Virginia Richmond (WRIC) – Thousands of runners from Richmond participated in the 41st Richmond Marathon, Half Marathon or 8K game.
Some people have a chance to reconnect with their friends, and others have the opportunity to raise money for a cause.
It was bright and early on Saturday morning. Thousands of people put their shoes on and packed their shoes.
Half Marathon finisher Kyle Yunaska said, "It was great." When I came here, I met college alumni. We were in East Carolina's track and cross-country teams. "
For some runners, Richmond's half-marathon started with a lofty goal.
"And then 12 years later, 13 years later," Yunaska said. "I never ran, I've never been close to the half marathon, so I did not even know I could finish it, and it just felt good, nice people, good time."
The training month leading up to 13.1 miles.
Yunaska said, "The bridge has begun to strengthen the last two hours." I came down the hill to the finish line. I was delighted to see it. "
Other people running a full marathon are personal.
"In 2003, I lost my son, Shel Groom, in a car accident in Raleigh, North Carolina," said Team Chris founder Mike Groom. "And next year my wife decided to go to the marathon."
Over the past 13 years, the Chris team has been represented in Richmond.
"We made a commemorative fund in his name," Every year we are collecting money to care for the needy and needy children. "
Cross the finish line for special purposes.
"It's humble," said the groom. "It's emotional. She is finally emotional, but she is finally emotional to Chris. "
Kenya's Boaz Kipyego won the Anthem Richmond marathon in 2018.
8 News Kristen Smith held the Half Marathon this year.