2020 Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon & Allianz Partners 8k

Saturday, November 7 – Sunday, November 22, 2020

Complete the Official Course or Race Anywhere

2020 Richmond Marathon

$85 Registration ends November 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Complete the Official Course or Race Anywhere

2020 Richmond Half Marathon

$75 Registration ends November 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Complete the Official Course or Race Anywhere

2020 Allianz Partners 8k

$30 Registration ends November 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Update! Chip Timing


Now offering chip timing all 16 days on the official course!

We are partnering with RunSignup to give participants a groundbreaking timing solution that will provide a chip time on a USA Track & Field-certified course. This means you will receive an official finish result and can even attempt to qualify for Boston!

Timing FAQs

New! Richmond Challenge


With more than two weeks to complete the Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, and Allianz Partners 8k, we have a once-in-a-lifetime challenge! Multiple days equals more hours to complete falls most brag-worthy feat, the Richmond Challenge! Complete all three distances (either on our official course, virtually, or a combo) and earn a special medal that will go down as a rare one, because we’re only doing this once! 

More Info Challenge Sign Up


We’re so excited to offer you the chance to run on an official course no matter which distance you choose. Race day will look different this fall, we still want to provide you a unique and fun experience! Run your Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, or Allianz Partners 8k at Dorey Park, the official race course, from Saturday, November 7 – Sunday November 22, or virtually on your own anytime in the month of November. While we work to make every part of your experience memorable, we know the part of your journey that matters the most is the moment you cross the finish line. That finish line feeling is the culmination of months of hard work and dedication – and that’s all you. We have the course, we have the finish line, all we need is you. Let’s run Richmond! #RunRichmond #RichmondReady 


Richmond Marathon Richmond Half Marathon Allianz Partners 8k

Official Courses

  • Courses open from 5:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Nov 7 - Nov 22
  • A shared start & finish line in Dorey Park, mile markers, cup-less bottle refill stations every 2-4 miles, & restrooms
  • Use the RaceJoy app to receive an official finish time & be included on the event leaderboard.
  • Participants may upload their results to be added to the event results & leaderboard here.


Marathon Half Marathon 8k

Sports Backers created Kids Run RVA to make running & active living fun & easy. Kids Run RVA promotes physical activity to youth across the Richmond region & encourages more kids to get moving more often. Between our programs & events, Kids Run RVA instills healthy habits that continue to flourish into adolescence & adulthood.

The Covid-19 pandemic forced schools to close their doors, but moving is not cancelled. Kids Run RVA has a library of free online video workouts designed especially for kids!

Participant Options

  1. Compete on one of our Official Courses at Dorey Park, Nov 7-22.
  2. Complete your race virtually anytime during the month of November.
  3. Defer your registration to next year’s event at no cost.
  4. Credit your race entry to another Sports Backers event
  5. Donate your race entry to Sports Backers


Option Details Event Credit & Donation Form

Let’s Go, RVA! Sports Backers‘ mission is to inspire people from all corners of our community to live actively. We are a non-profit org. dedicated to producing quality sporting events & programs that motivate residents & visitors to be more active, supporting youth running & fitness programs, & advocating for safe bike & pedestrian infrastructure. 

Recently, we had to stop in-person Spring events & programming. Our staff is working hard to create virtual & social distancing options including virtual fitness classes, kids physical activity videos, & fun workout challenges/events.



Cancellation Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable, even in the case of a race cancellation, postponement, 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 or timing chip 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 Richmond Marathon.


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