After 413 days, J&A Racing welcomed runners back to the start line of a live event on January 30, 2021. A small field of 250 runners participated in the inaugural Sun Up to Sun Down Trail Race presented by Fruitive. While this event doesn’t compare to the thousands of runners typically welcomed to a race weekend in Virginia Beach, Virginia, it still provided the same sense of accomplishment to the ambitious few who tackled running a 5K every hour for 10 hours so they could earn the title of 50K finisher.
As we plan for the 2021 Fall race season, our highest priority is the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, spectators, community, and staff. At this time, we are optimistic that we will be able to come together as a running community and host a safe and fun in-person event.
Get ready to EXPERIENCE IT. We are runners. We are resilient. We stick together. We support each other. We hope you are ready to BRING IT to the 2021 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend.
We’ve all heard the song, and this year we reluctantly agree! There is no place like home for the holidays! Underneath this year’s Christmas tree, you can find all our virtual race gifts for you to enjoy between December 18 – 28, 2020.
Race weekend will have a different look in 2020. This year you can choose to chart your own course while granting a wish. Your participation in the 2020 Chartway Norfolk Harbor Race Weekend allows the We Promise Foundation to create a once in a lifetime, dream come true, experience for a child in need. Even though we can’t host an in-person event this year, we can still bring meaning to your miles while you a chart your own course.
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Our gang at J&A Racing includes Josh Wade, Director of Creative Design and Lymphoma survivor! To honor Josh and to support the amazing work of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Team in Training and their fight against blood cancers, a portion of all Champagne Gang 5K registration will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
While we hoped to host everyone this year, our highest priority will always be the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, spectators, community, and staff. The decision to shift our October events to home editions was made after working tirelessly with our state and local government, health officials, and race partners to explore all possibilities to host a safe event that includes the celebration we love.
Along with ADP and Bon Secours, J&A Racing looks forward to bringing the ADP Corporate 5K to your home office this Fall. Following current corporate culture, we are shifting our event to reflect the ongoing public health concerns brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Run Now (from home), Work Later (from home).
Because of participant registration, additional donations, and with the help of We Promise Foundation, Toby’s Dream Foundation was able to send Koby to the Hot Wheels Factory. This brave young man and his family got a behind-the-scenes experience, a private tour of the Hot Wheels garage, and he even worked with Hot Wheels’ talented designers to create his own super-cool Hot Wheels vehicle.
Introducing the J&A Racing Referral Program for the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon Weekend, Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K Weekend, Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon Weekend, and Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler. Invite your friends and family to join you on race day, and you’ll get rewarded. All you have to do is share your unique referral link via email & social media.