September 5, 2023 – VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA – J&A Racing’s fall season kicked off this past weekend with the inaugural Chartway Virginia Beach 10 Miler & 5K and what a weekend it was for the thousands of runners that took to the streets with near perfect weather conditions.
The weekend kicked off Saturday morning with the 5K with participants gliding through the Oceanfront streets and finishing on the boardwalk right past the Virginia Beach Pier. On Sunday, runners laced up for another gorgeous morning to take on 10 miles through the Virginia Beach Oceanfront with perfect views on top of the Rudee Inlet bridge and entertainment throughout the course. Many runners ran both events as part of the Live the Life Challenge. Those participants were awarded an extra medal and bragging rights. Once runners crossed the finish line, the morning continued with a festive end of summer beach party on the sand complete with live music, cold beers, and plenty of high fives with one excited runner exclaiming, “This weekend has been so amazing, I think I just found my new favorite race”.
Jerry Frostick, Co-Owner of J&A Racing mused, “We wanted this race to be a celebration and we wanted to keep it local, and I think we were able to achieve that with the City of Virginia Beach, Chartway, our sponsors and volunteers and the energy from every single participant, both local and visiting, this weekend.”
Chartway’s Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Rob Keatts, who ran the 5K on Saturday said “Giving back to the community while running shoulder to shoulder with the runners during this incredible weekend has brought this event full circle and really instilled in us what a thriving area we all live, work and run in.” During the post-race celebrations, the Chartway Promise Foundation granted wishes to two families who have children battling cancer making their dreams come true.
Winners for each event:
Male: Dillon May, 55:37, Virginia Beach, VA, 26 years old
Female: Dira Hansen, 01:02, Arlington, VA, 32 years old
Male: Scott Doescher, 16:15, Gainesville, VA, 29 years old
Female: Sarah Daniels, 17:09, Burke, VA, 22 years old
The Chartway Virginia Beach 10 Miler & 5K will return in 2024 on August 31 and September 1 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. For more information visit VB10Miler.com
Chartway & its Chartway Promise Foundation
Since 1959, Chartway has been unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive. Member-owned and values-driven, the $2.6 billion credit union proudly serves more than 200,000 members with branches in Virginia, Utah, and Texas. Additionally, Chartway has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions in 2023 and received numerous Top Workplace and Best Credit Union accolades – not only for its service to members but also as an organization where team members benefit from rewarding work, room to grow personally and professionally, and being their authentic selves. Since 1999, its charitable arm, the Chartway Promise Foundation, has raised nearly $14 million to bring joy, hope, and smiles to medically fragile children and their families. Chartway’s values reflect a bright way forward for members, communities, and team members. For information on this vibrant organization, visit www.Chartway.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
About J&A Racing
J&A Racing is a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With a portfolio of 10 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 ADP Corporate 5K; the Big Blue 5K; the BayPort Foundation Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K; Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K; the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; the BayPort Credit Union Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler; the Sun Up to Sun Down 50K; the I Heart Mom 5K; and the new Chartway Virginia Beach 10 Miler and 5K. For more information on J&A Racing’s events, visit jandaracing.com.