Anthem Richmond Marathon Schedule

Anthem Richmond Marathon Schedule

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

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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