Registration is currently open for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger, and a price increase is set for Thursday, February 1. The registration price is currently $35 for adults and $25 for youth age 14 and under, and both rates will rise by $5 on February 1. The 19th annual Monument Avenue 10k is set for Saturday, April 14.
In addition to 10k and Training Team registration, the Virginia529 Kids Run is also scheduled for a $5 price increase on February 1, rising from $15 to $20.
Any participant wishing to be eligible for selection for the AT&T Dash for the Cash during the 10k must also be registered by the February 1 deadline. In the Dash for the Cash, one lucky participant is selected at random to get a head start on the 10k course (pre-determined based on ability) and race against the rest of the field in hopes of being the first to cross the finish line. If the contestant can out-run the fastest elite runner, they win the $2,500 AT&T Dash for the Cash prize. If not, the prize is donated to the event charities.
YMCA 10k Training Team Kicks Off with Saturday Group Runs
The YMCA 10K Training Team, a 10-week training program leading up to the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k, kicks off on February 3 with weekly Saturday group running and walking sessions. The training teams are hosted at 20 sites across the region, including 16 YMCA branches as well as the Richmond Community Hospital and Bellemeade Community Center. Two stroller-friendly group locations are also available, taking place at Deep Run Park in Henrico and Rockwood Park in Chesterfield. Registration for the training team is open through February 9 at a rate of $60, which includes entry into the race and group training in a fun, organized, and safe setting.