Being a runner in Charlottesville is not very unique. There are at least three major running stores in town, and when it is half the size of little old Gainesville, that should say something. The Ten Miler each Spring is a great community event and highly popular. 2,200 people competed in the 2009 race and the course takes you through UVA
I finished the race with a 7:22 pace in just about an hour and fifteen minutes. That ended up being pretty close to the pace I would eventually run in the Shamrock Marathon a year later in 2008. Also running that day was Patrick Dillon, one year ahead of me at UVA, Dr. Densmore from Heme-Onc, Dr. Robbins from Pulmonary, and a handful of other faculty and staff from UVA.
Editorial note: My wife pointed out that I referred to UVA's campus, which does not exist. The race, in fact, goes through the UVA grounds. My apologies to Mr. Jefferson's neighbors.