Race Information

When: Sunday, May 5, 2019

6:45 – 7:45 AM:         Registration and Check-in

8:00 AM:                    8K Run, 5K Run and 5K Walk

9:15 AM:                    1 Mile Run/Walk


24th Street Park at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.


8K Run:  $35 pre-registration; $40 after April 21

5K Run/Walk:  $30 pre-registration; $35 after April 21

1 Mile Run/Walk:  $15 pre-registration and day of race

We encourage you to register online, but if you need a paper registration form, click here.


Get your friends, co-workers and family together and run or walk as a team. Four or more members constitute a team. Team members may participate in any race. Each team member must pre-register by April 21, 2019. Team members are eligible for individual awards in their respective race and also for the team award.

Athletic Awards:

  • 8K & 5K top three men and women runners overall and the top three in each of the following age groups will receive commemorative awards: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
  • Top three men and women 5K walkers will receive a commemorative award.
  • 1 Mile Run/Walk (ages 1-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19+) will receive a commemorative award.
  • A team award will be presented to the team with the most participants.
  • All 1 Mile Run/Walk entrants receive a ribbon at the finish line.

Post Race Party:

Hang around after your run or walk for a fun time of awards, prizes, food and drinks! There will be lots of activities for the whole family: face painting, photo booth, corn hole, and more!

Donate your shoes. Bring your gently worn athletic shoes to the race and JFS will donate them to MORE Foundation Group! No street shoes, please.

Race Packet Pickup – Friday, May 3, 2019

Back by popular demand, we present the Race Packet Pickup! Avoid the race day rush by coming to the Race Packet Pickup any time during between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM at the Simon Family JCC, 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Virginia Beach.

Get directions to the JCC.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What time should I/we be there for the race?
If you are pre-registered, we recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the race start.
Race Schedule: 8:00 AM: 8K Run and 5K Run/Walk
9:15 AM: 1 Mile Run/Walk
If you are not pre-registered, race day registration is at 6:45 – 7:45 AM at 24th Street Park.

Where should I park?
Parking is available at the 25th Street Garage located at 25th and Pacific; opening at 6:00 AM. On-street parking near 24th Street may be available on a limited basis but is not guaranteed. City parking lots are also available at 19th Street and 31st Street and will open at 7:00 AM. We encourage you to carpool this year!

Does everyone get a free T-shirt?
Everyone who pre-registers by April 21 is guaranteed a T-shirt and race bag full of goodies. Registrations received after April 21 and and on race day will receive T-shirts and race bags on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to indicate your correct T-shirt size on your registration form. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Adult Performance T-shirts! Note: there is an option to opt out of a T-shirt if you’d like.

What if it rains?

The Race Director and the Tidewater Striders reserve the right to modify or cancel events as needed in the interest of safety or access restrictions to the venue.

No refunds can be given in the event of modification or cancellation.

Have other questions?
Contact the Run, Roll or Stroll Race Director, Sue Graves, at 757-321-2222.