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 see for yourself why we’re a Travel + Leisure Top Destination! Each of our scenic courses showcases 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

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.