Mel Williams Memorial Seashore 50K

Sun December 11, 2022 Virginia Beach, VA 23451 US Directions

Mel Williams Memorial Seashore 50K

$100 8:30AM EST - 4:30PM EST
13 spots left. Price increases after August 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 18 - 100.


                                                                                   RACE DETAILS
COURSE: The 50k starts 8:30 am. This is a 2 loop trail run at First Landing State Park beginning and ending at the boat ramp.
FLUIDS AND FOOD: 2 full aid stations at 64th St and Bald Cypress with food, water and nutrition drinks. You will pass each aid station multiple times.  This is a cupless race.  It is recommended to carry water bottles and a collapsible cup.  A custom Tidewater Striders collapsible cup will be provided with your packet.
AMENITIES & POST-RACE:  Finishers receive a medal.  Post Race party will be held at Smartmouth Brewery Pilot House, 313 32nd St. Virginia Beach, VA from 4:30 - 7:30. Beverages and pizza will be provided to all runners and volunteers.

TIME LIMITS: The 50K starts at 8:30 AM  --  There is an 8 hour finish time cut off.  Cut off restrictions will apply throughout the race.
AWARDS: Top 3 overall Male and Female and top male and female in following Age groups 39&under/40-49/50-59 /60& over will receive awards!
REGISTRATION:  Online registration will be open until Thursday, December 8th, 2022, or until slots fill. NO race day Registration.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS: A Club membership discount of $5.00 is available thru Dec 8th. 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 not available.
PACKET PICKUP: Packet pick up will be available Saturday, Dec. 10th from 1 pm-5 pm at Running Etc. Virginia Beach, 1940 Laskin Rd. #302 Virginia Beach, VA 23454.  Race day packet pickup will be available from 7:30 - 8:20am at the start/finish area in First Landing State Park 64th St. Boat Ramp.
REFUNDS: Refund less $25 admin fee until 8/31. No refunds beginning 9/1/21. No transfers, No deferrals. 

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

First Landing State Park Boat Ramp
64th St.
Virginia Beach, VA US 23451
Race Contact Info

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Entry Fee

$100 before September 1; $125 from September 1st to December 16th. Tidewater Strider members receive a $5 discount. Eighteen (18) is the minimum age to enter.

Refunds and Waitlist

REFUNDS WITH A $25.00 ADMIN FEE  AVAILABLE THRU 8/31/2021. NO TRANSFERS, NO DEFERRALS.  A waitlist is available and runners will be added from the waitlist until December 16th.  When a spot becomes available from the waitlist, you will have 2 days to register or it will then go to the next person on the waitlist.  

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 16th. No entrants will be added after December 16th.

Time Limits

The race starts at 8:30 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. Live tracking updates will be provided by Endeavor Running on race day. 

Directions to Race Start

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

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.


You may signup to volunteer here.  Volunteer Seashore 50k  Lots of opportunities to help at aid stations or other areas on course.  We appreciate your help.  The race can not go on without everyone's involvement. 


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