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More than 30k registered for Monument 10k

The Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by MARTIN’S topped the 30,000-mark in total entries received today. The event is on record pace to surpass last year’s record of 37,365. The Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k set for Saturday, April 2, will accept 40,000 entries.

Over 1,000 youth runners ages 5-12 have registered for the Virginia 529 Kids Run, which crosses the same finish line as the 10k.
 
Runner’s World Magazine editorial staff to participate in Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k. The Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k is proud to announce that the Runner’s World editorial staff will be participating in this year’s event. Seven editors including Chief Running Officer, Bart Yasso, plan to make the trip. The partnership with Runner’s World traces back to 2009 when the SunTrust Richmond Marathon was selected as the first-ever destination for the Runner’s World Challenge, a 16-week online training program culminating with the SunTrust Richmond Marathon. Richmond was also a Challenge location in 2010.
 
“I’ve been to races in different cities all over the country and, logistically and organizationally, Richmond really stands out in my mind,” said Yasso. “The Sports Backers do a tremendous job of servicing the runners.”
 
Registration is still open for the 2011 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by MARTIN’S, to be held on April 2, and a total of 40,000 registrants will be accepted. The registration fee is $35 through February 28. The Virginia 529 Kids Run costs $15 through February 28. Registration is available online at www.sportsbackers.org.

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