Anthem Richmond Marathon, Markel Richmond Half Marathon, and VCU Health 8K

Anthem Richmond Marathon, Markel Richmond Half Marathon, and VCU Health 8K

It's our 41st birthday and you're invited to the party!

A lot has changed about the Anthem Richmond Marathon over the past 41 years, but our dedication to offering you the best race experience possible remains the same.

Each of our scenic courses showcases some of our city’s favorite attributes. With street art and 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 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 and wet wash cloths! 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!

Take some time to revel in your accomplishment, but don’t let your Richmond experience end there. It’s our birthday, so let’s keep the party going! No matter if you’re a local or from out of town, there’s a whole city to explore!

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

Time: VCU Health 8K begins at 7am
Markel Richmond Half Marathon begins at 7:30am
Anthem Richmond Marathon begins at 7:45am

Fleet Feet Richmond hours for Saturday, November 10th:
Westhampton: 12pm-6pm (Race Day Hours)
Short Pump: 10am-6pm (Normal Business Hours)

Location: Downtown Richmond at 5th and Grace Streets and at 7th and Broad Streets


  • Online Registration can be done here.  Online registration will close at 11:59 pm on Mon, Nov. 5. 
  • Walk-up registration will be available at the expo on Thursday, Nov. 8th and Friday, Nov. 9th until the races reach capacity.
  • Race Day registration will be offered from 6 to 7:30 a.m. on November 10 at Richmond CenterStage (enter on Grace Street between 6th and 7th Streets in the middle of the block). This is ONLY for those that have not already registered for one of the races. NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP!

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