Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation celebrates 60 years with 5k race

Posted at 4:13 PM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 16:06:08-04
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A runner pumps his fists in the air as he nears the finish line. (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – On July 24, Virginia Beach’s Parks and Recreation Foundation (VBPRF) and J&A Racing will host Sunday RUNday, a family-friendly 5k at Mount Trashmore Park for their 60th anniversary.

The 5k will begin at 8 a.m. along with a Kid’s Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. and a Family Fitness Walk/Run, both one mile each.

Participation in the 5k is $20, $30 on-site.  If you register before July 15, you’ll receive a free T-shirt as well.

Registering before June 30 gets you entered into a drawing for a $100 Parks & Recreation gift card – good towards a recreation center membership or other Parks & Recreation programs.

After the race Sunday, there will be a DJ, fitness dance party, lawn games, and food trucks.

In addition to the run itself, the VBPRF is offering multiple 5k trainings called “5 Weeks to 5k” led by race experts, J&A Racing.  The training sessions are free, and no race registration is required to participate.

Training Sessions (all sessions 6:00 – 7:30 pm).

  • Tuesday, June 21 at Williams Farm Rec Center
  • Wednesday, June 22 at Bow Creek Rec Center
  • Thursday, June 23 at Princess Anne Rec Center

For registration and questions, click here.