Running is exercise of choice for women

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Running has become the exercise of choice among women.

Research shows that in 1989, just over 900,000 women finished a race. In 2009, that number topped more than five million.

Researchers say the increase is due to several things, including the poor economy.

Many are joining running clubs for social reasons so they can run with friends and catch up, while still getting in a good workout.

And speaking of running, the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k is still months away, but registration is now open.

It's only $25 to sign up from now until December 31. Starting January 1, the price to run jumps up to $30.

If you want register, just visit