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Anthem Richmond Marathon Schedule

The Anthem Richmond Marathon is on Saturday but related events start today.

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The 41st running of the Anthem Richmond Marathon will take place this Saturday, November 10, along with the Markel Richmond Half Marathon and VCU Health 8k. All participants must pick up their bib number at the pre-race Health and Fitness Expo at the Arthur Ashe Center. The expo is open Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday November 9, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A photo ID is required to pick up race packets, and participants may pick up a race packet for another pre-registered runner, provided they have a copy of their photo ID. Walk-up registration for all three events will be available at the expo. The expo will also include an ‘All Things Richmond Marathon’ Q&A session with Bart Yasso, the former Chief Running Officer ofRunner’s World magazine, and journalist and running coach Mario Fraioli, host of the popular ‘Morning Shakeout’ podcast. Following the races on Saturday is the CoStar Post-Race Party on Brown’s Island with food, drinks, music, and post-race massages for marathon and half marathon participants. The CoStar Post-Race Party is free and open to friends and family of participants as well.

All event information is now at your fingertips with the ‘Run Richmond’ app that is available for download. Benefitting participants and spectators, the free app includes runner tracking, course maps, schedules, expo directions, spectator information, and other event details. The app is available for download for both iPhone and Android.

2018 Anthem Richmond Marathon Event Schedule

Thursday, November 8

  • 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Pre-race Health and Fitness Expo, packet pick-up, and walk-up registration at the Arthur Ashe Center
  • 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Sierra Nevada Beer Tastings at the expo

Friday, November 9

  • 9:00 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.  Health and Fitness Expo, Packet pick-up and walk-up registration at the Arthur Ashe Center
  • 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Marathon Course Bus Tour (Reservation required)
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.  ‘All Things Richmond Marathon’ Q&Asession at the Expo with Bart Yasso of Runner’s World and Mario Fraioli
  • 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Sierra Nevada Beer Tastings at the expo

Saturday, November 10

  • 7:00 a.m.  VCU Health 8k start
  • 7:30 a.m.  Markel Richmond Half Marathon start (Wave A) at 7th and Broad St.
  • 7:45 a.m.  Anthem Richmond Marathon start (All waves) at 5th and Grace St.
  • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.  CoStar Post-Race Party at Brown’s Island and at the finish line (5th & Tredegar)
  • 11:30 a.m.  Half Marathon course closes
  • 3:00 p.m.  Marathon course closes

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At approximately 4:57 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, the man in the photos climbed a wall in the rear of a house, located in the 00 block of West Clay Street, broke into the residence and stole a computer and credit cards.

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Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the individual in the attached photos who is a suspect in a residential burglary that occurred in the Jackson Ward neighborhood last month.

At approximately 4:57 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, the man in the photos climbed a wall in the rear of a house, located in the 00 block of West Clay Street, broke into the residence and stole a computer and credit cards. A photo of his distinctive pink and black sneakers is also attached.

 

Anyone with information about the identity of this person is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detective J. Land at (804) 646-3103 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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“I’m hiring a dedicated attorney to help guide the commonwealth’s efforts because I am committed to getting this right, and to making sure that we keep Virginia at the forefront of national efforts to craft a more just, fair and sensible system for dealing with cannabis,” Herring said in a statement.

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Attorney General Mark Herring says he plans to hire a lawyer dedicated to marijuana law now that the state has legalized the drug.

The new addition to his staff would serve as a subject-matter expert as the state’s new Cannabis Control Authority, which Gov. Ralph Northam appointed Monday, begins work developing regulations that will govern the legal marijuana market expected to open in 2024.

“I’m hiring a dedicated attorney to help guide the commonwealth’s efforts because I am committed to getting this right, and to making sure that we keep Virginia at the forefront of national efforts to craft a more just, fair and sensible system for dealing with cannabis,” Herring said in a statement.

The announcement comes as Herring, a Democrat who was among the party’s earliest and loudest supporters of marijuana legalization, seeks reelection to his third term in office. He faces Republican Del. Jason Miyares, who voted against legislation that legalized marijuana possession.

Herring’s office said the new hire will provide advice on the new law to state agencies that deal with everything from taxation to healthcare.

Advocates, who have occasionally voiced frustration with the state’s Board of Pharmacy as it developed rules for the state’s medical marijuana program, said they hoped the additional legal expertise will make things smoother for the recreational marijuana market.

“It’s critical that the commonwealth have counsel available to state agencies who is well-versed in both state and federal cannabis policies,” said Jenn Michelle Pedini, executive director of Virginia NORML, the state chapter of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws.

Herring’s office says they’re looking for a lawyer with experience in business law, state and federal litigation, and “a strong knowledge of state and federal regulation of controlled substances.”

Under the legalization bill lawmakers passed earlier this year, employers can still refuse to hire or fire employees who use marijuana. A spokeswoman said the Office of the Attorney General does not conduct drug testing as a condition of employment.

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Richmond’s trails were selected thanks to their top-notch views, rolling hills mixed in with a few steep climbs, creek and river crossings, and multiple access points and trailheads on either side of the river.

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The national health and fitness publication Men’s Journal recently published a list of the 15 best running trails in America, and the trails in Richmond’s James River Park System, including the North Bank and Buttermilk trails, were selected for the rankings, at number 11 overall.

Richmond’s trails were selected thanks to their top-notch views, rolling hills mixed in with a few steep climbs, creek and river crossings, and multiple access points and trailheads on either side of the river.

You can view the full list here.

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