July – September
October – December
January – March
April – June
AUGUST 20 – Mathews Micro Tri Series (MMTS) #4
Details & Registration. Event #4 in our annual series of triathlons called “Micro Tris” because each leg of the traditional race has been shortened. Ideal for beginners and for experienced competitors to practice transitions. Low cost and low key and tons of fun. This is the final event in the series; hang around after the competition for fun post-race festivities.
Aug 20 – Pints and Paws 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk and “Pup Strut” – Billsburg Brewing, Williamburg VA
SEPTEMBER 5 – Put-In-Creek Duathlon (Run + Kayak)
FREE every Labor Day. This annual tradition for area outdoors enthusiasts starts & finishes in downtown historic Mathews, Virginia at the Put In Creek pavilion and boat launch. The event includes a run to Williams Wharf Landing (less than 3 miles) followed by a kayak paddle (approx 2.5 miles) back to town. Since this launch area is tidal, consult the event page for start times which will coincide with high tide.
Sep 17 – 5k on the Runway, Newport News-Williamsburg Airport, VA
Sep 17 – Woodstock Wander Bike Adventure, Woodstock VA
Sep 18 – Wharf to Wharf Swim, Mathews VA
Oct 1-2 – Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5k, Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton VA
Oct 8 – Joe’s (11-Hour Ultra) Night Run at the Hamptons, Hampton Golf Course, Hampton VA
OCTOBER 15 – Mathews Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay
Details & Registration. Run along peaceful, rural backroads in beautiful Mathews County, Virginia. Enjoy the fast, flat course that winds through dirt, gravel and paved roads and past the serenity of one of Virginia’s last great countrysides. New in 2022: a team relay option! Registration will close on October 9. Cost will increase on Sept 1, 2022.
Oct 22 – CBES Between the Waters Bike Tour, Wachapreague VA
Nov 5 – Noland Trail 50k & Relay, Newport News VA
Nov 19 – Timberneck Turkey Trot 5k, Machicomoco State Park, Gloucester VA
Nov 19-20 – Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon & 5k, Norfolk VA
Nov 23 – Glowing Globbler 5k, Newport News VA
Nov 26 – Get Outside 8-Hour Ultra, Smithfield VA
Dec 4 – Christmas Town Dash 8k, Busch Gardens, Williamsburg VA
Dec 17 – Surf N Santa 5 Miler, Virginia Beach VA
DECEMBER 31 – New Years Eve Party Fundraiser
Mathews Outdoor Club (MOC) is ringing in the New Year again with a fundraiser party at the Piankatank Ruritan Club in Mathews County. Tickets are on sale ($25) for individuals and for a limited number of 10-person groups. Music provided by DJ Tommy Eriksen and exterior decorations by Liquid Lighting. The ticket cost covers admission, champagne toast at midnight followed by breakfast catered by Dot’s Dogs. This event is BYOB (bring your own beverages) for adults age 21 or over and IDs are required at the door. Only 200 tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis online via Facebook (search “Mathews at Midnight”). Proceeds for this event help the MOC continue to facilitate outdoor fitness to area residents & visitors.
APRIL 29 – Gwynn’s Island Race
Details & Registration. Now in its 9th year, the 2023 race includes options for runners & cyclists: a 4 mile run, a 10 mile bike, or combine them for a Duathlon. Hang around after the race to enjoy the festivities at one of Virginia’s most unique locations, Gwynn’s Island.
May 27 – Chick-Fil-A 10k & 5k, Newport News VA