Live Outdoors. Love Outdoors. There are endless possibilities.

The MOC was established to encourage and facilitate the use of Mathews County outdoor spaces to their fullest. Whether you’re interested in a competitive athletic event, a leisure activity with your family and friends, or eager to learn about & explore the unique topography of the Virginia tidewater region, the MOC is here to assist.

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Come uncover the beauty of Virginia’s Tidewater area.

Competitive Events

Running, cycling, swimming, kayaking
Runs, rides, races

Miles of fast, flat rural roads and coastal shoreline are the ideal location for hosting sporting events of all sorts. In 2021, MOC merged with a local running club and acquired several popular annual events.

Although competitive by design, these events are known to be low-key, friendly and supportive. This makes them ideal for both the novice and experienced athlete. Serious competitors will be challenged and first-timers will be cheered.

Outdoor Fitness

Join an outdoor fitness class that “fits” your schedule.

Supplement your gym membership! Sign up with the MOC to participate in one of our “pay as you go” group exercise classes. Our experienced instructors will share their weekly class schedule with our listed registrants, including any weather-related changes. You show up & pay for only the sessions you attend.

Learn the ropes

Courses & certification classes you need to enjoy the outdoors.

The MOC partners with area experts to offer Boating Safety classes and Firearm Safety. These courses will meet your needs whether you’re looking to acquire state certification in one of these areas or just interested in growing your knowledge.

Don’t see the outdoor experience you’re looking for? Reach out for a recommendation.

Contact the MOC

By Email


By Mail

PO Box 801
Mathews VA 23109

MOC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

Tax ID 86-1267552

Mathews VA Tourism

Restaurant, lodging, and event listings for Mathews County Virginia.

Mathews Co Visitor Information Center (MCVIC) – visitmathews.com