About the Sandy Bottom 8-Hour, 4 Hour, & 3.75 miler
The Sandy Bottom 8-Hour, 4-Hour, and 3.75 miler are at Sandy Bottom Nature Park in Hampton, VA. This is your chance to dust off the winter cobwebs while running on a flat, fast, 3.75 mile loop.
This is a chip-timed event.
Want to run the 8-hour and bring along a team? Teams for the 8-hour are a max of 6. You get to run all your own miles and compete for the individual awards, while also competing for the team award!
About the run itself:
Parking & Set Up: Park opens at sunrise and you park and set up anytime after that.
Check In: 7:25 am until 8:00 am
All races starts: 8:15 am
Temperature: It's Hampton Roads, so it could be 30 degrees or 75 - you never know). Year 1 of the event it was quite pleasant (even with a little rain at the start), Years 2 & 3 it was super cold (which was fun!)
Bring your own hydration device - this is a cupless event. We will have water available and nutritional items available. We'll provide a list of aid station items as the race event nears..
The run is 3.75 miles and covers a very easy, navigable loop. The course will be well marked. This is the same course as the 24-Hour Virginia Run for Cancer.
For the 8-hour during the last hour runners will have the option of running a .5 mile out and back, rather than the whole loop. Runners also have the option to do this once before the last hour if they are finishing early. 4 hour runners can run one .5 mile out and back in the last hour.
Keeping with the It's Just A Training Run tradition all runners will earn a sweet homemade medal. We'll also have top 3 awards for women and men overall, plus age group awards.
Facilities & Cost:
There's a restroom in the Sandy Bottom Nature Center and it is heated. The large shelter at the park will be rented and used for the run, although you are also asked to bring your own portable chairs. Runners can set up small tents (no larger than 10x10 canopies).
This year we'll have a shirt option and you can snag a sweet short-sleeve shirt for just a few bucks. Please add this at checkout - we'll need at least 20 to keep the pricing at the cost we have it for, so consider supporting a small business and order a cool shirt to represent your It's Just A Training Run adventure. Shirts must be purchased by January 1. The order will be placed January 2. We will also have a sweatshirt option and are exploring cost options. You can add on a shirt or sweatshirt later on if you choose rather than now at check out.
Local time: 6:00 AM