J & A Racing Youth Fitness Programs

J&A Racing is committed to youth fitness, both to promote a whole family active lifestyle, and to help combat childhood obesity.  The following is an overview of the youth fitness programs available throughout the year.

Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile

part of the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Elementary aged children in this program run or walk 25.2 miles from January to March, either in school or at home, and then run the “final mile” of their full marathon on Saturday of Shamrock Marathon Weekend.  Students are also encouraged to help other children through fundraising efforts to benefit the title sponsor, Operation Smile, a children’s charity which performs cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries around the world.

Final Mile

Big Blue Kids 1K

part of the Big Blue 5K

The 1K is a race for children 12 and under. Kids will make their way to a finish inside ODU’s state-of-the-art game day home of the football Monarchs, Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.

Big Blue Kids 1K

Virginia Beach 10 Miler Kids 1 Mile

The Chartway Kids Mile is a race for children ages 12 and under. It will end at the same boardwalk finish line that is crossed by our 5K and 10 Miler participants.

Virginia Beach Kids 1 Mile

Crawlin’ Crab Kids 1K

part of the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon Weekend

This one kilometer fun run starts and finishes at the same location as the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K. Kids can experience what it feels like to be part of race day as they cross the finish line of their own kid run.

Crawlin Crab Kids 1K

Monster Mile

Part of Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K Weekend

Kick off your Halloween weekend with a Friday night race. The Old Point National Bank Monster Mile presented by Bon Secours is a unique mile race. See how fast you can run in the ViBe District before you celebrate at the post-race celebration at The Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Monster Mile

Norfolk Harbor Kids Mile

part of the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon Weekend

Teach your child the love of running at an early age. The Norfolk Harbor Kids Mile is a race for children ages 12 and under. It will start and finish at the same start and finish line that is crossed by our Half Marathon, 10K and 5K participants.

Norfolk Harbor Kids Mile

Rudolph’s 1K

part of the BayPort Credit Union Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler

Rudolph lights the way for the Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler! This Friday night race takes place during the Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler expo. Every child will receive a light-up Rudolph nose to help illuminate the path for the thousands of Santas that will run on Saturday.

Rudolph’s 1K

Youth Fitness Fanatic Program

Children 12 and under who complete any five J&A Racing events – of any distance – in a calendar year will be designated a J&A Racing Youth Fitness Fanatic and receive a special prize at the end of the year.

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Live Events

Corporate 5K
June 18, 2024

Big Blue 5K
August 10, 2024

Virginia Beach 10 Miler
August 31-September 1, 2024

Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon
October 5-6, 2024

Wicked 10K
October 25-26, 2024

Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon
November 23-24, 2024

Surf N Santa 5 Miler
December 13-14, 2024

Shamrock Marathon
March 14-16, 2025