The 2nd Annual Ocean View STORM THE BAY Race Series -Presented by the Tidewater Striders Running Club and the SEA2C Foundation

Saturday October 14th, 2023

Norfolk, VA

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This isn't the cushy road race that you're used to.  For the Saturday 5K Challenge, 10K, and the Mermaid Mile Kid's Fun Run (for kids 12 and under), there is no official timing...there are no assigned corrals...there are no wave starts. There are no points for 2nd place! To win...you gotta be at the front of the pack at the start line...when the cannon goes off. You have to complete all of the obstacles, go the distance, and cross the finish line first. Whining is not allowed.  Snowflakes...this isn't for you. So before you consider signing up for this event, you really need to ask yourself..."Am I tough enough?"


The races in this series are the:

Storm the Bay 5K Challenge (Road/Beach surface with Beach Obstacle Course)

Storm the Bay 10K (Road/Beach Surface Run Only) 

The Mermaid Mile Kid's Fun Run (Beach run with an obstacle course for kids 12 and under)

Advance packet pick-up will be at Cova Brewery in Norfolk, VA on October 13th & 14th. More details coming soon! Race day packet pickup will be available for both Race Days.

 Quality race shirts and finishers medals for all Races, Post-race Party on both days with Local Craft Beer, Food, and Live Music! More Details coming soon!

SPONSORSHIP: We are Looking for some amazing Sponsors to support this awesome weekend of Races that give back to the Running and walking community all funds Raise will go back to two Non-Profits The Tidewater Striders that support the running community with our youth programs, Races and Scholarships, and SEA2C.

TIDEWATER STRIDER MEMBERS: All Strider Members will receive $5.00 off Registration on all Races! Strider Plus Members will Only get Half Marathon Registration with their Strider plus package and also will receive $50 off the top Gun challenge if they choose that race option.

Race Distances

Price Register
The OV/OG Challenge (5K Challenge and 10K ... Click to Find Out Register »
Virtual Storm the Bay 10K Challenge $70.00 until Register »
The Top Gun Challenge (5K Challenge and 10... Click to Find Out Register »
Virtual Storm Bay 5K Challenge $50.00 until Register »
The Mermaid Mile Kid's Beach Run Click to Find Out Register »
Storm the Bay Ocean View Half Marathon Click to Find Out Register »
Storm the Bay 10K Click to Find Out Register »
Storm the Bay 5K Challenge Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

9529 Shore Drive, Norfolk, VA

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