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Additional race information can be found at http://www.valorrun.org.
Valor Run is a trail race in Virginia Beach's beautiful First Landing State Park. Runners have two distance options: 10 Miler or 5K. Our races honor United States Servicewomen, particularly those women who have died in service post 9/11. Our race proceeds help fund our college scholarships, which are awarded yearly to students whose mothers served in the military post 9/11.
Runners will receive a long sleeve race shirt and a finisher medal.
Awards Include: The Top Overall Female and Male, Age Group Winners (Female and Male) U-18, 19-29, 30-39. 40-49, 50-59, 60 and older.
Our trail race includes various terrains: concrete, sand, bridges, packed dirt, etc.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Looking for a course overview? Check out our course maps. Please note, this is a trail race and many parts of the trail are sandy, have tree roots, bridges, and other technical areas that require caution on the part of the runner. Our water stops are all approximate on the map. We recommend that 10 mile participants consider carrying water along the course.
Do you have questions? We have answers...
Will the race course be marked throughout to track progress? Yes, we will have a sign at each mile, but please be aware that the park is open to the public and signs do some times wander off or get moved.
Is there plenty of parking? Is there a fee for parking? Yes and yes. There's plenty of parking, just follow the 64th street access road until you reach the larger parking lot by the boat ramp. There will be volunteers directing you to get there. First Landing State Park does charge a parking fee. If you paid a day pass with your registration, it will be available for you at packet pick up.
When is packet pick up? Packet Pick Up is at Running Etc. Virginia Beach from 2pm - 5pm on Saturday March 25th.
Will food and beverage be available at the race? We will have 5 water stops along the 10 Mile Course, and 1 on the 5K course. Some finish line water and snacks will also be provided.Are bathrooms available for the duration of the course? Yes, there are bathrooms located in the main parking lot.
Will the race be timed? Yes, the Tidewater Striders will provide timing services for our participants.
Is the course walker friendly? Yes, walkers are welcome!
How do virtual race operate? Virtual runners who signed up prior to March 2nd will have their packets mailed by March 15th, so you'll have them prior to race day. All other packets will be mailed race weekend. We would love to see your virtual run/walk photos and videos and hear about your times, but neither is required.
Can I register on race day? If there are any spots left than yes. Our in person race is capped at 300 participants.
Will I be awarded a medal for finishing? Yes, and they look great.
Are there awards for winners? The First Place Female and Male Winners for the 10 miler and the 5 K will receive a trophy. Age group first place awards will also be handed out. Winners must be present to receive the award. *Please note, it is the runner's responsibility to know the course. Results will not be changed for runners who mistakenly go of course for whatever reason.Can I exchange my shirt if it is too small or big? It depends on quantities after participants have picked up their shirts.
Is the course stroller friendly? Unfortunately, it's not. The course is single track in many sections, and has a variety of surfaces that preclude stroller entries.
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