THE RACES

The flat asphalt course will take runners on a spectacular jouney through lush, mysterious landscape and rich history. The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail off Route 17 offers runner forested wetlands and a peaceful paved path along the wilderness of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.  Runners can opt for half marathon, 5K, or kids half mile distances

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LIVE RESULTS

Registered athletes and their fans will be able to sign up FREE to receive live split and finish results to mobile devices and/or Facebook and Twitter feeds.  Athletes bibs will contain a QR code that can be scanned with a smart phone and results will be immediately available on their mobile device.

Finisher videos will be posted after the race

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AWARDS

All race participants receive a custom race T-shirt and all finishers receive a finisher medal.  In both the 5K and Half Marathon, our signature custom carved heron awards will be given to: the top three overall male and female and the top three overall male and female runners in each age group.  Top three male and female walkers also receive an award.  

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POST RACE PARTY

This year's live entertainment will consist of "face melting" rock'n roll by the band Dirty Toys. Also on hand will be the FM99 entourage including Rock Girl Misa. Stick around for great post race party with beer, music food and awards.  All participants are invited to stick around for pizza, and if you are over 21 beer from Chesapeake;s favorite Big Ugly Brewery.

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COUNTDOWN TO RACE DAY

RACE INFORMATION

 Half Marathon 8AM

The flat 13.1-mile asphalt course will take runners on a spectacular jouney through lush, mysterious landscape and rich history. The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail off Route 17 offers runner forested wetlands and a peaceful paved path along the wilderness of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.


5K 8:15AM

For the second year is the 5K run/walk For the first year the Dismal Swamp Stomp will also incorporate a 5K run/walk. The 5K will start and finish in the same locations as the half marathon, and will start 5 minutes after the start of the half marathon. All entrants receive a race premium, custom finisher medal and age group winners will receive custom awards.


Cub Run 11:30AM

Returning this year, the Children's Half Mile Cub Run. This half mile out-and-back fun run for children ages 12 and under is the perfect compliment to our successful Dismal Swamp Stomp.  All children will have access to the special children's activity area sponsored by Primrose Schools prior to the race and will receive a t-shirt and runner's packet. They will also receive a finisher's medal when they cross the finish line. Parents are welcome to run along side their children. The cub run will start at 11:30 at the carved bear at the trail head and will finish across the half marathon finish line.


Sanctioned by USA Track & Field, the out-and-back race will be held rain or shine. The event is limited to 2,500 runners and applicants will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. All runners/walkers must be able to complete the course in 4 hours or less. This race is open to walkers and baby strollers. 

AGE GROUP CATEGORIES & AWARDS

In both the 5K and Half Marathon, our signature custom carved heron awards will be given to: the top three overall male and female and the top three overall male and female runners in each age group: 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 and over. Top three male and female walkers are also awarded. Each registered participant will receive a finisher's medal when they cross the finish line. 

Cash awards in the Half Marathon will be provided to the top 5 male and female athletes based on AGE GRADED results. Follow this link for an age grading explanation.
Prize money breakdown for top five male and female age graded athletes will be: 1st $1,000, 2nd $550, 3rd $250, 4th $125, 5th $75

POST RACE PARTY

This year's live entertainment will consist of "face melting" rock'n roll by the band Dirty Toys. Also on hand will be the FM99 entourage including Rock Girl Misa. Stick around for great post race party with beer by local craft brewers Big Ugly Brewery, music food and awards. 

CHARITY

This year, the Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department and Mettle Events, Inc. are seeking eligible 501(c)(3) organizations* who serve the residents of the City of Chesapeake to apply to be selected as one of the local charities that share a portion of the event’s proceeds for the year 2016: one to three charities will be chosen. Please visit the link below to find out how to qualify.

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REGISTRATION

HALF MARATHON

Early Entry:       $65 by 1/1/16
Regular Entry:  $70 by 3/1/16
Late Entry:         $75 by 1/7/16
Expo Entry:        $80 at expo
No race day registration
 

FINISHER MEDAL

5K

Early Entry:       $30 by 1/1/16
Regular Entry:  $35 by 3/1/16
Late Entry:        $40 by 1/7/16
Expo Entry:       $45 at expo
No race day registration


FINISHER MEDAL

CUB RUN

Cub Run entry is $15 through the race expo.
No race day registration




FINISHER MEDAL

2016 RUNNER TRACKING

DIRECTIONS

FROM RICHMOND

Take exit 264 for I-664 S toward Downtown Newport News/Chesapeake/Suffolk 
Continue onto I-664 S Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel Take exit 15B for I-64W toward Chesapeake/VA Beach
Take exit 296 for US-17 N/US-17 BUS S toward Portsmouth/Deep Creek
Turn right onto US-17 BUS S/George Washington Hwy N (signs for Elizabeth City)
Turn left onto George Washington Hwy S Turn right to stay on George Washington Hwy S
1005 George Washington Hwy S, Chesapeake, VA 23323, USA

FROM VIRGINIA BEACH

Take the Interstate 64 E toward Chesapeake/Suffolk Take exit 296B to merge onto US-17 S/George Washington Hwy N toward Deep  Creek/Business Route Continue to follow George Washington Hwy
Turn left onto George Washington Hwy S Turn right to stay on George Washington Hwy S
1005 George Washington Hwy S, Chesapeake, VA 23323, USA


Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon

2016 LIVE RESULTS

PAST RACE RESULTS

VOLUNTEER

Be a part of the Dismal Swamp Stomp!

Chesapeake is looking for volunteers for the 10th Annual Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon on April 9, 2016. Individuals and groups of all types (church, school, corporate, and more) are needed to make this event a success.

Please note that you may register for more than one volunteer task provided the times do not overlap. If you do not have a preference of jobs, please make note in the comments box.

To register as an individual volunteer for the event, please click on the link below, read through the job descriptions, check the job you would like to perform, and complete the necessary personal information.

Register as an individual volunteer

                                                                                                                                      

To register as a group, first have your group chairperson register your group by clicking the link below. From there, the group leader will need to create a username and password to log in and set up the group. Once the group is set up, direct each member of your group to sign up for your group as shown below. Special prizes will be given to the largest volunteer group.

Create a group

                                                                                                                                      

Register for a group. After your group chairperson has created your group, please click the link below to sign up for the group. Select the group you would like to join from the drop down list and enter the password provided to you by your group chairperson. Complete the required information and submit.

Register for a group

                                                                                                                                      

Coordinator acccess page. This is where assigned volunteer coordinators can log in and view, download and communicate with their group of volunteers.

Coordinator Access

                                                                                                                                      

Join our committee!

If you are interested in having a more active volunteer role and would like to help in planning the Dismal Swamp Stomp, consider joining our team as a committe member. We still have several key positions available and would love to talk with you! Just call our office at 757-373-4174.

Register:

Email: volunteer@mettleevents.com

Phone: (757) 373-4174

Mail: Mettle Events, 1211 Buckingham Ave., Norfolk, VA 23508

Volunteers will receive the following:

Official Volunteer T-shirt

Goodie Bag

One Free Admission to Post-Race Party

Appreciation and thanks from the City of Chesapeake and all of the athletes

 

 

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ADDRESS
1005 George Washington Hwy S Chesapeake, VA 23323

CONTACTS
Email: team@mettleevents.com
Phone: (757) 373-4174