Monument Avenue 10k

  • April 13, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Feel free to RSVP if you're racing or watching. :)

"Whether you’re in it to win it or just here for the party, the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k’s got it all! Named one of the best races in the country (thanks, USA Today!), Richmond’s biggest block party is the place to be come Saturday morning. With over 40,000 participants, you’re bound to be entertained – whether it’s by costumed runners , Spirit Groups, Party Stops, live music or that guy/gal out front dashing for the cash. Throw in a race for kiddies and a rockin’ post-race party, and you’ve got yourself one of the best social events of the year!"  - from the Sportsbacker's website.

I'll be there volunteering at 7:30am for the kids' run, and will be there for the majority of the race, if not helping on the course.

Spectator Infohttp://www.sportsbackers.org/events/monument-avenue-10k

Participant Info: Hurry and grab your spot soon, they will allow registration until they meet their 40'000 person capacity or Friday night at the Expo, which ever comes first. The course takes you from Harrison Street up Monument Avenue to Chantilly street ( about 30 blocks up) and then back down Monument Ave to Monroe Park (about 32 blocks down). You can still register to run for $45, after Tuesday, April 9th, registration price goes up to $55. There is no event day registration or packet pick-up.

http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/event-details

Course Maphttp://www.sportsbackers.org/uploads/course_maps/Ukrops_10K_MAP.pdf

 

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  • nme

    Finally got a chance to properly set up.... Got blue tarps down, two red balloons and white and blue star balloons.... Have fun evryone and be safe! See you at the post race area! :)

    2 · April 13, 2013

    • Terri

      Great! Will gather the dates and info for the events and let you know! Thanks guys!!

      April 16, 2013

    • Terri

      BTW..still waiting confirmation on the Morefield mine/picnic/zoo recommended event. Once I get it I will send over for your consideration :)...T

      April 16, 2013

  • Rebecca N.

    Anyone have a pic of the guy in the bottle cap armor?

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • Mary T.

    Added some pics of race and some costumes....was so fun! Planning on doing 5k for the cure on 5/11...anyone interested?

    1 · April 15, 2013

    • Clifton

      I usually make the Susan K. each year.

      1 · April 15, 2013

    • Mary T.

      Sounds great. I am just a beginner at running so am still walk/run at the moment.

      April 15, 2013

  • nme

    Hope y'all had fun! I'll post pictures that I took as soon as I can, please feel free to post what you have as well. :)

    April 15, 2013

  • nme

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time. Didn't see anyone from the group but there were soooo many people. It was awesome weather. Glad to see everyone had fun.

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Clifton

    Although I didn't see anyone from Meetup. The inspiration worked. And the fear of having one of you guys seeing me walking kept me running. lol. so the meetup worked afterall. :-)

    3 · April 13, 2013

    • Don

      GOOD JOB Clifton!

      April 13, 2013

    • Clifton

      Thanks Don.

      April 13, 2013

  • Don

    Good JOB everyone. Sadly, I didn't get to meet with many of you all afterwards.

    I dunno who saw me volunteering passing out drinks LOL.

    1 · April 13, 2013

    • Terri

      Don, I saw the crew as I passed by. You all looked like you were having a blast! Lol :-)

      April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great morning. Very well managed, great people and perfect weather. I was disappointed that I could not find you all after the run. It would have been great to meet some of you and swap stories. I hope you all had a great time, and to meet you at another event.

    1 · April 13, 2013

    • Mary T.

      Came a little late and did not see the group. Will see u next time...hope u all had a great race. We sure did :).

      April 13, 2013

    • Terri

      Looked for you too Mary but with all the fun going on it was futile I think! :( But it was a beautiful day wasn't it?!

      April 13, 2013

  • Terri

    Nme... Thanks for all your efforts on our behalf! See you at the next Meetup!!

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Terri

    Wow what a terrific day and event as always!!!! Go RVA!!!

    April 13, 2013

  • Don

    I was actually volunteering too. Will be there as soon as I can :)

    April 13, 2013

  • Terri

    I am already enrolled to participate...one of my favorites along with the Discover Richmond 10k and the Hardywood :) Do it every year. See you there guys. Should be a great event as always.

    April 12, 2013

  • Mary T.

    Walk/jog with my adult kids....I am so excited...this is our first race.

    1 · April 12, 2013

    • Terri

      Have fun Mary its a great family engagement!!!

      April 12, 2013

  • nme

    There is a family meeting area on the Belvidere side of the park (see bottom of this map http://files.meetup.com/1646023/Monroe%20Park%20Map.pdf ) With a ton a folks it may be hard to find each other even if I do balloons and a sign. But I can try - what do you all think - will you use it as a meeting point if I set it up?

    April 11, 2013

    • nme

      I'll leave the sign up as long as possible / they allow me to. Just a reminder to everyone though, I'll be volunteering, so I won't be sitting still next to the sign for most of the day (but will when I can!).

      April 12, 2013

    • Mary T.

      Will try to see some of u after the race...starting st 947am. Hope to see ya there!

      April 12, 2013

  • Mary T.

    Walk/jog with my adult kids....I am so excited...this is our first race.

    April 12, 2013

  • Terri

    Happy trails everyone and have a great time!!! See you all somewhere along the way if the fates allow us to cross paths:-)

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Rebecca N.

    Wave UB :) ill be there!!

    2 · April 11, 2013

  • nme

    Sorry one more map - RACE DAY road closures on a GOOGLE map!
    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&t=m&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=207323452560433391794.0004bc46699c500bea20b
    I don't know who created this, but it's pretty awesome.

    April 11, 2013

  • nme

    Parking Info
    "We strongly recommend going east of Belvidere to find on-street and surface-lot parking. To lessen your chances of getting stuck in traffic, please avoid the Belvidere exits off I-95 and I-195 and instead go further east and exit on 3rd Street, Broad Street or Franklin Street."
    Event Day travel, bike valet, shuttle and parking info: http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/travel-parking-info#shuttles

    April 11, 2013

  • Clifton

    I should make it to Monroe Park by 11:15am Saturday....(if I start now. lol)
    Seriously, I will look for you guys along the way, but out of 40,000 people I doubt I will see you...except you Don, you always pop up. lol

    3 · April 11, 2013

  • Don

    What wave are you all in??

    April 8, 2013

    • Don

      Looks scattered, lol

      April 11, 2013

    • Clifton

      VA

      2 · April 11, 2013

  • Nancy

    I feel like a bum and should at least go cheer you guys on. Too bad I'll be out of town but good luck, everyone!!

    April 8, 2013

    • Cheri

      You can cheer for us in spirit... We will miss you not being there!!!

      1 · April 8, 2013

    • Nancy

      I will be cheering for you all in spirit. =)

      April 9, 2013

  • Sam W.

    I'm running!

    3 · April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running!

    4 · April 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wave C

      April 8, 2013

  • Clifton

    I'm Jogging wave VA. My 10th 10K.

    4 · April 8, 2013

  • John Y.

    I'll be running.

    5 · April 8, 2013

  • Terri

    I am already enrolled to participate...one of my favorites along with the Discover Richmond 10k and the Hardywood :) Do it every year. See you there guys. Should be a great event as always.

    4 · April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am participating. I hope to see some new friends there.

    5 · April 8, 2013

  • Cheri

    I will be in walk/jog wave - WA (wawa) - 1st time participating

    6 · April 8, 2013

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