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”

COVID-19 Response Nov 2020

Our club is closely monitoring the latest VA COVID-19 restrictions and as of now, our upcoming events in Dec, Jan & Feb are UNCHANGED and will proceed as planned: LIVE. Prior to the updated restrictions we’d already incorporated staggered starts & limits on spectators. Registration is open until we reach a 250 person max. TheContinue reading “COVID-19 Response Nov 2020”

COVID-19 Response May 2020

Social Distance Racing 2020 – new race format trial run May 9. On Saturday, May 9th 2020, Virginia Tidewater Trailrunners (VTTR) running club hosted a 5k race at Williams Wharf in Mathews County, Virginia. That statement would not be particularly noteworthy except for the fact that it was the first non-virtual running event held inContinue reading “COVID-19 Response May 2020”

COVID-19 Response Apr 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Club Events – as of 4/3/2020 VA State Guidelines. Earlier this week Virginia’s governor issued guidelines for state residents in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Those guidelines have put restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people – further, meetings with anyone outside your direct household should adhere to aContinue reading “COVID-19 Response Apr 2020”

Put In Creek Duathlon 2019: Labor Day Tradition

Free & Fun. Our largest group yet completed this local event. Doug Paredes, Mark Marderosian, Richard Browder, Elizabeth Whitaker, Tracey Tunstall (w/ paddle partner Boo Boo), Michael Thomas, Ron Myers, Henry Mulholland, Christine Johnson, Helen Morris, Amy Mulholland, and Danny Weatherly. Front: Mulholland’s pup! Great weather & great location were the big stars of the day:Continue reading “Put In Creek Duathlon 2019: Labor Day Tradition”