2021 Jun: First Month of MOC Activities

150 Hours of Outdoor Fitness The Mathews Outdoor Club (MOC) – in our first month of activities – has provided 150 total hours of outdoor fitness in Mathews County. We hosted the first Micro Triathlon in our series, our annual Gwynn’s Island Race and launched the MOC Outdoor Fitness Program. A fantastic first month forContinue reading “2021 Jun: First Month of MOC Activities”

COVID-19 Response May 2021

As we approach our summer event and fitness program season, the MOC reviewed Virginia’s updated guidelines with regard to participant health & safety during the pandemic. The VA guidelines were updated in April 2021: the applicable sections for our activities are summarized below. The Mathews Outdoor Club is focused on meeting both the letter andContinue reading “COVID-19 Response May 2021”

MOC Sponsors Apr 2021: Tunstall Trucking & Noble Pest Control

The Mathews Outdoor Club (MOC) is proud to announce two additional sponsors for our club events: Tunstall Trucking in Mathews and Noble Pest Control on Gwynn’s Island. Both have signed on as sponsors for the Gwynn’s Island Race and the Mathews Marathon and will be prominently displayed on our event page and on event shirts.Continue reading “MOC Sponsors Apr 2021: Tunstall Trucking & Noble Pest Control”

Community Support 2021: Roadside Cleanup

April 10, 2021. That was the date of Mathews Co Spring Clean of the area roadsides, and as with previous years, the MOC was present and contributing in the effort. Mathews Outdoor Club (MOC) has participated in Virginia DOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program for five years, selecting a 2 mile section along busy Route 14 in MathewsContinue reading “Community Support 2021: Roadside Cleanup”

Run or ride thru the marshland: New Point

Starting at the New Point Lighthouse or at Historic Bayside Landing, these routes are right at sea level. Click on the image for the interactive 5k route map. Park at either the Lighthouse observation area or at Bayside Landing. This route is an out-and-back along the one-mile marsh road, left onto Bayside Drive to theContinue reading “Run or ride thru the marshland: New Point”

MOC Sponsors Apr 2021: Salty Dog & PHA

The Mathews Outdoor Club (MOC) is proud to announce two sponsors for our club events: Salty Dog Pizzeria in Mathews and Peninsula Heating & Air in Hayes. Both have signed on as sponsors for the Gwynn’s Island Race and the Mathews Marathon and will be prominently displayed on our event page and on event shirts.Continue reading “MOC Sponsors Apr 2021: Salty Dog & PHA”

Triathlons & More: Williams Wharf

Home to rowing regattas and movie sets – among other things – Williams Wharf is one of the Mathews County attractions you simply must visit. Managed by the local Land Conservancy, this location is rich in history – and just happens to be the site of the Mathews Micro Triathlon series. After the swim, theContinue reading “Triathlons & More: Williams Wharf”

Island Running: Gwynn’s Island

Thank you Caryn. You know who you are… Caryn is a recent visitor to Mathews County who reached out to the MOC for recommended running routes. After sending Caryn some of my personal faves, it struck me: this request cannot be unique. When I travel, I also search my destination area for safe & peaceful-lookingContinue reading “Island Running: Gwynn’s Island”

Pop-Up “Treasure Hunts” in & around Mathews County

December 12-13 was the kickoff weekend for the club-sponsored Pop-Up “Treasure Hunts” in the county, with a few more to follow over the upcoming weekends. Participation is free & open to all – with the idea to introduce new walking, running and/or cycling routes – and provide incentive to explore and enjoy the outdoors. HistoricContinue reading “Pop-Up “Treasure Hunts” in & around Mathews County”