Are you looking for a reason to get training? There are several great races coming up that could be great for you. Fall in Virginia Beach can be a great time for you to train and enjoy the local scenery. Many of us refer to September and the fall as the time “we take back the beach!”
The tourists have gone home and the locals come out in full force and bask in the beach life. The temperatures are cooler and this is a wonderful time for you to join the beach running community. Between the boardwalk and the park, you have wonderful places to train. If you have been thinking about signing up for a race, here are some of my favorites!
Coming up first is the Neptune 8k/5k. This is a great weekend at the beach with the annual Neptune Festival. This year will be the 39th annual boardwalk weekend, September 28-30 . Between the sandcastle competition, wine, art, bands, and boardwalk you are sure to have a great time. Why not add a race to your weekend schedule. This is by far one of the best race after parties. Beer trucks and pizza and always included. The weather is usually pretty good too. Register Now !
Next up on October 7, is a new race. From the buzz I have been hearing, the 2012 Innagural Crawlin Crab Half Marathon and 5k is the place to be! Right across the water in Hampton, this event looks to have everything you would want in a race. Beer, chowder, a great course, an expo, and hopefully cooler temperatures. This race is being put on by J & A Racing. All races put on by J & A are proven to be successful. When searching for a race to sign up for, you can be guaranteed that a J & A event will be a blast. They are always organized. There is always a great race shirt and great swag. Register Today !
One of the most touching races of the year will be held October 13. The Komen Race for the Cure is an inspirational event. Pull out all of your pink running gear and support the cause for breast cancer awareness. Teams will grace the Virginia Beach boardwalk in honor of survivors and remembering those we have lost. This race is a great one for walkers and runners alike. Whether you are part of a team or an individual, this event is sure to meet your expectations. Gather your gal pals and sign up today!
October 27, will be the Wicked 10k ! This is another great event put on by J & A Racing. If you love dressing up for Halloween, then this is the race for you! If the costumes aren’t enough to intice you to register, the course features the boardwalk. The after party proves to be worthy with refreshments provided by Baker’s Crust and Blue Moon. Start thinking about your race costume now, there is a contest for best dressed! Register Today !
Pick the race that is right for you! I hope to see YOU on the race course soon!
What race will you sign up for?