Saturday, November 7, 2020 – Sunday, November 22, 2020 • Richmond, VA • Course Map
Now an annual fall tradition in this Virginia capital city for the past three decades, the VCU Health Richmond Marathon added the first-ever running of its Markel Richmond Half Marathon in the fall of 2008, run on a course that follows portions of the full marathon course in the early and late stretches of the race.
While the 2020 race is virtual without all the pre-race and post-race celebrations of a live event, runners have the opportunity to run on a chip-timed and certified course anytime from November 7 to November 22, a rarity in 2020.
Starting and finishing at Dorey Park outside of Richmond, the half marathon course takes runners on a gentle downhill out-and-back course along the Virginia Capital Trail, where fall foliage will decorate the course. Self-supported and cupless aid stations and mile markers will be located along the course, as well as bathrooms.
If you can’t make it to Richmond, you won’t be left behind. You can run your distance anywhere you like in the same timeframe and submit your results, while receiving the same race goodies.
The race is run on paved surfaces for the entire course, and runners should expect a mostly flat and fast course with only a few rolling hills — as race organizers add, the race is considered an excellent one for first-time marathoners as well as first-time half-marathoners.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the state’s northeastern corner, just a couple hours’ drive from nearby Washington D.C., Richmond typically experiences moderately cool to cold weather conditions in the mid-fall, with relatively even precipitation year-round. In November, temperatures average between 38°F and 60°F, while precipitation amounts average just over 3 inches for the month.
On race day (Nov. 14), the average low is 39ºF and the average high is 61ºF.
- 2019 Richmond Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Richmond Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Richmond Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Richmond Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Richmond Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Richmond Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Richmond Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Richmond Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Richmond Half Marathon Results
anytime from 5:00 AM – 5:30 PM each day
- $75 – $125 for the half marathon
- $85 – $145 for the full marathon
- $30 – $60 for the 8K
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of the VCU Health Richmond Marathon, Markel Richmond Half Marathon or Richmond 8K race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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