J&A Racing brings you the Coastal Virginia Running Series, a series of seven road races ranging from a 5K to a Marathon positioned in the beautiful Hampton Roads area. History and natural beauty are combined to make Hampton Roads the perfect destination for any runner. Explore our series below!
The Neighborhood Harvest Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon, 5K, Kids Kilometer and Craft Brew Fest
The Neighborhood Harvest Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon, 5K, Kids Kilometer and Craft Brew Fest presented by Bon Secours In Motion is a 2-day event that takes place in Hampton, Virginia on October 7-8, 2017. This fast and flat course will have all runners “crawling” past the beautiful waterfront in downtown Hampton, Virginia. Runners will make their way down the historic Chesapeake Avenue and back to the Hampton Convention Center for a crawlin’ fun time at the post-race party. All Half Marathon, 5K finishers will receive a unique medal, short sleeve technical shirt, access to the post-race party and a finisher’s item.
Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile
Run for your life!! J&A Racing brings you Hampton Roads’ largest Halloween race and party, the Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile presented by Bon Secours In Motion on Saturday, October 28th in Virginia Beach. 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.
Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon, We Promise Foundation 5K and Kids Mile
Add the dynamic and authentic urban waterfront of Coastal Virginia to your race destination list this year and join us in Norfolk, Virginia for the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon, We Promise Foundation 5K and Kids Mile presented by Bon Secours In Motion. This exciting 2-day event on November 18-19 offers flat and fast courses that take you through historic Downtown Norfolk, into unique and eclectic old neighborhoods and along our beautiful coastal waterfront. As you run you will encounter cheer stops, candy stops, a pie stop and other course surprises. The fun doesn’t stop there! Celebrate your finish at a huge finish line festival in Town Point Park with post race food, Blue Moon beer, live music and more!
Join J&A Racing and thousands of other Santa’s as we take to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk at Twilight in an attempt to make this the LARGEST SANTA RUN ON THE EAST COAST!
J&A Racing brings you the Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler presented by Bon Secours In Motion on December 16, 2017, a Twilight 5 Miler in Virginia Beach. All of our participants will receive a 5 piece Santa Suit and will set off into a nautical holiday wonderland of more than a million bright lights twinkling against the Atlantic ocean. The event is held at twilight along the boardwalk so runners can enjoy the “McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach” display, named by USA Today as one of the top ten best holiday light displays in the country!
All participants will receive awesome swag including the 5-piece Santa Suit a unique medal, a finisher’s item, free photos and more. Best of all, all participants are invited to the post-race party inside the Virginia Beach Convention Center featuring live music, brew from Samuel Adams and other goodies. As always, parking at the convention center is free.
Triple Jog Dare Holiday Challenge
We Triple Jog Dare you to give the gift of fitness to yourself this Holiday season starting with Halloween right through Thanksgiving, to just before Christmas. Commit yourself to staying in shape and logging those miles. Accepting this dare will earn you an extra special medal.
Triple Jog Dare Challenge participants will sign up and run/walk in the Anthem Wicked 10K, the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon, We Promise 5K or Get Nauti Challenge (both the 5K and Half Marathon), and the Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler and you’re automatically entered into the 2017 Triple Jog Dare Challenge. There is no separate registration, no Triple Jog Dare link, nothing extra needed on your end. Easy as that!
Yuengling Shamrock Marathon & Anthem Half Marathon and TowneBank Shamrock 8K
Come celebrate the “Luck of the Irish” as 30,000 runners from all 50 states and several other countries will lace up their sneakers, adorn themselves in green and take to the streets of Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 16-18, 2018. The annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, first held in 1973, has expanded to become a tradition for many — young and old, residents and non-residents, athletes and spectators. The three-day event features a Sports and Fitness Expo, races and challenges to accommodate all ages and skill levels ad a huge finish line celebration on the beach. Runners enjoy flat, fast and scenic courses along the beautiful oceanfront and recover at a huge finish line celebration that features live entertainment, ice-cold Yuengling beer and much more. With five events, there is a distance for everyone to choose from: the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon, TowneBank Shamrock 8K, Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile and the Leprechaun Dash. Runners who are looking for more of a challenge can participate in one of the three special challenges that the weekend offers. All challenge participants receive an additional challenger medal.
The Anthem Half Marathon was voted one of the best half marathons in the country by Runners World Magazine and sells out every year.
Big Blue 5K and 1K
J&A Racing has partnered with the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation (ODAF) to host the Big Blue 5K presented by Bon Secours In Motion. This Spring event takes place to help celebrate and kickoff the ODU Spring Football Game at Foreman Field at S.B Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, Virginia. The 5K will take runners and walkers through the ODU campus and have them finish in ODU’s state-of-the-art game day home of the football Monarchs, Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. Registered participants will celebrate their finish at a post race Tailgate Party immediately after the race.
Join J&A Racing for Hampton Roads’ largest outdoor office party in the beginning of May in Norfolk, Virginia! Held in beautiful Harbor Park, this exclusive event for Hampton Roads’ corporate community welcomes employees from all companies to form teams to participate in the J&A Racing Corporate 5K for friendly competition and camaraderie. Participants receive a t-shirt, a finisher medal, 1 beer (21+), and a free ticket the Norfolk Tides baseball game the following evening. Companies are encouraged to rent a team tent as a gathering spot on race day!