Celebrating its 38th year!

Race Day: November 14 2015

Event Updates

Register now to run Richmond in 2015!

Sign up now for the 38th running of the Anthem Richmond Marathon on November 14, 2015 for the low rate of $95 for the marathon and $85 for the half marathon through June 30, 2015. And, as always, we DO NOT charge extra fees to sign up online!

Haven’t run Richmond yet? What are you waiting for?! The Anthem Richmond Marathon has a scenic course that winds through the city’s most historic and beautiful neighborhoods and runs over and along the James River. We love to show off the river so much that we even moved our finish line and post-race party to the riverfront. We’ve earned our rep as “America’s Friendliest Marathon” (thanks Runner’s World!) because of features like our junk food stops and wet washcloth stations – even an online registration system that doesn’t hit you with extra fees to sign up! But the perks don’t end there. As you run, you’ll encounter live bands, DJs, spirit groups and Party Zones that will help push you through to the finish. Then, after the race, you can kick back and relax on Brown’s Island and celebrate with hot pizza and cold BEER.

Run Richmond once and you, too, will know why we’re “America’s Friendliest Marathon!”

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Sports Backers Marathon Training Team begins May 30

Marathon Training TeamRunning 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 Anthem Richmond Marathon, you’ll be glad you didn’t go it alone!.

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Sports Backers Half Marathon Training Team begins Aug. 8

Sports Backers Half Marathon Training TeamIt 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. 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.

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NEW! 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 this hard, now it’s time to take it easy and run in style. Avoid long lines and get the quickest service available with our special packet pick up, and on race morning relax in a special indoor pre-race hospitality room. You’ll celebrate like a celeb in our post-race, invite-only party area. Getting back to your car won’t be a problem since we’ll be hooking you up with special parking too! You’ll still get all the regular race swag, but we want you to be recognized for your superstar status, so add a special finisher item to your goodie bag. The package includes:

  • Special Packet Pick Up at the Expo
  • Meet & Greet with Runner's World's Bart Yasso on race morning
  • Indoor Pre-Race hospitality near the start line
  • Special Bag Check
  • Access to the invite-only Party Area at the Finish Festival which includes heated accommodations and special food & drink
  • Special parking near the start on race day
  • Shuttle back to your parking area after the race
  • Premium Finisher Item

The cost for the Run Richmond Premium Package is $200 and can be added to your entry while registering online. A limited number of packages are being offered. Deadline to add the package is September 30th or whenever packages sell out, whichever comes first.

Allianz offers Registration Protector

Registration Protector gives participants the opportunity to fully insure their entry. If you can't attend this event for any number of covered reasons, including injury, illness, traffic accidents and more, you'll be reimbursed for your registration cost, fees, and other related costs. Just add it to your entry upon checkout! Limitations apply.

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