Whether it is a mile or a longer distance, the enthusiastic, welcoming atmosphere of local races is a welcome benefit of the running community. Most races welcome the newest runners to elite runners, of all ages, and all speeds. You can always find camaraderie at races, and that’s the most important aspect. Whether you compete with yourself or others, whether you place or just try to finish, races can bring many benefits to individuals.
One of the biggest benefits of participating in races is the training that’s required to participate in the event. Running is an excellent way to strengthen the heart and ensure the efficient flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body. However, if you still think running isn’t for you then you can always walk, which is a great alternative to running and has many of the same benefits.
The races you will find listed here include all races affiliated with the Williamsburg James City County School System. All of the races listed have a walk or run category.