Santa and his elves are busy at the North Pole. While they thought 2020 would be the year to spoil everyone who is naughty and nice, this year the to-do list includes working with health officials and local government. They are diligently working to adhere to all CDC Considerations for Events and Gatherings so we can host a safe event on December 19, 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.
J&A Racing looks forward to welcoming participants back to the 2021 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend. As we prepare for this event, we are committed to ensuring that our participants feel safe and secure when making a choice for their race schedule.
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.
“The MSP Design Group Big Blue 5K has become a cherished event, not only for the participants who get to experience running through the ODU campus, but also for our student-athletes and coaching staff who get to support and cheer them on. It is a highlight on our calendar every year, and we are so disappointed that we are not able to share this opportunity with everyone in person this spring,” said Jason Chandler, Old Dominion University. “Our coaches and student-athletes stand with our community in this uncertain time and look forward to joining everyone for the virtual run on April 25th, as we encourage everyone to stay active and healthy at home. We wish everyone a great virtual run and stay healthy and safe!”
At J&A Racing we think our races are the best. To prove we aren’t biased, we asked one of our runners to recap her experience on race day. Meet Melody — she ran her best race at the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon by helping a friend achieve her goals.