No matter which distance you choose, when you run Richmond, you’ll receive VIP treatment! With thousands of volunteers and spectators encouraging you, and more race perks than you can count, you’ll see why we’ve earned our rep as ‘America’s Friendliest Marathon.’ Sign up at www.richmondmarathon.org.
Experience Richmond at its best!
Come run Richmond and find out why The New York Times and Travel & Leisure say we’re a Top Destination! Each of our scenic courses showcase some of our city’s favorite attributes. With street art, river views, historic architecture, and beautiful parks, our race routes treat runners to a unique and unforgettable tour of RVA that ends with our renowned downhill finish and CoStar Post Race Party on the riverfront!
During your race, you’ll also encounter live bands, DJs, spirit groups, and Party Zones that will offer plenty of encouragement and motivation. Need an extra burst of energy? We have you covered with junk food stops, wet washcloths, and, for marathon and half marathon participants, a shot of pickle juice! Once you cross the finish line, you’ll be greeted with a well-earned celebration on Brown’s Island complete with pizza and a Sierra Nevada Beer on the house!
Take some time to revel in your accomplishment, but don’t let your Richmond experience end there. Whether you’re a local or from out of town, there’s a whole city to explore. You might just decide you don’t want to leave!
Everyone loves our swag!
Along with phenomenal course support and VIP treatment, all runners receive some great swag to celebrate the race-day accomplishments, including:
- Gender specific long sleeve technical race shirt
- Custom medal at the finish line
- Premium finisher item*
- Our famous fleece Finisher Blanket*
*Marathon and Half Participants Only
More Friends, More Fun!
Are you part of your local running club? Or do you run with a group of friends or co-workers? Either way, running as a team is always more fun and at the VCU Health Richmond Marathon, we invite you and your squad to join in on that fun, TOGETHER! Team perks include:
- 10+ people on your team – Each team member will receive a 10% off coupon to our merchandise store.
- 20+ people on your team – You become eligible for a team discount. Email us for a discount code.
- 50+ people on your team – Receive a 10×10 tent at the CoStar Post Race Party for your team/club to celebrate together!
If you can recruit the most participants, all members of your team will receive a special shirt that will let the world know your squad was the biggest at the VCU Health Richmond Marathon! Shirts will be delivered to your team tent in the CoStar Post Race Party.
Complete your #RunRichmond Experience with More Great Options!
Run Richmond Premium Package
Let us roll out the red carpet and give you a race experience fit for a king (or queen)! You’re going to train hard, so be sure to make race day easy. This add-on is available when registering online.
Sports Backers Training Teams (Virtual, too!)
We want to make sure you do your best in whichever race you choose! Sports Backers offers training plans for each race to help you get to the finish line and reach your goals!
Official Event Charity
You know what’s better than running? Running for a purpose! Kids Run RVA, our official event charity, motivates thousands of youngsters across our region to run and walk on a regular basis. Kids Run RVA places a particular emphasis on outreach to youth from underserved neighborhoods, where opportunities for physical activity are often limited. Kids Run RVA helps schools establish run clubs, encourages schools to produce their own running events, and covers expenses for kids to attend local running events like the Marathon Jr.
Help us help the next generation of runners!
A donation to Kids Run RVA of $50 will automatically reduce your marathon or half marathon entry fee by $20.