Monument 10K a spring race you should run

Described as “ridiculously awesome” isn’t too bad.

USA Today has a list of “14 spring races all runners should try” and our little jaunt down Monument Ave. made the cut.

Ukrop’s Avenue Monument 10K, Richmond, Va.

With the help of Runner’s World chief running officer Bart Yasso, USA TODAY included this 10K in their list of 10 great American road races, and for good reason too. The 6.2-mile course leads runners along Richmond’s gorgeously historic Monument Avenue, offering an exhilarating, fast-paced tour of the River City. With more than 33,000 participants in 2012, it currently ranks within the top 10 largest timed races in the country, which, as race organizers put it quite simply, makes for one “ridiculously awesome race experience.” March 29,

photo by Erin Soorenko

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