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Richmond Marathon celebrates 41 years

Expo begins Thursday evening; races start at 7 a.m. Saturday!

Ready, set, go!

Thousands of runners will be hitting the city’s pavement on Nov. 10 for the 41st Anthem Richmond Marathon.
“No matter which distance you choose, when you run Richmond, you’ll receive VIP treatment,” the marathon says on its website. “With thousands of volunteers and spectators encouraging you, and more race perks that you can count, you’ll see why we’ve earned our rep (from Runner’s World magazine) as ‘America’s Friendliest Marathon.’”
Registration for the marathon, which is a Boston Marathon qualifier, is $135 this week through Wednesday and then $145 at the race expo.
Runners will hit the start line at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. 
All marathon runners will receive:
  • Long sleeve technical race shirt
  • Custom medal at the finish line
  • Premium finisher item
  • Our famous fleece Finisher Blanket

The Richmond Police Department urges runners to practice safety tips to prevent car theft:

  • Limit the number of items you bring. If it’s not necessary, consider leaving it at home.
  • Always lock your car door.
  • Do not leave electronic mobile devices unattended while charging. Consider using a portable charger you can keep with you at all times.

If you’re not ready for a marathon just yet, there are also the VCU Health 8k and the Richmond Markel Half Marathon options.

Richmond Marathon


RICHMOND MARATHON WEATHER

You may want a throw-away layer or a pair of gloves at the start. It’ll be chilly, but sunny. You could also expected a headwind on the Lee Bridge.

Richmond marathon forecast

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EVENT SCHEDULE:

Thursday, Nov. 8

  • 5-9 p.m.: Health and Fitness Expo at the Arthur Ashe Center, includes Sierra Nevada Beer tastings from 5 to 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9

  • 9 a.m.: Group shakeout run with Mario Fraioli, host of the ‘Morning Shakeout’ podcast and newsletter (run departs from Omni Richmond Hotel)
  • 11 a.m.-9 p.m.: Expo at the Arthur Ashe Center (beer tastings from 5-7 p.m.)
  • 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Course bus tour (reservation required)

Saturday, Nov. 10

  • 7 a.m.: 8k start
  • 7:30 a.m.: Half marathon start
  • 7:45 a.m.: Marathon start
  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m. CoStar post-race party on Brown’s Island
  • 11:30 a.m. – Half marathon course closes
  • 3 p.m.: Marathon course closes

Richmond Marathon course 26.2 miles

STREET CLOSURES:

There are numerous street closures in Richmond that begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9.

  • Tredegar Street between S. 7th Street and Brown’s Island/2nd Street Connector will be closed from 10 a.m. Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday
  • South 5th Street between Bragg and Tredegar Streets will be closed from 10 a.m. Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday
  •  Broad Street between Boulevard and N. 12th Street from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.
  • Hermitage Road (Northbound) between N. Laburnum and Pope Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.
  • North Mulberry Street between W. Broad and W. Grace Streets from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.
  • North 3rd Street between E. Broad and Main Streets from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.
  • Broad Street between N. 4th Street and Boulevard from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.
  • Cowardin Avenue (One/Southbound Lane) between Semmes Avenue and Lee Bridge from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.
  • Tredegar Street between Dominion Resources and Brown’s Island Way/2nd Street Connector from 3 a.m. Saturday until 5 p.m.
  • Longview Drive between Scottview Dr. and Wallow Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon
  • Huguenot Road between Huguenot Bridge and Cherokee Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.
  • Windsorview Drive between Wallowa Road and Forest Hill Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon
  • Riverside Drive between Huguenot Bridge and Scottview Drive from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon
  • River Road/Cary Street Road between Maple/Libbie Avenue and Three Chopt Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.
  • Lee Bridge (2/Southbound Lanes) between Belvidere and Cowardin Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.
  • Brook Road (southbound) between Fauquier Avenue and North Lombardy Street from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.
  • Fauquier Avenue (North and Southbound sides) between Crestwood and Brook Roads from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.
  • Westmoreland Street between Monument and Grove Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.
  • Forest Hill Avenue (westbound) between Windsorview Drive and Semmes Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.
  • Pope Avenue between Hermitage and Crestwood Roads from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.
  • Scottview Drive between Riverside Drive and Longview Drive from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon
  • Belvidere (1/Southbound Lane) between Lee Bride and East Main Street from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.
  • Grove Avenue (westbound) between Westmoreland Avenue and Maple Street from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.
  • Monument Avenue (westbound) between Cowardin Avenue and Forest Hill Avenue/Roanoke Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.
  • Bellevue Avenue between Hermitage Road and Bryan Park from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.
  • Brookland Parkway between Hermitage Road and Loxley Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.
  • East Franklin Street between North 2nd and North 6th Streets from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.
  • West Grace Street between Boulevard and North Allen Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 9 a.m.
  • West Main Street between Belvidere and the Boulevard from 4 a.m. Saturday until 2 p.m.
  • 5th Street between East Grace and Tredegar Streets from 4 a.m. Saturday until 5 p.m.
  • Boulevard (northbound) between West Cary Street and Hermitage Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.
  • Boulevard (southbound) between West Broad Street and Monument Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 9 a.m.
  • Crestwood Road between Pope Avenue and Fauquier Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.
  • Maple Avenue between Grove Avenue and River/Cary Street Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.
  • Wallowa Road between Longview and Windsorview Drive from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon
  • Semmes Avenue (westbound) between Cowardin Avenue and Forest Hill/Roanoke Avenue from 4 a.m. until 1 p.m.
  • North Lombardy Street between Brook Road and West Grace Street from 4 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • Grace Street between North Allen Avenue and North 9th Street from 4 a.m. until 3 p.m.

RACE RESULTS:

Richmond Marathon:

  1. Boaz Kipyego – Kenya: 2:20:44
  2. Lazarus Yego – Kenya: 2:21:10
  3. Suleman Abrar Shifa – Ethiopia: 2:21:59

Half Marathon:

  1. Nicholas Kipkemboi – Kenya: 1:03:02
  2. Louis Serafini – Brighton, MA: 1:04:53
  3. Daniel Jaskowak – Blacksburg, VA: 1:04:59

8K:

  1. Craig Nowak – Greenville, SC: 22:54
  2. Austin Stealgall – Greenville, SC: 22:59
  3. Aaron Nelson – Blowing Riock, NC: 23:02

Click here to view a complete list of race results.


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