Spring Sporting Events in COVA

Whether you are a runner, basketball player, or into kayaking, Coastal Virginia has something to satisfy your sporting needs. There are plenty of opportunities to participate or watch sports in the area, so don’t miss out!

Here are 5 sporting events to check out in COVA:

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Test your limits with the Smithfield Sprint Triathlon. Find out what you’re made of. Sign up for the Luter Family YMCA’s annual triathlon on Saturday, March 25th. This test of endurance will include a 300-meter swim in the YMCA pool, a ten-mile bike race and a 5K run. The bike portion will take riders through the scenic countryside of Isle of Wight County, while the run will take participants through charming downtown Smithfield. Sign up and start your training today! LEARN MORE

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Franklin Southampton

Splash Your Way Into Spring in Southampton. Cabin fever got the best of you and the kiddos? Get out of the house and take the family on an adventure down the scenic Nottoway River in Southampton County. Rent a kayak from Blackwater Outfitters Nottoway River Guides and be prepared to be start spring with a splash! LEARN MORE



Get outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air with spring sporting events in Williamsburg! Freedom Park will be hosting the Singletrack Maniac 50K, a 31-mile Ultra race that is great for beginners and will be held rain or shine!  For a free, family-friendly event, head to York River State Park for their 2-mile Fossil Frenzy Hike to discover fossils of early marine life along the beach such as whales, porpoises, sharks, clams, scallops, and more! LEARN MORE

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It’s basketball season in Hampton! This April, don’t miss the action at the Boo Williams Basketball Exposure Showcase, Nike Invitational Boys 15U-17U Basketball Tournament, and Nike Invitational 13U-16U Basketball Tournament, taking place at the Boo Williams Sportsplex and Hampton Roads Convention Center. Competition will be held simultaneously at both locations, with the Boo Williams Sportsplex offering eight courts and the Hampton Roads Convention Center offering 12 courts. LEARN MORE

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach’s favorite St. Patty’s Day tradition, Shamrock Marathon Weekend returns  March 17-19, offering plenty of running action for beginners and Boston Marathon trainees alike. With six running events and three special challenges, all culminating with the Shamrock Marathon and Half-Marathon on March 19, which provide a scenic course set alongside the Atlantic Ocean, this event has a challenge for everyone. Don’t forget your green! LEARN MORE

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