Display results by year
Course records by age group
|Female 1-18||Mattie Webb||17||1:03:48||2011|
|Female 19-24||Lauretta Dezubay||24||1:00:17||2011|
|Female 25-29||Emily Dove||25||53:39||2013|
|Female 30-34||Emily Potter||31||1:01:06||2010|
|Female 35-39||NICOLA RATCLIFFE||35||1:01:48||2002|
|Female 40-44||Meg Crook||40||1:05:06||2015|
|Female 45-49||Andrea Wright||45||1:04:34||2007|
|Female 50-54||Andrea Wright||50||1:06:54||2012|
|Female 55-59||Nitakay Barlock||57||1:11:36||2013|
|Female 60-64||Lis R Villadsen||60||1:10:03||2000|
|Female 65-69||Dee Nelson||65||1:24:07||2009|
|Female 70-79||Dee Nelson||70||1:29:55||2014|
|Female 80-98||Jane Berkeley||80||2:32:20||2014|
|Male 1-18||Sean Keveren||18||54:11||2009|
|Male 19-24||Sean Keveren||24||48:39||2015|
|Male 25-29||Seth Hutchinson||27||50:57||2011|
|Male 30-34||Travis J Walter||30||51:30||2000|
|Male 35-39||Rob Cook||36||51:55||2008|
|Male 40-44||Everett Lott||41||54:13||2013|
|Male 45-49||BURKHARD SPIEKERMAN||45||58:30||2003|
|Male 50-54||Hernan Garbini||50||59:59||2012|
|Male 55-59||BILL REILLY||56||1:03:38||2004|
|Male 60-64||Robert Rappole||63||1:07:37||2012|
|Male 65-69||Robert Rappole||65||1:08:09||2014|
|Male 70-79||Cal Fowler||70||1:16:02||2009|
|Male 80-98||Wendell Golden||80||1:55:52||2006|
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The 10-miler started in 1976, and for the first eight years it was held at Camp Holiday Trails. In 1984 the race moved to the streets of Charlottesville. Each year the race donates thousands of dollars to a local charity. More details can be found on the race website.
At The Races
April 3, 2010
Charlottesville Ten Miler
Co-Race Directors Alice and Dan Wiggins scored another great Ten Miler as the 35th edition of Charlottesville's oldest footrace was one of the most successful in the illustrious history of this special community event. Over 2,300 folks crossed the finish line (a record 2,700 entered the event) and, thanks to good weather, the median time was the fastest in recent member (~90 minutes). This huge increase in the average speed of the competition is amazing considering that folks had to contend with the area's all-time snowiest winter! Charlie Hurt (2nd overall - 52:55) and Chris Post (3rd - 55:14) were the first CTC card carriers into the chutes and Louise Knudson (2nd overall 61:52) was the first CTC woman across the finish line.
Other CTC races of note: William Cox, Mark Robbins, Andrew Golden, Jack Delany, Beth Cottone, Michael Hanshew, Nicole Lee, Andrew Hersey, Deb Gilbert, Lise Willingham, Skip Mullaney, Jill Bascom, and Nancy Fraser.
Several members of the CTC's 10 Miler Training Program went beyond their goal times including Jennifer Hochrein, Christina Meyer, Tim Schneller, Wendy Passerell, Lindsey Baskette, Debbie Johnson, Laurie Pratt, Katy Hood, and Chloe Ball.
Longtime members Janet Posner (27th straight year) and Peter Hatch (23rd straight year) kept their 10 miler streaks alive. CTC member Jack Schmid was the oldest finisher (75) in the field.
All of the proceeds (thousands of dollars) were passed along to our area neighbors with hunger needs including the Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. CTC member Rick Kwiatkowski added to the donations as he ran and juggled the entire way. Having started in the back, he donated 10 cents to the cause for every runner he passed. 1,500 runners later and Rick owed $150 to the Food Bank.
1972 and 1976 Olympic Marathon medalist Frank Shorter was on hand to pass out the awards at the post-rae ceremony. Shorter was a guest at Dr. Wilder's annual Running Conference.
April 4, 2009
The winds of the previous night died down just before racetime and the 34th running of the Charlottesville Ten Miler went off under beautiful skies and a light breeze. The 2009 Ten Miler saw a record 2650 entrants, as well as a record 2230 finishers.
For 2009, the race directors once again inplemented something new, giving $100, $50, and $25 bonus cash to the top three fastest men and women in the open, 40-59, 60-79 and 80+ categories.
Charlie Hurt won the men?s race in 52:01. The repeat champion pulled away for a narrow victory after battling with Bob Thiele for the majority of the race.
Shannon Saunders was the women?s champion in a time of 1:01:39, holding off Mina Thorstenson and Melissa Rittenhouse for the win. Local favorite Beth Cottone finished fourth for the women in a time of 1:06:33.
In record setting action for the women, Dee Nelson of Gaithersburg, MD ran 1:24:07 to lop 12 minutes off the age-65 record formerly held by Nancy Fraser.
On the men?s side, 18 year old UVA harrier Sean Keveren set an ?age 18? and age group record with his third place time of 54:13. Musa Gwanzura set an ?age 37? record of 54:18 for fourth place overall.
CTC runners Skip Mullaney (1:15:51) and Cal Fowler (1:16:05) set age 69 and age 70 records, respectively, at this year?s Ten Miler. Cal, James Friery and Jim Cargile were all under John Bays? ?age 70? and age group record that was set in 1992.
This year?s race beneficiary is PACEM, a local organization that helps to provide food and shelter for the homeless, especially during the coldest months of the year. Through direct entry fee contributions, Ten Miler participants donated $1587 to the cause. The CTC also donated $1 per runner to PACEM for an additional donation of $2650. The race proceeds contribution to benefit PACEM is still to be determined, but based on the size and success of this year?s race it looks to be significant. Many thanks to PACEM, Madison House, our sponsors, and the many volunteers who helped on the race course!
The food bank raffle bested last year?s total of 1030 pounds of food by generating over 1600 pounds of packaged and canned goods for the Emergency Food Bank.
March 29, 2008
The 33rd edition of the area?s oldest footrace was the largest in race history as close to 2,600 folks participated in this popular spring rite of passage. The CTC has much to be proud of as Dan and Alice Wiggins and their committee organized a daddy of a race and the participants were doubly treated as the weather was perfect for racing. Many long time participants felt it was one of the best weather race days in history and, as the race?s unofficial ?historian?; I?d have to rank it in the top five weather days ever for this special race.
Longtime CTC family member Charlie Hurt, in his third attempt, scored the big one as he came from behind and took the lead at seven miles and never looked back. Hurt ran a P.R. 51:02 to out leg early front runner Rob Cook, who finished second in 51:55. Cook, who is 36 years old, ran several sub-five minute miles in the early going to establish a solid 20 second lead at four miles but the former Western standout threw in a few fast miles of his own in the second half of the race to establish his lead. Fellow Western and CTC teammate Chris Post was the next CTC racer into the chutes as his 56:49 earned him 9th place.
CTC members were all over the female top ten map with last year?s champ, Andrea Wright leading the charge in 3rd place (64:37). She was quickly followed by Eliza O?Connell (5th in 65:19), Nicola Ratcliffe (7th in 66:51), Sarah Trundle (8th in 68:58) and Kristen Keller (9th in 69:06). Several CTC members scored excellent efforts in their respective age groups keeping the ?locally grown? phrase alive and kicking. Holly Rich (1st, 18 & younger), Mike Stadnisky (5th, 25-29), Leisa Gonnella (4th, 35-39), Kerry Hendrix (1st, 40-44), Doug Bloor (1st, 40-44), Lee Coppock (3rd, 40-44), Rick Kwiatkowski (4th, 40-44), Christian Defries (1st, 45-49), Sophie Speidel (2nd, 45-49), Hernan Garbini (1st, 45-49), Joe Milby (3rd, 45-49), Bob Wilder (4th, 45-49), Peggy Mowbray (1st, 50-54), Mary Clare Smith (2nd, 50-54), Burkhard Spiekermann (1st, 50-54), Clark Jackson (3rd, 50-54), Shane MacIntyre (1st, 60-64), Skip Mullaney (1st, 65-69), Jim Cargile (2nd, 65-69), Nancy Fraser (1st, 70-79), Jack Schmid (1st, 70-79), Armand Zambardi (2nd, 70-79), and Wendell Golden (1st, 80+).
Other CTC times of note over what is arguably one of the toughest urban courses in the state were turned in by the following members: Jamie Collins, Bill Blodgett, Wendy Golden, Sheila Blackford, Andrew Zapanta, Missi Brown, Bess Tarkington, Mark Robbins, Jennifer Ackerman, Robin Truxel, Glen Anderson, Jerri Emm, Chris Hays, Rick Carpenter, Adam Slate, Bob Johnson, Paula Capobianco, Michah Hart, Lauren Hite, Sharon Balint and Lisa Kwiatkowski. This is just a brief list of those who had great races.
Once again, a sizable portion of the race proceeds were donated to a worthy area non-profit cause. This year the Wiggins? passed along donations to the fine folks at the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad, Madison House, and the Emergency Food Bank.
March 31, 2007
Thanks to the efforts of 2nd year race directors Alice and Dan Wiggins and a huge army of volunteers, the 32nd edition of the area?s oldest and most prestigious footrace was a huge success. That and what many described as the best Ten Miler weather in close to a decade helped to propel many of the participants to impressive times over this challenging urban course.
The CTC trio of Andrea Wright (64:36), Eliza O?Connell (64:38) and Beth Cottone (65:16) continued their dominance of area footraces as they led the rest of the women?s field across the finish line. Wright was the oldest women?s champion in race history and her sprint to the tape represented the closest finish ever as a scant two seconds separated the 45 year old from the 36 year old O?Connell. Amazingly, the top 4 women overall were 36 or older.
On the men?s side Charlie Hurt was the first club finisher into the chutes as he clocked an impressive 54:23 P.R. good enough for 4th overall (behind the closest men?s finish in race history). Many CTC members scored blue ribbons in their respective age groups including veteran Nancy Fraser, who accomplished a Ten Miler first as her time in the 70-79 age category would have also earned her a first in the men?s division. Her 1:39:33 also broke Louise Martin?s age group record, a record that has stood for over 20 years! Other CTC blue ribbon winners were Skip Mullaney (65-69; 73:01), Sarah Cargile (60-64, 98:04), Burkhard Spiekermann (45-49, 60:56), Amy Robbins (40-44, 72:34), Jason Buczyna (25-29, 58:03), Andrew Parkins (19-24, 58:08), Louise Dudley (65-69, 98:22), Armand Zambardi (70-79, 1:40:07) and Wendell Golden (80+, 1:57:21).
Several other club members fared well in placing high up in their respective age groups including Jenny Blair (7th, 25-29), Kate Owen (3rd, 30-34), Jennifer Ackerman (3rd, 45-49), Hernan Garbini (2nd, 45-49), Peggy Mowbray (3rd, 50-54), Kerry Hendrix (3rd, 40-44), Leisa Gonnella (2nd, 35-39), John Densmore (2nd, 35-39), Lee Coppock (3rd, 35-39), Cheryl Haakenson (2nd, 60-64), Jim Cargile (2nd 65-69), Don Brown (3rd, 55-59), Linda Scandore (2nd, 55-59), Roger Barron (2nd, 70-79), and Jack Schmid (3rd, 70-79).
A good percentage of the club either ran the race or helped as a volunteer and that?s what makes this one of the biggest club oriented events of the year. Thanks to their commitment the club was once again able to donate several thousand dollars to a worthy area charitable cause. This year the race passed along the brunt of their proceeds to Piedmont CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), yet another reason why so many CTC folks like supporting this very special annual event.
April 1, 2006
The 31st running of Charlottesville ?s oldest and largest footrace did battle with one of the hottest days in this popular event?s illustrious history. The warmest morning of 2006 greeted the runners, as temperatures were in the low sixties at the start and as the runners worked their way through the University grounds up Rugby to Grady, they quickly shot up to the 80 degree mark, making it the 3rd hottest race in history. This early spring heat blast took a toll on the racers as many wilted over the second half of the course. Many veterans remarked as they crossed the finish line that it was a grueling march back up Main Street and that last years rain deluge was actually easier to race in than this surprise attack heat. Feeling were accurate, as the median time saw its largest one year change in race history going from 89 minutes in 2005 to 93 minutes this year, making it the slowest race in history.
Despite the heat, first year Race Directors Alice and Dan Wiggins, coordinated a well orchestrated event from start to finish. The course, which remained auto free throughout the race, was lined with the largest army of volunteers in recent memory, thanks in great part to the efforts of Madison House, this year?s recipient of the race proceeds. The ?performance? shirts were a huge hit as were the large number of age group prizes.
And speaking of age group awards, many of our fellow members, in spite of the heat, scored impressive outings and took home the beautiful glass mugs. Beth Cottone (67:40) and Eliza O?Connell (68:52) finished 3rd and 5th overall and fellow members Marc Cucuzzella (55:23), Charlie Hurt (56:41) and David Miller (57:19) finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th overall on the men?s side. Other CTC age group award winners included Stephen Chester, Emily Bascom, Amy Ryan (1st), Kara Flavin, Kim Owen, Kristen Keller, Noelle Davis, Nicola Ratcliffe, Leisa Gonnella, Lauri Wilson, Kerry Hendrix, Chris Samley (1st), Rick Kwiatkowski, Val Lopez, Marit Gay, Burkhard Spiekermann (1st), Don Mathes, Molly Gerke, Linda Scandore (1st), Tom Demaio, Nancy Spekman, Connie Friend (1st), Susan Riddle, Mark Klalo (1st), Louise Dudley (1st), Nancy Fraser, Cal Fowler (1st), Skip Mullaney, Armand Zambardi (1st), Jack Schmid, and Wendell Golden (1st).
When taking a closer look at times, most agree that the heat handicapped folks finishes by anywhere from 2-8 minutes. In fact, the more experienced and in ?racing shape? you were the more the day seemed to affect the second half of your race, as the faster you went out the more you were punished by the furnace over the second half of the race. Still, one of the most inspiring races of the day was turned in by CTC member Ken Gerke, who completed his first Ten Miler in close to a decade. The 60 year old had been slowly rehabbing injuries from a near fatal injury (a tree had fallen on him) for the past several years and he successfully completed his first Ten Miler, running the whole way in under a 10 minute pace!
This event wouldn?t have been a success without the help of many volunteers including, Kobby Hoffman, Beth Cottone, Rebecca Stinett, Laurie Duxbury, Carol Finch, Downing Smith, Brandy Larson, Frances Hersey, Larry Phillips, Peggy Mowbray, Dan Monahan, Stephanie Passman, Marty Roddy, Dave Murphy, Kevin Cox, Pat smith, Ray Mishler, Michael Goldman, Richard Lion, Rebekka Sprouse, Vickie Marsh, Barb Nolley, Ian Rogol, Al Rogol, Joanne Rogol, Melinda, Sprinkel, Rebecca Stinnett, Charlie Sursa, Edye Banko, and many more.
Congratulation to the Wiggins, the CTC and all who helped make this one of the premier races in our Old Dominion!
April 2, 2005
Folks who ran or helped at this year?s 30th edition of the club?s oldest race will remember it for many years to come. Thanks to some of the heaviest rain in this race?s long and illustrious history, this year?s participants were soaked to the core within minutes after the starting gun was fired! The rain?s intensity pulsated throughout the event and many, especially newcomers, commented that it was the heaviest rain they had ever run in (let alone raced through)!
C.J. Woodburn, who directed her 4th and final Ten Miler, organized an impressive event. Thanks to the excellent help of her long-term race committee and some handy assistance from Co-Directors-in-training (Alice and Dan Wiggins), the race went off beautifully. Chip timing, a new addition, helped the finish area run smoother than ever before and most everybody thought the chips worked well.
Longtime CTC member Alec Lorenzoni, running in his first Ten Miler, gave the spectators a lot to talk about as he and fellow UVA student Colin Delaney ran together stride for stride almost the entire length of the course before Alec pulled away for a scant ten second victory. The twosome dueled for nine and three quarter miles before Lorenzoni surged ahead, which represented the farthest into the race the leaders had ever run side by side. At age 20, Lorenzoni became the youngest winner in the 30-year history of the event. CTC member and fellow Western Albemarle grad David Miller was fifth. CTC ace Andrea Wright, who finished 5th last year, improved her Ten Miler resume by placing in the runner-up position and clocking a 66:56 PR. Fellow member Beth Cottone finished 4th overall in 67:58.
Despite the incredible growth of this special event, the race has continued to retain its local flavor. This community feeling was reflected in the number of CTC members who scored in their respective age divisions. CTC Age Group Champions included Burkhard Spiekermann (45-49), Skip Mullaney (65-69), Kelsey Stafford (18-23), Jack Schmid (70-74), Lis Villadsen (65-69), Bev Hayden (60-64), and Bev McCoid (70-79). Of particular note is Villadsen, who has won more age group blue ribbons than any other runner in Ten Miler history.
Some other CTC times of note on this historic day full or rain were turned in by many numbers including Chris Post, Kevin O?Shea, Brian Bartholomew, Rick Kwiatkowski, Chris Sica, Andy Stafford, David Cooke, Mark Robbins, Jeff Stafford, Cal Fowler, Jeanmarie Bantz, Brian Campbell, Noelle Davis, Paul Humphreys, Mark Foley, Chuck Lascano, Dale Dudley, Jay McDonald, Trish Foley, Richard Moon, Ky Lindsay, Kevin Cox, Pete York, Angie McHugh, Linda Scandore, Patti Clevenson, Nancy Spekman, Cindy Craig, George Stone, Bonnie Wilfore, Jay Wildermann, Jennifer Bauerle, Rob Stewart, Murielle Kervizic, Amy Ballergen, Nancy Beliles, Sarah Cargile, Alice Fletcher, Mary Fowler, Av and Janet Posner to name just a few of our members.
Of particular note was longtime CTC member Jim Boyd?s performance. Boyd hasn?t missed a Ten Miler since we went to the city course way back in 1984. Boyd has persevered and has logged hundreds of race miles on this jewel course.
This year?s median time was the slowest in race history at 90 minutes thanks to the deluge of rain that hammered the runners throughout the race. There also was the fewest number of people to break 60 minutes in race history, as only five runners broke this elite barrier.
Longtime CTC member Jim Cargile?s run at this year?s special anniversary race served as an inspiration to all of us. Cargile, who has successfully beaten cancer in the past few months, ran the entire way with his wife Sarah. This race has been a big part of Cargile?s running life as he has hardly missed a year over the past two decades, so it was great to see him cross the line with a big smile on his face and a thumbs up for all of us who greeted him.
The Ten Miler was one of the first local races to pass along its proceeds to an area cause and it has inspired dozens of other events to do the same. In keeping with that special tradition, the event passed along several thousand dollars to The Free Clinic this year, bringing its 30-year total to over a quarter of a million dollars donated to local charitable causes!
Director Woodburn saved her best effort for last as she organized an excellent race in her final year at the helm. She was supported by several folks who have helped at this special event for many of its thirty years. Volunteers like Dave Lasch, Jim Downing, Carol Finch, Bob Wilder, and the Rogols (Al, Joanne, and Ian) have served as the backbone for this special CTC and community event and will most certainly be on hand to help the Wiggins? as they take the race into its 4th decade!
April 3, 2004
One of the best weather days for racing in the 29 year history of the area?s largest footrace greeted the participants for this year?s Charlottesville Ten Miler. And what perfect weather it was as many of the 1,600 finishers claimed P.R.s or their best time in years at the granddaddy of them all.
Third year race director C.J. Woodburn made the club proud as she, her race committee and hundreds of race day volunteers organized a splendid event for the Charlottesville Track Club. Several of the participants commented that it was the best run ten miler in recent memory and compliments for the CTC and its reputation for organizing well run events were overheard in the weeks following this special community event.
204 of the 1643 finishers came from the ranks of the CTC and many of our fellow members had excellent races, including several who scored blue ribbons in their respective age groups: Burkhard Spiekermann, Cal Fowler, Meryl Rutkowski, Beth Cottone, Christine Collins, Mary Napoleon, Lis Villadsen and Nancy Fraser all finished first in their age group.
Many of our members had excellent races including Scott Smith, Bev Hayden, Andrea Wright, Chris Post, Amy Ryan, Kate Driscoll, David Cooke, John Densmore, Leisa Gonnella, Kerry Hendrix, Susan Folger, Mary Clare Smith, Brian Campbell, Kevin O?Shea, Maritz Gay, Charlie Souter, Lauri Wilson, Jeff Stafford, Tony Jorge, Liz Olmstead, Lise Willingham, Molly Gerke, Gail Smith, Peggy Newcomb, Fred Sarver, Louis Dudley, Jennifer Ackerman, Ann Peery, Mark Foley, Bonnie Wilfore, Chuck Lascano, Chris Sica, Jeanine Wolanski, Sandy Derr, Bethany Coppock, Vince Nelson and Bob Stroh to name just a few of the dozens of CTC folks who scored impressive times over this tough and challenging course.
One of the biggest winners from this year?s edition of the club?s largest and oldest event was MACAA?s Head Start program, which was the recipient of the race?s proceeds. During Woodburn?s 3-year tenure, the race has been able to donate close to $70,000 to a variety of worthy local causes.
A special congratulations to Vickie Marsh, Beth Dierdorf, Paul Morrel, Wendell Golden, Nancy Beliles, Anna Castle, Michael Goldman and all the CTC training program captains and participants who successfully completed this challenging race. Dozens of the participants in the program were running in their first long distance race and they are to be commended for making it through a long winter of training and for finishing the ten miler in such great fashion. Way to go!