Healthy Living

  • Outdoor Activities

    Whether it’s catching the next Big One, checking out our parks, or enjoying some time on the water, you’ve come to the right place.


    Choose your transportation and explore Virginia’s most popular state park, home to history, excitement, and of course, Mother Nature.


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    Dive into "The Daily Life" for an up-close-and-personal glimpse into our culture and see how we live the life year-round.

  • Virginia Beach is fit for fun

    Living the healthy life in Virginia Beach is as easy as stepping out of your front door. With our 3-mile boardwalk setting the course for a runner’s adventure and miles of pristine shoreline and serene parks to keep you hot on the trail, finding the perfect place to get the blood flowing is easy. If the traditional approach is more your style, you’ll be pumped to know that Virginia Beach is home to a variety of fitness facilities and a happy host to many annual races. So dig in and bust out those extra reps of fun in Virginia Beach.


    To view, download or request a Vacation Guide and start planning your Virginia Beach Getaway today.

  • It's Racing Season

    Virginia is for Lovers Race

    Lovers Race

    14K and 1.4 Miler 

    Valentine’s Day Weekend 


    This race is love at first sight for some 3,000 participants. The love-fest begins and ends at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, so grab your sweetie and lace up for a heart-pounding race. Don’t forget about the couples relays!

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    Yuengling Shamrock Races

    Shamrock Race

    Marathon, ½ Marathon & 8K 

    St. Patrick’s Day Weekend


    Keep the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day alive through the weekend with this most Irish of races! Sport your greenest race gear and head to the Oceanfront for a jigging good time. Best of all, there’s Yuengling at the end of the rainbow.

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    Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

    Rock Marathon

    First Weekend in September 


    With live music at every turn and thousands of on-lookers cheering you on, there’s no doubt you’ll be a rock star at the Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon. On top of that, it’s not just a race – it’s a weekend festival!

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    Sandman Triathalon




    If just running isn’t enough, the Sandman Triathlon is for you! Held in conjunction with the annual Neptune Festival, participants can swim, bike and run for the ultimate prize at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

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    Susan G. Komen 5K

    Susan G Komen

    Tidewater Race for the Cure 



    Whether you run, walk or stroll, discover with every step your power to change the world. Join the Susan G. Komen’s promise to end breast cancer forever, and don’t forget the free race after-party at Neptune’s park, featuring live bands!

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    Wicked 10K


    Saturday of Halloween 


    Get the blood flowing on Halloween weekend with a frightfully fun race along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. A haunting task, this is a race like no other. With a costume contest and Blue Moon at the finish, it’s no wonder how the Wicked 10K got its name.

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    Surf-n-Santa 10-Miler


    Early December 


    Everyone is full of holiday cheer for this 10-Miler. Each runner receives a Santa hat to get them in the spirit. Run like you’re one of Santa’s reindeer and reward yourself with some Yuletide fun at the post-race holiday party at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

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    Gyms & Fitness Centers

    Fitness Centers

    When it comes to staying in shape, Virginia Beach takes care of all the heavy lifting. Our shores are maxed out with a set of great gyms and fitness centers to help you get the most out of your workout.

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