Visitors to Richmond, Virginia can enjoy sporting events and attractions including running, baseball, and NASCAR racing. Luxury bed and breakfast Maury Place at Monument offers lodging convenient to Richmond's sporting events, and is located along the race courses of our city's two premier running events.
The Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K runs each Spring along Monument Avenue. The Monument Avenue 10k has been named one of the best running races in the country by USA Today. Richmond's 10k is the 10th largest running event of any distance in the US, and the 26th largest in the world. The 10k ran in April in 2011, setting records with over 33,000 finishing the race, and the 2012 event will run March 31, 2012.Maury Place at Monument overlooks the race course, being located just before mile two of the outgoing portion of the course, and between miles four and five of the incoming leg of the race.
The Richmond Marathon runs each year in the fall, passing in front of Maury Place at Monument just before mile three of the course. The Richmond Marathon has been called "America's Friendliest Marathon" by Runner's World Magazine, with a beautiful race course winding through the most scenic parts of the city. The event features a half marathon and 8k as well as the marathon. The Richmond Marathon is a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. The 2011 Richmond Marathon runs Saturday November 12th.
2015 UCI World Road Cycling Championship: Richmond has been chosen as host city for the world's premier cycling event. The championship features 12 races, including team events in which participants race for their country, as in the Olympics. Richmond has a rich history of cycling competitions, having hosted the Tour of America, the Tour de Trump, the Tour DuPont and the CapTech Classic. The organization Richmond 2015 is organizing this extraordinary event.
OTHER SPORTS ATTRACTIONS
NASCAR: The Richmond International Raceway hosts NASCAR races in the spring and fall each year. The Raceway is a 3/4 mile track hosting the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series, and is one of the few racetracks to run all of its races under the lights. This is one of America's oldest tracks, with auto racing on a dirt track beginning in 1946, two years before the founding of NASCAR.
BASEBALL: Our city is home to the Richmond Flying Squirrels, a AA League affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. The Squirrels play at The Diamond stadium, located just one mile from Maury Place at Monument.
Richmond has many other sports events and activities including biking, tennis, river rafting, and more. Full information on Richmond sporting activities can be found at the Richmond Sports Backers Website.