The VCU Health Richmond Marathon is proud to be one of the most frequently used races to qualify for the Boston Marathon, based on the number of accepted entrants into the Boston Marathon.
Why is the VCU Health Richmond Marathon a great race to use to qualify for Boston? We think it's because we deliver on our promise as "America's Friendliest Marathon," providing an experience that makes it easy for you to concentrate on running your race! Great spectator support, a race that's not too crowded, and typically comfortable race-day temperatures are a big reason. Then add in the special touches of on-course extras like wet washcloths and junk food stops for that extra burst of energy -- and let's not forget that great downhill finish -- and it's no wonder that so many people use this race to accomplish their goal of making it to Boston!
We want to celebrate with you at the Finish Line! If you qualify for the Boston Marathon at the VCU Health Richmond Marathon, be sure to stop by the post-race festival on Brown's Island to pick up your special Boston Qualifier gift!