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Charlottesville Ten Miler Donates $55,000 to Building Goodness Foundation

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Mark Lorenzoni, owner of Ragged Mountain Running Shop and member of the Ten Miler race committee, attends the ceremony. Mark Lorenzoni, owner of Ragged Mountain Running Shop and member of the Ten Miler race committee, attends the ceremony.
Members of BGF at Friday's ceremony. Members of BGF at Friday's ceremony.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A Charlottesville construction nonprofit now has thousands of extra dollars to build and repair businesses and homes in the community.

Friday afternoon, organizers from the Charlottesville Ten Miler presented the Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) with a check for $55,000. Organizers of the Ten Miler say they selected BGF because the organization will be using the money to help out more than 10 other Charlottesville nonprofits.

“This gift from the Charlottesville Ten Miler organization and from the race is going to allow us to do bricks and sticks,” said local projects manager Lauren McRaven. “It’s going to allow us to do project management and allow us to contribute to organizations that are doing excellent work.”

The Charlottesville Ten Miler was established in 1976 and has been run every year since. The race has grown from having 42 participants in its inaugural year to exceeding 2,000 runners in 2018. The race committee selects local nonprofits to donate proceeds of the race to.

This year, in addition to BGF, the Ten Miler also donated $1,250 to four secondary beneficiaries; City of Promise, International Neighbors, Charlottesville Municipal Band, and Living Free.

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