Race at the Cape

Cape Henry Collegiate’s Race at the Cape is celebrating over 19 years as an amazing family-oriented health and wellness activity for both the Cape Henry community and Hampton Roads runners and walkers. This annual event benefits the programs and activities of Cape Henry Collegiate. This year’s race drew over 470 participants and was the perfect kick-off to the School’s Fall Festival and Alumni Reunion Weekend! At Cape Henry Collegiate, community is one of our core values and this event affords us a great opportunity to come together as a community for a good cause.
Race Contacts
Race Director - Mr. Brian T. Walker '95: (757) 963-8269
Sponsorships and Volunteers - Mrs. Diane Cruz: (757) 963-8250 

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • What do I get for my entry fee?

    All Race at the Cape (5K and One-Mile) participants receive:
    • A tech/performance race shirt (unisex and youth sizes)
      Shirts guaranteed for all participants who registered by September 25. After September 25, shirt requests will be fulfilled, if quantities are still available.
    • Custom Finisher Medal
    • Pre- and Post-Race Snacks and Beverages
    • Goody bag filled with giveaways and coupons
    All participants are invited to Cape Henry Collegiate's Fall Festival, located on campus in the Alfred T. Taylor Field House, where you will find fun games, great activities, and delicious food for the whole family!
  • When/Where can I pick up my race packet?

    Early packet pick up will be on Friday, October 11 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the main entrance of Cape Henry Collegiate (1320 Mill Dam Road, Virginia Beach, Va. 23454). Runners are encouraged to pick up early to avoid lines on race day. Because early packet pick-up will begin prior to the end of the school day, if you are not on campus prior to 3:00 p.m., we ask that you wait until after 3:45 p.m. to pick up your packet to avoid afternoon dismissal congestion.

    You may pick up packets for friends and family.

    Packet pickup is also available at the School on race day from 7:00-8:00 a.m.

    Race packets and materials will not be mailed to any registered participants.
    Packets will not be held for pick up after the race.
  • Can I register on race day?

    Race day registration will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Late registrations are not guaranteed a T-shirt.
  • Where should I park?

    There will be ample parking available on campus. We recommend parking in the lot directly in front of the main entrance of the School.
  • What are the event start times?

    Friday, October 11
    • 2:00-6:00 p.m. - Early Registration/Packet Pick-Up
    Saturday, October 12
    • 7:00-8:00 a.m. - Registration Open/Packet Pick-Up
    • 8:00 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk
    • 9:15 a.m. - One-Mile Fun Run/Walk
    • 9:45 a.m. - Awards Ceremony
  • Is the Race at the Cape timed? When can I get my results?

    Yes. The 5K and One-Mile Fun Run/Walk races will be timed using chip timing. Results will be available online after the race.
  • Will awards be given?

    Of course! What is a race without a few awards!

    The following awards will be given for 5K participants:
    • Overall Winner
      (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place for Each Group)
      • Male
      • Female
    • Overall CHC Alumni Winner
      (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place for Each Group)
      • Male
        • Female
      • Overall Military Winner
        (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place for Each Group)
        • Male
        • Female
      • Age-Group Winners
        (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place for Each Group/Gender)
        • 10 and Under
        • 11-13
        • 14-18
        • 19-29
        • 30-39
        • 40-49
        • 50-59
        • 60 and Over
    • Will there be water stops?

      Yes, there will be one water stop approximately at the 1.5-mile mark.
    • Are headphones (iPods, mp3 players, etc) allowed during the race?

      Headphones are allowed. Please be aware of your surroundings and other runners.
    • Will there be a sports drink and energy gels on the course?

      There will not be a sports drinks or energy gels on the course.
    • Are baby joggers or strollers allowed during the race?

      If you choose to run with a baby jogger, we ask that you start in the back of all runners. It is your responsibility to make sure the baby jogger does not impede other runners as well as you must take extra precaution as to your safety, your child’s safety and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any person from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.
    • If I am unable to attend, can I get a refund or defer my registration?

      Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds or defer registrations to another year.

    Course Maps

      • 2019 5K Course Map

    Race Photos

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