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Saturday, September 28th
8:00am Start


33rd Street on Boardwalk

31st Street & Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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Two young women with arms around each other wearing medals after Neptune's 8K Race

Ready, set, race!

Join us for our 48th 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.

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!

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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.

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Race ScheduleRegistrationPacket PickupGeneral Information

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

Group gathered after Neptune's 8K Race
Man and young boy celebrating with medals after Neptune's 8K Race


  • $40 Register before April 1
  • $45 – April 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

Friday, September 27

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

Saturday, September 28

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.

General Information

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


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