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

$95 Registration ends November 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Complete the Official Course or Race Anywhere

2020 Richmond Half Marathon

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

2020 Allianz Partners 8k

$35 Registration ends November 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

New! Richmond Challenge


With the entire month of November 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! 

If you have already registered for one event, go back in and register for the others. We will do the work on the back end to get your into the challenge.


More Info Challenge Sign Up

Official Courses at Dorey Park Open


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

Update! Chip Timing


Now offering chip timing all 16 days on the official course starting at Dorey Park along the Virginia Capital Trail!

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!


Timing FAQs

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!

Donate Kids Run RVA Website

Participant Options


  1. Compete on our Official Courses, Nov 7-22
  2. Complete your race wherever you are during the month of Nov
  3. Defer your registration to next year at no cost until Oct 31
  4. Credit your race entry to another Sports Backers event until Oct 31
  5. Donate your race entry to Sports Backers


Option Details Event Credit & Donation Form

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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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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