J&A Racing, a world-class race management company based in Virginia Beach is pleased to announce that Chartway Federal Credit Union has signed on as the Title Sponsor for the Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon race weekend. The We Promise Foundation will be the title sponsor of the 5k. The Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and We Promise Foundation 5K and Kids Final Mile, presented by Bon Secours In Motion, will take place on November 17-19 in Norfolk, Virginia, and is one of six family fitness events that J&A Racing owns and manages in Hampton Roads.
In addition, the city of Norfolk has also shown its commitment to the race by extending agreements for an additional three years, to add to a weekend full of festivity and fun. With the opening of the new Hilton Norfolk Main, which will serve as the host hotel, race participants will receive exceptional service in the beautiful urban waterfront of downtown Norfolk.
“We are so excited about the future of Norfolk Harbor race weekend. We have enjoyed creating great relationships with the city of Norfolk and the Chartway team over the last few years, and look forward to working with them for the years to come to create a wonderful event,” said J&A Racing co-owner, Amy Frostick. “Adding the We Promise 5k is a great way to bring awareness to the community about this wonderful foundation, and all of the amazing things that they do for children in Hampton Roads and beyond.”
“As the largest credit union in Hampton Roads, we are dedicated to investing in activities that strengthen our hometown community,” said Brian Schools, president of Chartway Federal Credit Union. “That’s why we are honored to support this year’s runners, and to give them the opportunity to learn more about the ways our full-service financial institution can help them make strong strides in their financial journey.”
“Norfolk is thrilled to continue its partnership with J&A Racing and welcome the thousands of runners who participate in the Norfolk Harbor races to our city,” said Kenneth C. Alexander, Mayor City of Norfolk. “The race weekend has become part of our kick off to the holiday season and adds to the vibrancy of our waterfront community.”
About J&A Racing
J&A Racing is a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia with a mission to promote and support healthy lifestyles and the sport of running through the development and growth of their running events throughout Hampton Roads. Since 2003 when J&A Racing owners Amy and Jerry Frostick first took over the Shamrock Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become one of the most popular events in the country, growing from 3,000 participants to a record 30,000 in 2015. J&A Racing’s portfolio of fun, festive and family oriented events for runners at all stages in life has expanded to include the Halloween themed Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile, the Big Blue 5K presented Bon Secours In Motion, the Christmas themed Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 miler, the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K, the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and We Promise Foundation 5K and the Corporate 5K. For information on all of the J&A Racing events, please visit http://www.jandaracing.com/.
About the Chartway Federal Family of Credit Unions
Chartway FCU, a not-for-profit financial institution, has been serving members and families since 1959, building a service network that includes more than 50 branches and a full slate of online, mobile, and telephone banking services, including mobile deposit and mobile bill pay. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, the $2 billion credit union serves nearly 200,000 members. HeritageWest Credit Union and SouthWest Community Credit Union joined the Chartway family of credit unions in 2010. For more information, visit www.chartway.com, www.HeritageWestCU.com, or www.SouthWestFederal.com; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.