Monument Avenue 10K

Monument Avenue 10K

The Monument Avenue 10K, also known as the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K, is an annual 10,000 meter road running event, sanctioned by USA Track and Field. The race is run on historic Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. Begun in 2000, the race has grown to be the fourth largest 10k in the country and the 22nd largest race of any distance.[1]. It has been named by USA Today as one of the 10 great road races in the United States. [2]


Winners and participants

       = Course record

Year Men's winner Time Women's winner Time Participants Notes
2000 Jared Segera 29:27 Alisa Harvey 35:25 2,462
2001 Elly Rono 29:59 Anna Pichrtová 34:57 4,680
2002 Reuben Chesang 29:32 Lynbov Demisova 33:22 6,531
2003 Gilbert Koech 28:34 Edna Kiplagat 32:28 9,318
2004 Reuben Chebii 28:07 Tatyana Petrova 32:46 14,163
2005 Ernest Meli Kimeli 28:43 Tatyana Petrova 32:46 16,511
2006 Nicodemus Malakwen 28:31 Magdalene Makunzi 32:33 20,119 In 2006, Barbara and Jenna Bush ran the race under aliases.[3]
2007 Teferi Bacha 28:29 Magdalene Makunzi 32:24 25,023 In 2007 the race had over 25,000 registered runners making it the 4th largest 10k in America.
2008 Abdi Abdirahman 28:32 Leah Kiprono 34:19 31,158
2009 Tilahun Regassa 28:21 Amane Gemeda 32:37 32,745
2010 Alene Reta 28:26 Megan Wright 33:06 37,365

Race promotion and charity

Race promotions are officially run by the non-profit group Richmond Sports Backers, which promotes other sporting events in the area. It is sponsored by Ahold NV.

The Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, Virginia is the charitable partner of the 10K. The Massey Fundraising Challenge supports the world-class cancer research being done there. Since 2006, runners and walkers have raised more than $350,000 for cancer research at Massey, and the 2008 goal is to raise $500,000 and eventually $1,000,000 annually.


External links

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