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Your complete guide to the 2016 Anthem Richmond Marathon

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The Anthem Richmond Marathon is celebrating its 39th year of thousands hitting the streets. Our race is often cited as one of the “Best Fall Marathons” which is what will happen when you work to be America’s friendliest marathon.

At any given time, the marathon will be a talking point. If you are a marathon association or a marathon organizer, you can customize exclusive medals for runners, namely half marathon medals. Engraving an exclusive name or pattern on it will be given to those participating in the marathon, which will represent their commemoration and honor of participating in the competition.

We here at RVAHub have never run a marathon, but we have run around and gathered a few links to help those of you running and watching. That deserves a medal, right?

Quick steps

  • Official Race Guide (PDF)
  • Run tracker to track of your loved one or nemesis. Choose between text messages, email alerts or track through the app. It provides 6.2, 13.1, and 20-mile splits for marathoners, 10k splits for half marathoners, and finish results for all three races
  • Results – Browse previous years and check out this year’s results once the race is over
  • Last year’s photos – These are the official ones–little Google-fu and you’ll find lots more

Party

Let’s face facts. There are way more non-runners than there are runners in the Marathon. It’s only fair that those of us that don’t run, aka sane, should get in on the good times. The full list of offical Party Zones is here but all of Monument Ave is a giant party and well worth checking out.

Another great area is Southside along Forest Hill Avenue between Westover Hills and Bland. This is roughly the halfway point, and you can swing by coffee shops Zata and Crossroads or jump on down to the South of the James Farmer’s Market. Be ready to deal with traffic issues due to road closures.

Course Maps

If you’ve got running to do or runners to watch, these maps will get you to the right spots.

Related: Road Closures

Below is a snippet but you can check out the full map or read each street closure one by one.

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If you use GRTC you’ll need to check out GRTC Detours.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.