Runners Kick Off Halloween Weekend at The Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K
October 30, 2021
October 30, 2021 – VIRGINA BEACH, VIRGINIA /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – J&A Racing welcomed thousands of costumed runners to the Virginia Beach oceanfront for the 13th running of the Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K and Monster Mile presented by Bon Secours In Motion.
“There is nothing quite like seeing thousands of costumed runners on Halloween Weekend flooding the streets of Virginia Beach at the Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K,” said Amy Frostick, J&A Racing co-owner. “Each year we are blown away with the creativity that we see from our race participants, not to mention their dedication to completing a 10K while in costume! It really is a guaranteed fun way to get excited for Halloween!”
Participants were treated to a festive course that had tricks and treats all along the route including a Zombie Zone, Trick-or-Treat Stop and Thriller Dancers welcoming runners to a boardwalk finish. After receiving their finisher swag, participants were greeted by The Deloreans at a post-race costume beach party with Blue Moon Beer, Angry Orchard Hard Cider, White Claw Hard Seltzer and soup from The Neighborhood Harvest. The creativity of the costumes was also recognized with the Costume Contest, which awarded various prizes to a variety of categories.
“This was my first Wicked 10K, and it was fantastic! The course was amazing- the thriller dancers, the zombie zone- all of it was incredible,” said Brynn Churchfield of Denver, Colorado. “And the post-race beach party was amazing! Celebrating with friends on the beach, with great music and beer is really hard to beat. I will definitely be back next year!”
Unique this year, both the top overall finisher and top female finisher are husband and wife and both set Personal Records. Harrison Toney of Richmond, Virginia, won the Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K with a finish time of 30:49 which is also a new course record. The winner of the 10K on the women’s side was Kerri Toney also of Richmond, Virginia. She broke the tape in 36:33, which ties the current course record. On Friday evening, Lucas Simmons of Chesapeake, Virginia, won the Old Point National Bank Monster Mile with a finish time of 4:51 and Emma Ferris of Virginia Beach, Virginia was the first place female, with a finish time of 5:58.
Save the date for Wicked 2022, which will take place the last weekend of October. Registration will open 2022.
About J&A Racing
J&A Racing is a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With a portfolio of seven 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 Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K; the MSP Design Group Big Blue 5K; the BayPort Credit Union Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler; the BayPort Foundation Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K; the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon, 10K & We Promise Foundation Norfolk Harbor 5K; and the ADP Corporate 5K. For more information on J&A Racing’s events, visit jandaracing.com.
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