Guest Post: Upcoming Family Friendly Races in July!

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Jess Horton lives in Virginia Beach where she is entrenched in the local fitness community. Her company The Fit Petite is an online resource for all things health and fitness related. She features reviews from the latest in exercise apparel to the newest gym opening. Her website includes a full calendar of health and fitness events happening monthly.

July 4, 2014- Independence Day 5k
Location: Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA for the 30th Annual Independence Day 5K and 1/4-Mile Tot Trot - 7:30 am.
Events: 5k and 1/4 Mile Tot Trot
Cost: The 5k run or the walk is $25. The 1/4 Tot Trot is free for ages 3-5.
Benefits: This event benefits others in your community with Child Care, Swim Lessons, Health and Wellness programs, Youth and Teen activities, Senior programs and Summer Camp.

Location: Takes place at Neptune Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront 7:30 am.
Events: 5k and Run Swim Run (RSR)
Cost: Entry Fees: RSR:$43 postmarked by 5/1; $48 by 6/1,$53 by 7/1, $58 after 7/1, After 7/18 $60, Active duty military $40 5K: $20 before 5/1, $28 by 6/1, $33 by 7/1, $38 after 7/1, $40 after 7/18, Active duty military $20, 1 Mile Kids Race: $10 by 6/1, $15 by 7/1, $20 after 7/1
Benefits: The event benefits the Navy Seal Foundation and the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Additional Information: Team Hoyt 5k and RSR start at 7:40. 5k start at 7:45. RSR start at 8:15, Kid’s 1 mile fun run start at 9:15
July 19, 2014 - Music for the Hungry 5k
Location: Historic Onancock School, 6 College Ave, Onancock, VA 23417at 8:00am.
Events: 5k
Cost: Registration is $25
Benefits: Event benefits the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.

July 26, 2014 - Military Challenge takes place at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex at 8:00am.
Location: Virginia Beach Sportsplex
Events: 5k Military Style Confidence Course, Kids' Mini Challenge Course
  • Before July 1 Individual $45 Couple $90 Team $225 Kids' Mini Challenge $20
  • July 1 - 18 Individual $50 Couple $100 Team $250 Kids' Mini Challengee $20
  • July 19 - 24 Individual $60 Couple $120 Team $300 Kids' Mini Challenge $25
  • Military Discount $5 OFF Registration Fee (Active Duty and Dependents)
Benefits: A portion of the proceeds will benefit the USO of Hampton Roads/Central VA.
Additional Information: Civilians are welcome to compete alongside the military and take on obstacles used in military training. Individuals or teams of five may compete.There is also a kid’s obstacle course challenge which takes place at 10:00am. Free parking.

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