YMCA 10k Training Team

Training: March 27 - May 31 / Race: June 3-6

2020 Participants See Registration Links Below
Includes 10k Reg

2021 YMCA 10k Training Team

$55 Includes free entry into Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger
Includes 10k Reg + Finish 2 courses earn a medal & unique item

2021 YMCA 10k Training Team + 10k Challenge (complete both courses in-person)

$70 Includes free entry into Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger

Let's train together for RVA's 10k!

Whether you are excited to jumpstart your fitness journey or you are ready to up your game by adding some more intense workouts into your training schedule, the YMCA 10k Training Team is for you! You will train with motivational coaches & teammates every Saturday at one of five Y locations throughout the region. Our team of amazing coaches will be with you every step of the way to the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k finish line on June 3-6. Camaraderie, accountability, fun & so much more awaits! Don't delay—in order to best support participant safety, teams will be limited in size.


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2020 Participant Discount

$10 Discount is for 2020 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k, YMCA 10k Training Team, and One Mile Kids Run participants.

In order to receive the discount, you need to use the link below & your registration information must match your 2020 registration. 

*cannot be combined with any other coupons. Only one discount coupon can be used during registration

2020 Loyalty 10kTT Reg Link 2020 Loyalty 10k/Kids Run Reg Link

10k Training Team members will receive

  • Detailed interactive training guide with a 10-week schedule

  • Exclusive YMCA 10k Training Team shirt

  • Weekly email guidance from YMCA 10k Training Team Head Coach Suzen

  • Enthusiastic team coaches motivating you each week.

  • Entry into the June 3-6, 2021 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k!

2021 Training Locations

Downtown YMCA

Midlothian YMCA

Patrick Henry YMCA

Petersburg YMCA

Powhatan Community Center

Shady Grove YMCA

Virtual Training

Start Times

All teams will start at 7:00 AM

Per the government mandate*, the YMCA 10k training team will be broken into groups of 25 (including coaches) per location. Groups will be staggered in 15 minute intervals. Start times are as follows:

  • 7:00 AM – Intermediate
  • 7:15 AM – Novice
  • 7:30 AM – Walkers
  • 7:45 AM – Novice
  • 8:00 AM – Walkers

*Please note, this will be adjusted as needed.

Once you are placed at a location and start time, you will not be able to switch without written permission for YMCA 10k Training Team Head Coach Suzen Collins.

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Training Level

Novice & Walkers

You are excited to jumpstart or restart your fitness journey, you have been approved by a medical professional to participate in an exercise program & you have your eye on the prize- Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K presented by Kroger. This 10-week plan is designed to prepare you to complete the 10K, regardless of your speed. You have done minimal to light exercise. You want to have fun while getting out & moving!

Intermediate & Walkers

You have been walking or running routinely (approximately 9-12 miles a week comfortably outside) & you are ready to up your game & pace by adding some more intense workouts into your training schedule. This 10-week plan is designed to train you to race faster in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K presented by Kroger, regardless if you are walking or running.

Week 1 & 2 Schedule

Let’s Go, RVA! Sports Backers' mission is to inspire people from all corners of our community to live actively. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  dedicated to producing quality sporting events & programs that motivate residents & visitors to be more active, supporting youth running & fitness programs, & advocating for safe bike & pedestrian infrastructure. 

Due to COVID-19, we had to stop all in-person events & cancel all in-person programming in the Spring. But, our staff is hard at work bringing virtual & social distancing options to our region including virtual & outside fitness classes, virtual kids physical activity videos & classes, workout challenges, virtual events, &, most recently, socially distanced in-person events.

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Take action in the fight against cancer and help raise crucial funds for VCU Massey Cancer Center's life-saving mission! HOW TO MAKE YOUR MILES MATTER on June 3-6:

  1. Register at https://www.teammassey.org/masseychallenge21 
  2. Customize your fundraising page with photos and personal message and share with your network via email and social media
  3. Invite your friends, family, and coworkers to join you
  4. With $100 raised or donated, you receive the 2021 commemorative Team Massey technical shirt to wear on race day!

With your help, we will be one step closer to curing cancer.

Donate to Massey Massey Challenge

Kids Run RVA, an initiative of Sports Backers, motivates thousands of young people across our region to run & be active. We are committed to improving the health of our children by encouraging routine physical activity, critical to long-term growth & well-being. We provide free training opportunities for kids of all ages, abilities, & backgrounds & funding to support school-based clubs & events. For schools in low income communities, we can cover the cost of shoes, transportation, & entries to overcome barriers so ALL kids can participate. During COVID, we have offered online fitness classes & videos & hosted virtual fitness challenges. 

Donations are critical to our success. Each time a child laces up their shoes, you will be giving them a path to good health & fitness! 

Donate to KRRVA Kid Run RVA Website

Cancellation Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-deferrable even in the case of a race cancellation, postponement, event format changes, and/or if you are unable to participate. Race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another person. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number or timing chip to anyone else. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from future Sports Backers events, including the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k and VCU Health Richmond Marathon.

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