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  • 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.

  • it's racing season

    • Virginia is for Lovers Races

      Virginia is for 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

      Yuengling Shamrock Races

      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 & Roll ½ Marathon

      Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Half 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 Triathlon

      Sandman Triathlon


      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 5K

      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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    • Anthem Wicked 10k

      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

      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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    • Gym and Fitness Centers

      Gyms & 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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  • shorelines blogShorelines Blog

    Lace ‘em up and hit the blog running for up-to-the-minute info on area races and healthy living in Virginia Beach.

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    outdoor activitiesOutdoor 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.

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    live for first landingLive for First Landing

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

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