Anthem Richmond Marathon

N 5th St & E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219

Running > Marathon

Event Description


Come run in the capital of Virginia 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 pickle juice! Once you cross the finish line, you’ll be greeted by a well-earned celebration on Brown’s Island complete with pizza and a Sierra Nevada beer on the house! What a fantastic experience you'll have!

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!


Saturday, November 14, 2020

7:45 a.m. Sharp
(Subject to change)

Marathon Swag

Along with phenomenal course support and VIP treatment, all marathoners receive:

Gender specific long sleeve technical race shirt

Custom medal at the finish line

Premium finisher item

Our famous fleece Finisher Blanket

All finishers can redeem a free certificate to recognize and commemorate their accomplishment.

Course Support

Diamond Springs water: At the start and every two miles until Mile 20, then every mile thereafter

POWERade: At every water stop on the course

Honey Stinger energy gel (Gold, Chocolate (caffeinated), and Organic Gel Fruit Smoothie): Miles 14 and 21

Junk Food Stops: Miles 16 & 22

Pickle Juice: Mile 23

Wet wash cloths: Miles 17 & 23

Port-o-johns: Start/Finish and adjacent to every water stop

Medical attention: Available along the course

Course Time Limit

All participants must be able to finish the marathon in 7 hours. In order to do so, you will need to maintain a 16:02 per mile pace or you will be asked to move to the sidewalk to enable the reopening of the streets to vehicular traffic. At that time, there will no longer be traffic protection, medical aid or water stops offered. There will be four designated checkpoints along the course with shuttles available to take participants back to the finish area if anyone does not reach a checkpoint by these times:

Mile 7 by 9:45 a.m.

Mile 11 by 10:50 a.m.

Mile 16 by 12:10 p.m.

Mile 20 by 1:15 p.m.

Event Rules

Entry fees are non-refundable; 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 or in person at the Race Expo. There is a $10 fee to do so, along with any applicable entry fee difference.

This race is conducted under the rules of USATF and the Road Runners Club of America.

The age minimum to register for the VCU Health 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.

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