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Virginia 10 Miler 2021 Highlights

September 25, 2021
CONTACT: Jeff Fedorko, Race Director racedirector@virginia10miler.com     

LYNCHBURG, VA – Participants from 30 states and 2 countries enjoyed unseasonably cool temperatures in the lower 50s as they completed the 47th running of the Moore & Giles Virginia 10 Miler events.

There were 933 finishers in the 10 Miler, 754 in the 4+ Miler Run, and 485 in the 4+ Miler Walk. Additionally, 64 participants competed virtually. The event was supported by more than 900 volunteers representing area non-profits, colleges and universities, and civic organizations.

Elkanah Kibet (Colorado Springs, CO) was this year’s 10 Miler Champion with a time of 48:24. This is Kibet’s 2nd championship title, having won the race in 2011.  Making her 10 Miler debut, Sarah Naibei (Chapel Hill, NC), won the women’s race with a time of 55:56. Both Kibet and Naibei were crowned Road Runners Club of America Virginia State Champions with their performances.

This year saw the introduction of a new 4.4 mile course. Bryan Flynn (Mechanicsville, VA) ran a course record 22:46. Ann Mazur (Charlottesville, VA) won the female division with a course record performance of 26:31. This was the first time in the event’s history that all participants finished at E.C. Glass High School.

Opening ceremonies recognized our running community’s health-care heroes and their sacrifices during COVID-19 by designating Cherad Cloran, a registered nurse for 18+ years in the emergency department at Bedford Memorial Hospital and Cody Hughes a RN at Lynchburg General Hospital Emergency Room our official race starters.

The 48th running of the Moore & Giles Virginia 10 Miler will be held on September 24, 2022, with special “one-week” only pricing for the events beginning Monday, September 27th.

Since 1973, the mission of the Lynchburg Road Runners Club is to promote health and wellness in the Lynchburg community through the sport of running.

For additional information:   www.virginia10miler.com