Three Great Races – Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Mile, and Fitness Expo

What Are You Training For?

Your first 5k, 10k, or a half marathon?

If you live in the 757 (Newport News, Hampton Roads, Tidewater or Virginia Beach Areas) or will be visiting this fall, I would like to call your attention to three great races hosted by J & A racing.

(Full Disclosure: I am a J & A Race Ambassador, but my opinions are honest, and unbiased)

2013 crawlin crab expo


(Michele and I at Crawlin Crab, 2013)

Crawlin’ Carb – (SIGNED UP) A Half Marathon, 5k, Kids Kilometer, and during a 2-day event October 4-5 in Hampton, Virginia. This exciting event kicks off on Friday, October 3 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center and features vendors from the health and fitness industry including running apparel and gear, nutritional products and injury prevention.  I’ve run this event two years in a row…and plan to be back for the third.  A flat and fast course is fun and entertaining to run. I’ve got to be honest the last overpass bridge gets me every year!  Not this year!

Feeling extra energetic this year? Run the Shell Yeah Challenge by running the 5k on Saturday, and then the Half Marathon on Sunday, and receive an additional challenge medal at the event in recognition of your special achievement. YES, that means you will earn 3 medals!!

Visit the web site for all the details…Crawlin Crab

wicked10kstart(Go Browns and Go Wicked 10k)

Wicked 10K – (SIGNED UP)  and Monster Mile on October 25th in Virginia Beach. This event is Hampton Road’s largest Halloween race and party with over 10,000 participants. My wife and I ran this race in 2012. I was dressed in a Cleveland Browns Game Used Uniform and Michele dressed as an escaped medical patient with her “booty” showing.  WE HAD A BLAST. I highly recommend this race to everyone, whether you chose to dress up or not.  I plan to be back in 2014….what should I wear?

Visit the web site for all the details…Wicked 10k


Harbor Lights – A brand new event to the area, the Harbor Lights Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Final Mile, a 3-day event November 21-23 in Norfolk, Virginia. This event features a flat, fast courses, which runs through historic downtown Norfolk, into beautiful old neighborhoods, and along the majestic Hampton Roads Harbor. If this event is anything like other J & A races it will be organized, fun and offer some outstanding SWAG.  How many times can you run an inaugural event?  I wish I could run this half marathon, but I’ll be at the JFK50.

Visit the web site and sign up today…Harbor Lights.

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