Event Info

How far can you run in 12 or 24 hours?

24 Hours of Richmond

We know many people can run 26.2 miles, but have you ever tried to run further in a single day? There is no better time to do something you’ll remember for the rest of your life—on February 19-20 discover what you’re made of by participating in the 24 Hours of Richmond. Your mind, body, and grit will be put to the ultimate test when you set out to discover just how far you can run in 12 or 24 hours. Sound intimidating? It’s not! You can run/walk consistently or break it up throughout the day. Accept winter’s toughest challenge and run with us!

If you’re interested in conquering even more miles, check out this inspiring story of a woman who ran 60 miles in 24 hours.


Saturday, February 19 at 9am to Sunday, February 20 at 9am


12-Hour Division: $75

24-Hour Division: $100


  • Hooded sweatshirt
  • Finisher medal
  • Custom belt buckle (For finishers who complete 100+ miles in 24 hours)

Event Details

Packet pick up will be located at the start/finish area from 7:30am-8:45am on Saturday, February 19. Both the 12 and 24-hour divisions will start promptly at 9 am. To begin the event, pass under the structure and start your first 3-mile loop. Your mileage will accrue each time you cross the timing mats.

Please note: Powhatan State Park does charge a $5/car parking fee. You can purchase a pass online in advance here, or you can pay in cash upon your arrival.


Permanent bathrooms are located next to the start/finish line and will be accessible to all participants and crew members throughout the event.

Aid Station

There will be an aid station near the start/finish line which you will pass each time you complete a lap during your 12 or 24 hour challenge. On Saturday from 9 AM to 4PM, the aid station will be stocked with water, nuun and a variety of salty and sweet snacks. These grab and go snacks may include pretzels, potato chips, gummy bears, bananas and gels. After 4PM, and for the remaining duration of the event, you can expect all of the above in addition to some warm food items. Warm food items may include warm soup and sandwiches, pancakes, potatoes, and warm water for making hot chocolate or coffee.

If you have particular food items that you would like to bring with you for your adventure, you are more than welcome to carry them with you in a hydration pack or hand bottle or you are welcome to leave them at your campsite or in your car. You will be able to leave the race loop to access anything you need to refuel. Additionally, if you plan to bring a crew with you, they are welcome to hold your fuel items with them while you are running.

Base Camps

Participants will be able to set up a small base camp directly in front of the parking area, very close to the start/finish area. Crews are allowed in this area and are welcome to stay for the duration of the event. Participants and/or crews will be allowed to set up a small shelter-area directly in front of their cars, very near the start/finish line of the race. Small tables, camp chairs and pop-up and sleeping tents will be allowed in this area. Grills are prohibited.

Required Gear

All participants will be required to wear at minimum a headlamp from dusk to dawn.

Participants should be advised that there is NO lighting either at the start/finish line or along the route. We will do our best to light the start/finish area but we do advise that participants and spectators brings supplemental lighting. For participants on course we also recommend reflective safety vests or lighted vests and additional lights such as knuckle lights, shoe lights or handheld flashlights.

We do not require that participants carry a cell phone with them while on course, but we do recommend it in case of emergency. The course is a loop and staff will primarily be located at the start/finish area. Should you need assistance while on the course, it would be helpful to for you to have a phone in case you need to call someone.

Trekking poles are allowed on the course, but please be cognizant of other participants when using them.


Participants are allowed to have pacers or companions run with them after the start of the event. If you are planning to run as a pacer for any period of time during the event, you must sign a waiver prior to entering the course and we will provide you with a companion bib that you must wear while on the course. Waivers and bibs will be available near the start/finish line for the duration of the event.


Results will be ranked by mileage completed from each division. Your chipped bib will trigger each time you cross the timing mats to start your next loop. Once you complete your last loop, return to the check-in tent to close your results.

Click here to view the event leaderboard.

Virtual Option

You can complete your miles anywhere you want, including on a treadmill! This is about how many miles you can cover and not the speed in which you cover them! You will just need to keep track of your mileage with an app (such as Strava, Run Go, or Trailfork) to validate your total distance. Submit your mileage to be a part of the official results.


You may defer your registration from the 2022 24 Hours of Richmond to the 2023 event for a fee of $15. Deferred registrations may not be transferred to another person. Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances. The deadline to defer is Saturday, January 29. 

Event Rules

  • You must be at least 15 years old to register before or on race day
  • Once received, entries are non-refundable. Entries may not be transferred or given to another person. See below for additional policies.

COVID-19 Protocols and Policies

As we navigate our ever-changing world, our mission to inspire you to live an active lifestyle remains. With individual’s safety and transmission mitigation in mind, we will alert you of any event modifications or procedures that will allow us to safely operate 24-Hours of Richmond. Please click here to read the up to date policies. These policies and procedures will based on current recommendations for COVID-19 safety protocols and are subject to change at any time.

Cancellation Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable, even in the case of a race cancellation, event postponement, even format changes, and/or if you are unable to participate. Race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another person. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number to anyone else. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from future Sports Backers events, including the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k and Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon. Sorry y’all, but no dogs allowed.

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