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The Ocean View STORM THE BAY Race Series -Presented by the Tidewater Striders Running Club and the SEA2C Foundation

When: October 6, 2023
Where: Norfolk, VA

This isn't the cushy road race that you're used to. For the Saturday 5K Challenge, 10K, and the Mermaid Mile Kid's Fun Run (for kids 12 and under), there is no official timing…there are no assigned corrals…there are no wave starts. There are no points for 2nd place! To win…you gotta be at the front of the pack at the start line…when the cannon goes off. You have to complete all of the obstacles, go the distance, and cross the finish line first. Whining is not allowed. Snowflakes…this isn't for you. So before you consider signing up for this event, you really need to ask yourself…"Am I tough enough?"

NEW to the Ocean View Storm the Bay Race Series...The Storm the Bay OCEAN VIEW HALF MARATHON! A flat, USATF Certified Road Race (No beach running with this event) that will attract even the fastest elites that feel the need for speed and breaking records! Official timing is provided.

The races in this series are the:

Storm the Bay 5K Challenge (Road/Beach surface with Beach Obstacle Course)

Storm the Bay 10K (Road/Beach Surface Run Only)

Storm the Bay Ocean View Half Marathon (Road Race- USATF Certified)

The Mermaid Mile Kid's Fun Run (Beach run with an obstacle course for kids 12 and under)


Elite Registration
If you qualify with the times below you can receive a Comp Registration. Please contact our Race Director at, Your time must be from a Half Marathon race completed between Jan 1, 2022 – August 1, 2023.
Open Male Sub – 1:10:00 Open Female Sub – 1:18:00
Male Masters Sub – 1:18:00 Female Masters Sub – 1:26:00

Half Marathon – top 3 overall female and male finishers in the following categories: Overall, Masters, 19&under, 5-year age groups 20-74 and 75+. Top male & female walkers. Youth age group awards for the one mile as well. We will also give out an award for the 1st Place Male & Female Active Duty Service Member!

Prize money will be awarded to the top 3 male and female and overall male and female masters winners.
1st place Male & Female Overall $250
2nd place Male & Female Overall $125
3rd place Male & Female Overall $75
1st place Male & Female Masters $75

Advance packet pick-up will be at Cova Brewery in Norfolk, VA on October 13th & 14th. More details coming soon! Race day packet pickup will be available for both Race Days.

Quality race shirts and finishers medals for all Races, Post-race Party on both days with Local Craft Beer, Food, and Live Music! More Details coming soon!

SPONSORSHIP: We are Looking for some amazing Sponsors to support this awesome weekend of Races that give back to the Running and walking community all funds Raise will go back to two Non-Profits The Tidewater Striders that support the running community with our youth programs, Races and Scholarships, and SEA2C.

TIDEWATER STRIDER MEMBERS: All Strider Members will receive $5.00 off Registration on all Races! Strider Plus Members will Only get Half Marathon Registration with their Strider plus package and also will receive $50 off the top Gun challenge if they choose that race option.