Anthem Richmond Marathon

It's our 40th birthday and you're invited to the party!

Disco is dead. Cotton running clothes are a thing of the past (thank goodness). Tube socks are out of style. A lot has changed about the Anthem Richmond Marathon over the past 40 years, but our dedication to offering you the best race experience possible remains the same. Whether you choose to take on the marathon, half marathon, or 8k, when you run Richmond, you’ll receive VIP treatment! With thousands of volunteers and spectators encouraging you, and more race perks that you can count, you’ll see why we’ve earned our rep as America’s Friendliest Marathon!

November 11, 2017

7 a.m. - 8k begins
7:30 a.m. - Half Marathon begins
7:45 a.m. - Marathon begins


Pricing varies by event. See full site for details.


Starts & finishes in downtown Richmond

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!”

We LOVE this event. But hey, we’re probably a little biased. So here’s what others are saying:
“A marathon that has it all: a fun expo, great weather, a scenic course, fantastic crowd support, all complimented by a smoothly orchestrated organization.”
– KC, Glen Allen, VA

“Big thanks for putting on an amazing race. The crowd support and volunteers gave me a much needed boost. So many smiling faces and high fives made me want to run faster. I’d recommend this race to anyone.”
– FT, Wake Forest, NC

“Thanks for another great race. This was my 27th marathon and my 4th Richmond Marathon in a row. Awesome support on the course, great organization and the pizza at the end tasted soooo good. Richmond rocks!”
– KCK, Silver Spring, MD

Runner’s World Editors
“I thought the course was a wonderful advertisement for the city of Richmond—the neighborhoods were beautiful and the community was so friendly and supportive of the runners.” – Katie Neitz , Senior Editor

“Can I just say how awesome the folks at Richmond were? What a great race.” – Mark Remy, Executive Editor

Check out the Anthem Richmond Marathon website for full details on all races.
Happy running and see you in November!