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Richmond Marathon to be held over 16 days in 2020

Posted at 5:49 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 18:30:37-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The annual Richmond Marathon is undergoing major changes in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The marathon, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 14, will now be held over the span of 16 days from November 7 through November 22 on an official course starting and finishing at Dorey Park in Henrico County. The course will utilize the Virginia Capital Trail, a 10-12’ wide multi-use path that will provide a protected and scenic route.

The course will be open from 5:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and be accurately measured to USATF standards.

Marathon runners do not have to register.

The marked course along the Virginia Capital Trail will have a start and finish line, mile markers, bottle refill stations and restrooms, and participants can use the RaceJoy app or upload your results to receive an official finish time and be included on the event leaderboard. Participants can also run the marathon "virtually" from anywhere and upload their results.

For teams that have already registered and are not able to participate, training team registration can be deferred to the 2021 marathon at no cost, through August 31. To do so, sign in to your RunSignup account, then click Profile, Upcoming Events, Manage Registration, Defer Registration.

Training team entry fees can also be donated to Sports Backers through an online form by August 31.

All 2020 Richmond Marathon packets will be mailed and will include your finisher item, and all participants will receive a $10 credit towards the 2021 Richmond Marathon or 2021 Sports Backers Marathon Training Team.