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Race Day: November 16 2019

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Register now for the November 16, 2019 running of the VCU Health Richmond Marathon, Markel Richmond Half Marathon or Richmond 8k (link)


Live in the Richmond Region? Let us help you prepare!

Sign up for one of our training programs:

Saturday, November 16, 2019

  • 8k - 7 a.m.
  • Half Marathon - 7:30 a.m.
  • Marathon - 7:45 a.m.

Note: Race start times subject to change

Don't want to sign up online?

You can print out an entry form and fax or mail it to us
*(Do not mail after Oct. 31. Faxed entries must be received by Nov. 11)

Do not mail entry forms after October 31, 2019. 

Late Registration

Late registration will be held at the Arthur Ashe Center during the Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday, November 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Race Day registration will be offered from 6 to 7:30 a.m. on November 16 at Richmond CenterStage (enter on Grace Street between 6th and 7th Streets in the middle of the block). This is ONLY for those that have not already registered for one of the races.

Please note that there is NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP!

Can't make it to Packet Pick-up? Have your bib number and shirt mailed to you!

We offer the option of paying to have your bib number and shirt mailed to you! The cost is $25 per person through September 30 and is available only when you register online. From October 1-31, the fee is $30 and is only available when you email [email protected]. No packet mailing will be offered after October 31, 2019.

Entry Fees:

Enter By: Marathon Half Marathon 8k Kids Run
Through Nov. 15, 2018 $75 $65 $30  $15
Nov. 16, 2018 - March 31, 2019 $85 $75 $30 $15
April 1 - June 30 $95 $85 $30 $15
July 1 - Sept. 30 $105 $95 $35 $15
Oct. 1 - Nov. 11 $125 $105 $40 $20 (through Oct 26)
Race Week Nov. 12 - 15 $135 $115 $50 $30 (Walk up on Oct 27)
Race Day on Nov. 16 $145 $125 $60  


Note: A $50 donation to Kids Run RVA (our official event charity) will automatically reduce your race entry fee by $20.


Entry Confirmation

All entries may be confirmed by visiting this link. On-line and mail-in entrants who provide a valid email address also receive instant email confirmation.


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Race Rules

  • Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another person. No exceptions. If you are already signed up for one race and want to switch to another and assuming the race you want to switch into has not reached capacity, you may do so online through October 31 or in person at the Race Expo (assuming the race you want to switch into has not reached capacity). There is a $10 fee to do so, along with any applicable entry fee difference. You may also wish to click one of the following links for information about:
  • This race is conducted under the rules of USATF and the Road Runners Club of America.
  • In consideration of the safety of all participants, NO HAND CYCLES, STROLLERS, BABY JOGGERS, BABIES IN CARRIERS/BACKPACKS, IN-LINE SKATES, SKATEBOARDS, BICYCLES OR ANIMALS ON LEASHES will be allowed on the course. This will be strictly enforced.
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