Seashore Nature Trail 50K

Sat December 19, 2020 Virginia Beach, VA 23451 US Directions
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First Landing State Park
2500 Shore Drive
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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Please review all race information carefully prior to registration. Due to ongoing public health concerns related to COVID-19 some aspects of the race will be different than in previous years. As race day approaches various aspects of the race may need to be altered depending on federal and state public health requirements. Participants will be notified of any changes prior to race day.

Entry Fee

$85 before September 1; $110 from September 1 to December 18. Tidewater Strider members receive a $5 discount. Entry fee for Golden Runners is $50 before September 1 and standard race fee applies after August 31. Eighteen (18) is the minimum age to enter.

Tidewater Strider Golden Runner

GOLDEN RUNNERS  - Your discount will automatically apply at checkout. Entry fee for Tidewater Strider Golden Runner is $50 before September 1 and the standard race fee applies after August 31.

Refunds and Waitlist

A refund less your processing fee is available until August 31. NO REFUNDS after September 1. NO TRANSFERS, NO DEFERRALS. Please do not ask. A waitlist is available and runners will be added from the waitlist until December 18.

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 18. No entrants will be added after December 18.


Online registration until December 18 if race capacity has not been reached. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

Race Start and Timing

All results will be based on chip time for 2020. This includes overall and masters results. Age group results have normally been based on chip time.

The race will have a rolling start from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM. Runners can start any time during that period. All cut off times will still be enforced, so runners who anticipate a pace close to the cutoff times should start early. Faster runners are encouraged to start later. Cooperation on this will allow for a less congested start line and the ability to more easily maintain social distancing.

Fluids and Food

Two aid stations on the course, each passed multiple times, will provide fluids, sports drinks, and carbohydrate/protein snacks. To limit the race participant and volunteer contact aid stations will be managed as follows:

  1. Runners and volunteers should maintain distancing as best as possible considering race and aid station logistics.
  2. The race will be "cup less", so runners will need to carry their own bottle, cup, or other container.
  3. Volunteers will not be able to handle runner's bottles or cups.
  4. Only volunteers will be able to handle drink containers to fill runner's bottles or cups.
  5. Food items may be more limited than in previous years (specifics will be provided prior to race day) since only pre-packaged items will be available.
Time Limits

The race starts at 8:30 AM with a rolling start ending at 10:30 AM with a time cutoff at 4:30 PM a 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. Runners who anticipate a pace close to the cutoff times should plan to start earlier and faster runners are asked to start later to avoid a crowded start line and maintain distancing as best as possible.

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

Packet pickup will be held only on race day morning starting at 7:30 AM. Because there will be a rolling start beginning at 8:30 AM and ending at 10:30 AM there is sufficient time for runners to pick up their bib and shirt. Runners who anticipate a pace close to the cutoff times should pick up their bib earlier to allow for an earlier start. Faster runners are encouraged to pickup their bib a bit later to avoid a crowded pick up area.


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.


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