Monday, December 28, 2009

Richmond VA Ukrop's 10K registration now open

Some 25,000 runners finished last year’s 10K in Richmond, and registration is now open for the 2010 10K race set for March 27, 2010.

Maury Place boasts a virtual “bird’s eye view” of Monument Avenue for guests to watch the Richmond 10K, from our front porch or from the Pathfinder Suite’s private balcony upstairs.

Guests have a view of the runners going west and then returning east as they run the 10K along the length of the Monument Avenue Historic District and its six famous statues, from the Gen. “Jeb” Stuart statue in the east, passing the Matthew Fontaine Maury statue at Maury Place, and circling back at the Arthur Ashe monument to run the final 5K to the finish at Monroe Park near Virginia Commonwealth University. The Kraft Race Festival will be the site of the best post-race party anywhere, organizers claim. It takes place adjacent to the finish line in Monroe Park.

According to Bart Yasso, chief running officer at Runner's World who included the Richmond 33-year-old 10K on his list of 10 great road races, reported in USA TODAY, it’s partly because of its route alongside Richmond’s historic monuments. "You get the sense that Richmond really was the capital of the south." He explains that it's also a very festive race, citing the rockin’ music and imaginative cheers from the Spirit Groups along the scenic, tree-lined medians, costumers on the run, cheers from thousands of partying spectators and people watchers -- some 35,000 participants in all. "It's a big party," Yasso says.

Sign-up for the 10K

Book accommodations at Maury Place

http://www.kraftfoods.com/
For more information about the 10K, call 804-285-9495 or visit sportsbackers.org

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Matthew Fontaine Maury statue videoshow
http://static.mgnetwork.com/rtd/slideshows/20090326_monument_maury/index.html

Map of 10K through Monument Avenue Historic District
http://static.mgnetwork.com/rtd/pdfs/20090326_MonuMap.pdf