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!”


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.”

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.


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Corporate 5K
June 20, 2023

Big Blue 5K
August 12, 2023

Virginia Beach 10 Miler
September 2-3, 2023

Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon
October 7-8, 2023

Wicked 10K
October 27-28, 2023

Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon
November 18-19, 2023

Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler
December 15-16, 2023

Shamrock Marathon
March 15-17, 2024