The 2015 Surf’s Up 5K and Little Surfer 1 Mile Race in Virginia Beach is just one of the many events going on near Portsmouth, VA, this April. As a benefit for One Team One Fight, the race funds go to support The Navy Seal and Travis Manion Foundations.
If you’ve ever been part of a race event, you know it can be crazy. Figuring out where to go when is definitely a challenge, especially when you’re toting along tiny athletes. So here’s the skinny on the Surf’s Up and Little Surfer Race:
- Date: The event is scheduled for Sunday, April 19, 2015.
- Time: The 1-mile race starts at 8:30 am and the 5K starts at 9 am.
- Location: Head over to Oceanfront Boardwalk at the corner of 17th Street and Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach to get in the race or cheer from the sidelines.
You’ll want to show up early for registration (see below) if you plan to sign up the same day. And notice that the times listed above are when the races actually start, so you’ll need to give yourself plenty of time to get prepared.
Sponsors of the 2015 Surf’s Up 5K and Little Surfer 1 Mile Race in Virginia Beach include Buffalo Wild Wings, Starbucks, P.F. Chang’s, Panera Bread, GNC, New Balance, and One Life Fitness.
Early registration has closed, but you can still register until April 1. The prices are tiered based on which race, how many runners, and the age of each runner.
- Individual racer in the 5K: $40
- 5K running team of 3 or more: $35 per runner
- Individual racer in the kids run: $25
- Kids running team of 3 or more: $20 per runner
All racers must be at least 2 years of age, and children will need a signed consent form to participate. There’s public parking for the event on site.
Few things are more exciting to a runner than collecting all of those race T-shirts. So you’ll be happy to know that all Surf’s Up 5K participants will receive a tech T-shirt as well as designer finishing medals. Little Surfer participants will earn a finishing medal regardless of their placement or finishing time.
If you plan to attend this race and it’s your first one, there are several things you’ll want to keep in mind. First of all, charity races are usually crowded because everyone wants to run to support a good cause. Second, if there are kids involved, there’s always the potential for a meltdown, whether from a boo-boo or exhaustion.
So you want to be prepared. Try to bring as little with you as possible so you can maneuver through the crowd easily. Sunblock up before you leave the car and be sure to leave everything you can in the car.
Above all, these races are meant to be fun. Happy runners mean a great event. So be sure to get out there, run your heart out, and have a great time supporting a great cause at this local event near Portsmouth, VA.