Adam George, right, of Washington, D.C., took first place in the 2023 Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon, finishing ahead of Roland Hakes of Irmo, S.C,. and Robert Mazzanti of Richmond. Mr.
George finished in a time of 2:24:18, while Mr. Hakes came in at 2:28:37, followed by Mr. Mazzanti in 2:29:44.
Bethany Sachtleben, above, was the first female to cross the finish line, followed by Ave Grosenheider and Rebecca McGavin. Sachtleben, of Broomfield, Co., finished in a time of 2:40:26, followed by Ms. Grosenheider, of Richmond, in 2:47:51, and McGavin, of Durham, N.C., in 2:51:20.
The 2024 Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16. A special $85 marathon entry fee, $75 half marathon entry fee, and $30 8k entry fee is available starting Sunday, Nov. 12, at 12 p.m.
continuing through Thursday, Nov. 16. For more information and and full results, please visit www.richmondmarathon.org.
Several Veterans Day ceremonies took place last week, including a Friday Nov. 10, program at the Virginia War Memorial. “Honoring All Who Served,” in the E. Bruce Heilman Amphitheater. included Dr. Clay Mountcastle, director of the Virginia War Memorial; Maj. Gen. James W. Ring, Adjutant General of Virginia; Gen. Daniel M. Gade, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Veteran Services; Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sear; David Contreras, home-schooled eighth-grader and essay contest winner, and Mia Ramos, 11th-grade essay contest winner.
Airman Basic Ke’Mya Whitlock, right, chats with U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran Jerry Welch before the Veterans Day Ceremony. Members of the U.S. Marine Corps stationed at Ft. Gregg-Adams, home of the Combined Arms Support Command, participate in the Veterans Day Ceremony.
Ornamental grass in The Fan
Several members and friends of Moore Street Missionary Baptist Church at 1408 W. Leigh St. attend the Nov. 11 unveiling of the Gordon Blaine Hancock Commonwealth of Virginia Historical Highway Marker at
the church. Dr. Hancock, co-founder of the Richmond Chapter of the Urban League, became the pastor of Moore Street in 1925. The same year he invented the term “Double Duty Dollar,” which meant that Black people should patronize Black-owned businesses to help build employment and instill a sense of independence in their communities.
Dr. Hancock, who also was a professor at Virginia Union University, was a leading spokesman for African-American equality in the generation before the Civil Rights Movement. In columns that he wrote for the Associated Negro Press, he advised his readers how to get by in tough times while still taking principled stands against segregation, according to Encyclopedia Virginia. His work with the Virginia Interracial Commission and the Southern Regional Council also suggested his willingness to be both outspoken and pragmatic in the midst of the fight against segregation — a fight, he wrote, that must be won “if the Negro is to survive.” Born in 1884, Dr. Hancock died in 1970.