X-Country Festival

Maymont provides a spectacular setting for one of the premier running festivals in the country.

2014 Dates TBD
Maymont Grounds

The Maymont X-Country Festival is organized by the Sports Backers, who also operate the Richmond Marathon and the Monument Avenue 10k, both nationally-recognized events known for their high quality and dedication to delivering a memorable experience for participants and spectators. The event includes races for the general public as well as high school teams.

The beautiful course starts near Maymont Mansion and doubles back on itself several times allowing spectators easy visibility to multiple points along the course. The course takes runners past large oak and magnolia trees along with deer, bison and other animals in the animal habitat areas. In Byrd Park runners will pass a lake and scenic sculptures before returning to Maymont. The course then passes by the Children's Farm at Maymont before heading back to Maymont Mansion and the finish line.

A portion of the proceeds benefits Maymont. For information, call the Sportsbackers at 804-285-9495.