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Dismal Swamp Stomp Running Festival

04/08/2017 - 04/08/2017
  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: 8:00 AM - Swamp Stomp; 11:30 - Cub Run
  • Location: Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
  • Recurrence:
  • Address: 1200 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Phone: (757) 373-4174
  • Admission: Free to Spectators
  • Contact: Mettle Events
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DETAILS ν

Chesapeake invites you on a spectacular 13.1 mile journey through lush, mysterious landscape and rich history. Alongside and parallel to the trail is the historic Dismal Swamp Canal, part of the famed Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, which offers runners forested wetlands and a peaceful paved pathway through the wilderness. Join the foot stompin' crowd for the race; enjoy the legendary scenery and entertainment that will be anything but dismal.

Returning this year, the Children's Half-Mile Cub Run. This half-mile out-and-back fun run for children ages 12 and under is the perfect compliment to our successful Dismal Swamp Stomp. All children will have access to the special children's activity area prior to the race and will receive a t-shirt and finisher's medal when they cross the finish line.

If a half marathon is more then you want to tackle, try the 5K run/walk. The 5K will start and finish in the same locations as the half marathon, and will start 5 minutes after the start of the half marathon. All entrants will receive a race premium, custom finisher medal, and age group winners will receive custom awards.

Registration Fees: Pleae note, there will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

  • $65.00 if postmarked before January 1, 2017
  • $70.00 if postmarked January 2 - March 1, 2017
  • $75.00 if postmarked March 2 - April 7, 2017
  • $80.00 onsite at the Expo April 8, 2017
  • $30.00 - 5K - before January 1, 2017
  • $35.00 - 5K - January 2 - March 1, 2017
  • $40.00 - 5K - March 2 - April 7, 2017
  • $45.00 - 5K - onsite at the Expo April 8, 2017
  • $15.00 Children's Half-Mile Cub Run through April 8, 2017

 

Need suggestions for places to stay while in Chesapeake? Click here to take a look at Chesapeake hotels. Be sure to mention that you are here for the race to take advantage of any special discounted rates!