FAQ

General Questions

What time should I arrive on race day?

We encourage all participants and spectators to arrive prior to 4:00pm to ensure parking availability and allow for adequate time to drop off bags, warm up, and get in the start corrals.

What are the event start dates and times?

Rudolph’s 1K; Friday, December 14 at 6:15pm

Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler: Saturday, December 15 at 4:30pm

Where can we park for the races?

All parking lots adjacent to the Convention Center on 19th Street will be available for parking. Please arrive early. These lots will fill up. For additional parking information, please CLICK HERE.

What will the weather be like in Virginia Beach during December?

The average high is 53 degrees and the average low is 36 degrees during December.

What can I do before and after the race?

There are many fun things to do during race weekend. Check out www.visitvirginiabeach.com.

Packet Pickup

Can I have my race packet mailed?

No. Race packets must be picked up at the Virginia Beach Convention Center:

Friday December 13: 4:00 – 7:00pm

Saturday December 14: 12:00 – 4:30pm

 

Where can I pick up my race packet?

1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

Yes. If you are unable to pick up your own race packet, you may authorize another person to pick up your packet/bib number. The authorized individual MUST have their own photo ID, a signed and printed authorization form, and a copy of the participant’s photo IDThe signed authorization form MUST be printed, we will NOT accept any authorization via phone, text message, or any other electronic device.  The copy of the photo ID may be via text, email, or photo copy. NO EXCEPTIONS!  If the authorized individual is missing any of these items, we will not release the packet/bib number, NO EXCEPTIONS.  Authorization Form HERE

Race Information

Are hydration packs allowed on the course?

Yes. We allow hydration packs on our course.

Are there porta-potties on the course?

Porta-potties are located near the start line, at every water stop on the course, and at our post-race party.

Where will my results be posted? Do you have runner tracking?

Results can be found HERE after the race.

We will provide live Athlete Updates for the 5 Miler. You can sign up via the website once the first round of Bib Numbers are assigned (beginning of December).

On race day we provide the following updates:

5 Miler: Finsh

Kids 1K: Finish

Do I need my ID for the finish line party?

You will need a wrist bracelet provided by Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler in order to drink beer at the finish line festival. You can get this bracelet by showing us your ID at the expo (special ID Check booth) or at the finish line festival. Beer is free for all participants and can be purchased from the Noblemen at the party for any spectators. All beer sales proceeds go to the Noblemen.

Will spectators be allowed to view the finish?

Yes, spectators will be allowed inside the Virginia Beach Convention Center once the race has started and may stay to view the finish and take part in the post-race party.

Are there time limits?

We must have all participants cleared off the boardwalk by 5:45pm so the City can open the boardwalk for their holiday lights event. Walkers are welcome.

Is there a dry bag check?

Yes, dry bag check will be available inside the lobby/prefunction area of the Virginia Beach Convention Center. As a safety requirement, every runner will receive a clear plastic bag at packet pick-up that MUST be used for your gear check bag.  We WILL NOT accept any other bags. All bibs will include a gear check tag that will need to be removed from your bib and tied to the bag before you turn it into gear check at the race.

Are headphones allowed during the race?

Headphones are allowed; however, we strongly encourage participants to abstain from using headphones during this race.

Are baby joggers, strollers or pets allowed during the race?

Baby Joggers/Strollers
Yes, baby joggers and strollers are allowed. You must include your child’s information during your registration (there is no additional charge). If you did not include your child during registration, please visit the Solutions Booth at the Sports & Fitness Expo to add your child.

Baby joggers and strollers are not allowed in corrals 1-2, so you must be in corral 3 or higher and seed yourself at the back of your assigned corral. It is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger/stroller does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child’s safety, and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any participant from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.

Pets
Pets are not permitted in any of the J&A Racing events.

Will there be an awards ceremony? What are the award categories?

We will not have an awards ceremony as we must first verify results. Click Here for more details about the awards.

Will there be hydration and energy gels on the course?

No, there will not be sports drinks or energy gels handed out on the course. Water stops will be provided at Miles 2 and 4.

What are the age limits for each race?

There are no age limits. We encourage participants of all ages to join us!

 

 

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