FAQs

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  1. What is the date and time of the 2014 Anthem Richmond Marathon?
  2. How can I get an entry form?
  3. Do I need a qualifying time to be eligible for the Anthem Richmond Marathon?
  4. What are the entry fees for the Marathon, Half Marathon and 8k?
  5. What is the race's cancellation/refund policy?
  6. Once I'm registered, can I switch races?
  7. Can I defer my entry to a future year?
  8. How do I receive my Race Packet?
  9. Are iPods allowed?
  10. How can I volunteer for the Anthem Richmond Marathon?
  11. Are there special rates for air travel and accommodations?
  12. What is the Official Charity of the Anthem Richmond Marathon?
  13. How does the computerized timing tag work?
  14. What fluid replenisher and energy gel is the Anthem Richmond Marathon using?

What is the date and time of the 2014 Anthem Richmond Marathon?

Saturday, November 15, 2014.  The 8k gets underway at 7 a.m., followed by the Half Marathon at 7:30 a.m. and the Marathon at 8 a.m.

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How can I get an entry form?

You can register online or print out a registration form and mail it in with payment.

Only one runner per entry form. There will be NO entry fee refunds or transfers. 

There is NO Race Day entry or packet pick up.

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Do I need a qualifying time to be eligible for the Anthem Richmond Marathon?

No, we encourage the seasoned and first time marathoner (including walkers) alike to take part.  Our course, however, is only open for 7 hours.  This requires a 16:02 per mile pace.

The half marathon course is open for 4 hours.

There is a maximum number of 10,000 for each race.

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What are the entry fees for the Marathon, Half Marathon and 8k?

Enter By: Marathon Half Marathon 8k
Through March 31, 2014 $80 $70 $30
April 1 - June 30 $90 $80 $30
July 1 - September 30 $100 $90 $35
October 1 - November 11
$120 $100 $40
Walk Up on November 13-14 (at the Expo) $130* $110* $50*
THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION or PACKET PICK UP!
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What is the cancellation/refund policy for the event?

Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to 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 Anthem Richmond Marathon.

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Once I'm registered, can I switch races?

If you are already signed up for one race and want to switch to the other (i.e., the marathon to the half marathon), you may do so online through September 30.  After September, you may switch races in person at the Race Expo/Packet Pick Up (assuming the race you want to switch into has not already reached its capacity). There is a $10 fee to do so, along with any applicable entry fee increase. 

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Can I defer my entry to next year?

You may defer your entry from the 2014 HCA Virginia 8k, American Family Fitness Half Marathon or Anthem Richmond Marathon to the 2015 event.  The fee to defer an entry is $10 for the 8k and $20 for the half or full marathons.  You may only defer to and from the same event: 2014 8k to 2015 8k, 2014 Half to 2015 Half or 2014 Full to 2015 Full.  Deferred entries may not be transferred to another person.  Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances.  All deferrals must be done by October 31, 2014.  There will be no deferrals after this date or at the race expo.  You may only defer an entry once (i.e., if you defer your 2014 entry to 2015, you will not be able to defer it in 2015 to 2016). To defer your entry, click here

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How do I receive my Race Packet?

Packet pick-up will take place at the Race Expo held at the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center on Thursday, November 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, November 14 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

THERE IS NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP! A photo ID is required to pick up your race packet.  You may pick up a race packet for another pre-registered runner, provided you have a copy of their photo ID.

Have your bib number and shirt mailed to you!

Can’t make it to the expo to pick up your packet? We offer the option of paying to have your bib number and shirt mailed to you! The cost is $25 per person and the deadline to take advantage of this option is September 30, 2014. This option is only available when you register online.

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Are iPods allowed on the course?

Yes, iPods and other personal listening devices are permitted. We ask that you please remember that you are sharing the roads with other participants and, in some cases, vehicular traffic. Always be aware of your surroundings.

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How can I volunteer for the Anthem Richmond Marathon?

Sign up online by visiting our volunteer page.

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Are there special rates for travel and accommodations?

For additional travel accommodations associated with the Anthem Richmond Marathon click here.

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What is the Official Charity of the Anthem Richmond Marathon?

Kids Run RVA promotes a physically active lifestyle to all youth in the Richmond Region. The Sports Backers strive to reach all youngsters by offering motivational programs to all ages.

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How does the computerized timing chip system work?

The Anthem Richmond Marathon utilizes the ChronoTrack "B-Tag", a light-weight disposable timing device that comes attached to your race bib and requires no additional application.  Do not remove the timing tag from the back of your bib!

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What fluid replenisher and energy gel is the Anthem Richmond Marathon using?

POWERade is the official replenisher of the Anthem Richmond Marathon. Mountain Blast Powerade (the blue stuff) is served at every water stop. Assorted flavors (vanilla, chocolate & citrus orange) of Accel Gel are offered at Miles 14 and 21 on the marathon course and Mile 8 on the half marathon course.

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