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Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k, Richmond Raceway partner for Ultimate RVA Race Day sweepstakes

RICHMOND, VA – Richmond Raceway (Richmond) announces a partnership with Sports Backers and the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger to bring fans the Ultimate RVA Race Day sweepstakes. The TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race and Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger are both on Saturday, April 13. From the morning 10k road race to watching NASCAR’s best compete “under the lights,” fans of both kinds of racing will have the opportunity to experience a race day like no other in Richmond, Va.

“The Toyota Spring Race Weekend and Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger brings out residents and tourists to the Richmond region,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “With our races being on the same day, this Ultimate RVA Race Day sweepstakes will encourage even more people to enjoy the best of racing in RVA on Saturday, April 13.”

Richmond and Sports Backers have partnered for the Ultimate RVA Race Day sweepstakes to bring NASCAR fans and running enthusiasts together. From January 23 through March 15, fans can enter to win by visiting richmondraceway.com/rvaraceday. The winning package includes race day experiences and items for both RVA race events.

Richmond Raceway will provide:

  • Two (2) Tickets to the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 on Saturday, April 13
  • Two (2) DC Solar FanGrounds Passes for Saturday, April 13
  • One (1) Preferred Parking Pass for Saturday, April 13
  • Two (2) Richmond Raceway T-Shirts

Sports Backers and the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger will provide:

  • Two (2) Registrations to the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger
  • Two (2) Technical T-Shirt Upgrades
  • One (1) Pre-Paid Reserved Parking Spot near the Start Line
  • $50 Gift Card to the Sports Backers Store
  • $50 Gift Card to Kroger
  • $50 Gift Card to Fleet Feet

The Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger is celebrating its 20th running this year. As the fourth-largest 10k road race in the United States, the event recently received national recognition in Runner’s World magazine’s list of 70 American Road Races Every Runner Should Finish as well as BibRave’s list of the Top 10k Events in the Country.

“We are excited to partner with Richmond Raceway for the Ultimate RVA Race Day package to bring even more fun and excitement to the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger,” said Meghan Keogh, Event Director for Sports Backers and the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k. “As we celebrate the 20th running of the 10k in 2019, this will be another great way to add to the festivities for participants and offer a unique way to enjoy two of Richmond’s biggest events.”

The Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger is organized by Sports Backers, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and creating active living opportunities for residents and visitors alike. The event also includes the Virginia529 Kids Run, a youth running event for kids age 5-12. Registration for both is open at sportsbackers.org.

The TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race concludes the Toyota Spring Race Weekend at Richmond on April 12-13. The return of NASCAR’s best to Richmond will mark the spring debut of the DC Solar FanGrounds, which brings fans closer than ever to their favorite sport. New attractions in the modernized infield include fan-viewing walkways in the Monster Energy Series garages, the Markel Entertainment Plaza, M&M’s Neighborhood, Virginia Tourism Visitor Center, Eternal Fan Pedestrian Tunnel and Fan Memories program, and Gatorade Victory Lane, which provides fans the opportunity to be a part of the post-race celebrations. To learn more, visit richmondraceway.com/fangrounds.

For more about the Ultimate RVA Race Day sweepstakes, visit richmondraceway.com/rvaraceday. To register for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger, visit sportsbackers.org. To purchase tickets and learn more about Richmond Raceway, visit richmondraceway.com.

Richmond Raceway 2019 NASCAR Season

The 2019 NASCAR season at Richmond returns “under the lights” for both race weekends hosting the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) at America’s Premier Short Track.

The Toyota Spring Race Weekend will bring NASCAR’s best to Richmond for the ToyotaCare 250 NXS Dash4Cash race and TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy Series race on April 12-13.

Richmond’s Fall Playoff Race Weekend will start the NXS Playoffs with the Go Bowling 250 playoff race and host the second race of the Monster Energy Series Playoffs with the Federated Auto Parts 400 playoff race on Sept. 20-21.

Tickets for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 12-13 and Fall Playoff Race Weekend on Sept. 20-21 are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.

The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) will run the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic on Saturday, March 30 at Richmond. The PASS Super Late Models will headline the day with feature events for Tour-Type Modifieds, MASS Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models. To learn more, visit proallstarseries.com.

Stay connected to Richmond Raceway on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube, and by downloading the Richmond Raceway mobile app for Apple or Android.

About Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, on a ¾-mile D-shaped oval. Richmond Raceway is a regional leader for events including sports, live music and consumer trade shows. The Richmond Raceway Complex’s 1,100 plus acre multipurpose facility hosts more than 200 live events annually including concerts with top national recording artists at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! To learn more, visit richmondraceway.com, richmondracewaycomplex.com, or vaculive.com.

About Sports Backers

With a key message of Let’s Go, RVA, the mission of Sports Backers is to inspire people from all corners of our community to live actively. A non-profit organization, Sports Backers is dedicated to producing nationally recognized quality sporting events and programs that motivate residents and visitors alike to be more active, supporting youth running and fitness programs, and advocating for safe and connected networks of bike and pedestrian infrastructure. Learn more at sportsbackers.org.