Sunday, Feb 6, 2022 @ 8:00 AM

Sandy Bottom 8-Hour Training Run

1255 Big Bethel Rd

Hampton, VA 8 Hour, Virtual Sandy Bottom 8-Hour

This Event Took Place Sun. Feb 6, 2022

About the Sandy Bottom 8-Hour & Just A Loop (3.75 miler)

The Sandy Bottom 8-Hour is 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.

It's an old school, low-key event. We'll have lap counters (you yell out your bib number, we write it down for the 8-hour, Peninsula Track Club is timing the 3.75 miler).


There are no refunds if you cancel your registration. However, if you know you need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible to allow people on the waitlist an opportunity to run. Hopefully we won't have a snow event, but if we do we will reschedule.

About the run itself:

Parking & Set Up: Park opens at sunrise and you park and set up anytime after that.

Check In: 7:30 am until 8:00 am

Race starts: 8:15 am

Race ends: 4:15 pm

You can run as much or as little as you want (because It's Just A Training Run) for the 8-hour. Just a Loop is a 3.75 mile race using the same loop as the 8-hour. Just A Loopers will line up at the front of the starting corral.

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 - pre-packaged only due to health code policies. You are encouraged to bring your own nutritional items, too. 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.


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.

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 (you'll be notified if we can have tents this year). Race registration fees go towards helping cover the cost of the shelter rental, medals, aid station items, and a portion of the registration fee is donated to the Friends of Sandy Bottom.

Sweet Shirts

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: 7:22 AM


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