Runners celebrate return of Chartway Norfolk Harbor 10K, Half Marathon

Posted at 9:28 AM, Nov 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-21 18:13:06-05

NORFOLK, Va. - The 8th annual Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and 10K took place Sunday morning, drawing nearly 3,500 athletes and capping off a weekend of races in Downtown Norfolk.

The weekend kicked off with a 5K race and a kids' mile run on Saturday, with a post-race party at Town Point Park following the races. Sunday's races, the half marathon and the 10K race, began at 7:30 a.m. and finished with a post-race party at Town Point Park.

According to the race website, the fast and flat course took runners through historic neighborhoods, the Old Dominion University campus and along the Elizabeth River Trail before finishing beside the Elizabeth River.

Proceeds from the race benefitted the We Promise Foundation, the Chartway Charity.

“There is something magical about the Chartway Norfolk Harbor race weekend. The combination of the energy that our participants bring to the event, along with the excitement surrounding the grand illumination of Downtown Norfolk, all creates a festive vibe that makes a perfect event weekend,” said Amy Frostick, co-owner of J&A Racing. “We have enjoyed many years of working with the City of Norfolk to host a safe and fun event for all involved. And in partnership with Chartway and the We Promise Foundation, we have also been able to help provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. We really can’t think of a better way to kick off the holiday season!”

According to the race website, on the men's side, Virginia Beach man David Kidd won the 5K with a time of 15:36, while Norfolk man William Peterson won the 10K with a time of 40:05 and Norfolk man Zachary Helm won the half marathon with a time of 1:14:12.

On the women's side, Virginia Beach woman Jennifer Moran won the half marathon with a time of 1:27:33, Virginia Beach woman Amy Boyer won the 10K with a time of 43:14 and Virginia Beach woman Mallory Small won the 5K with a finish time of 20:09.

The race weekend will return to Norfolk on November 19 and 20, 2022.