RICHMOND, VA – The 35th running of the Anthem Richmond Marathon will take place on this Saturday, November 10 along with the American Family Fitness Half Marathon and HCA Virginia 8k. A record number of registrants will be taking part in Saturday’s races. At the close on online registration on Wednesday, November 7 at 11:59 p.m., 18,508 individuals were signed up to participate in Saturday’s events, an increase of more than 1,400 from last year.
All participants must pick up their bib number at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Arthur Ashe Center today, November 8, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and tomorrow, November 9, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. There is no race day registration or packet pick-up. Walk-up registration for Anthem Richmond Marathon and HCA Virginia 8k will be available at the expo.
2012 Anthem Richmond Marathon Event Schedule
Thursday, November 8
|5 p.m. – 9 p.m.||Health & Fitness Expo, Packet pick-up and walk-up registration – Ashe Center|
Friday, November 9
|11 a.m. – 9 p.m.||Health & Fitness Expo, Packet pick-up and walk-up registration – Ashe Center|
|11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Marathon Course Bus Tour (Reservation Required)|
|6 p.m. – 8 p.m.||Pasta Dinner at The Omni Hotel (Guest speaker: Bart Yasso of Runner’s World)|
Saturday, November 10
|6:40 a.m.||8k Training Team Photo, Library of Virginia steps (800 E. Broad St.)|
|7 a.m.||HCA Virginia 8k start|
|7:10 a.m.||Half Marathon Training Team Photo, Capitol Building steps (1000 Bank St.)|
|7:15 a.m.||NYC displaced runners photo, George Washington Statue (near 9th & Grace St.)|
|7:30 a.m.||American Family Fitness Half Marathon start (Wave A)|
|7:40 a.m.||Marathon Training Team Photo, Capitol Building steps (1000 Bank St.)|
|8 a.m.||Anthem Richmond Marathon start|
|8 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Post-race celebration at Brown’s Island and at the finish line (5th & Tredegar)|
|11 a.m.||Half Marathon course closes|
|3 p.m.||Marathon course closes|
For media seeking for information, please contact Jackie Holt at (804) 921-6074 (mobile).