Some of Virginia’s most popular 10k running race events take place in and around Virginia Beach and the Hampton Roads area. The 10k is a perfect southeast Virginia race because the race courses are flat and fast. In addition, many of the running routes are along water – including the Atlantic Ocean and Elizabeth River.
10k races in Virginia are a great stepping stone for runners moving up from 5k races, and often serve as training runs for those interested in half marathons.
Top Virginia 10k races include:
- The Wicked 10k – held each October in Virginia Beach with a finish along the Atlantic ocean on the boardwalk!
- The Norfolk Harbor Half 10k – This event in downtown Norfolk is part of the Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon race weekend. Held each November, it’s a great race weekend on a nice, flat course.