Youth Fitness Initiative

The J&A Racing Youth Fitness Initiative is a program which began in 2012 to expand the opportunity for local elementary students from economically disadvantaged communities to take part in the Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile.

Each year, J&A Racing awards 50 race entry scholarships apiece to numerous local elementary schools for the Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile.

Students who take part in the Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile program agree to run or walk 25.2 miles in the months preceding the event and then run their “final mile” of the full marathon distance on race day.

If you are interested in applying for the Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile Youth Fitness Initiative for your school, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding the Youth Fitness Initiative or any of J&A Racing’s youth fitness programs, please contact us at 757-412-1056.

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Race Dates

Crawlin’ Crab
October 4-6, 2019

Wicked 10K
October 25-26, 2019

Norfolk Harbor
November 22-24, 2019

Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler
December 13-14, 2019

Shamrock Marathon
March 20-22, 2020

Big Blue 5k
April 25, 2020

Corporate 5K
May 28, 2020

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