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Virginia 10 Miler Celebrating 40 Years

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Runners laced up in Lynchburg Thursday evening to kick off the Virginia 10 Miler race.

This is the 40th anniversary of the event, and groups held a preview celebration to get folks into the marathon mood.

About 100 people turned out for the three-mile fun run.

The actual 10-mile race is set for Sept. 28.

New this year: a training program for anyone interested in running in the community.

Organizers say it's one of the oldest 10-mile road races in the United States.

We're told about 1,200 people finished the race last year, which brought in around $200,000 to the region.