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Neptune’s 8K Race

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
8:00am Start

START:
33rd Street on the Boardwalk

FINISH:
31st Street & Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach Oceanfront


Register Here


CLICK HERE FOR 2021 RACE RESULTS


8K 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!


PACKET PICKUP &
LATE REGISTRATION:

Friday, September 30
3:00pm-7:00PM

Smartmouth Pilot House
313 32nd Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Saturday, October 1
6:30AM-7:30AM

31st Street Park
31st Street & Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach Oceanfront

If you are unable to make packet pickup and would like to have a friend or family member pick it up for you, make sure that person has a copy (either on phone or printout) of your registration confirmation when they arrive at packet pickup.

If you plan to consume alcohol at the post race party, you will need to get your ID checked to receive a wristband. We will conduct ID checks and put a wristband on at Smartmouth during packet pickup and on race day in 31st Street Park.

No refunds or bib transfers
For more information call (757) 498-0215

Neptune's 8k Race - one of the area's oldest and best loved races - is back again! Enjoy ocean views and a full Festival weekend of activities for the whole family.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 46th Annual Event
  • Fast and flat course, complete with ocean views
  • Beginner level friendly race

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: Ynot Pizza, beer, hard seltzer, non-alcoholic beverages, DJ, and more!
  • Weekend Festivities include: Neptune's Art & Craft Show, International Sandsculpting Championship, Grand Parade, over 20 FREE concerts, Beach Yoga + Fitness Experience, Poseidon's Playground Family Fun Zone, and so much more!

RACE DAY SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, OCT 1
6:30-7:30AM - Late Registration (if available) and Packet Pickup in 31st St Park
7:40AM - Warm up at Start Line on the Boardwalk at 37th St, with Jim White Fitness
7:55AM - Wheelchair Start, Runners right after
9:30AM - Post Race Party, Awards (Top 3 male/female/overall announced)
9:45AM - Kid's Crab Crawler
11:00AM - Post-Race Party Ends


A portion of race proceeds will benefit Virginia Beach Lifeguard Association
The Virginia Beach Lifeguard Association 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.


Click Photo Above to View the Neptune's 8K Run Gallery


COVID WARNING:
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our volunteers, performers, and employees. You must follow all posted instructions while attending all Neptune Festival events.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By attending a Neptune Festival event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.