Thousands gear up to train together for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k

Posted at 10:57 PM, Jan 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-18 00:11:34-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K presented by MARTIN`S is fast approaching--it will take place on March 28.

And with just two months to go, runners are already pounding the pavement by taking part in a 10-week YMCA 10k Training Team program held at 19 YMCA locations across the Richmond area.

Organizers say it's a fun and social way for people to ready themselves to run or walk the 6.2-mile course.

If you haven't signed up, there’s still time to do so. The price to register is $35. However it goes up to $40 on Feb. 1. Non-YMCA members are encouraged to participate. You can register at