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Folks gearing up for Saturday’s Monument Ave. 10K

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Be sure to watch CBS 6 and WTVR.com Saturday morning for complete coverage of the Monument Avenue 10K

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – We’re now less than 24 hours away from this year’s Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K, which is  expected to draw over 40,000 participants to Richmond.

BONUS: Click here for race schedule, parking and street closure info

Bart Yasso with Runner’s World, who will be part of CBS 6’s LIVE race coverage Saturday morning, dropped by the CBS 6 studios to chat about this year’s race with Cheryl Miller.

Yasso said the weather will be wonderful for the race this year since rains will have washed pollen away. The CBS 6 Storm Team says temps will be in the lower 50s at the start of the race and end up in the mid 60s. [Complete race day forecast here]

“This is one of the world-class events that goes on anywhere. It’s one of those big rites of spring 10K races. It’s one of the largest races in the country.”

Yasso offered this advice for folks  taking part.

“The biggest mistake every runner makes, even the lead runners: they just start out too quickly,” Yasso said. “You have to hold yourself back and keep in mind that you’re running 6.2 miles.

If you’re planning to watch the race, click here for parking info since some roads will be closed.

If you’re taking part in the race, be sure to forward this link to your friends and family: http://wtvr.com/live-streaming 

WTVR.com will stream all of CBS 6’s coverage, which kicks off at 6 a.m. and runs through 9:30 a.m.

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