Celebrating its 42nd year!

A top Boston Marathon qualifying race

Race Day: November 16 2019

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The Expo

For directions to the Health & Fitness Expo (Packet Pick Up) at the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center,
visit our Expo Page.

Race Day Parking

For Race Day Parking Info, visit our Parking Page.

GRTC Race Day Impact

For GRTC impacts, including the Pulse,  click here.

Let LYFT get you there!

LyftFocus on your race, not on parking! Get 25% off two rides to or from the race using the code RVARACE18. Use these convenient drop off & pick up locations:

Drop Off: In the semi-circle in front of the Richmond Coliseum's 7th Street entrance, within just a few blocks of each of the three start lines. (Click for map)

Pick Up: Roundabout at intersection of Tredegar Street and 7th Street, just over the 7th Street pedestrian bridge to Brown's Island, site of the CoStar Post Race Party. (Click for map).

Race Day Street Closings

Waze Traffic AppYou can now use the Waze traffic app to help navigate around Richmond on race day. Road closures have been pre-loaded into the app, which should allow you to move about town using the most efficient route possible.

For a list of Race Day Road Closures, click here.

Finish Line

The Finish Line for the VCU HealthRichmond Marathon, Markel Richmond Half Marathon & Richmond 8k is located about 8 blocks from the:

Omni Richmond Hotel
(Official Host Hotel)
100 South 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Directions to the Omni Richmond Hotel, located at the corner of 12th and Cary Streets:

  • From the South: I-95 North to Exit 74A (Downtown Expressway).  Take Canal St. Exit and turn RIGHT onto 10th Street.  Turn RIGHT onto Cary Street.  Turn RIGHT onto 12th Street.  Make immediate right into hotel entrance.
  • From the East and West: I-64 to I-95.  Follow directions below.
  • From the North:  I-95 South to Exit 74B (Franklin Street).  Turn RIGHT onto E. Franklin St.  Turn LEFT at light onto 14th St.  Turn RIGHT at third light onto Canal St.  Go two blocks and Turn RIGHT onto 12th St.  Hotel entrance is on the left.


For a Google Map of the finish line in downtown Richmond, click here.


For an interactive Richmond Region Visitors map, click here.


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