Marathon – $85

Richmond Half Marathon – $75

Allianz Partners 8k – $30

Note: A $50 donation to Kids Run RVA (our official event charity) will automatically reduce your Richmond Marathon and Richmond Half Marathon race entry fee by $20. A $20 donation to Kids Run RVA will automatically reduce your Allianz Partners 8k race entry fee by $10.

Register Now

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

 

Run Your Own Course

Download the RaceJoy App and have a race-like experience on your own! RaceJoy uses the power of smart phones to provide real-time GPS tracking of your actual location and creates real-time information and interaction with spectators. Your friends and family will be able to track your progress and can even send cheers along your journey to the finish line. And, your finish time will automatically land on the virtual result leaderboard. If you opt to not use the RaceJoy app, you can still use a GPS tracking device of your own and can manually upload your results.

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. The one thing we can promise you is we are working extremely hard to make sure you have a race to run, even if it doesn’t look exactly as we all hope. We want you to feel totally comfortable in your decision to run the Richmond Marathon so we have several registration options available to our participants.

Additional Info

Marathon Swag

All Marathon SWAG Packets will include:

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

Packet Mailing

All Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, and Allianz Partners 8k SWAG packets will be 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 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

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 an official finish time and be included on the event leaderboard.

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 will be accurately measured to USATF standards
  • 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 will be allowed on the course. This will be strictly enforced.

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. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from future Sports Backers events, including the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k and VCU Health Richmond Marathon.

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. You may only defer an entry once (i.e., if you deferred your 2019 entry to 2020, you will not be able to defer it again in 2020 to 2021).

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.