J&A Racing Announces Race Event in Conjunction with ODU Spring Football Game
By ODU Athletics
VIRGINIA BEACH – J&A Racing, a world-class race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is pleased to announce that they have partnered with the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation (ODAF) to host the inaugural ODU Big Blue 5K. This brand new spring event will debut on April 12, 2014 at 10:45am to help celebrate and kickoff the 2014 ODU Spring Football Game at 3PM at Foreman Field at S.B Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, Virginia.
The 5K will take runners and walkers through the ODU campus and have them finish in ODU’s state-of-the-art game day home of the football Monarchs, Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. Registered participants will celebrate their finish at the Big Blue BBQ immediately after the race, and are invited to attend the ODU Football Spring Game that will follow the BBQ at 3PM.
“We are extremely excited to be offering this new event with the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation,” stated J&A Racing co-owner, and ODU Alum, Amy Frostick. “This is already such an exciting time for ODU’s football program with it being their first year in the Conference USA, and we are thrilled about this opportunity to help kick things off. GO BIG BLUE.”
“As we continue to build local interest and support for our spring football game, we have noted that special events and other activities that anchor the day have proven to be successful at other schools,” says ODU director of athletics Dr. Wood Selig. “The 5K race is a perfect way to start the day and leads nicely into the afternoon with our annual Big Blue BBQ and the spring game, followed by our baseball team hosting conference opponent East Carolina. We look forward to turning the race into an annual event around our spring football weekend and are most appreciative of the partnership with J&A Racing to organize and promote this exciting day.”
About J&A Racing
J&A Racing is a nationally known race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia with a mission to promote and support healthy lifestyles and the sport of running through the development and growth of their running events throughout Hampton Roads. Founded in 2003 when J&A Racing owners Amy and Jerry Frostick first took over the Shamrock Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become one of the most popular events in the country, growing from 3,000 participants to a record 28,000 in 2013. J&A Racing’s portfolio of fun, festive and family oriented events for runners at all stages in life has expanded to include the Halloween themed Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile, the Valentine's Day themed Bon Secours In Motion Virginia is For Lovers 14K, 6K, 1K, the Christmas themed Surf-n-Santa 10 Miler and Frosty's 5K, and the Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon & 5K. For information on all of the J&A Racing events, please visit http://www.jandaracing.com/.
As the sole fundraising vehicle for ODU Athletics, ODAF provides a channel through which fans, alumni and the community can partner with coaches and student-athletes to provide the resources necessary to compete for conference and national championships. In its 50th year of existence the ODAF is reaching record marks in both membership and contributions raised. While pleased with the progress made over the past fifty years, the goal remains to fully fund the athletic scholarship bill for athletics. In order to continue the growth of ODU Athletics, ODAF must continue to provide the resources necessary to drive future success. For more information on supporting ODAF’s Championship Effort please call 757-683-6963 or visit www.olddominionaf.com.