The 2nd Annual Yorktown Independence Day 8K Run held on the Tour Roads of the historic Yorktown Battlefield in
Yorktown, VA on Sunday morning, July 4, 2010. The race was part of the Annual Yorktown 4th of July festivities. The race event was organized
and directed by Happy Pace Races. The race itself was conducted and results were generated by the Peninsula Track Club. Conditions at race
time were excellent for this time of year, sunny anc clear with a slight breeze, temperatures in the 70s and moderate humidity.The 8K race course starts on the Tour Roads near the Route 17 overpass, heads in the direction of George Washington’s Headquarters, then follows
the Tour Road over the bridge crossing back over Route 17 before turning right onto a section of trails that return the runners to Surrender Field
and the finish of the 8K.401 runners entered the 8K (down from 470 in 2009) with 369 runners completing the 8K (down from 439 in 2009) within the one and a half hour time limit.John Piggott, 45 of Williamsburg, VA was first overall male with a time of 27:45 (5:35 per mile pace) followed by Brian Heidt, 33 if Silver Springs, MD in 28:02 and Jack Little, 16 of Yorktown,VA with a time of
For the women, Arlyne Spalla, 41 of Yorktown improved on her 3rd place finish in 2009 to come in as 1st overall Female with a time of 32:53 (6:37 per mile pace). 2nd Woman was Elizabeth Ransom, 37 of Toano, VA in 35:18 and 3rd was Kelly Hunsecker, 25 of Germantown, MD with a time of 35:22
The Yorktown Independence Day 8K is the sixth race in the 12 race Peninsula Track Club Grand Prix Series.
The 8K course has been measured accuratly, but is not USATF certified at this time. The course was followed correctly by the runners.