Frequently Asked Questions

The race is Sunday, November 12, 2017.

From the Christopher Newport University campus, run 13.1 miles through historical neighborhoods of Newport News, on Mariners' Museum property, and back through the beautiful campus of Christopher Newport University at the Virginia Running Festival! The Virginia Running Festival will also feature CNU Alumni 5K on the campus of CNU and a Family Fun Run for kids of all ages!

Parking is available in the Ferguson Center parking garage on Avenue of the Arts. Click HERE for a map.

7:00 am: Massive Medal Half Marathon
9:45 am: CNU Alumni 5k
10:45 am: Little Captains 400 Meter Dash

The Massive Medal Half Marathon and CNU Alumni 5K both start in front of the Freeman Center. The 400 meter dash starts at the CNU track, located inside Pomoco Stadium.

Yes, they are allowed, but if you choose to run with a baby jogger, you must seed yourself in the last corral, behind all other runners. It is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child's safety, and the safety of others around you. We reserve the right to pull any person from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.

No, pets are not allowed. This is to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance policies. The only exception is for a certified service animal.

Click here to check on your registration!

There are absolutely NO refunds and NO transfers - NO exceptions. This is due to insurance liability.

To Defer/ Change Race Entry please follow these instructions:
1. Visit Chronotrack Live
2. Log into your Chronotrack account. If you do not have one, you will need to create one so that you can manage your race(s)
3. Once logged in, you will see all of the races you are registered for. Beside each race there are two buttons, View Receipt and Change Race. CLICK Change Race.
4. You will be given two options, either defer your race, or change your race. If you want to remove yourself from the current year’s race, and defer your entry to the following year, select defer. If you would like to change your current race selection to a different race, select change race. Follow the prompts under each of these options to make the changes you desire.

If you have any questions, please contact Flat-Out Events at 757-879-3279 or email us at

Yes! The Captain's Challenge allows runners to participate in both the half-marathon and 5K. Runners must finish the half-marathon in 2 hours 30 minutes or less to qualify. Runners wishing to participate in the half-marathon and fun run must finish the half-marathon in approximately 3 hours 45 minutes to make it to the fun run start line at 10:45AM.

All half marathon and 5K finishers will receive bottled water, healthy snacks and sports drink after crossing the finish line. All half marathon and 5K finishers will also receive craft brews from Tradition Brewing Company and food provided by Uno's.

There will be plenty of space to view your runner finish on the track inside the Pomoco Stadium. There are also many great cheering sections located in the Mariners Museum, Lions Bridge and throughout the CNU campus. We also invite you to stay and take part in the post race party and celebrate your runners accomplishment!

Yes, We will recognize the top finishers of each race. Non-monetary awards will be given to the top three overall male & female finishers. Age group awards will include: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.

We will use average mile times to place you in the start chute appropriately, but we will have one continuous start of the race.

Yes, participants in the Massive Medal Half Marathon are limited to 4 hours, an 18:19 minute per mile pace.

There will be water stops approximately every 2 miles on the course. There will be a total of 7 water stations on the half marathon course. There will be Gatorade provided at water station's 2, 4, and 6. Gu Energy gels will be provided at water stop 5, located just before mile 9.

Yes, click here to download the form. Please note there is a $5 fee for all mail-in registration forms.

You must be 12 years of age to run the Half Marathon. We encourage participants of all ages to join us for the 5k (Parents or guardians are encouraged to run with their minor children but must be registered for the race. Responsible adult family members must be present at the finish to receive their minor children as there will be no additional security beyond the secured finisher’s area, and no specific parent/child reunion area)!