Running Events

Runners at start of race.
More than 17,000 runners descend on the Virginia Beach oceanfront for this 13.1-mile race. Bands along the race course help to motivate runners to cross the finish line. Participants compete for the largest half marathon prize purse in the United States. With a course that’s flat, fast, and fun, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon has become a “must run” event for thousands of racers. ​A post-race concert with a national recording act on the 5th Street Main Stage tops off the fun-filled day! There is an entry fee for the race and the post-race concert is a ticketed event. For more information, contact or (800) 311-1255
One of the most popular road-race competitions on the international racing circuit, the Shamrock Marathon Sportsfest Weekend features a world-class marathon, 8K race,
children’s marathon, boardwalk one-mile run for ages 7 to 13, sports/fitness expo, and half-marathon. Email:  
Join J&A Racing in December for the annual Samuel Adams Surf-n-Santa 10 Miler and Frosty's 5k. Enjoy a flat, fast course where runners will start and finish at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, then enjoy a Rockin' after party in the warmth of the Convention Center!
Wicked 10K runners
The Virginia is for Lovers 14k is a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend. Runners enjoy this flat course with an indoor post-race party featuring live music and a sweet finisher item. Run Passionately!
The Blue Moon Wicked 10K and Monster Mile is a spooky running race at the Virginia Beach oceanfront each October around Halloween. Participants often dress is costume, and enjoy a post-race party on the beach at 17th Street.
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