Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K to host 2023 Collegiate 10k Road Race National Championships
$3,500 Prize Purse Reserved for College Students
For Immediate Release
January 10, 2023 - RICHMOND, VA – The Collegiate Running Association announced today the 2023 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger will once again serve as host to the Collegiate 10K Road Race National Championships. Excluding COVID interruptions in 2020 and 2021, this will be the eighth consecutive year the best and brightest college students will turn their focus to Richmond as a destination for the annual event.
“We could not be more excited to be back in Richmond and partnered with the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K and Richmond Sports Backers,” said Collegiate Running Association co-founder Steve Taylor. “Since our founding as a non-profit organization we have been thankful and committed to this event and dedicated to helping it grow. The amazing opportunities for runners, both social and competitive, are what make this event so special. The city of Richmond has so much to offer, especially college students.”
The Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger is heading back to Monument Avenue after a two year hiatus due to COVID and it’s going to be better than ever. Year after year people from around the Richmond region and beyond gather to share in the journey of crossing the 10k finish line. This year, race day will be even sweeter as we return to the wave starts we know and love as college students from across the country converge on Richmond.
In 2023 the Collegiate Running Association will provide $3,500 in prize money specifically reserved for college students.
“There are so many people who make this event possible”, continued Taylor. “Our friends at Richmond Region Tourism and VisitRichmond are so supportive of our mission and help bring events, like ours, to the greater Richmond Region. We thank them also for their continued support.”
Thanks to the generous efforts of our friends at Kings Dominion and Richmond Region Tourism, we are excited to announce every college student entered into the 2023 Ukrops 10K/CRA 10K Championship before Tuesday, April 18 will receive a free 3-day admission pass AND free parking pass to Kings Dominion.
The entry list for the past several years has included future Olympians, national record holders, national champions, numerous U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifiers, current and former All-Americans, representatives from various college running clubs, and first-time 10k runners.
“We founded the Collegiate Running Association in 2013 in order to create new opportunities for all college students that enjoy running and active, healthy lifestyles,” said Collegiate Running Association co-founder Jon Molz. “Our vision includes elite runners, club runners, and social runners all converging at the same events. That vision has become a reality and the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k continues to be the perfect host for this championship.”
As the first road race in history with prize money reserved specifically for college students, the Collegiate Running Association 10k Championships have attracted a slew of highly decorated runners enrolled in college classes across the country as they battled for a prize money to help offset college costs. In 2023 the streets of Richmond will once again welcome the nation’s college students for an amazing view of the city. Whether you are looking for social or elite competitive opportunities, the 2023 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K will provide it all.
Register for the 2023 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K presented by Kroger here today.
Interested in other Collegiate Running Association Championship events? Go to our championships page.
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