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Seeded Waves & Sub 40 Club

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What are Seeded Waves?

The first 12 waves are reserved for runners who finish faster than 63 minutes and require proof of time when you register.

Event personnel will be positioned at the starting line on race morning to enforce that participants are starting in their correct wave.

For information about non-seeded waves for runners, joggers and walkers finishing in 63 minutes or over, click here.

Proof of Qualification

Proof of qualification is required to run in any of the seeded waves. You may use the following items as proof of time:

  • 2021 or 2022 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k finish time
  • Online results from any other race since January 1, 2021 (URL/Website Link to: finisher’s certificate, printed race result, website results, or a newspaper article)
  • Email/Mail/Fax – Attach a copy of your proof to a mail-in entry form. Proof must include the race name, date, your name and your time.
  • We can convert any race, from a 5k up to a marathon, using our 10k Time Conversion Chart.

No Proof of Time?

If you haven’t earned a seeded wave qualifying time prior to registering, it’s not too late! You can still do so by running a 5k (or longer) prior to April 22 and emailing us your time or bringing proof of a qualifying time with you to packet pick up.

Even if you don’t start in a seeded wave, you’ll still have plenty of room to run.

Sub :40 Club

Joining this Club is no easy feat! Run the 10k in 39:59 or better (that’s a 6:26 per mile pace) and bragging rights and exclusive commemorative swag will be yours at the finish! Need help lowering your time? Check out the Richmond Road Runners Club Advanced 10k Training Team.

 

Qualifying Questions?

Email 10kseededwaves@sportsbackers.org

Running with Others

  • If you want to be in the same start wave with others, you may do so as long as that wave has not reached its capacity.
  • If you want to run with a friend in a seeded (Sub 63-minute) wave, you both must supply proof of a qualifying time.
  • If you register with a group and want to be placed together, you all must select the slowest person’s wave.
  • If you want to run with a faster runner, make sure they are willing to start with you in a slower wave before you register.

Race Day Procedure

  1. Pin your bib to the front of your shirt, where it’s most visible. You must wear your bib to be admitted into the start corral.
  2. Report to the Start on Broad St. (for a map of the area, click here) – waves will extend from the Start Line (at Harrison) all the way back towards Belvidere St.
  3. Find the volunteer holding the sign with the letter corresponding to prefix on your bib. If your bib number is B1244, then look for the “Wave B” sign.
  4. The volunteer will walk your group into the start corral as your start time approaches.

Please note:

  • If you wish to start with someone who has a different predicted time, you may do so by dropping back to the slower person’s wave. No one may move up to a faster wave.
  • Chip timing records your exact start and finish time, so your results will accurately reflect the time it took you to run the race no matter which corral you start in.
  • Each wave will start promptly at its designated time. You are responsible for being on-time for the start of your wave.
  • Starting mats will be turned off immediately after the start of the final wave in order to reopen Broad Street, so latecomers are in danger of not receiving an accurate start time.

Wave Schedule (Subject to change)

 

Start Time Wave
8:30 a.m. Wave A: Seeded Runners – Sub 40:00
8:31 Wave B: Seeded Runners – 40:00 to 43:59
8:33 Racing Wheelchair Wave
8:34 Wave C: Seeded Runners – 44:00 to 47:59
8:35 Wave D: Seeded Runners – 48:00 to 50:59
8:36 Wave E: Seeded Runners – 51:00 to 52:59
8:37 Wave F: Seeded Runners – 53:00 to 54:59
8:38 Wave G: Seeded Runners – 55:00 to 55:59
8:39 Wave H: Seeded Runners – 56:00 to 57:59
8:40 Wave J: Seeded Runners – 58:00 to 59:59
8:41 Wave K: Seeded Runners – 60:00 to 60:59
8:42 Wave L: Seeded Runners – 61:00 to 61:59
8:42 Wave M: Seeded Runners – 62:00 to 62:29
8:44 Wave NA: Runners – 63:00 – 65:59
8:48 Wave NB: Runners – 63:00 – 65:59
8:52 Wave NC: Runners – 63:00 – 65:59
8:56 Wave ND: Runners – 63:00 – 65:59
8:59 Wave PA: Runners – 66:00 to 69:59
9:02 Wave PB: Runners – 66:00 to 69:59
9:05 Wave QA: Joggers – 70:00 to 74:59
9:09 Wave QB: Joggers – 70:00 to 74:59
9:12 Wave RA: Joggers – 75:00 to 89:59
9:16 Wave RB: Joggers – 75:00 to 89:59
9:19 Wave SA: Jog/Walk – 90 to 100 min.
9:23 Wave SB: Jog/Walk – 90 to 100 min.
9:26 Wave T: Walk/Jog – 100 to 110 min.
9:30 Wave U: Walkers – 110 min. or more
9:40 Start line closes

 

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