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Monument Ave 10K registration now open

Andy Thompson

December 1, 2014 10:40am

The 2015 Monument Avenue 10K will be the 16th running of what has become Richmond’s largest participatory sports event. Every year around 40,000 people toe the line to run or walk the 6.2 miles out and back along RVA’s most famous stretch of road, and 2015 probably won’t be any different. This morning at 12 a.m., the Sports Backers began accepting online entries for the March 28, 2015 event. New in 2015, everyone who completes the 10k will receive a medal to recognize the accomplishment.

Running the Monument Avenue 10K is a Richmond right of passage. Credit: sarasmiles.com

Running the Monument Avenue 10K is a Richmond right of passage. Credit: sarasmiles.com

Registration is also open for the Virginia 529 Kids Run and the YMCA 10k Training Team, a 10-week program designed to prepare runners and walkers alike for the 10k. The YMCA 10k Training Team kicks off on January 17 at 18 locations in the Richmond area.

“The 10k is one of the Richmond area’s best annual traditions,” said Lisa Randolph, race director. “It’s a great celebration of an active lifestyle and brings together families and friends for an exciting community event.”

The 2015 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by MARTIN’S will accept the first 40,000 entries. The registration fee is $30, and the Virginia 529 Kids Run entry fee is $15 through December 31. Registration for the YMCA 10k Training Team program is $55 through January 17 and includes entry in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k on March 28. Anyone wishing to mail in their registration for either event may download an entry form at www.sportsbackers.org.

10k Corporate Fitness Faceoff

The 2015 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k will mark the first year of the 10k Corporate Fitness Faceoff, which promotes healthy lifestyles, team building, and community and corporate engagement for area businesses. The 10k Corporate Fitness Faceoff offers a variety of new opportunities for all registered companies that include customized 10k shirts, VIP tent access, and chartered bus transportation from your office to the race. Businesses from all over the Richmond region will field teams of employees that will compete for the highest percentage of participation, and entry is open to all companies of 10 or more employees.

About Andy Thompson

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?