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Marathon Jr.

2020 event canceled

The 2020 Marathon Jr., originally scheduled for October 24, will no longer be held due to public health guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We can’t wait for 2021!

Grab your pirate, princess, goblin, superhero, or ghost and get to October’s best fall festival! The Marathon Jr. is the perfect way to enjoy the Halloween season with the whole family! Enjoy a more silly than spooky day of family fun in Byrd Park featuring mascots, a kid-friendly DJ, a costume contest, Jonathan the Juggler, and more! After the kids get warmed up they can take their costume for a test run with a ½ mile, 1-mile, or 2-mile kids run around the lake. All participants receive a t-shirt and finisher medal too! It’s the making of a boo-tiful afternoon!


The Marathon Jr. is part of the VCU Health Richmond Marathon – just happening three weeks earlier!

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020

12:00 p.m. - 1/2 mile start
12:15 p.m. - 1 mile start
12:30 p.m. - 2 mile start


Byrd Park
600 S. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230

Train with us!

We want to help you get to the finish line of the Marathon Jr. Follow our training guide and log your progress to make sure you are properly prepared for this event.