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Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon, CarMax Richmond Half Marathon, & VCU Health Richmond 8k

Sat November 16, 2024

Richmond, VA 23220 US

2024 Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon

$105 7:00AM EST Price increases after July 1, 2024 at 12:10am EDT
Open to ages 16+.

2024 CarMax Richmond Half Marathon

$95 7:15AM EST Price increases after July 1, 2024 at 12:10am EDT
Open to ages 12+.

2024 VCU Health Richmond 8k

$35 7:30AM EST Price increases after July 1, 2024 at 12:10am EDT
Open to ages 6+.

Virtual - 2024 Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon

$75 Price increases after September 16, 2024 at 12:10am EDT
Open to ages 16+.

Virtual - 2024 CarMax Richmond Half Marathon

$65 Price increases after September 16, 2024 at 12:10am EDT
Open to ages 12+.

Virtual - 2024 VCU Health Richmond 8k

$30 Registration ends November 16, 2024 at 12:00pm EST
Open to ages 6+.


We can't wait to provide you the superior race day experience that we've become known for over the past 47 years! We pride ourselves on being able to not only organize a large-scale event, but to also make our event feel tailor-made for all our participants regardless of size. From registration, to packet pick up, swag, on course entertainment, aid stations, and more, we want to make every step of your full, half, or 8k journey easy and fun. We look forward to November 16 and hope to see you at the finish! 

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Marathon Training Team

Includes a detailed 23-week program, but also great crew of experienced coaches and inspirational teammates as well. Let Richmond’s running community carry you to 26.2... when you hit that final stretch, you’ll be glad you didn’t go it alone!

Half Marathon Training Team

It turns out one really is the loneliest number… especially when you’re training for a half marathon. So join up with other motivated runners and walkers as you embark on a 14-week program.

8k Training Team

Spend 8 weeks in a program catered to runners and walkers of all abilities – you’ll quickly realize how fun (yes, FUN!) training can be and how easy it is to make new friends at one of our convenient locations.

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Richmond Challenge, It's Back!

Choose which distance you want to complete on November 16 & then complete the other 2 distances virtually! You’ll have the month of November to complete your virtual events. Multiple distances equals more medals, more swag, & more bragging rights! 


* Note, if you would like to purchase event insurance, DO NOT register for the challenge through the Challenge event. You must register for each race separately. We will mark your registrations as part of the Richmond Challenge.  


To Register for the 2024 Richmond Challenge

  • Deferrals: Use the deferral registration link emailed to you & select your 1 in-person & 2 virtual events
  • Training Team Members: Register for the other 2 events
  • Already Registered: Register for the other 2 events


Sports Backers invests in the future of active living in our region through our youth programs – Kids On The Move and the Active Living Leadership ALL Stars. From the youngest kids getting an opportunity to be a part of a running or fitness club, reaping the socio-emotional benefits while moving more, to those on their way to adulthood and applying to college, Sports Backers is passionate about supporting Richmond region youth. Your donation makes it possible for us to support the most important part of our community – our kids. They are the future and we know that by investing in them and instilling healthy habits now, it benefits us all.

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Let’s Go, RVA! Sports Backers mission is to inspire people to live actively. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to producing quality participatory events that motivate residents & visitors to be more active, hosting group exercise programs for both youth & adults, & advocating for safe bike & pedestrian infrastructure. 

Although we have had to morph and change our normal programming & events over the past two years, we have not stopped pursing our mission. And we are excited to be back to hosting in-person events/programs & have been met with an equal amount of excitement from the community & participants.


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Cancellation Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable, even in the case of a race cancellation, postponement, event format changes, &/or if you are unable to participate. BIB numbers & 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, & you may not give or sell your number to anyone else. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified & both people will be barred from future Sports Backers events.


You may defer your registration from the 2024 event to the 2025 event, until the October 31 deferral deadline. Deferred registrations may not be transferred to another person. Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances. Deferrals may only be claimed for the 2025 event, you may only defer once, deferral fees depend on distance & date of deferral.

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