ANA ESTRADA | C-VILLE-athon Streakers
My name is Ana Estrada and I'm a graduate student at UVA. I moved to Charlottesville in 2013, and I've loved taking part in the running culture here. After a several year hiatus, I decided to start running again in 2015. I found the C-VILLE-athon while looking for local races and decided to try to complete it as a way to get back into running. It was such a wonderful decision! The variety of races in the series is great, and running them has allowed me to get to know Charlottesville and the surrounding areas so much better. My favorite race is the Pepsi 10K benefiting the Special Olympics. I love getting to run with the kids we're fundraising for and getting to see the community come together. Plus, the course and scenery are great! Since completing my first C-VILLE-athon, I've built up to running half-marathons. I've run 4 in the last three years, in three different cities. I highly recommend the C-VILLE-athon to both experienced runners wanting to get to know Charlottesville better and connecting with the community and to beginner runners as a great way to get into running and supporting great causes.