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Join us for the 10th Annual Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon and the 8th Annual Children's Half-Mile Cub Run, and for the second year a 5K in beautiful Chesapeake, Virginia, on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The flat 13.1-mile course will take runners on a spectacular wilderness journey through lush, mysterious landscape and rich history.

Stomp through forested wetlands on a peaceful paved path along the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Running parallel to the course is the Dismal Swamp Canal, part of the famed Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

Packet Pickup: Packet pickup and Chronotrack B-Tag disbursement will be during the Race Expo on April 8, 2016 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Hyatt Place Chesapeake Greenbrier located at 709 Eden Way North, Chesapeake, VA23320.


All 1/2 marathoners, and 5K runners will recieve a unique finisher medal. Age group winners receive custom hand made heron awards.

medal Awards

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2016 Live Results

Be sure to sign up for live results, on text, facebook and twitter. We'll have split points at 3, 6, 7, 10 miles in the half marathon, and the finish for you and your friends to track your progress.



This year's live entertainment will consist of "face melting" rock'n roll by the band Dirty Toys. Also on hand will be the FM99 entourage including Rock Girl. Stick around for great post race party with beer, music food and awards.

Dirty Toys


This year's charities consists of three great Chesapeake non-profit groups; Children's Health Investment Program, Chesapeake Youth Foundation, Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation.

Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation

Virginia Green

Proud to be a Virginia Green event.

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