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Beware the Runners of March – Half Marathon Road Closures

Expect some delays and perhaps some longer routes to get to where you want to go.

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The Virginia Credit Union River City Half Marathon and 5K will impact various roads in the area for a few hours this Saturday, March 9th. You can check out a detailed map here.

Sports Backers’ newest half marathon and 5k are a chance to celebrate Richmond beyond the downtown city streets. Watch nature wake from its winter slumber and take in the early signs of spring in Virginia as you run over and along the James River, through well-established neighborhoods and outdoor gems like Pony Pasture, and start and finish on the gorgeous campus of the University of Richmond.

Participants in the Virginia Credit Union River City Half will set out on course on the Westhampton Green along Keller Rd on the University of Richmond. Participants will pass through the beautiful campus, run over the Huguenot Bridge and alongside the James River, passing through outdoor gems like Riverside Meadows and Pony Pasture before making their way to Forest Hill AvenueFrom there, runners will be challenged to make a steep climb in the Westover Hills neighborhood, but the views of the iconic “Million Dollar View” bridge promise to be worth the effort! Participants will then head left on the Nickel bridge to cross the James River once more before running past the historic Carillon, through the well-established neighborhoods of Windsor Farms and along River Road, before finishing back on the Top Ranked “Most Beautiful Campus” of the University of Richmond.

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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.