AUGUST 13, 2022 – NORFOLK, VIRGINIA –  Close to 1,400 participants strutted their Old Dominion University pride at the Big Blue 5K presented by Bon Secours.  Participants weaved their way through ODU’s campus and were cheered on by the ODU Football, Lacrosse and Volleyball teams.  One of the highlights of the race was the finish line located on the 50-yard line of Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. The excitement continued as the Atlantic Bank Mortgage Company Tailgate Party kicked off with drinks, food and live music entertainment.

“Being back on the ODU campus for such a lively event supporting the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation (ODAF) and having multiple ODU athletic teams out here supporting our runners just always makes this event so special and one of a kind.” Says Co-Owner of J&A Racing, Jerry Frostick.

One participant mused “You couldn’t ask for a better day. The weather, the course, the people, the high fives from the football team. It has been a perfect day.”.

Ryan Carroll of Chesapeake, Virginia, won the Big Blue 5K with a finish time of 16:26. The winner of the 5K on the women’s side was Jo Reihner of Virginia Beach. She broke the tape in 18:02.

About J&A Racing

J&A Racing is a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With a portfolio of seven events, J&A Racing’s mission is to promote and support healthy lifestyles and the sport of running through all stages of life. Since 2003 when J&A Racing owners, Amy and Jerry Frostick, took over the Shamrock Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become one of the most popular running events in the country growing from 3,000 participants to a record 30,000 in 2015. Additionally, J&A Racing organizes the Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K; the MSP Design Group Big Blue 5K; the BayPort Credit Union Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler; the BayPort Foundation Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K; the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon, 10K & We Promise Foundation Norfolk Harbor 5K; and the ADP Corporate 5K. For more information on J&A Racing’s events, visit