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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. Accept winter’s toughest challenge and run with us!
This is about how many miles you cover and not the speed in which you cover them! This year we will have a 12 and 24 hour division. Whether you continuously run or walk or complete it in intervals, we hope you discover what you’re made of and have a blast doing it.
Near the start/finish line that you will pass each time you complete a lap
Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM you can expect it to be well-stocked with basic items: Water, Nuun, soda, Variety of salty & sweet snacks (may include pretzels, potato chips, gummy bears, bananas, gels)
Friday after 4:00 PM until the event ends, you can expect all of the earlier items and the addition of some warm food items (may include soup, sandwiches, pancakes, potatoes, warm water for hot chocolate or coffee)
We encourage participants to use either a hand bottle or hydration vest in order to cut down on the use of single-use cups & to create less event trash.Event Details
Register for either the 12 or 24-hour division. The chip-timed Powhatan Park course will be open from 9:00 AM Saturday to 9:00 AM Sunday. Once you are ready, cross the timing mat & begin your first 4-mile loop. Your mileage will accrue each time you cross the mats.
Plan your hours so you’ll have time to eat, hydrate, change clothes—how you choose to tackle this event is up to you! You can rack up big miles & then brag about it with your great participant swag!
Results will be ranked by mileage completed in 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.
You can complete your miles anywhere, including on a treadmill! This is about miles & not the speed! You will just need to keep track of your mileage with an app (such as Garmin or Strava) to validate your total distance.Submit Virtual Miles Virtual Leaderboard
Let’s Go, RVA! Sports Backers mission is to inspire active living in all corners of our community. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 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.
Due to COVID-19, we had to stop all in-person events & cancel all in-person programming in the Spring. But, our staff is hard at work bringing virtual & social distancing options to our region including virtual & outside fitness classes, virtual kids physical activity videos & classes, workout challenges, virtual events, &, most recently, socially distanced in-person events.
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