Sports Backers unveils new marathon coming in March

Sports Backers unveils new marathon coming in March
The Richmond Marathon kicked off its unique 2020 format on November 7, 2020. (Source: WWBT NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Coming off a successful 16 days of the Richmond Marathon, Sports Backers is unveiling another event that runners can be a part of in March.

The Sports Backers Marathon will be held at Dorey Park and the Virginia Capital Trail from March 12- March 14. It will include a marathon, half-marathon and 5K, and will be held on a measured and marked course that is certified by USA Track and Field.

The course will be open and staffed from 6:00 AM-4:00 PM on the three days and COVID-19 safety measures will be in effect. Mile markers, on-site packet pickup, touchless water bottle refill stations and restroom facilities will all be present.

Registration fees are currently $70 for the marathon, $60 for the half marathon, and $25 for the 5k, with prices increasing on February 1. The registration includes a chip-timed bib, finisher’s medal, shirt, and an additional item for those who participate in both the marathon and half-marathon.

For registration information, click here.

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