Why wait? Register now!
Join us for the 36th running of the Anthem Richmond Marathon on November 16, 2013. Sign up now to take advantage of the fee of $90 for the Anthem Richmond Marathon and $80 for the American Family Fitness Half Marathon. And, as always, we DO NOT charge extra fees to sign up online!
Why run Richmond? It's the little things that add up. A great scenic course that takes you through some of Richmond's most historic neighborhoods, culminating with a downhill finish on the city’s beautiful riverfront. On-course support featuring live bands, DJs, spirit groups and Party Zones guaranteed to give you that extra burst of energy. Unique features, including junk food stops and wet washcloths along the course, as well as hot pizza, BEER(!) and a complimentary massage to greet you at the finish line. Even an online registration system that doesn't hit you with extra fees to sign up. It's what led Runner's World to confirm what we've been saying all along: The Anthem Richmond Marathon truly is "America's Friendliest Marathon"!
Sports Backers Marathon Training Team registration is open!
Training begins June 1
Running a marathon is tough enough. Throw in the training, and you’ve got yourself quite a challenge. Good thing we’re ready to take it on with you! With the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team, you’ll find yourself not just equipped with a detailed 24-week program, but a great crew of experienced coaches and inspirational teammates as well. One of our favorite perks? A dedicated SAG team that supports the longer group runs. That’s right… water stops, PowerAde and gummy bears while you TRAIN. So let Richmond’s running community carry you to 26.2… when you hit that final stretch at the Nov. 16 Anthem Richmond Marathon, you’ll be glad you didn’t go it alone! Check out the details.
Sign up for the Sports Backers HALF Marathon Training Team!
Training gets underway August 10
It turns out one really is the loneliest number… especially when you’re training for a half marathon. So join up with other motivated runners as you embark on a 14-week program that prepares you for the American Family Fitness Half Marathon. Our training teams have an incredible corps of experienced coaches, as well as dedicated SAG support for those long Saturday or Sunday runs, and we even offer informational clinics to keep you up-to-date on the latest in gear, nutrition, injury prevention and more. Did we mention this might be the coolest way to meet people in Richmond? Okay, so we don’t have proof, but we can guarantee you’ll end up with a few more pals than you had before. Check out the details.
National Black Marathoners Association selects Anthem Richmond Marathon as host race for 2013 gathering
The National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) has selected the Anthem Richmond Marathon to host its eighth annual marathon gathering at on November 16, 2013. The NBMA serves as a vehicle for Black Americans to meet en mass at a single marathon.
“We’re really looking forward to our gathering in Richmond, VA,” said Tony Reed, executive director of the National Black Marathoners Association. “We’ve heard nothing but great things about the city’s hospitality and the race’s organization.”
The NBMA also provides scholarships to a deserving high school boy and girl distance runner each year. The NBMA has members in 43 states and five countries. The National Theater will serve as host to the NBMA during the morning of the race.
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Whether you’re running the Anthem Richmond Marathon, American Family Fitness Half Marathon or the HCA Virginia 8k, we encourage you to join our Anthem Richmond Marathon fan page on Facebook to get the latest news, updates and behind the scenes information about the event. Plus, we’re always giving away a TON of free gear and prizes. Become a fan TODAY!