Know Your Venue

Are you ready to ROCK VB? We are, too! But first, we wanted to make sure you know as much as possible to make race weekend smooth sailing.

As you may know, there have been some changes to the courses this year – and all for good reasons!

Scroll down to read details and download maps for the following venues so you’re prepared come race day:

Start Line Venue

Virginia Beach is an exciting (and growing!) city. With that comes construction. As construction in front of the convention center (last year’s Start Line) for the new Arena was anticipated in 2017 and going forward into future races, we made the decision that’s best for our runners and the community and moved the Start Line to 14th Street and Pacific. By doing this, there’s an extra bonus: views of Atlantic Fun Park and way more of a Virginia Beach-y vibe on race day!

Check Out the Map:

Half Marathon Start Line Map (PDF)

Finish Line Festival

Know where to go when you cross the Finish Line! From where to get your complimentary beer and pick up your Remix Challenge medal, to where to retrieve your stuff from Gear Check, take a look and familiarize yourself with the Finish Line Festival map.

Check Out the Map:

Half Marathon Finish Line Map (PDF)

Parking & Shuttles

Due to road closures on race morning, if you’re planning to park, you need to be parked by 5:30am.

Oceanfront parking lots are the same as previous years. They are first come, first serve, pay upon entry ($10). All public lots are walking distance to the new start line on 14th Street & Pacific Ave. Please visit the Parking & Transportation page for more details.

NEW: Although we are still partnering with HRT for shuttle service, there are slight changes from previous years. In 2017, you will need to purchase a shuttle pass for $4. Beat the lines at the Expo and buy in advance here.

All of your parking and shuttle questions can be found here.

Saturday 5K

Make sure you know that the 5K is on Saturday, September 2, this year! This move allows us to improve the experience for both 5K and half marathon runners, and gives you the opportunity to make the most out of your Rock ‘n’ Roll weekend! Learn more here.

5K Start Line Location: 21st & Atlantic Ave
5K Finish Line Location: 13th Street & Boardwalk

Check Out the Map:

5K Course Map (PDF)

5K Start & Finish Map (PDF)

Mile on the Sand

Know where to go when you cross the Finish Line! From where to get your complimentary beer and where to retrieve your stuff from Gear Check, take a look and familiarize yourself with the Finish Line Festival map.

Runners who qualify for the Land to Sand Challenge, can pick up their exclusive pin at the Information Tent after the Mile on the Sand. Be sure to show your wristband!

Check Out the Map:

Mile on the Sand Venue Map (PDF)