About the Event

A warm welcome to the 3rd edition of RUN RICHMOND 16.19, the cultural run-or-walk event that lets you experience more than 400 years of Black history, a history you’ll be able to see, touch, and feel.

Our nonprofit, the Djimon Hounsou Foundation, is organizing this event in close collaboration with the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia, Sports Backers, and over 35 community partners.

Location & Date:

  • Richmond, Virginia | Sat, Sep 21, 2024 (8 – 2PM)

Distances & Prices:

  • 6.19K Run/Walk: currently $42.50 – prices will increase on July 1st
  • 16.19K Run: currently $85 – prices will increase on July 1st
  • Runner & walkers welcome!

Race courses include:

  • Free audio app narrated by 2-times Oscar-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou
  • Black History signs along the race courses + educational videos

Ticket prices include:

  • Finisher medal, race t-shirt, race bib.
  • Free attendance to TIME TO HEAL, our pre-event on Fri, Sep 20, 2024.
  • Free attendance to AFRICA RECONNECT, our post-race festival.
  • Free ticket to The Valentine museum for the entire weekend.
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Our vision for RUN RICHMOND 16.19 is to commemorate the sacrifices and achievements our African American brothers & sisters have made to our nation and celebrate Unity in Diversity.

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Djimon Hounsou Foundation presents

16.19K Run

16.19 kilometers | 10.06 miles

This symbolic course of 16.19 kilometers lets you experience +400 years of Black History on a unique running course through Richmond.

  • Event Date: Sat, Sep 21, 2024
  • Start/Finish: Kanawha Plaza, Richmond, VA
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM
  • Minimum Pace: 18 min/mile (3.3 mi/h | 5.4 km/h)
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Djimon Hounsou Foundation presents

6.19K Run/Walk

6.19 kilometers | 3.85 miles

Our short distance of 6.19K is the ideal choice to run or walk with your entire family.

  • Event Date: Sat, Sep 21
  • Start/Finish: Kanawha Plaza, Richmond, VA
  • Start Time: 8:45 AM
  • Minimum Pace: 36 min/mile (1.7 mi/h | 2.7 km/h)

Note: Our cut-off-times are walker-friendly. Unless you’re on crutches, you’ll make it!

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TIME TO HEAL

Free Pre-Event

Time to Heal is a free community event that sets the intentions for RUN RICHMOND 16.19 through breath, meditation, and movement.

  • Friday, September 20 | 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Main Street Station, The Shed

FREE EVENT. Additional registration required.

Take a look what our event feels like!

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I never lose. I either win or learn.

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Nelson Mandela

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Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.

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Coretta Scott King

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There are no shortcuts to the top of the palm tree.

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African Proverb

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We shape community.
Community shapes us.

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Djimon Hounsou Foundation

Join us to celebrate Black history, community & culture.
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