RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Light rain and wet roads didn’t stop thousands of runners from participating in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k and Virginia529 Kids Run on Saturday.
More than 25,000 celebrated the long-distance run’s 20 year anniversary. The 6.2-mile race has been named one of the best races in the country and a little wet rain didn’t stop dedicated runners from coming out.
“We run regardless of whether it’s snowing, sleeting, raining, so we’re kind of prepared for this,” said runner Bonnie Warren. “It’s awesome!”
The event was rain-or-shine and started at 8 a.m. on Park Avenue and Harrison Street near VCU with the Kids Run. The 10k kicked off about 30 minutes later at 8:30 a.m. at Barod and Harrison Streets.
Charlottesville’s Philo Germano finished first with a race time of 29 minutes, For the women, Bethany Sachtleben, who placed first in last year’s race, repeated as first place winner.