With entry numbers surpassing the event cap of 7,500 for the November 10 American Family Fitness Half Marathon, the Sports Backers have announced they have increased the capacity to 8,000, meaning only 500 more entries are available before registration closes. This is the first year the race has reached its participant limit.
“We have carefully evaluated the course and are comfortable increasing the limit to 8,000 participants. Anyone who has been waiting to sign up should be aware that time is quickly running out, and once we hit 8,000 they will be unable to sign up for this year’s half marathon,” said event director Lisa Randolph.
The American Family Fitness Half Marathon is a companion race of the Anthem Richmond Marathon. Online registration is available at richmondmarathon.org and entries are $90 each. Registration for the Anthem Richmond Marathon, HCA Virginia 8k, and the Call Federal Credit Union Marathon, Jr. are also available at www.richmondmarathon.org.
I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?