2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Race Weekend

Did you know the 2001 Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach was our very half-marathon-only event? It helped to position 13.1 miles as a genuine and now hugely popular race distance. Held each year on Labor Day weekend in conjunction with the American Music Festival, the event features a three-day music festival, miles of music on course and a grand finish along the oceanfront Boardwalk. Below are the miles, music and moments throughout the 2017 race weekend that mark 20 Years Running for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series.


Did You Know?

Did you know that Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach takes place during the American Music Festival, giving runners a whole weekend of music?

Check out these five facts unique to the Virginia Beach race!


Virginia Beach Race Weekend is Here!


Rock ‘n’  Roll Virginia Beach Mile on the Sand and 5K!

The Saturday 5K kicked off day 1 of running in Virginia Beach!

Congratulations to the winners of the 5K and the Mile on the Sand!

Runners crushed the Land to Sand challenge!

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Rock ‘n’  Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon!

It’s Labor Day weekend’s biggest 13.1-mile beach party!

Rocking 13.1 miles was the perfect way for runners to kick off a bright and beautiful day!

Congratulations to the winners of the Half Marathon!

Check out some of the sights along the 13.1-mile route and view more photos here.

Runners rocked the beach and boardwalk!


Race Results

Results for the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon can be found in the Finisher Zone.