Monument Avenue 10K

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Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K
Location Richmond, Virginia United States
Distance 10 kilometers (6.2 mi)
Established March 2000
Participants 40,000

The Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K, also known as the Monument Avenue 10K, is an annual 10-kilometer 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.[1] 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.[2]

In 2006, Barbara and Jenna Bush ran the race under aliases.[3] In 2007 the race had over 25,000 registered runners making it the 4th largest 10k in America.

Winners and participants[edit]

  = Course record

Year Men's winner Time Women's winner Time Participants
2000  Jared Segera (USA) 29:27  Alisa Harvey (USA) 35:25 2,462
2001  Elly Rono (KEN) 29:59  Anna Pichrtová (TCH) 34:57 4,680
2002  Reuben Chesang (KEN) 29:32  Lyubov Denisova (RUS) 33:22 6,531
2003  Gilbert Koech (KEN) 28:34  Edna Kiplagat (KEN) 32:28 9,318
2004  Reuben Chebii (KEN) 28:07  Tatyana Petrova (RUS) 32:46 14,163
2005  Ernest Meli Kimeli (KEN) 28:43  Tatyana Petrova (RUS) 32:46 16,511
2006  Nicodemus Malakwen (KEN) 28:31  Magdalene Makunzi (KEN) 32:33 20,119
2007  Teferi Bacha (ETH) 28:29  Magdalene Makunzi (KEN) 32:24 25,023
2008  Abdi Abdirahman (USA) 28:32  Leah Kiprono (KEN) 34:19 31,158
2009  Tilahun Regassa (ETH) 28:21  Amane Gemeda (ETH) 32:37 32,745
2010  Alene Reta (ETH) 28:26  Megan Wright (CAN) 33:06 37,365
2011  Julius Kogo (KEN) 29:02  Megan Wright (CAN) 33:12 41,314
2012  Mengistu Nebsi (ETH) 28:33  Malika Mejdoub (MAR) 33:07 40,638
2013  Julius Kogo (KEN) 28:18  Ogla Kimaiyo (KEN) 32:25 38,685
2014  Paul Chelimo (KEN) 29:24  Kellyn Johnson (USA) 33:18 36,365 [4]

Race promotion and charity[edit]

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 Kroger.

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.

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