Despite wet weather thousands of runners participated in the Charlottesville Ten Miler race Saturday.

The 38th Annual Charlottesville Ten Miler was held Saturday morning.  The race started at 7:15. Runners took off in the pouring rain at University Hall, weaved through the University of Virginia and downtown Charlottesville and ended back at University Hall.

Runner Aubrey Mignone stated, "It's definitely a Charlottesville tradition to run the Ten Miler. It's a big challenge because it's ten miles of running and I was actually looking through the race materials and apparently it's widely known as one of the toughest urban courses for running a ten mile race."

Proceeds for the Charlottesville Ten Miler are going to the Senior Center, which fosters healthy aging in the Charlottesville community.