Josue Fred’s determination and perspiration were clear as he soared like a superhero during this year’s Ukrops Monument Ave 10K presented by Kroger race on April 22.
Thmeaka Traylor, sporting a Jamaican Jerk Sauce outfit, joined hundreds of other fierce runners for this annual event.
The Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k is one of Richmond’s favorite spring traditions. Since 2000, people from throughout the Richmond region and beyond have gathered to share in the journey of crossing the 10k finish line.
Professional runner Keira D’Amato, 38, won the women’s division in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K on April 22 with a time of 32:47. In January 2022, the Midlothian mother broke the American women’s marathon world record in Houston with a time of 2:19:12. A month later, she placed eighth in the world running with Team USA in Oregon.
Robinson Snider, 24, of Wrightsville Beach, N.C., won the men’s division, coming in at 30:21. Snider has been a track and cross-country runner at NC State since 2021, and he also ran at the University of Mississippi. Thousands of runners from throughout the country participated in this year’s race.
Donna Huang of the City of Richmond Health Department shows Syncere Carter proper handwashing techniques April 22 during the Community Health Fair at Swansboro Elementary School in South Richmond.
A’maya Smith shows off her dance moves during a performance by the Sizzling Dolphins Dancers during the inaugural Swansboro Elementary School Health Fair on April 22. Family, friends, educators and local residents attended the Swansboro Elementary School Health Fair in South Richmond, which featured 70 health-related vendors, a petting zoo, entertainment, music and food.
Richmond City Council’s Stephanie Lynch, 5th District, joins in the fun and informative event.
Multiple construction projects are underway at the Virginia War Memorial Carillon in Richmond. In 2016, Elizabeth L. O’Leary of the Carillon Civic Association described the historic monument: Rising a lofty 240 feet in the heart of Richmond’s William Byrd Park stands the Virginia War Memorial Carillon — the Commonwealth’s official monument to the approximately 3,700 men and women from the state who died as a result of World War I. The Georgian-revival tower houses a massive musical instrument made up of 53 fixed bronze bells of varying sizes, still played today by a carillonneur who strikes a pedal keyboard just below the bell chamber. Dedicated on October 15, 1932 — 14 years after the end of the Great War — the Carillon opened amidst a swirl of patriotic fervor and controversy. Its original design, commissioned several years earlier by the Virginia General Assembly from celebrated Philadelphia architect Paul Cret, called for a sleek classicized temple. Shortly after ground breaking, a citizen’s committee waged a successful popular campaign to build a carillon instead. Building the more expensive “singing tower” — a brick encased steel frame that originally supported the heavy bells cast by John Taylor & Co. of Loughborough, England — required additional fundraising to achieve the final cost of $325,000.
Dandelion on North Side