(Photo Courtesy of J&A Racing)
At the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, including the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and the Virginia Beach Convention Center
Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28
Throughout the year, the resort city hosts numerous competitive sports games and events, such as the North American Sand Soccer Tournament every June plus a variety of themed racing events. Virginia Beach is a city that is into fitness and exercise…and fun! Raise your spirits this fall by attending this year’s Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K Weekend presented by Bon Secours. Whether you’re a runner, walker or spectator, this race event will surely get you in the mood for Halloween.
As Coastal Virginia’s biggest Halloween-themed race and party, the Wicked 10K Weekend is much more than competitive races. Full of camaraderie and costumes, this spooktacular weekend is managed by J&A Racing, a local event management company behind many of Coastal Virginia’s race events including the Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler, Shamrock Marathon Weekend and many more.
Below is a schedule of the Wicked 10K Weekend activities:
Friday, Oct. 27
The frightfully fun Wicked 10K Weekend festivities begin with packet pick up from 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The event weekend is packed with events for the entire family.
6 p.m. – Monster Mile
Starting in front of the Convention Center on 19th Street, the mile race kicks off the weekend event. This flat course goes through the ViBe District and finishes back at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
6 – 8 p.m. – Monster Mile Post-Race Party
Celebrate the mile race with a post-race party, Nightmare on 19th Street, inside the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
Saturday, Oct. 28
6:30 – 7:30 a.m. – Costume Contest Judging
Head over to the parking lot on the west side of the Virginia Beach Convention Center for the costume contest. See the website for costume contest categories, costume judging details and costume contest prizes.
8 a.m. – 10K and 5K
The 10K starts on 19th Street by the Virginia Beach Convention Center and continues for 6.2 miles with the finish line on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.
The 5K starts on 19th Street by the Virginia Beach Convention Center and continues for 3.1 miles with the finish line on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Post-Race Party on the Beach
Stay after the race and enjoy live music, food and refreshments.
8:45 – 10:45 a.m. – Costume Contest Judging
Meet at the parking lot on the west side of the Virginia Beach Convention Center. See the website for costume contest categories, costume judging details and costume contest prizes.
10:30 a.m. – Mini Monster 1K
This race is for kids ages 12 and under. It starts at 20th Street and Atlantic and finishes on 20th Street and the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.
11 a.m. – Costume Contest Awards
Join the Post-Race Party on the beach, including the Costume Contest Awards. Prizes will be awarded for Monster Mile, Single Costume, Pair Costume, Group Costume, Kid’s Costume and People’s Choice.
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Virginia Beach Pumpkins & Pirates Family Fest
Bring the entire family to this free pumpkins and pirates-themed event, which is in conjunction with the Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K race, at 17th Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Be sure to have the family dress like pirates for photo opportunities and a costume contest. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will also feature carnival games, face painting, family relay races and many more fun family activities! Click here for more information.
In addition, don’t miss thrilling challenges such as the Pumpkin Smash Challenge (10K and 1 Mile) and the Bat’s Brew Challenge (5K and 1 Mile). Get ready and bring your best game—and costume—to Virginia Beach this October! Click below to register and find out about volunteer opportunities.
Tip: Book your hotel room now since large events, such as the Wicked 10K Weekend, draw many locals and visitors to the oceanfront and accommodations fill up quickly.