The VCU Health Richmond Marathon will go back to its traditional course (starting and finishing downtown) and format (one day, in person) this year on Nov. 13, event organizer Sports Backers announced.
Because of the pandemic, the 2020 marathon shifted mostly to the Virginia Capital Trail, with participants running the course on their own during a 16-day period or running a route in a virtual option.
The marathon will include the CarMax Richmond Half Marathon and Allianz Partners 8k. Runners can register for all events at www.RichmondMarathon.org.
“We are excited to return to our traditional format for the VCU Health Richmond Marathon and join together to celebrate all the aspects of race weekend that participants look forward to when running Richmond,” Sports Backers executive director Jon Lugbill said in a release. “Events like this help make the Richmond region a vibrant place to live, work, and visit, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to downtown Richmond in November.”