Learn about Surf-n-Santa and J&A Racing! We are a world-class race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia with a mission to promote and support healthy lifestyles and the sport of running through the development and growth of their running events throughout Hampton Roads.
Founded in 2003 when J & A Racing owners Amy and Jerry Frostick first took over the Shamrock Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become one of the most popular events in the country, growing from 3,000 participants to a record 30,000 in 2014. J & A Racing’s portfolio of fun, festive and family oriented events for runners at all stages in life has expanded to include the Halloween themed Wicked 10K Weekend, the Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon Weekend, the Christmas themed Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler, the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon Weekend, Big Blue 5K and the Corporate 5K.
The Surf-n-Santa 5 miler is one of our favorite races all year! This evening run allows races to experience the magic of the Holidays and many dress up as Santa himself! Participants run through the holiday lights on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk before celebrating at our post-race holiday party.
Did You Know? Many people in the race world come to Virginia Beach to participate in the Surf-n-Santa because we’ve reached an unofficial world record! In 2016, 5,025 race participants dressed in Santa suits crossed the finish line at our Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler, unofficially breaking the Guinness World Record for the Largest Santa Claus Run!
Jerry Frostick, the event’s race director and owner of J&A Racing, explained that “It’s not always about how fast you are, but instead it’s about being active, having fun, and most importantly—doing it together.” Learn more about the event and see some pictures of the excitement on Runner’s World.
For information on all of the J&A Racing events, please visit www.jandaracing.com.