Why run Richmond? The reasons add up. A great senic course takes you through some of Richmond's most unique neighborhoods, culminating in a downhill finish in the heart of downtown. All of our on-course support is guaranteed to give you that extra boost of energy. Unique features such as junk food stops and wet washcloths along the course, as well as hot pizza and a complimentary massage to greet you at the finish line. Even an online registration system that doesn't hit you with extra fees to sign up. It's what led Runner's World to confirm what we've been saying all along: The Anthem Richmond Marathon truly is "America's Friendliest Marathon"!