The 9th Annual Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon,presented by Chesapeake Regional Medical Center will begin at 8AM April 11th. The flat 13.1-mile asphalt course will take runners on a spectacular jouney through lush, mysterious landscape and rich history. The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail off Route 17 offers runner forested wetlands and a peaceful paved path along the wilderness of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
Returning this year, the Children's Half Mile Cub Run presented by Southern Auto Group. This half mile out-and-back fun run for children ages 12 and under is the perfect compliment to our successful Dismal Swamp Stomp.
All children will have access to the special children's activity area prior to the race and will receive a t-shirt and runner's packet. They will also receive a finisher's medal when they cross the finish line. Parents are welcome to run along side their children. The cub run will start at 11:30 at the carved bear at the trail head and will finish across the half marathon finish line.
New this year 5K run/walk For the first year the Dismal Swamp Stomp will also incorporate a 5K run/walk. The 5K will start and finish in the same locations as the half marathon, and will start 5 minutes after the start of the half marathon. All entrants receive a race premium, custom finisher medal and age group winners will receive custom awards.