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In 2021 The Tidewater Strider BQ invitational and The Strider Marathon both ran on the same course and were ranked #2 and #35 in the country for their Boston Qualifying percentage!!
COURSE: This is a Marathon and Half Marathon course on the closed 2-lane roadway at the Dismal Swamp Trail Park in Chesapeake. The full Marathon course will be USATF Certified course and that means its a Boston Qualifying race
PACKET PICKUP: Early Packet pick-up will be at Point 2 running company in Chesapeake Friday, April 21st from 3-6pm! Race day pick-up will be from 6:30-7:30 am!
FLUIDS AND FOOD: There will be 4 aid stations with water for the half Marathon and 9 water stations for the full.
AMENITIES & POST-RACE: Finishers receive a Medal and Premium Long Sleeve Shirt. Onsite hospitality & refreshments. Post-race party onsite!
TIME LIMITS: The Full Marathon and Half Marathon Start together at 7:30 AM! The finish line will close at 1:30 PM. Walkers may arrange an early start or self-time after 1:30 PM.
AWARDS:Top 3 overall Males and Females and the top 3 males and females in 10-year age groups will receiveawards!
REGISTRATION:Registration will be open until April 23, 2023.
LEGACY RUNNERS/STRIDERS PLUS: Discounts available thru April 23.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS: A Club membership discount of $5.00 is available up thru April 23. Discounts are automatically applied on the payment page during registration. You should use the account you used to register for the club to apply for this discount. We will also attempt to match on name/date of birth.
Paper entry forms are not available.
Strider Spring Running Festival Challenge is Back - Run the Dismal Swamp 5 Miler on Saturday and the Half or the Full on Sunday to receive a challenge Medal!
Snake Challenge- 5 miler & Half Marathon
Bear Challenge- 5 miler & Full Marathon
Late Registration and Packet Pick-up
Runners may pick up their packet at the start/finish area beginning at 6:30 AM on race day.
Rest stop at mile post 4 Dismal Swamp
Chesapeake, VA US 23322
Race Contact Info
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