Sunday, February 15, 2009

Richmond VA Attractions - Running Events

Many Richmond area attractions are walking distance or just a short drive from Maury Place. Some literally pass right by our front door! Ever year, Richmond hosts two premier running events-- the Richmond Marathon and the Monument Avenue 10k-- that do just that. Guests who rent the Pathfinder suite can sit on their private balcony, and all guests can sit on our spacious front porch, and view these races.

For runners, the Richmond Marathon is a spectacular event because it passes through so many beautiful parts of Richmond-- Monument Avenue, Cary Street, the James River, Downtown, and North Side. Large numbers of bystanders watch the race offering enthusiastic encouragement to the runners, causing this event to be named "America's Friendliest Marathon" by Runner's World Magazine. This year, the marathon is scheduled to be run on November 14, 2009. Mac ran this marathon himself five years ago. Jeff went shopping nearby and greeted him at the finish line!

The Monument Avenue 10k, voted the best road race in the Southeast, runs the complete lenght of the Monument Avenue Historic District. Runners are surrounded by magnificent architecture, tree-lined medians, historic statues, and enthusiastic supporters. The 10k is scheduled to be run on March 28, 2009.

The 10k starts near Harrison Street, approximately 1.6 miles from Maury Place. The Marathon starts at 7th & Broad, approximately 2.8 miles from our front door. Check back later this spring, when we ill post "Race Specials" for runners and their supporters!