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Full Schedule of Events Now Available for VCU Health Richmond Marathon

RICHMOND, VA – The 42nd running of the VCU Health Richmond Marathon will take place this Saturday, November 16, along with the Markel Richmond Half Marathon and Allianz Partners 8k. All participants must pick up their bib number at the pre-race Health and Fitness Expo at the Arthur Ashe Center. The expo is open Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, November 15, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A photo ID is required to pick up race packets, and participants may pick up a race packet for another pre-registered runner, provided they have a copy of their photo ID. Walk-up registration for all three events will be available at the expo. The expo will also include a public meet and greet and book signing session with Christopher McDougall, best-selling author of ‘Born to Run.’ He’ll be sharing the inspiring story behind his new book, ‘Running with Sherman: the Donkey with the Heart of a Hero’ and delivering tips and advice to help race participants make the most of their experience. Sessions start Friday at 3 p.m.

Following the races on Saturday is the CoStar Post-Race Party on Brown’s Island with food, drinks, music, and post-race massages for marathon and half marathon participants. The CoStar Post-Race Party is free and open to friends and family of participants as well. All event information is now at your fingertips with the ‘Run Richmond’ app that is available for download. Benefitting participants and spectators, the free app includes runner tracking, course maps, schedules, expo directions, spectator information, and other event details. The app is available for download for both iPhone and Android.

2019 VCU Health Richmond Marathon Event Schedule

Thursday, November 14

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.                     Pre-race Health and Fitness Expo at the Arthur Ashe Center

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.                     Sierra Nevada Beer Tastings at the expo

6 p.m.                                     Meet and greet with Bart Yasso

Friday, November 15

8:00 a.m.                               Three-mile group shakeout run with Bart Yasso (Omni Hotel)

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.                    Health and Fitness Expo at the Arthur Ashe Center

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.        Marathon Course Bus Tour (Reservation required)

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.                      Meet and greet and book signing with Christopher McDougall

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.                      Sierra Nevada Beer Tastings at the expo

Saturday, November 16

7:00 a.m.                              Allianz Partners 8k start

7:30 a.m.                              Markel Richmond Half Marathon start (Wave A) at 7th and Broad

7:45 a.m.                              VCU Health Richmond Marathon start (All waves) at 5th and Grace

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.                   CoStar Post-Race Party at Brown’s Island

11:30 a.m.                            Half Marathon course closes

3:00 p.m.                             Marathon course closes

For media seeking information, please contact Pete Woody at (804) 683-5892 (mobile) or [email protected].