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Big Blue 5K will be VB-based J&A Racing’s 1st event since pandemic restrictions were lifted – Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia 2021-08-03 04:00:00 –

Norfolk, Virginia (WAVY) —About two weeks later, runners are waiting again to hear the starter pistol at Hampton Roads.

Virginia Beach-based J & A Racing hosted a virtual event during the pandemic, followed by a socially distant shamrock marathon earlier this year.

But Big Blue 5K differs only because it’s normal.

Kate Napolitano, Vice President of Marketing at J & A, said:

As a small business that relies on direct gatherings, Napolitano and the rest of the staff weren’t even sure they could survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was held just before the 2020 Shamrock Marathon, the company’s largest annual event.

“Runners are resilient. I learned it from the beginning,” said Napolitano.

J & A started staggered to pull the runners apart with a successful virtual event, PPP loan, and finally Shamrock 2021.

NS Big blue 5K August 14th will be the first event since the pandemic restrictions were lifted in the state.

“This time we have a true starting line and the enclosure is turned off as usual,” said Napolitano. “We’ll have a finish line in the field and we’ll have everything we’ve ever had, including post-race parties, beer, bagels, and more.”

The race guides runners on the ODU campus as the school makes its own new start with a new school year, a new football coach and a recently rebuilt stadium.

“This year was a tough year and we are happy to celebrate with us and have a good time across the finish line,” said Napolitano.

J & A expects 1,500 to 2,000 spectators. Virtual options are available.

To register, please visit Big blue 5K Website..



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