“The 46th annual Richmond Marathon is set to begin, with hopes of thousands of runners crossing the finish line.
This year’s race is making a bigger impact compared to last year’s in terms of participation.
“Last year, we saw the numbers return to the level where they were after the pandemic, and now it’s a big event compared to last year. So, it’s exciting to see,” said sports backers’ Nan Caleigh.
Marathon officials say runners are coming from far and wide. They anticipate the participation of around 18,000 people from the river city, including some international participants.”
“After the race party, officials say it’s time to celebrate, and it will be filled with things to warm your body and boost your enthusiasm.
“We’ve got a lot of arrangements from our vendors and sponsors. You know, Eliance is going to have provisions for people with Alav and hot chocolate afterward, so we’ve got some really good things. We’ve got beer, massages from the Tito’s Stretch Lab party, vodka,” said Caleigh.
So whether you’re a runner stopping at a station during the course or a participant boosting enthusiasm in the NBC12 party zone, Saturday is set and ready for the big day of the Richmond Marathon.