Ukrop's Monument 10K is by far one of my favorite races! The Richmond crowds NEVER disappoint. Despite the weather being cold, windy, rainy, and snowy in 2016 there were people still lining the streets to cheer the runners on.
The race runs along historic Monument Avenue in Richmond, VA. This street is absolutely gorgeous, lined with beautiful old homes, statues and on cobblestone/brick road at parts. There is a center median the whole race where there are bands, people, groups, and tons of support and lots of energy!
The weather is always really sketchy it seems, but it never really stops the thousands from running it! For a 10k race, it is HUGE!
The expo is pretty decent, especially for being a 10k! You get lots of free swag, which is always a plus. The tshirt is OK, I really wish they would switch to a technical shirt instead of cotton. But most don't wear the race shirt on race day anyway!
The race takes place in the city, so of course parking can be an issue. But many decks are open. Other than that, it's street parking and with the streets surrounding the race closed it can be difficult to find a spot.
The after party is ok (this is an alcohol free race), small area for lots of people, but loud music, food and fun. This race is a super family friendly race which makes it nice!
Overall, the race is very well put together, brings an enormous crowd & is tons of fun!