Virginia Beach Festival of Champions

Mount Trashmore Park

May 11-13, 2023

Get ready for one exciting, action-packed sporting event coming back to Virginia Beach. Members of the FCL: Firefighter Challenge League from around the country will converge on Virginia Beach to compete in the 2023 Southeast Firefighter Challenge Championship being held at Mount Trashmore Park, May 11-13. 

The public, along with aspiring firefighters, are invited to attend this free, family friendly event to cheer on these amazing heroes. Sponsored by the City of Virginia Beach, STIHL and the Virginia Beach Fire Department, the public will have a front row seat to witness the physical talents of these public safety professionals in action on the LION® Arena of the Brave challenge course.

STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® will be hosting two extreme lumberjack competitions on May 12-13 at the lakefront stage at Mount Trashmore Park. Watch the sawdust fly as these extraordinary athletes chop and saw their way through various disciplines using razor sharp axes and high-powered chainsaws. This event is free and open to the public as part of the Virginia Beach Festival of Champions!


Schedule of Events


Thursday, May 11

9 a.m. - Wildcard Qualifying Rounds for the Individual Category


Friday, May 12

7:30 a.m. - Open Practice

9 a.m.  - Relay Seeding and Tandem Category Title Competition Event

11:30 a.m. - Relay Category Title Competition Event

5 p.m. – STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® U.S. Rookie Championship


Saturday, May 13

9 a.m. -  Opening Ceremony

9:30 a.m. - Southeast Regional Individual Category Title Competition Finale

1 p.m.  – STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® U.S. Trophy



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