Monument Avenue 10K
|Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K|
|Distance||10 kilometers (6.2 mi)|
The Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K, also known as the 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 in the world. It has been named by USA Today as one of the 10 great road races in the United States. The event has 30 bands, dozens of spirit groups and lots of costumed runners.
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.|
|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|
|2011||Julius Kogo||29:02||Megan Wright||33:12||41,314|
|2012||Mengistu Nebsi||28:33||Melika Mejdoub||33:07||40,638|
|2013||Julius Kogo||28:18||Ogla Kimaiyo||32:25||38,685|
Race promotion and charity
Race promotions are officially run by the non-profit group Sports Backers, which promotes an active lifestyle in the area. Sports Backers have programs that support youth running, bike infrastructure and fitness opportunities for the underserved. It is sponsored by Ahold NV.
The Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, Virginia is one of the charitable partners of the 10K. The Massey Fundraising Challenge supports the world-class cancer research being done there. The other charity is the Sports Backers' Kids Run RVA program to provide support for youth running throughout the Richmond area. More than 12,000 kids are part of the program annually and a particular emphasis is placed on providing opportunities for underserved youth to participate.
- Sports Backers - Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k - Past Results - Winner and participant data.
- Official Monument Avenue 10k website
- Richmond Times-Dispatch - 2010 recap
- Ukrop's website on community events, including the 10k