Beautiful Weather Made for A Perfect Backdrop for The 11th Annual Bayport Foundation Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon Weekend in Hampton, Virginia
October 10, 2023
OCTOBER, 2023 – HAMPTON, VIRGINIA/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Over 1,500 runners made their way down the hidden gems of Hampton during the BayPort Foundation Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon Weekend presented by Bon Secours. Runners from 25 states crossed the finish line both Saturday and Sunday.
Runners began their weekend with packet pickup on Friday or Saturday at the Hampton Roads Convention Center grabbing their bibs, shirts, and other needs for the race. Saturday was kicked off with the running of the 5K that winds through the new Hampton Waterwalk, Bluebird Gap Farm and finishing in from of the Hampton Coliseum. Finishers and their supporters were treated to drink and live music from AudioHUM.
Sunday’s big races included the Half Marathon and kids 1K. Runner’s traversed their way through multiple parts of Hampton including downtown and the gorgeous water views on Chesapeake Ave. Half Marathoners were treated to food and drink and live music from the energetic rock band, Kaboombox.
“This race was designed to highlight the thriving communities in Hampton, with a great finish line in the city center at the Hampton Coliseum. The City of Hampton really helps make this race a true feel good weekend for us at J7A Racing and the participants” says co-race director, Jerry Frostick
The race also brings out the good for the community “BayPort is proud of our continued partnership with J&A Racing. Our philanthropic arm, the BayPort Foundation builds upon the credit union’s long history of charitable giving. 100 percent of the BayPort Foundation Crawlin’ Crab fundraising goes directly to fund our $100,000 scholarship program and local grants that promote financial literacy, family health and wellness, and hardship and emergency assistance. None of this would be possible without the generous contributions of our community partners and race weekend participants,” said BayPort President/CEO Jim Mears.
Half Marathon Winners: Brian Clapp, Annapolis, MD 1:13:58 was the first male to finish with Susie Bousquet, Virginia Beach, VA, 1:23:53 as the female finisher. 5K Winners: Male finisher S. Marek, Chesapeake, VA, 19:02 and female finisher Sika Henry, Newport News, VA, 18:50.
Photo Credit: J&A Racing.
About J&A Racing
J&A Racing is a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With a portfolio of 10 events, J&A Racing’s mission is to promote and support healthy lifestyles and the sport of running through all stages of life. Since 2003 when J&A Racing owners, Amy and Jerry Frostick, took over the Shamrock Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become one of the most popular running events in the country growing from 3,000 participants to a record 30,000 in 2015. Additionally, J&A Racing organizes the ADP Corporate 5K; the Big Blue 5K; the BayPort Foundation Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K; Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K; the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; the BayPort Credit Union Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler; the Sun Up to Sun Down 50K; the I Heart Mom 5K; and the new Chartway Virginia Beach 10 Miler and 5K. For more information on J&A Racing’s events, visit jandaracing.com.