Tidewater Strider Marathon and Half Marathon

Sun November 7, 2021 Chesapeake, VA 23322 US Directions


Strider Marathon

7:30AM EST - 1:00PM EST

Strider Half Marathon

8:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST



Welcome to The Tidewater Striders Marathon and Half Marathon! One of the Fastest Marathon courses in the Country!

If you are looking to BQ or an Olympic qualifying time this is the course to do it on, A Very flat paved road up and back course in a mostly shaded tree line!

COURSE: This is a Marathon and Half Marathon course on the closed 2-lane roadway at the Dismal Swamp Trail Park in Chesapeake. Full Marathon course will be USATF Certified course and that means its a Boston Qualifying race
FLUIDS AND FOOD: There will be 4 aid stations with water for the half Marathon and 9 water stations for the full .
AMENITIES & POST-RACE:  Finishers receive a Medal and Premium Long Sleeve Shirt. Onsite hospitality & refreshments.
TIME LIMITS: The Full starts at 7:30 AM  and The Half starts at 8:00 AM  . The finish line will close at 1:30 PM. Walkers may arrange an early start or self-time after 1:30 PM.
AWARDS: Top 3 overall Male and Female and top 3 male and female in 10 year age groups will receive awards!
REGISTRATION:  Registration will be open until race morning at 7:00 AM.
GOLDEN RUNNERS/STRIDER PLUS: Automatically applied at checkout thru November 4th.  Discount is not available after Nov 4th.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS: A Club membership discount of $5.00 is available up thru Nov 4th. Discounts are automatically applied on the payment page during registration. You should use the account you used to register for the club to apply for this discount. We will also attempt to match on name/date of birth.
Paper entry forms not available.
After Party- We will have an After Party with Food Buffet and 2 Free Drinks for each Participant at Murphys Irish Pub from 4-6 pm  

All net proceeds go to our General Scholarship Fund

This is a Strider Grand Prix .

Late Registration and Packet Pick-up

OPTIONAL PACKET PICK-UP: Friday 11/5/2021 from 3-5 pm at Running Etc. VB/Hilltop.

Runners may also pick up their packet at the start/finish area beginning at 6:30 AM on race day or may pick up your packet race day by 7:20 AM.


Rest stop at mile post 4 Dismal Swamp
Chesapeake, VA US 23322

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