ABOUT OUR TITLE SPONSOR

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is pleased to serve again as the presenting sponsor for the Dismal Swamp Stomp. As an independent, community-based hospital we share your commitment to the community. CRH prides itself on providing high quality health care to the residents of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. We are home to a variety of health care facilities such as Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Chesapeake Regional Medical Group and Cedar Manor Assisted Living. CRH offers a nationally-accredited Chest Pain Center, Accredited Center for Bariatric Surgery, has earned four Women's Choice Awards and has one of the busiest Emergency Departments and maternity wards in the area. Its technologically advanced medical equipment includes the first da Vinci" XI Surgical System in the state of Virginia and the first Mobile Mammography Unit offering 30 screenings In the region. With more than 600 physicians, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is dedicated to putting patients first with innovative treatments and compassionate, patient-centered care.

THE RACES

The flat asphalt course will take runners on a spectacular journey 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. $4,000 in prize money goes to the top 5 overall male and female age graded winners in the half marathon.  

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POST RACE PARTY

This year's live entertainment will consist of music by the band Milk Crate Mafia. Stick around for great post race party with beer, music food and awards. Post race BBQ will be provided to all by Mobile Pignic Catering. All participants over 21 are invited to enjoy beer from Chesapeake’s favorite Big Ugly Brewery

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COUNTDOWN TO RACE DAY

RACE INFORMATION

 Race Expo/Packet Pickup

Race Expo/Packet pick up will be at Chesapeake Regional Medical Lifestyle Center, which is located at 800 North Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23320. The hours for packet pick up are on Friday, April 7 between the hours of 3:00PM to 7:00PM. If these hours do not work for you, a friend may pick up your packet for you.

 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 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 sponsored by Bay Screen and Graphics. This half mile out-and-back fun run for children ages 12 and under is the perfect complement 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 alongside 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

LuLaRoe on Sale

On sale at the race expo and at the race site. LuLaRoe offers beautiful, unique, affordable, and comfortable clothes! They are created to fit ALL women. Sizes range from XXS - 3XL. Buttery soft leggings, dresses, tops, skirts GALORE and- I can promise there is a style for you! Up to 5,000 pieces are made from each pattern, making each outfit totally unique!

OUT OF TOWN ACCOMODATIONS

If you are visiting from out of town, please visit the Chesapeake Parks Recreation and Tourism page here for a listing of hotels and special deals.

CHARITY

This year's charities have been selected!

Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation. The mission of the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation is to support Chesapeake Regional Healthcare by helping it respond to the community's evolving health care needs. The foundation disbursed more than $178,000 during the last fiscal year to support the needs of the health system, including:

  • First 30 Mobile Mammography Unit in Hampton Roads
    • Development and construction
    • 30 mammography equipment
    • Design and implementation of the 3D Mobile Mammography Unit

  • Free breast health screenings and mammograms for eligible uninsured or underinsured individuals
  • Sentient Radiation Therapy Suites in the Cancer Treatment Center
  • Refurbishment of the CRH Health Mobile used for screenings and flu shot distribution
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    Wildlife Response, Inc. Wildlife Response, Inc. is a distinctive 501c3 volunteer organization devoted solely to the care of orphaned, injured, and displaced native wildlife. We are dedicated to increasing awareness of wildlife rehabilitation to the public. Our organization depends primarily upon the private donations for its programs and services.

    The Wildlife Response and Rehabilitation Center will be a centrally located facility where citizens, animal control officers and other agencies can drop off wildlife. In addition, the Center will provide a redistribution center for animals to be triaged, and then sent to permitted-based wildlife rehabilitators for care. The Center is expected to open in 2017.

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    REGISTRATION

    HALF MARATHON

    Early Entry:       $65 by 1/1/17
    Regular Entry:  $70 by 3/1/17
    Late Entry:         $75 by 4/7/17
    Expo Entry:        $80 at expo
    No race day registration
     

    FINISHER MEDAL

    5K

    Early Entry:       $30 by 1/1/17
    Regular Entry:  $35 by 3/1/17
    Late Entry:        $40 by 4/7/17
    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

    2017 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 You will see the park on your right just before you hit the US-17 Bypass towards Elizabeth City
    1005 George Washington Hwy S, Chesapeake, VA 23323, USA. We recommend plugging the address into your GPS device.

    FROM VIRGINIA BEACH

    Take the Interstate 64 E toward Chesapeake/Suffolk Take exit 291B to merge onto I-464 S/VA-168 S toward US-17 S/Elizabeth City/Outer Banks. Continue onto VA-168 S. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 15B toward US-17 S/Elizabeth City. Follow Dominion Blvd N and George Washington Hwy S to George Washington Hwy (US-17 Bus). Turn right onto George Washington Hwy S. The park entrance is on your left.
    1005 George Washington Hwy S, Chesapeake, VA 23323, USA. We recommend plugging the address into your GPS device.


    Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon

    2017 LIVE RESULTS

    VOLUNTEER

    Be a part of the Dismal Swamp Stomp!

    Chesapeake is looking for volunteers for the 11th Annual Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon on April 8, 2017. 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 as an individual or a group, 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 TO VOLUNTEER NOW

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