Tidewater Striders 2019 Distance Series

Sat January 5 - Sat February 23 Chesapeake and Hampton, VA US 23323 Directions

6 Mile &   10 Mile       Saturday, January 5, 2019 9:00 AM At Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Trail Start  

10 Mile &  15 Mile      Saturday, January 26, 2019  9:00 AM At Ft Monroe            

12 Mile &  20 Mile       Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:00 AM At Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Trail Start

Race Courses:        Jan. 5th  & February 23rd  begin and finish at the entrance to the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Trail Start Chesapeake, VA 23323 and will be an out & back.  Start will be a chip start and all runners will start 9:00am.  Jan. 26th  will be at Ft Monroe, Hampton VA 23651 and will be two or three 5-mile loops around the fort’s waterfronts.  Finish line closure is based for each race date on a 15 minute per mile.  Early starts for walkers may be arranged by the Striders Walking Committee.

After Race Parties

January 26th - Post Race Party with hot food and cold drinks with adult beverages at Paradise Ocean Club, 509 Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe 23651.  This is the start/finish area.  

February 23rd -  Post Race Party with hot food and cold drinks with adult beverages at Big Woody’s Bar and Grill,  123 N. Battlefield Blvd.  Chesapeake 23320.....A short distance away.  


Directions:  Dismal Swamp Canal Trail:, Trail Start,  Old Route 17 and George Washington Hwy, Chesapeake, VA 23323 just off Rt 17. Ft Monroe is located in Hampton at 490 Fenwick Dr., Ft Monroe, VA 23651 & is an open (non-military) venue.                   

Optional Packet Pick-up & Late Registration  at Running Etc. VB from 5:00PM to 7:00PM on the Fridays before each race

 Awards:  Runners who register for all three of the distance event series (6-10-12 Mile or 10-15-20 Mile) will receive a special premium. Golden Runners and runners may also get this by paying $10.00 by January 8th.   

Inclement Weather:  The Race Director and the Tidewater Striders reserve the right to cancel or reschedule or adjust distances as needed in the interest of safety or access restrictions to the venue.  No refunds can be given in the event of either re-scheduling or cancellation.


Race Director:            Steve Shapiro,  757-727-6246              sshapiro@hampton.gov


Additional Information:   Additional information may be obtained by visiting the Tidewater Striders on the web at www.tidewaterstriders.com. Online registration available at www.RunSignUp.com







If you have not claimed your Tidewater Striders club membership please do so before registering for this event. Once you have claimed your membership a discount of $5.00 per race will be applied to your registration through 12/15/18. You can claim your membership by searching for your name and clicking the "is this you?" link next to it: https://runsignup.com/Club/PublicMembers/1096

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.tidewaterstriders.com.

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, , Chesapeake and Ft Monroe, Hampton
Chesapeake and Hampton, VA US 23323
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Additional Membership Benefit

Current Tidewater Striders members who register for either the 3 Race Half or 3 Race Marathon Workup will receive a $10 discount for the 2019 Seashore Nature Trail 50K. Additionally, the first 100 Tidewater Striders members to register for the 3 Race Half or 3 Race Marathon Workup will be eligible for early registration to the 2019 Seashore Nature Trail 50K. To receive the $10 discount and/or early registration you must be a Tidewater Strider member in good standing at time of registration for the 2019 Seashore Nature Trail 50K.