Neptune’s 8K Race
  • September 30, 2023
  • Virginia Beach Oceanfront
  • Time: 8:00 AM
  • Price: Registration $35 – Register by April 1 $40 – April 1 – June 30 $45 – July 1 – August 31 $50 – Sept 1 – Race Day Kids Crab Crawler – $15 A 1k fun “run” for kids ages 10 and under. Crab Crawlers will receive a medal, race bib, and mini swag bag!

Ready, set, race!

Join us for our 46th Annual Neptune’s 8k Race — one of the area’s oldest and best loved races! Enjoy ocean views as you travel along our fast and flat course during this beginner-level friendly race.

START | 33rd Street on Boardwalk

FINISH | 31st Street & Atlantic Avenue

Each Runner Will Receive:

·         Neptune Festival T-Shirt

·         Neptune’s 8k Race Finisher Medal

·         Course Entertainment

·         One ticket to Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship

·         Post Race Party in 31st Street Park (includes Ynot Pizza, beer, hard seltzer, non-alcoholic beverages, DJ, and more!)

Also join us for our Boardwalk Weekend Festivities, which include everything from the Neptune’s Art & Craft Show, International Sandsculpting Championship, and Grand Parade, to over 20 FREE concerts, Beach Yoga + Fitness Experience, Poseidon’s Playground Family Fun Zone, and so much more!


Virginia Beach Lifeguard Association

A portion of the proceeds from the 8K will benefit the Virginia Beach Lifeguard Association, which is a 501-C3 local chapter of the United States Lifesaving Association.

The mission of the VBLA is to educate the citizens and visitors of Virginia Beach regarding safe practices in the ocean and on the beach. In addition, the VBLA motivates and supports current lifesavers through competitions and special events each summer.

Race Day Schedule

6:30-7:30AM – Late Registration (if available) and Packet Pickup in 31st Street Park

7:40AM – Warm up at Start Line on the Boardwalk at 33rd Street

7:55AM – Wheelchair Start, Runners right after

9:30AM – Post Race Party, Awards (Top 3 male/female/overall announced, all other awards will be mailed upon certification)

9:45AM – Kid’s Crab Crawler (start on Atlantic Avenue)

11:00AM – Post-Race Party Ends