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“The Virginia 10 Miler is my favorite race of the year.



Since first running it in 2011, I come back each year and can't wait to be back this year! Besides getting challenged on the 'nice'

Dear Elite Runner,

hilly course, you will meet

On behalf of The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler race committee and our title sponsors, I would like to extend an offer to you to come (or return) and race the historic streets and hills of Lynchburg on September 29, 2018. I can assure you that you will enjoy the event and that you will be treated as a top-level

and be welcomed by great people, which for me feels like they are my family. I definitely recommend this race to others. The Virginia

runner. As an elite runner, you will receive free entry, lodging

10 Miler: great race,

with a host, a travel allowance (in many cases), and the

beautiful place and very

opportunity to compete for prize money. Celebrating its 45th Anniversary, The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler has a rich tradition of world and US elite runners competing against one another. Olympians, Gold Medalists

helpful, nice people!

Justyna Mudy-Mader [Former National champion at Shorter College. Best 10 Miler

and world record holders are amongst the elite athletes who

was 58:11 in 2011. A native of Poland,

have charged up Farm Basket hill to the finish. Many who run

she currently resides in Portland, OR

the 10 Miler run outstanding times in fall marathons, so I invite you to come and create new race history. If you are interested or have questions, please contact me. Sincerely,

Bret Boman Elite Runner Coordinator bret@virginia10miler.com 434-841-0554







and has a marathon PR of 2:42.]


 

OVERALL MALE & FEMALE

MALE TIME BONUSES

1st $1,500 • 2nd $800 • 3rd $700

Under 47:20 minutes • $1,000

4th $600 • 5th $500 • 6th $400

Under 48 minutes • $600

7th $300 • 8th $200 • 9th $150

Under 49 minutes • $400

10th $100

Under 50 minutes • $200 Under 51 minutes • $150

“Overall� cash award eligibility

Under 52 minutes • $100

(Male sub 57:00, Female sub 64:00)

FEMALE TIME BONUSES AMERICAN BONUS (Top US* Male and Female)

Under 54:20 minutes • $1,000

1st $500 • 2nd $300 • 3rd $200

Under 56 minutes • $400

4th $150 • 5th $100

Under 57 minutes • $200

*Must be a U.S. Citizen and run (Male sub 57:00, Female sub 64:00)

ADDITIONAL PRIZES Masters Male (40+) under 58:00 • 1st $250 • 2nd $150 • 3rd $100 First Master Female (40+) under 65:00 • 1st $250 • 2nd $150 • 3rd $100

Under 55 minutes • $600

Under 58 minutes • $150 Under 60 minutes • $100 Above time bonuses are not cumulative

COURSE RECORD BONUS (In addition to the $1,000 above) Set a New Course Record - $5,000 46:50 (Male Record) 53:47 (Female Record)

Masters Champion Male & Female (Age 40-49) • Pair of Brooks Shoes Grand Masters Champion Male & Female (Age 50+) • Pair of Brooks Shoes Seniors Champion Male & Female (Age 60+) • Pair of Brooks Shoes




    * The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler held its first race in 1974. The event’s growth over the years has been an exciting journey, as we have watched participants challenge themselves, families grow closer, the running community become stronger, and so many runners reach milestones they once only dreamed of. The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler has had the privilege of hosting many elite runners over the years, including Bill Rogers, Frank Shorter, Rod Dixon, and Joan Benoit Samuelson.











Jon Vitale • 49:13 Gail Hafley • 67:45

Bill Rodgers • 48:17 Deborah Snaggs • 64:48

Bill Rodgers • 47:48 Deborah Snaggs • 57:57

Bill Rodgers • 48:13 Kim Merritt • 58:11

Bill Rodgers • 48:33 Julie Shea • 57:01











Herb Lindsay • 47:02 Grete Waitz • 53:05

Rod Dixon • 46:51 Jacqueline Gareau • 55:41

Rod Dixon • 46:50 Anne Audain • 53:54

Jon Sinclair • 47:34 Maureen Custy • 56:19

Rod Dixon • 47:12 Jacqueline Gareau • 54:41











Gabriel Kamau • 46:59 Anne Audain • 53:47

Rob DeCastella • 46:52 Anne Audain • 54:05

Rob DeCastella • 47:49 Anne Audain • 55:02

Jon Sinclair • 47:19 Anne Audain • 54:56

Jon Sinclair • 48:09 Anne Hannam • 54:40











John Halversen • 47:53 Diane Brewer • 55:52

John Halversen • 47:40 Kellie Kathey • 54:39

Jon Sinclair • 48:19 Anne Audain • 55:28

John Halversen • 48:22 Julie Burtener • 66:39

Jon Sinclair • 50:14 Libby Johnson • 60:17











Matt Richards • 54:25 Leslie Minnix-Wolfe • 62:09

Martin Mondragon • 50:49 Mark Coogan • 50:55 Elizabeth Andrews • 63:28 Gwen Coogan • 60:41

Peter Githuka • 48:54 Vanlentina Egorova • 58:16

Daniel Kihara • 49:47 Joan Nesbit • 58:06











Peter Githuka • 47:11 Margaret Kagiri • 57:41

Peter Githuka • 47:32 Catherine Ndereba • 55:02

Patrick Nthiwa • 49:36 Tara Pointin • 60:09

Ronald Mogaka • 48:40 Tara Pointin • 58:58

Michael Mislay • 48:43 Naomi Wangui • 57:46











Henry Githuka • 51:21 Tara Pointin Wojciechowski • 59:04

Pete O’Brien • 57:51 Tara Pointin Wojciechowski • 59:30

Aaron Saft • 56:54 Katie Stuckey • 69:08

David Cheromei • 52:26 Tara Wojciechowski • 59:35

David Cheromei • 50:17 Joan Benoit Samuelson • 62:26











Julius Kogo • 48:40 Hellen Jemutai • 56:51

Benson Cheruiyot • 49:23 Renee High • 61:16

Elkanah Kibet • 49:47 Bekelech Bedada • 56:38

Julius Kogo • 47:48 Hellen Jemutai • 55:51

Julius Kogo • 47:34 Jane Murage • 55:38









Julius Kogo • 48:20 Lillian Maritta • 54:45

Kimutai Cheruiyot • 48:58 Susan Jerotich • 56:12

Paul Sugut • 47:14 Joan Aiyabei • 56:47

Benard Ngeno • 47:25 Biruktayit Degefa • 54:31







*Listed (in order): year, number of finishers, male overall winner, female overall winner


  

     

20,000

20 MEN

Benard Ngeno Chapel Hill, NC

15 WOMEN



 

     

 

 

Canada Ethiopia Eritrea Uganda Kenya United States

16,000

12,000

8,000

Morocco Russia Ukraine Poland Czech Republic

  

4,000

0

Biruktayit Degefa Lansing, MI

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Raleigh Distance Project Zapp Fitness Atlanta Track Club

2017

*Total prize money awarded includes place and time bonuses

COURSE RECORDS

Rod Dixon • 46:50 (1981) Anne Audain • 53:47 (1984)

SOCIAL MEDIA

 IN 2007, the Lynchburg Road Runners assumed stewardship of the Lynchburg community’s premier running event: The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler. This historic road running event has been organized since 1974. The Lynchburg Road Runners Club has been promoting fitness through the sport of running for over 30 years in the Lynchburg, Virginia community. Races, fun runs, a newsletter, and other local running events help achieve is open to people of all ages and abilities.

this

goal.

Membership

The club is a proud member of the Road Runners Club of America, a 501 c(3) organization.


“I had a great experience and

"The Virginia 10 Miler offers

would highly recommend the

an honest course to test

race to others. It is honestly

one's fitness and resolve to

the most relaxed about

cover the distance with a

logistics that I have ever been

goal in mind. The festive

to, allowing me to just focus

atmosphere surrounding the

on running fast.�

race offers both support and

Loring Crowley Elite Runner

inspiration."

2017 Champion Biruktayit Degefa 54:31

Joan Benoit Samuelson Elite Runner 2008 First Place Female

“I would like to thank you for the opportunity for my

“Everything went really well,

runners: Viktoriya Khapilina,

and we felt very warmly

UKR and Lyubov Denisova,

welcomed and extremely

RUS to participate in the 2013

well supported. The race

Virginia 10 Miler. Thank you

itself operated without a

for hosting our athletes and

hitch, and the post-race

the driver; your hospitality

activities were fun and very

and help was terrific. For such

well-coordinated.“

2017 Champion Benard Ngeno 47:25

a young athlete like Viktoriya, this racing experience was priceless.�

Owen Anderson Elite Coach

ELITE STANDARDS • Open Men: Sub 55 for 10 miles (sub 33:11 for 10k) • Master Men: Sub 59 (sub 35:36 for 10k)

Andrey Baranov

• Grand Master: Sub 62 (sub 37:24 for 10k)

Elite Coach

“Thanks, first of all, for wonderfully hosting us! I would like to commend the new changes that you have put in place. The prize money structure is great, and the elite runner host home we stayed in was excellent. I am

• Open Women: Sub 60 for 10 miles (sub 36:12 for 10k)

 

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• Master Women: Sub 64 (sub 38:37) • Grand Master Women: Sub 67 (sub 40:25)

ELITE ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS • Not be currently serving a suspension for use of a banned substance • Not have ever served a ban for use of performance enhancing drugs • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who have had 2 or more athletes receive such suspensions in the previous 4 years • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who ever served a ban for use of performance enhancing drugs during their own athletic career

coming back next year. Thanks again!�

• Agree to participate in the event’s race day drug testing program

Elkanah Kibet

Elite Runner, 2015 Runner Up     

• Provide proper documentation proving they are eligible for prize money (form W-9, W-8ECI or W-8BEN) • If you are interested or have questions, please contact bret@virginia10miler.com

      

The 2018 Genworth Virginia 10 Miler Elite Runner Guide  
The 2018 Genworth Virginia 10 Miler Elite Runner Guide