Tidewater Strider Dismal Swamp 100K/ 50K / Marathon and 100K Relay

Saturday December 2nd, 2023

Chesapeake, VA

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                             Welcome to the 4th Annual Dismal Swamp 100K /50K/ Marathon and 100k Relay


 We are keeping the Marathon for this year's race. It will be run on our USATF Certified Course! Ranked the Fastest course in Virginia and 47th Fastest in the US by Findmymarathon.com! Huge BQ opportunity!


COURSE:  The 100k starts at 6 am and the 50k & Marathon starts at 6:45 am. There is a 15hr limit (9 PM). The course is an out and back 3.88 miles each way for the 100k and 50k. There are 4 loops for 50k and 8 loops for 100k.  The Marathon course is a Certified BQ Course its 6.55 up 6.55 back 2 loops for the Marathon. Pacers are only allowed for 100k runners after the 50k mark! very fast course! The 100k/50k and Marathon courses are  USATF  Certified.

FLUIDS AND FOOD: 1 full aid station at start/finish after every loop with food, water, and nutrition drinks! this year due to the marathon there will be water stations set up on the course where the Marathon runners will hit 9 times during the race The manned stations will only be set up during Marathon! We will leave an unmanned water station set up close to the 100k/50k turnaround for the Ultra races when Marathon is complete.

AMENITIES & POST-RACE:  Finishers receive a Medal, Hoodie, Baseball shirt for Marathon and Finishers items. All Runners that qualify for Boston will receive a BQ Shirt!

TIME LIMITS: The 100K starts at 6 AM  and the 50K & Full Marathon starts at 6:45 AM  --   Finish line will close at 9 PM. 

AWARDS: Top 3 overall Male and Female and top male and female in the following Age groups 39 & under/40-49/50-59 /60 & over will receive awards!

REGISTRATION:  Registration will be open raceday up to Race Start

STRIDER PLUS/LEGACY RUNNERS:  Discount will be applied at checkout.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS: A Club membership discount of $5.00 is available up thru race day. Discounts are automatically applied on the payment page during registration. You should use the account you used to register for the club to apply for this discount. We will also attempt to match on name/date of birth.

Paper entry forms are not available.

PACKET PICKUP: Packet pick up will be at the start line starting at 5:30 am until the 50K & Marathon start!

100K RELAY: When registering, please signup your team if you are the 1st member signing up. Other members, please use the same team name.

                    You can have anywhere from 2 to 8 members on your team!



Race Distances

Price Register
50K Competitive Walk $70.00 until Register »
100K Relay $35.00 until Register »
Strider Marathon $70.00 until Register »
Dismal Swamp 100K $90.00 until Register »
Dismal Swamp 50K $75.00 until Register »
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50K Compeative walk Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

Rest stop at mile post 4 Dismal Swamp, Chesapeake, VA

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