Get Your Play On! July is Parks & Rec Month

Virginia Beach invites citizens to celebrate with a challenge

Thursday, July 06, 2017

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation (VBPR) is celebrating July is Parks & Rec Month with some special challenges that the entire family can enjoy. This year's theme as determined by the National Recreation and Parks Association is Get Your Play On, with the purpose of encouraging people to discover the power of play and adventure in their communities. VBPR has three different challenge activities for participants to join in the fun that include:

The 2
nd Annual Sunday RUNday Race Series
Sunday, July 23 | 7:30 am | Mount Trashmore
Lace up your sneakers and join us for Sunday RUNday at Mount Trashmore Park. The annual race event features the VBPRF 5K, Kids Fun Run and Family Fitness Run/Walk. Race highlights include free race photos, a 2017 race t-shirt and finisher medal - plus music and food trucks.  Registration is limited so sign-up today! 
Registration: 5K (before July 23 ) $30 // Kids Fun Run $5 // Family Run/Walk $3

The Adventure Challenge
Challenge yourself to participate in at least five of the nine activities on our Adventure Challenge card throughout July. Download one here  or pick one up at any recreation center. Post at least two photos of your participation on Facebook or Instagram and tag us @VBParksRec, then submit your completed card to any rec center before August 1 for a chance to win a $100 Parks & Recreation gift card.

The Fitness Challenge
Our recreation center members are encouraged to take part in July's Fitness Challenge. Compete against friends, or set your own personal goal to walk, run or ride 31 miles in the month of July and post your updates along the way. Sign up with the fitness staff at your rec center. Prizes will be awarded to participants.

Be empowered to
Get Your Play On and sign up for a challenge today! For more about July is Parks & Rec Month, visit

About Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation strives to promote healthy lifestyles and protect the City's coastal environment, as well as to ensure all residents – regardless of their physical, social and economic circumstances – can access Parks & Recreation programs. The department's vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that create a sense of community. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, visit or call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay). Sign up for Parks & Rec email newsletters at Find us on Facebook at ​