Richmond Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K

Saturday, November 7, 2020 – Sunday, November 22, 2020 • Richmond, VA • Course Map

Note: The 2020 race is a virtual event with an option to run on the official chip-timed course. Registration details are included below.

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.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Richmond Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

anytime from 5:00 AM – 5:30 PM each day

Fees

  • $75 – $125 for the half marathon
  • $85 – $145 for the full marathon
  • $30 – $60 for the 8K

Registration

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

richmondmarathon.com


Facebook Conversations

Ever run in the Richmond Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.

See more races in: November, Virginia

5 comments… add one
  • Gregory Aline November 12, 2019, 2:31 pm

    What is the address for the parking

    Reply
  • Curtis November 4, 2017, 10:12 am

    IS there a military discount for the race?
    Saw your booth at the Army 10 miler

    Reply
  • Shari Rossino May 9, 2017, 3:23 pm

    Student discount?

    Reply
  • Katie Ledford October 6, 2016, 2:52 pm

    My coach Jen Goff asked me to do the Half. Can I get a discount? For $75?

    Reply
  • Morris Bodrick October 18, 2015, 7:52 am

    IS their a military discount for the race?
    Saw yr booth at the Army 10 miler

    Reply

Leave a Comment