Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon
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Rock, Roll and Race over Labor Day Weekend
Virginia Beach is home to a number of exciting events year-round. Throughout the year, the coastal city is the locale for fun themed 5Ks, marathons and other races. Spend your Labor Day weekend racing along the boardwalk during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon.
About the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon takes place Aug. 31–Sept. 1 along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The race offers three different options for attendees to take part in: a 13.1-mile half marathon, a 5K and a one-mile run.
This race sets itself apart as it is all about music. Along each course route, live bands will be performing. The race is in conjunction with the American Music Festival, a three-day concert series on the beach.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Races
The half-marathon race begins at 14th Street and Pacific Avenue. The route travels down General Booth Boulevard, to the intersection of Oceana Boulevard, then back up to end at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.
The 5K starts at 21st Street and Atlantic Avenue, traveling up the street, then back down the boardwalk to finish on 13th Street.
The one-mile run is a chance to test your speed. Runners will sprint one mile on the street and boardwalk. Each division is broken down by time with an option for kids to race as well.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Schedule
Here is the schedule of events for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon
Friday, Aug. 30
1–7 p.m.: Health and Fitness Expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center
Saturday, Aug. 31
7–8:30 a.m.: 5K race
8:30 a.m.: Mile on the Sand
10 a.m.–5 p.m.: Health and Fitness Expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center
Sunday, Sept. 1
7 a.m.–2 p.m.: Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon
More Information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon
For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon, visit RunRockNRoll.com
Where to Eat during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon
Before or after the race, be sure to fuel your body right. The Virginia Beach Oceanfront is home to a number of restaurants that dish out a filling pre-race breakfast or celebratory lunch, and even cocktails. Here are some of our favorite places to eat and drink during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon.
Get some pep in your step with a cup of coffee from Bad Ass Coffee. This roaster brings the flavors of Hawaii to Virginia Beach serving Hawaiian-grown coffee, along with breakfast and lunch. May’s Parlor is also a great place to fuel up before the half marathon. This charming bakery has a number of classic baked goods and pastries.
Before or after the race, enjoy a farm-to-table meal from Harvest Restaurant. Serving “farm-to-beach” dishes, Harvest’s food is locally sources using high-quality ingredients. For more fast-casual fare, visit Aloha Snacks. This restaurant dishes out Hawaiian-style burgers, bowls and tropical cocktails. They also offer a kid’s menu, making them perfect for the whole family.
Keep the race’s musical theme going with a meal at Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant. This Beatles-themed tavern combines great pub food and live entertainment, along with 42 beers on tap.
Toast to your race with one of Virginia Beach’s famous orange crushes or another refreshing cocktail. Ocean 27 has plenty of drink offerings, along with relaxing glider tables, live music and lawn games.