Overall Rating
Overall Rating (25 Reviews)
4.6
(25 Ratings)  (25 Reviews)
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2.5
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4.5
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4.7
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3.9
We’re Nationally Known Year after year, the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K has remained one of the nation’s most popular 10ks, and we’re currently the 14th largest race in the U.S.! We love RVA Race day brings together everything that makes the Richmond region special, and the spirit is downright contagious! … MORE
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    danbugs FIRST-TIMER '23

    Can walk, jog, run during the event without pressure. Just complete the event at your own pace. Great for the whole family with kids. Will participate again next year. MORE

    Can walk, jog, run during the event without pressure. Just complete the event at your own pace. Great for the whole family with kids. Will participate again next year.

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    melwise REPEAT RUNNER '23

    The energy of this run is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced! So much excitement and the sidelines are filled with all kinds of entertainment and encouragement. I ran my first … MORE

    The energy of this run is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced! So much excitement and the sidelines are filled with all kinds of entertainment and encouragement. I ran my first Monument Ave 10K ten years ago and after having three babies within the last 6 years, I was able to shave 12 minutes off my time and PR! I fully credit the energy to my performance and I am so excited to add this race back in to my life every year. Couldn’t recommend this race enough!!!

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    Summerchc04 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    This is one of the most fun local 10Ks you can run. The course is a flat out and back, so you can watch other parts of the race. There … MORE

    This is one of the most fun local 10Ks you can run. The course is a flat out and back, so you can watch other parts of the race. There are bands and front porch parties along the way, and the post-race celebration is a big runner’s party!

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    KarenNYC REPEAT RUNNER '23

    I have done this race since 2013. I love that it is for a good cause in helping those with cancer. The race remains competitive, the spectators and volunteers' energy … MORE

    I have done this race since 2013. I love that it is for a good cause in helping those with cancer. The race remains competitive, the spectators and volunteers’ energy helps keep me moving along. I like to see all the costumes and porch parties. I plan to continue doing this race each year.

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    k81365 FIRST-TIMER '23

    This is a very beginner friendly 10k. I have never done anything like this before and I felt so supported. It was a very welcoming crowd. I’ll definitely be back … MORE

    This is a very beginner friendly 10k. I have never done anything like this before and I felt so supported. It was a very welcoming crowd. I’ll definitely be back next year!

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    lesliexhope FIRST-TIMER '23

    The Monument Ave 10K is a Richmond institution. I only recently started getting into running and this was my first race ever, so I don’t have much to compare it … MORE

    The Monument Ave 10K is a Richmond institution. I only recently started getting into running and this was my first race ever, so I don’t have much to compare it to, but it was well run by the organizers. It’s a totally flat, easy course down Monument with plenty of water stops, lots of people cheering, and some live music. You can go at any pace you like, and a lot of people walk it. Probably my biggest criticism is just how congested it was; I was weaving through people the entire 6 miles. I did a non-seeded jogging wave, so I’m sure if you are in a seeded wave that aspect is better.

    With sign up I got a medal, t-shirt, and some light post race snacks (banana, granola bar, rolls). The price point for the race isn’t bad if you sign up early!

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    kassandraaa10 FIRST-TIMER '23

    If you’re just getting into running like myself, this is the race to start with! Nothing beats Richmond city! The Ukrops 10K had the right energy and environment to make … MORE

    If you’re just getting into running like myself, this is the race to start with! Nothing beats Richmond city! The Ukrops 10K had the right energy and environment to make the run SO enjoyable. I hope to continue running this 10K every year and hope to involve more of my family.

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    juliasm REPEAT RUNNER '23

    This is a super fun 10K with TONS of sideline support down the entire course! There isn’t a single tenth of a mile where supporters are not cheering you on. … MORE

    This is a super fun 10K with TONS of sideline support down the entire course! There isn’t a single tenth of a mile where supporters are not cheering you on. There’s even live music at many spots along the course. This is a well coordinated race with seeded starts due to the high number of participants. It’s amazing seeing how many runners show up to race. It’s relieving to start with others that run your pace. There are several water stops to help the runners stay hydrated or to cool off. ALL finishers receive a finisher’s medal to commemorate their achievement!
    This was my first ever race in 2022 and I’ll keep coming back every year to run the RVA Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K!

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    riahriahmariah REPEAT RUNNER '23

    This race has the best energy and a diverse range of participants. It runs through Richmond's prettiest street, with bands playing music, organizations cheering, and spectators holding signs. SO much … MORE

    This race has the best energy and a diverse range of participants. It runs through Richmond’s prettiest street, with bands playing music, organizations cheering, and spectators holding signs. SO much fun, I plan on running it every year.

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Love walking in the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10 K. It is extremely well run and high energy! Since parking can be a problem downtown, we buy a reasonably priced parking … MORE

    Love walking in the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10 K. It is extremely well run and high energy!
    Since parking can be a problem downtown, we buy a reasonably priced parking ticket, at a VCU parking deck, online months in advance.

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    maliagarr FIRST-TIMER '23

    The 10k was super fun and not a very difficult route. There were tons of people cheering us on and entertainment along the route. I am excited to run it … MORE

    The 10k was super fun and not a very difficult route. There were tons of people cheering us on and entertainment along the route. I am excited to run it again!

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    zadine FIRST-TIMER '23

    This was my very first time participated in a running event. I can't believe that I could run the entire race.My family had a wonderful memory.We'll definitely join this event … MORE

    This was my very first time participated in a running event. I can’t believe that I could run the entire race.My family had a wonderful memory.We’ll definitely join this event again!

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    brodiesmama2006 FIRST-TIMER '23

    Nice flat course. Entertainment the whole way! I have done 5 races so far and this was hands down the most fun I’ve had at a race. There is a … MORE

    Nice flat course. Entertainment the whole way! I have done 5 races so far and this was hands down the most fun I’ve had at a race. There is a lot of participants, around 15k or more. A bit of a wait making your way to the start depending what seed you choose. Also, I suggest paying to park in a garage near by. Made life so much easier getting in and out of the city. I will be doing this race again.

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    connollydr2 FIRST-TIMER '23

    I walked into the race thinking that it wasn't something I'd enjoy. I thought that my solo running would be enough for my running hobby, but I thoroughly enjoyed the … MORE

    I walked into the race thinking that it wasn’t something I’d enjoy. I thought that my solo running would be enough for my running hobby, but I thoroughly enjoyed the race. I enjoyed all the emails leading up to the race and the packet pick-up event was fun too. The elevation was minimal and it was a bigger crowd than I was expecting. Great race!

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    simoncgoldstein FIRST-TIMER '23

    This race is one of the best, there are people cheering the entire way, music playing, and plenty of water stops. The course is pretty flat, and I highly recommend … MORE

    This race is one of the best, there are people cheering the entire way, music playing, and plenty of water stops. The course is pretty flat, and I highly recommend it !

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    kwilliamson98 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    This is an amazing event for people of all ages. You can enjoy this race whether walking or running. The race atmosphere is one of a kind and people will … MORE

    This is an amazing event for people of all ages. You can enjoy this race whether walking or running. The race atmosphere is one of a kind and people will cheer for you all the way up Monument Avenue. I just finished my 9th year as a participant and can’t wait for next years event.

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    marina REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Beautiful course and so much fun! Whole city comes out to support and participate. The medal is great, the course is very flat, and it's down one of the prettiest … MORE

    Beautiful course and so much fun! Whole city comes out to support and participate. The medal is great, the course is very flat, and it’s down one of the prettiest streets in Richmond.

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    CJFarmer REPEAT RUNNER '23

    The crowd is very supportive; race is well organized; the course is beautiful. Run with friends, it makes the miles slip by. The swag was excellent; the t-shirt was nice … MORE

    The crowd is very supportive; race is well organized; the course is beautiful. Run with friends, it makes the miles slip by.
    The swag was excellent; the t-shirt was nice quality and I liked this year’s medal.
    The after party in Monroe park was fun and the snacks were welcome.

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    akimmktg REPEAT RUNNER '23

    The organizers run a wonderful event, with plenty of volunteers, race course musicians and performers, fun elements like the dress up and run contest. It's relatively flat, tho' with the … MORE

    The organizers run a wonderful event, with plenty of volunteers, race course musicians and performers, fun elements like the dress up and run contest. It’s relatively flat, tho’ with the crowd, may not be a race for a PR.

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    therinburnham REPEAT RUNNER '23

    I look forward to the 10k every year! There’s always something to look at while running (or walking!). Tons of cheer stations, bands and DJs. Plenty of water stations and … MORE

    I look forward to the 10k every year! There’s always something to look at while running (or walking!). Tons of cheer stations, bands and DJs. Plenty of water stations and minimal elevation. Be careful with the cobblestone areas, but otherwise just have fun!!

    There are a lot of people that do this race (almost 15k in 2023!) so there is quite a bit of congestion, even with staggered wave times. A lot of people do not know proper race etiquette and will walk in the way of runners on the left.

    The only complaint I have is packet pickup at RIR. It’s not at a central location, parking/driving in is a nightmare (traffic even at 11am on Friday pickup) and you have to literally walk a mile to get your packet. It really needs to go back to Arthur Ashe or the Diamond

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