Community Run for Sedonia

Saturday, February 16, 2019


Murphy’s Irish Pub

On December 19th, Sedonia Triepel, a student at First Colonial High School, was involved in a serious car accident in Virginia Beach. She is an intelligent and creative young lady and an active member of the Legal Studies Academy. She runs Cross Country, rows with the Crew team, and vocalizes her passions through Debate and Forensics.

Let’s show Sedonia that the Hampton Roads running community is pulling for her, by coming together for a long run on the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend course.

There will be pace groups, water stops, a “special” mile honoring Sedonia and a guest appearance from the “Mayor of Running”, Bart Yasso! All levels welcome.

First Colonial High School will be accepting donations for Sedonia’s recovery at Murphy’s Irish Pub throughout the morning. 100% of the proceeds will go to Sedonia for medical expenses.
You can follow along with Sedonia’s recovery by visiting and posting your support through her Caring Bridge website: ”

New Pace Groups Times Offered for Boston Qualifier Hopefuls

The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, known for its fast and flat course, scenic views, and enthusiastic finish line, has always been a runner’s top choice to qualify for the Boston Marathon. In an effort to aid participants who aim to qualify for the 2020 Boston Marathon, J&A Racing today announced new pace group times for the 2019 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon. The move comes following this year’s change in Boston qualifying standards for 2020 and beyond.

For many years runners have chosen the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon as their Boston qualifier course of choice. J&A Racing partners with the Running Etc. Pace Team to help runners achieve their goals at this world class race with a hometown feel. The 2019 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon pace groups will feature times from 3:00 to 4:50 to align with the new Boston Marathon qualifying times, which are faster than in years past.


2019 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Pace Groups

3:00 4:05
3:10 4:20
3:20 4:35
3:35 4:50
3:50 5:00

“The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon is a great race to run if you’re hoping to toe the line at the Boston Marathon,” said Jerry Frostick, co-owner of J&A Racing. “Our goal is to make sure our races offer the best possible experience for participants of all abilities, and these updates to our pace teams will help our faster runners achieve their goals.”

Pace groups are also offered for participants of the Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon. Those pace group times range from 1:35 to 2:45.

The 47th annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend will take place March 15-17, 2019 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. For more information, visit

The sold-out 2018 Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon Weekend brings record setting numbers to Norfolk

November 19, 2018 – NORFOLK, VIRGINIA – Nearly 6,000 runners and walkers crossed the finish line of the sold-out Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon Weekend presented Bon Secours DePaul Orthopedics completing the half marathon, half marathon relay, 5K or kids mile.

“This was the 5th annual Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon, and it is exciting to see this race grow year after year. Being part of the holiday kick off weekend in Norfolk makes a great experience for all our runners,” said Jerry Frostick, co-owner of J&A Racing. “From watching every finisher cross the finish line to seeing Santa in the Grand Illumination Parade, this weekend reminds us all of the magic of believing.”

Roger Hopper of Norfolk, Virginia won the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon with a finish time of 1:14:01. The winner of the half marathon on the women’s side was Leia Lautzenheiser of Midlothian, Virginia. She broke the tape in 1:25:43.

“It was prefect today: great weather, the course was good, good competition. This was my first time running this race, and it was great. I love running through all the hot spots of Norfolk” said Roger Hopper.

After crossing the finish line, participants headed to a post-race party at Town Point Park to enjoy Blue Moon Beer, Refuel Stew from the Culinary Institute of Virginia and live music.

“Today was a celebration of the City of Norfolk. The course was absolutely amazing. It was flat. It was fast. There were lots of people cheering us on. I couldn’t have asked for a better day,” said Anne Furlow, Get Nauti Challenge participant.

Miles Over Malls

Join us in Celebrating Black Friday a New Way!

Choose Miles over Malls

Get out and celebrate fitness any way you’d like (run, walk, hike, bike, etc.), then document it use the hashtag #milesovermalls. We will pick our favorite picture for a free race entry to any J&A Racing single distance event.

Want to show off your commitment? Register for any open J&A Racing event on Black Friday and receive a free “Miles Over Malls” decal.

OUTSIDE’S Best Places to Work 2018

J&A Racing Recognized in OUTSIDE’S Best Places to Work 2018

Virginia Beach, Virginia (November 1, 2018) – J&A Racing has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2018. Winning companies provide great workplaces for employees and encourage a balance between work and enjoying life in the great outdoors, while also respecting the environment.

“We are honored to be selected by OUTSIDE as one of the top 50 best places to work. We believe in working hard, playing harder, having fun and making a difference in our community. Live, Love, Run,” said Amy Frostick, owner and race director, J&A Racing

“Companies from across the country entered a rigorous two-part survey process to make the winning list,” said Abigail Wise, online managing editor, OUTSIDE.  “Employees took part in a survey to measure personal experience, while The Best Companies Group evaluated each company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics.”

The winning companies are those that value productivity in combination with an active, eco-conscious lifestyle, for a fulfilling experience inside and outside the office. This is OUTSIDE’s eleventh year providing the Best Places to Work.

J&A Racing is a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With a portfolio of seven events and two training programs, J&A Racing’s mission is to promote and support healthy lifestyles and the sport of running through all stages of life. Since 2003 when J&A Racing Owners Amy and Jerry Frostick took over the Shamrock Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become one of the most popular running events in the country, growing from 3,000 participants to a record 30,000 in 2015. Additionally, J&A organizes the Anthem Wicked 10K, Old Point National Bank Monster Mile and Mini Monster 1K; the Big Blue 5K presented Bon Secours In Motion; the Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler; the Neighborhood Harvest Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K; the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and We Promise Foundation 5K; and the ADP Corporate 5K.

Click here to read the full article.

Norfolk Community Run

Norfolk Community Run

August 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Waterside District


Join J&A Racing for our free Community Run presented by Waterside District and make your miles matter on August 15th.

For 2018, the J&A Racing Foundation is focused on making running accessible to the Hampton Roads youth population. Our friends at the Waterside District will provide $10 gift cards to any runner who donates at least $10 to the J&A Racing Foundation. Cash, check or credit are all accepted.

Thanks to your contributions next week, J&A Racing will be able to provide free running shoes to Norfolk’s youth this Fall.

Meet us behind Waterside District at The Yard at 6:15PM! Run will start at 6:30PM!

2018 The Neighborhood Harvest Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon Weekend

October 6-7, 2018

Run, Crawl, Celebrate!

Come see for yourself why Runner’s World named The Neighborhood Harvest Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon presented by Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Orthopedics a must run Half Marathon! Are you looking for a flat and fast course? Do you love running by the water? Are you a craft beer lover? The Neighborhood Harvest Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon Weekend is the perfect place to run, crawl, and celebrate.

Enjoy 13.1 miles through the best of Hampton, Virginia. Our course will take you through the historic downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods set beside the Chesapeake Bay and the Hampton Roads Harbor. Enjoy live music, cheer zones, candy stops, and other surprises along the way.

Event Highlights

  • A race distance for everyone including a Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, 5K, and Kids 1K
  • Shell Yeah! Challenge – Run the 5K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday
  • Two Day Sports & Fitness Expo
  • Craft Brew Fest with Live Music
  • Kickin’ Crab and Corn Chowder from Baker’s Crust
  • Up to 4 Craft Beers included in your registration
  • Ten Virginia Craft Breweries at the Craft Brew Fest
  • Technical Race Shirts (male and female sizes)
  • Surprise Finisher Item
  • Bottle Opener Medal for all Finishers


J&A Racing Sidewalk Sale & Brunch

Our race season has come to an end, and we are cleaning house (or office and warehouse). Swing by HK on the Bay on Saturday, June 9th to shop our sidewalk sale. Stop by to stock up on your race day favorites. HK on the Bay will treat our shoppers to brunch specials and live entertainment. Come do some shopping and hang out with the J&A Racing Staff.

We will be selling past race items including finisher items, race shirts, race towels, race hats, and clearance store items.

Cash and Credit Card will be accepted.

Global Running Day

Join J&A Racing for Global Running Day on June 6, 2018, and make your miles matter! Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. It doesn’t matter how fast you run or how far you go—what’s important is that you take part.

Take Part | J&A Racing Fun Run

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Murphy’s Irish Pub

Have Fun | Music, Drinks and Food Specials after the Fun Run

Live Music
Murphy’s Irish Pub will have food and drink specials for all participants

Inspire Others | J&A Racing Foundation

For 2018, the J&A Racing Foundation is focused on making running accessible to the Hampton Road’s youth population. By partnering with Title I Schools in our community, we are committed to bringing all the benefits of running to our underserved youth. Our goal is to support 13 schools this year providing complimentary entries to the Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile, transportation to and from the race, and brand new running shoes for participants.

Premium Raffle Packages & Global Running Day Attire will be available at the event. All proceeds will benefit the J&A Racing Foundation and a scholarship for a Title I School in Hampton Roads.

Let’s move together, have fun together, and inspire our youth!

Corporate 5K presented by Bon Secours In Motion

May 23, 2018

Norfolk, Virginia

Join us for Hampton Roads’ Largest Outdoor Office Party!

Start and finish in the Norfolk Tide’s baseball stadium, Harbor Park, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. This exclusive event for the Hampton Roads corporate community welcomes employees of any company to form a team and participate in the J&A Racing Corporate 5K presented by Bon Secours In Motion for friendly competition and camaraderie.

Event Highlights

  • 5 weeks to 5K training plan provided to all Team Captains
  • Explore Downtown Norfolk and the Freemason Area on our 5K course
  • Race shirt for all participants
  • Medal for all Finishers
  • Post-Race Party for all participants with DJ and game zone
  • 2 Beers included in your registration (ages 21 and up)
  • Tent Rentals, Catering, and Kegs are available to all teams
  • You must be 16 or older to participate in this event.

Registration Options

  • Create a Company Team | Become a Team Captain for your company, and we’ll provide you with everything you need to recruit team members and train for race day!
  • Join a Company Team | Join your company’s existing team. As your company’s team captain to send you an email inviting you to join the team or search for your company team name during registration.
  • Join the Roc Solid Foundation Team | If your company doesn’t have a team or you are not affiliated with a company, you can join the Roc Solid Foundation team. Search for Roc Solid Foundation during registration. *No Fundraising Required*