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The First Annual Great Bay Run in Cape Charles, VA

Friday, June 7th, 2013
Great Bay Run Logo

The Great Bay Run

This summer  an exciting new event is coming to the Eastern Shore of Virginia !   On Saturday, June 15, 2013,  in conjunction with the Tall Ships at Cape Charles Festival, the town will be the site of the First Annual Great Bay Run.

Organized by race directors  Eric Hack, a teacher and coach at the Eastern Shore’s Broadwater Academy  and Eva Noonan, an agent at our own Blue Heron Realty Co., this is a first for both of them.  Eva also works with Eric as volunteer assistant cross country and track coach at Broadwater. This is expected to be a premier event, kicking off the debut of what they hope will be an exciting annual runner’s  challenge.

Cape Charles beach with Victorian homes in background

5k Run will pass along Bay Cape Charles, VA

The Great Bay Run in Cape Charles will offer both a 5k race and a 1.25 mile fun run/walk.  Both events start at 8:30 AM on Saturday, June 15th, near the Blue Heron Realty office at 113 Mason Avenue. The route will take runners along Bay Avenue, with its grand dame’  Victorian- era homes overlooking beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay and the sparkling sand dunes along  the Town’s soft sand beach, weave through the  Historic District, then out past the Coast Guard Station and finally into the Cape Charles Harbor of Refuge.   By concluding at the Cape Charles Harbor,  participants will be able to enjoy  all the events  at this state of the art  marina which will be be filled for the Festival with sailboats of all sizes and descriptions, including three Tall Sailing Ships and a US Navy patrol ship, all of which will be visiting for the entire week-end. The three  Tall Ships berthed there  will also be offering deck tours and 2 hour day sails all weekend long so  it’s a great opportunity to experience maritime history.  Additionally, the winners will be presented with their trophies down at the Harbor right after the race.


Eric and Eva look forward to putting on a competitive and fun race experience that the hundreds of athletes of all abilities already signed up will enjoy. Eva has recently started a local  women’s running group which has inspired many locals to join the June 15th  race as well.  And it’s really exciting that runners have signed up to participate from as far away as Ohio and Pennsylvania.  For additional information about the race, visit its Facebook site at: Anyone interested in registering for the race can still sign up, registration will be active until  7:30 am on the morning  of the race.

Online registration is available on at this link:  So, whether you’re interested in being a spectator or a participant, come on down, we think it’s going to be lots of fun.

The Great Bay Run would like to thank it’s sponsors: Blue Heron Realty Co., QS LLC, Eastern Shore Custom Carts, Eastern Shore Signs, Hook U Up Gourmet, Rayfield’s Pharmacy, and Kelly’s Gingernut Pub. The proceeds of the race will be split equally  and donated to benefit two causes:  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well as the Broadwater Academy cross country and track & field teams.