2022 Calendar


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April – June

Q3


July – September

Q4


October – December

Q1


January – March


2022 Apr-Jun

May 21 – Coastal Virginia (COVA) Kickball Tournament

Details & Registration. The inaugural Coastal Virginia (COVA) Kickball Tournament hosted by Mathews Outdoor Club (MOC) will be held at Port Fun Park in Mathews County. Teams of 10 or more players, ages 14 and up – will compete for fun, pride and a super-cool winner’s trophy. This tournament is not limited to Mathews County residents > sign up closes in April and tournament schedule will be posted online and shared with team captains by May 8. Proceeds for this event help the MOC continue to facilitate outdoor fitness to area residents & visitors.

May 21 – Tour de Chesapeake Ride, Mathews VA

May 28 – Chick-Fil-A 5k, Newport News VA

May 29 – Best Brew with a View 5k, Billsburg Brewery, Jamestown VA

May 30 – Yorktown Freedom Run 8k, York High School, Yorktown VA


JUNE 4 – Mathews Micro Tri Series (MMTS) #1

Details & Registration. Event #1 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.

Jun 11 – Windsor Castle 10-Hour Ultra, Mini & Half, Smithfield VA

Jun 14 – Trailzilla Fast 5k, Sandy Bottom Park, Hampton VA

Jun 28 – Trailzilla Feel Good 4-Miler, Sandy Bottom Park, Hampton VA

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2022 Jul-Sep

JULY 1-25 – Le Tour de Couch Potato® Cycling Challenge

Registration Opens June 1 – Details. Cycle 100 miles in 3 weeks. A FREE virtual cycling event for novice and experienced riders that coincides with Le Tour de France. Multi-national and free since 2010 and going strong.

Jul 4 – Yorktown Independence Day 8k, Yorktown VA

JULY 9 – Mathews Micro Tri Series (MMTS) #2

Details & Registration. Event #2 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.

Jul 9 – Trailzilla Joe-Zilla 5-Miler, Sandy Bottom Park, Hampton VA

JULY 30 – Mathews Micro Tri Series (MMTS) #3

Details & Registration. Event #3 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. **Note: this event has options for Micro Tri and Sprint Tri distances.

JULY 30 – Splash -n- Dash Youth Aquathlon

Details & Registration. Swim + Run competition for youth only, with distances based on age categories (ranging from 7 to 15 years old). Competitors will swim in open water alongside a floating dock, then transition to a run down a quiet backroad. Shirts & medals awarded to all finishers. **Note: this event starts at the conclusion of the Micro Tri and Sprint Tri races, estimated at 10am. Actual start time may vary.


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.


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.

Put In Creek Duathlon 2019

Sep 17 – 5k on the Runway, Newport News-Williamsburg Airport, VA

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2022 Oct-Dec

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 optionRegistration will close on October 9. Cost will increase on Sept 1, 2022.

Oct 22 – CBES Between the Waters Bike Tour, Wachapreague VA


Nov 19 – Timberneck Turkey Trot 5k, Machicomoco State Park, Gloucester VA

Nov 19-20 – Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon & 5k, Norfolk VA

Nov 26 – Get Outside 8-Hour Ultra, Smithfield 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.

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2023 Jan-Mar

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.

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