Thousands turn out for Monument Avenue 10K despite rain

Monument Avenue 10K

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands of runners and their supporters who turned out for the 20th Annual Monument Avenue 10K on Saturday morning.

Despite the weather, dozens of runners wore costumes, dressing up as characters such as the Flintstones, Forrest Gump and Back to the Future.

Philo Germano, 23, of Charlottesville, took first place with a time of 29:34, finishing ahead of Jack Bruce who came in at 30:08.

In the women’s race, Bethany Sachtleben, 27, of Fairfax, won her second Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k with a time of 32:39, followed by Shannon Malone at 32:42.

We’ve seen some interesting characters out on the course! We love the dedication to the Dress Up & Run contest! Thanks for making our course crazy! #ukrops10k

Posted by Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k on Saturday, April 13, 2019

Several road closures and “No Parking” zones are in effect for the Monument Avenue 10K until 3 p.m.

The event began at 8 a.m. with the Virginia 529 Kids Run, followed by the Monument Avenue 10K at 8:30 a.m.

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A road closure at North Laurel Street between West Franklin Street and Cathedral Place went into place on Thursday. Additional road closures went into effect early Friday morning.

Monument Avenue will be closed between Stuart Circle and Staples Mill Road during the race.

A portion of several main roads will also be closed during the event, including West Broad Street, West Grace Street, West Franklin Street and Lombardy Street.

(Source: Richmond Police Department)
(Source: Richmond Police Department) (NBC12)
(Source: Richmond Police Department)
(Source: Richmond Police Department) (NBC12)

Visit the Richmond Police Department website for a complete list of closures and “No Parking” zones.

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