Fall Foliage Adventure Race

September 15, 2023

Coming October 14, 2023. A fun way to be outdoors, be active, and view beautiful fall colors…it’s the Fall Foliage Adventure Race held around Fredericksburg, Virginia! This is a sort of outdoor scavenger hunt, orienteering to marked checkpoints via multiple modes of travel. Using a map and compass, solo participants or team attempt to visit […]

Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler

September 1, 2023

Coming September 2, 2023. The largest all-women’s race in Virginia. It’s the Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler! In its 41st iteration, this race has raised over 4.2 million dollars for the UVA Cancer Center Breast Care Program with funds going to support cutting edge breast cancer research, patient education, support services, and community outreach. The course […]

Dominion Energy Riverrock

April 9, 2021

Coming May 14-16, 2021. Celebrate the outdoors! At the Dominion Energy Riverrock, there will be a full weekend of small-scale participant events to showcase the wide scope of activities and active living opportunities in Richmond, Virginia. The festival will feature mountain bike exhibitions, trail running events, yoga classes, kayak and SUP races, and fishing tournaments. […]

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon

February 19, 2020

Coming April 18, 2020. Known as America’s Toughest Road Marathon, the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon definitely lives up to its name. Expect a total elevation gain/loss of close to 7,500 feet – the most elevation change of any road race in the United States. The race begins and ends in downtown Roanoke, Virginia and takes runners […]

Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler

November 15, 2018

Coming December 15, 2018. Virginia Beach will soon be taken over by Santas! It’s the Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler which starts and ends at the Virginia Beach Convention Center at twilight. Don’t have a Santa suit in your wardrobe? Don’t worry, they provide one for you (or if you’re a bah humbug, then you can choose the long […]

Jim Schatz Memorial Trail 10K

November 9, 2018

Coming November 11, 2018. A trail run benefitting a very worthy cause. The Jim Schatz Memorial Trail 10K donates 100% of race proceeds to the Boulder Crest Retreat, a rural sanctuary where combat veterans, first responders, and their families, can enjoy recreational and therapeutic activities aimed at assisting with their physical, mental, financial and spiritual wellness. […]

Anthem Wicked 10K

October 16, 2017

Coming October 27, 2017. No rest for the wicked! Especially since it’s the Anthem Wicked 10K in Virginia Beach, Virginia! Find your most creative and run-ready costume for this 10K race covering part of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. A fast, flat course awaits as well as water stops and some spooky surprises along the way. There’s […]

Blood and Guts Run

October 20, 2016

Coming October 22, 2016. A gory-sounding run! The Blood and Guts Run in Centreville, Virginia is a 5K race filled with outrageous obstacles and masses of zombies. Let’s talk about the zombies – not only will they be chasing you trying to take your lives (flags), but they’ll also have “blood” filled water guns! Yikes! Obstacles […]

Shenandoah Bike Foliage Festival

September 28, 2016

Coming October 14, 2016. Get out and enjoy the fall colors at the Shenandoah Bike Foliage Festival. It’s a weekend of cycling for all levels with well-marked courses including maps and cue sheets, SAG support, and plenty of rest stops with drinks, snacks, and the all-important port-a-potties. Choose from 11 courses from the family friendly 10 […]

Run and Ride Race Series at Kings Dominion

May 2, 2016

Coming May 22, 2016. The Run and Ride Race Series travels for the first time to Kings Dominion, Virginia’s Premier Themed Amusement Park. Choose from a 1 mile, 5K, or 10K course as you start just outside the park and run in the shadows of Delirium, their newest powerful spinning thrill ride, Berserker, Dinosaurs Alive, […]

The Ice Cream Race

April 25, 2016

Coming June 25 and August 13, 2016. Ice cream? Sign us up! The Ice Cream Race offered this summer in 2 location in Virginia is a fun 5K race that ends with…ice cream! Cleverly named and creative obstacles include the Waffle Cone Cargo Net, Chocolate Syrup Water Slide, Whipped Cream Foam, and the Banana Peel […]

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

March 2, 2016

Coming March 18, 2016. Bring on your green! In its 43rd year, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend is a popular event that brings runner from all 50 states and several countries. In the past, over 30,000 runner have headed to Virginia Beach, Virginia for this flat, fast, scenic course. Choose from a full marathon, half […]

Shenandoah Epic Adventure Race

February 23, 2016

Coming April 16, 2016. Not just any adventure race but an epic one! The Shenandoah Epic Adventure Race is a 26 hour undertaking that can be done solo or in a team of 2 or 4. It involves about 40-60 miles of mountain biking, about 28 miles of canoeing and 20-50 miles of trekking through […]

Adventure Cycling Association’s Women’s Intro to Road Touring

January 13, 2016

Coming May 8 and July 18, 2016. Don’t be intimidated by those bike tours! Check out Adventure Cycling Association’s Intro to Road Touring, and it’s just for women! Offered in Williamsburg, Virginia this May and Eugene, Oregon in July, there will be 2 days of outdoor instruction where you’ll learn about bike-touring equipment, what it’s […]

Marine Corps Marathon

May 28, 2015

Coming October 25, 2015. Semper Fi. It’s the 40th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), aptly nicknamed the “Marathon of the Monuments”. Though registration is full, you can still participate through the many charities that have partnered with the MCM. Highlights of the mostly flat course read like a tour guide of the nation’s historical landmarks – […]

Women’s Intro to Road Touring with Adventure Cycling Association

November 6, 2014

Coming May 10 and July 19, 2015. Ready to hit the open road with your bike but not sure how? The Adventure Cycling Association has a solution for you. On 2 dates next year, they are offering an Introduction to Road Touring course in Virginia and Oregon. These are small group courses (only 14 ladies […]


September 19, 2014

Coming September 20 (Virginia), and October 4 (California), 2014. You’ve heard of Cinderella…well, now there’s Mudderella! This is no Disney Princess, this is a fun and challenging event for us girls (and boys, if invited by a girl!) that has 12-15 obstacles over a course of 5-7 miles and as the name implies, mud! With […]

Chincoteague Annual Pony Swim

May 2, 2014

Coming July 30, 2014. For an event that’s a little out of the ordinary, check out the Chincoteague Annual Pony Swim. About 150 wild Chinocotegue Ponies (AKA Assateague Horses) and their foals are rounded up by “Saltwater Cowboys” to swim across the Assateague Channel to Chincoteague Island, off the coast of Maryland and Virginia. After a […]

Dominion Riverrock, Richmond, Virginia

April 22, 2014

Coming May 16, 2014. It’s the start of the outdoor festivals, and one of the highlights on the East Coast is Dominion Riverrock in Richmond, Virginia. Outdoor enthusiasts revel in 3 days of events, demos, and competitions in trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, bouldering, freestyle biking, and adventure racing. Free concerts, opportunities […]

Fall Foliage Race 5k & 10k

September 20, 2013

Coming October 12, 2013. Quintessential fall race. The Fall Foliage Race 5k & 10k held in Waynesboro, Virginia, takes you through quaint neighborhoods in the Shenandoah Valley. Crisp temperatures, warm apple cider, and of course, beautiful fall foliage highlight this once a year event.