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J&A Racing Foundation Supports Local Nonprofits for Earth Day

Earth Day is a peaceful day once a year to celebrate and give back to the environment we live in. This year for Earth Day, the J&A Racing Foundation put our runners to the test. For each $5 off Earth Day discount code used during race registration over the weekend, the J&A Racing Foundation pledged to make a $5 donation back to the community for the benefit of Lynnhaven River NOW and Friends of First Landing State Park. Now that the results are in, we are proud to announce the J&A Racing Foundation has contributed over $800 in donations to Lynnhaven River NOW AND Friends of First Landing State Park! That’s 170 motivated runners that used the Earth Day discount code in just two days! We are so thankful to have so many motivated runners in our community that want to help give back to the Hampton Roads area!

SPORTSEVENTS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES CRAWLIN’ CRAB WEEKEND AS A SPORTS EVENT TO WATCH IN 2017

J&A Racing, a world-class race management company based in Virginia Beach is pleased to announce that the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Kilometer presented by Bon Secours In Motion has been recognized as a Sports Event to Watch in 2017 by SportsEvents Magazine. This exciting event features flat, fast courses, which take runners through historic downtown Hampton, into beautiful old neighborhoods, and along the majestic Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads Harbor. To add to the excitement, DJs and radio stations provide entertainment along the courses, escorting participants to an energetic finish, with a Craft Brew Fest waiting for them as they cross the finish line. All race participants receive commemorative swag, including a unique finisher’s medal, a commemorative shirt and an awesome finisher item.

The Outdoor Craft Brew Fest features live music, craft brews and Kickin’ Corn & Crab Chowder provided by Baker’s Crust. The weekend also features a two-day Sports & Fitness Expo at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, which includes sports retailers, sports performance services, and other exciting vendors.

Sports event professionals were asked to nominate sports events that they believe made a memorable impression and earned the right to be a Sports Event to Watch in 2017. Nominations were received from readers throughout the year, and the top picks were selected based on results from an online voting system.

“With thousands of sporting events across the nation each year, it takes something special to stand out, said John Rezell, SportsEvents executive editors. “These events have shown they deserve to be honored for setting a high standard.”

“The City of Hampton is extremely excited to welcome the return of the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon, 5K, Kids Kilometer & Shell Yeah Challenge, October 6-8, 2017,” said Hampton City Mayor Donnie Tuck. “We deeply value our partnership with J&A Racing, one of the top race management companies in the country, and are looking forward to hosting the Crawlin’ Crab for many years to come.”

“We are thrilled to have Crawlin’ Crab selected as a Sports Event to Watch in 2017,” said J&A Racing co-owner, Amy Frostick. “We have enjoyed working with the city of Hampton to help showcase their beautiful city, and we are excited to see this young race already gain national recognition. We look forward to seeing Crawlin’ Crab continue to grow!”

 

USATF Master’s 8k National Championship Coming to VB

The 45 th running of the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend is honored to host the USATF Master’s 8k National Championship in conjunction with the TowneBank Shamrock 8k on Saturday, March 18th in Virginia Beach. Runners will experience a flat, fast and scenic course along the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront and recover at a huge finish line celebration that features live entertainment, ice-cold Yuengling beer and much more!

“We are very excited that some of the nations top master’s runners will be coming to Virginia Beach to compete in the USATF’s Master’s 8k National Championship at the TowneBank 8k during the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon weekend. We are confident that the athletes will enjoy the fast, energetic, and scenic course and we look forward to everyone celebrating St. Patty’s Day weekend, Shamrock style.”

Jerry Frostick, Race Director

World Record for Largest Santa Run Broken in Virginia Beach

On December 17, 2016, 5025 participants donned in 5-piece Santa suits broke the World Record for Largest Santa Run during the Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler presented by Bon Secours In Motion in Virginia Beach. J&A Racing, a world-class race management company based in Virginia set out on this mission to make history and beat the current record holder in Ireland with 4,961 Santa’s, by providing a 5-piece Santa suit to all participants. The event had 5,700 registered participants, and 5,025 finished in Santa suits. In order to count toward breaking the world record, they had to be wearing all five pieces: red pants, a red jacket, hat, black belt, and white beard.

“It was so incredible to watch our awesome running and fitness community come together to support this fun and festive event, and make history right here in Virginia Beach, “ said Jerry Frostick, Race Director and owner of J&A Racing. “ Huge thanks and congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2016 Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler presented by Bon Secours In Motion and helped us break the Guinness Book of World Records for Largest Santa Run!”

“I loved seeing all of the Santa’s in Virginia Beach, said Mayor of Virginia Beach, Will Sessoms. “It is great to know that a world record was set in the greatest city on the world. The folks at J&A Racing really know how to create a spectacular run, and I look forward to participating in 2017.”

New VIP Experience

You have logged the miles, you have done the work, so now is the time to enjoy the run!  Let us remove some of the common stresses from race morning with the Blue Moon Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and Chartway 5K VIP Experience!  Whether it is lines for the porta-potty or a warm place to celebrate your finish, the  VIP Experience has been designed to alleviate the pre-race and post-race jitters.  There are a limited number of tickets available for the Blue Moon Norfolk Half Marathon and Chartway 5K VIP Experience, so register today before tickets are gone.

Have friends and family coming to cheer you on?  Don’t forget to purchase Blue Moon Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and Chartway 5K VIP Experience tickets for them too, as access to the VIP Experience is limited to VIP Experience ticket holders.

Click here for more information or to register now.

Get Ready to Be Spooked!

This weekend thousands of runners and walkers dressed in costume will take to the streets of the Virginia Beach oceanfront at Hampton Roads’ largest Halloween race and party, the Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile presented by Bon Secours In Motion. Participants are encouraged to have fun, be creative, and dress up for the Halloween season. The 10k course takes you along the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront and will feature live Thriller dancers and other spooky surprises. Celebrate your finish at a huge post-race party on the beach with plenty of blue moon beer, live music and post race food. www.wicked10k.com

 

Congrats to all of Our 2016 Crawlin’ Crabs

J&A Racing held the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon, 5K, Kids Kilometer and Craft Brew Fest presented by Bon Secours In Motion in Hampton, Virginia on October 1-2. The event had close to 3,000 participants for the whole weekend.

J&A Racing events are known for their fun, festive, and family oriented atmosphere. The weekend included three separate races: Half Marathon, 5K and 1K. Several participants took on the Shell Yeah! Challenge where they participated in both the 5K and Half Marathon, earning them a total of 3 medals. The race weekend featured flat, fast courses, which ran through historic downtown Hampton, into beautiful old neighborhoods, and along the majestic Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads Harbor DJs, and radio stations provided entertainment on the courses. All Half Marathon and 5k participants received a unique medal, short sleeve technical shirt, access to the Craft Brew Fest and a finisher’s item. The outdoor Craft Brew Fest featured live music; craft brews; and Kickin’ Corn & Crab Chowder by Baker’s Crust. The weekend also featured a two-day Sports & Fitness Expo at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

Kick Off Fall with Us!

Join thousands of runners next week for a fun 5k or a Half Marathon on Runner’s World’s Perfect Half Marathon course. Take in all of the beautiful and historic sites that Hampton has to offer. Not to mention once you cross the finish line you can enjoy craft brews, live music and delicious Kickin’ Corn and Crab Chowder from Baker’s Crust. And wait until you see all of the swag.

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VBSPCA to benefit from August 10th VB 5k Series

Join J&A Racing for the 2016 Summer 5k Series at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. This event will take place at 8:00am every Wednesday, running for 8 weeks, to conclude on August 10th. The Start and Finish will be on the Boardwalk at 31st Street, and will showcase the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront!

A portion of proceeds for the August 10th event will go toward the Virginia Beach SPCA.  It is the mission of the Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (VBSPCA) to create a more humane and responsible community by decreasing our tolerance for cruelty while increasing our capacity for compassion.

Whether you are a seasoned runner, first time runner, need to burn some calories from vacation indulgences, or just want to have some fun in the sun – running one or all of the races in the series is for you. Registration for each 5K event will include a Boardwalk run, beach towel and commemorative medal!

Hope for Life to Benefit from August 3rd Virginia Beach Summer 5k Series

Join J&A Racing for the 2016 Summer 5k Series at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. This event will take place at 8:00am every Wednesday, running for 8 weeks, to conclude on August 10th. The Start and Finish will be on the Boardwalk at 31st Street, and will showcase the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront!

A portion of proceeds for the August 3rd event will go toward Hope for Life, a PRO-LIFE organization committed to the rescue and placement of abandoned, abused, neglected and left behind street animals. They are a private organization and they get no city or state funding and no grants. They operate solely on donations from people and businesses in our community.  Visit http://www.hopeforliferescue.com/ to learn more.

Whether you are a seasoned runner, first time runner, need to burn some calories from vacation indulgences, or just want to have some fun in the sun – running one or all of the races in the series is for you. Registration for each 5K event will include a Boardwalk run, beach towel and commemorative medal!