The Big Yellow Trailer

For an organization that is 100% outdoor – with no physical location – it was a difficult to find storage for our growing inventory of event equipment. Our home spaces were overflowing with timing equipment, route signage and bike racks for triathlons (and more) and moving them from event to event was becoming a challengeContinue reading “The Big Yellow Trailer”

Outdoor Fitness – making an impact

Celebrating 360 Hours in 2022 – & counting! The Mathews Outdoor Club (MOC) launched in 2021 when it acquired a local running group and branched out to provide outdoor fitness beyond running. From no-cost duathlons to paddling regattas to competitive races to group ex to adult swim: by the end of June 2022 the MOCContinue reading “Outdoor Fitness – making an impact”

New Boating Course fills up in record time

USCG Auxiliary considers additional sessions for Sailing Skills & Seamanship (SSS) The Colonial Seaport Foundation, the Mathews Outdoor Club and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Mathews Flotilla 66, are teaming up to offer an introductory “Sailing Skills and Seamanship” class, Saturday, June 18th from 9 am to 5pm.***FREE*** The June 18th offering of Sailing SkillsContinue reading “New Boating Course fills up in record time”

Like a good neighbor…

Middlesex County While the Mathews Outdoor Club (MOC) primary focus is promoting the use of outdoor spaces in our county, we actively support our neighbors in the surrounding area. In December 2021 for example, MOC sponsored the Middlesex YMCA‘s Jingle Bell Fun Run. Each Fun Run finisher received a custom MOC string bag full ofContinue reading “Like a good neighbor…”

Outdoor Fitness 2021: Recap of our first season

Featured Image: Cardio Sculpt Fitness Class, led by Hope Hubbard-Lowe and held waterside at Williams Wharf Landing, is growing in popularity. This image from the Nov 10th class. Activities have slowed down a bit but we’re finishing the year strong. After one full season of providing outdoor fitness opportunities to Mathews County residents and visitors,Continue reading “Outdoor Fitness 2021: Recap of our first season”

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”

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”

Community Support 2018: MHS athletes

New equipment for local High School track team: Victoria is making a STATEment. On November 17, 2018 Virginia Tidewater Trailrunners club (VTTR) was able to donate 3 high jump crossbars to the Mathews High School track team. The athletes on that team had previously been unable to practice high jumping for more than a year,Continue reading “Community Support 2018: MHS athletes”

Community Support 2017: Civic League & YMCA

Gwynn’s Island Festival Race proceeds donated to local nonprofits. The Gwynn’s Island Festival race is our club’s largest fundraiser, and is our opportunity to showcase the things that make Mathews County so special: the friendly people, the community feeling, and the terrific location for sporting events. Our annual race – the Kukini 8k & 5kContinue reading “Community Support 2017: Civic League & YMCA”