Seashore Nature Trail 50K

Sat December 14, 2019 Virginia Beach, VA US 23451 Directions

Seashore Nature Trail 50K

$80 8:30AM EST - 4:30PM EST
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First Landing State Park
Virginia Beach, VA US 23451

The Seashore Nature Trail 50K (31.1 miles) race is run on the trails of First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, VA with approximately 1.5 miles on a paved road. The two-loop course is lined with trees and follows dirt trails through a variety of ecosystems. The main trail is mostly flat, while side trails are slightly hilly with some tree roots to negotiate in certain sections. Wooden bridges are also found on several trails.

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Race Information

Entry Fee

$80 before October 1; $100 from October 1 to December 12. Tidewater Strider members receive a $5 discount. Entry fee for Golden Runners is $40 before October 1 and standard race fee applies after October 1. Eighteen (18) is the minimum age to enter.

Tidewater Strider Golden Runner

GOLDEN RUNNERS MUST EMAIL THE RACE DIRECTOR ( PRIOR TO REGISTRATION TO GET DISCOUNT. Entry fee for Tidewater Strider Golden Runners is $40 before October 1 and standard race fee applies after October 1.

Refunds and Waitlist

A refund less $15 is available until October 1. NO REFUNDS after October 1. NO TRANSFERS, NO DEFERRALS. Please do not ask. A waitlist is available and runners will be added from the waitlist until December 12.

Limited Number of Participants

The race field is limited to the first 300 registered runners. After 300 registered runners a waitlist will be maintained until December 12. No entrants will be added after December 12.


Online registration until December 12 if race capacity has not been reached. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

Fluids and Food

Various fluids and snack-type foods will be provided both prior to and after the race. Two aid stations on the course, each passed multiple times, will provide fluids, sports drinks, and carbohydrate/protein snacks.

Time Limits

The race starts at 8:30 AM with a time limit of 8 hours for official finish. Runners must reach Aid Station 6 (22 miles) by 2 PM and Aid Station 7 (25 miles) by 2:45 PM. These cutoffs are strictly enforced. No official finish will be given if runners do not exit these Aid Stations by these times.

Directions to Race Start

From I-64, take Northampton Boulevard (Route 13) to the Shore Drive exit; turn right and continue on Shore Drive and continue as it turns into Atlantic Ave. Turn right on 64th Street and continue into the park and to the end of 64th Street at the Narrows boat ramp area.

Packet Pick-Up

To avoid the race day rush, please pick up your race packet on Friday, December 13 at Running Etc., 1940 Laskin Road, Ste. 302, Virginia Beach, VA between 4:30 and 7:00 PM. Alternatively, you may pick up your race packet on race day morning at First Landing State Park beginning at 7:30 AM.


All official finishers will receive an award. The following overall and age group awards will be presented: (1) First three overall male and female finishers; (2) First three overall male and female masters finishers; (3) First age 30-39 male and female finishers; (4) First age 40-49 male and female finishers; (5) First age 50-59 male and female finishers; (6) First age 60 and above male and female finishers. Overall place winners are ineligible for masters and age group awards; masters winners are ineligible for age group awards. FIVE AND TEN TIME finishers will receive a special award.


All entrants will receive a premium long sleeve technical shirt. Sizes are not guaranteed for registration after October 1. Please select size according to size charts available at the race website, exchanging of sizes may not be available.

Post Race

A post-race party and awards ceremony will be held at Smartmouth Brewery Pilot House, 313 32nd Street, Virginia Beach, VA from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. Beverages and pizza will be provided.

Inclement Weather or National Security

The Race Director and the Tidewater Striders reserve the right to modify or cancel events as needed in the interest of safety or access restrictions to the venue. No refunds can be given in the event of modification or cancellation.