As anyone in the Virginia area likely knows, the Charlottesville Ten Miler has become one of the most popular races in the Commonwealth. The event’s middle distance milage, calm urban setting, and challenging course all combine to create a great race for any level runner. This Saturday, March 21, join the crowd for a perfect spring run. Charlottesville 10 Miler

The Charlottesville Ten Miler, or C10M, follows a traditional course through the University of Virginia area and around the Downtown Mall. Racers will line up on Massie Road, beside the John Paul Jones Arena, and take to the University’s community streets. After circuiting the Downtown Mall, the race finishes right outside the UVA Track, where collegiate athletes will be running their first meet of the season. Grab some water, take a breather, and stick around to cheer on your fellow runners as you celebrate your own job well done!

The starting gun will sound bright and early at 7:15 a.m. Roads will remain closed for the race throughout the morning. There will be limited packet pick-up before the race on Saturday from 6:15 to 6:45 for out of town runners, but most participants should plan on heading to the John Paul Jones Arena on Friday evening from 5 to 8 to gather their race items. All participants will receive a special technical t-shirt (in both unisex and women’s cut!) in that packet, as well as a commemorative medal after the run.

Online registration will remain open through Wednesday, March 18. There will also be limited registration available during Friday evening’s packet pick-up session. Proceeds from the race benefit Hope House and Steps to Success, local programs to support family stability, safety, and health.

For a chance to explore a unique city, to enjoy a budding spring morning, and to get your blood pumping with an exciting group of local runners, get on board with the Charlottesville Ten Miler this weekend.