FAQ

General Questions

When is the last day to register?

The last day to register online is October 26th 2017 at 11:59 pm. We will also have registration at the Expo on the 27th if the race is not sold out prior.

Are headphones (iPods, mp3 players, etc) allowed during the race?

Headphones are allowed.  Please be aware of your surroundings and other runners.

Are pets allowed during the race?

No, this is to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance policies.

I’m registered to run and I’ll be pushing a Rider on the race course. How do I sign up my Rider to get a Rider Bib?

Only people with a bib will be permitted on the race course.  Riders will need to register for a Rider Bib, at no charge, during registration. If you are already registered, please click here to add it to your registration.

Are baby joggers or strollers allowed during the race?

If you choose to run with a baby jogger, you must seed yourself in the back of your assigned corral and all other runners and you must register your child, at no charge, for a Rider Bib during your race registration. Baby joggers are not allowed in corrals 1 and 2. If you are already registered you can add it to your registration by clicking here.  It is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child’s safety, and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any participant from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.

Will I receive a refund if I cannot attend? Can someone else run with my number?

Please  click here for our refund policy.

Please  click here for bib transfer information.

What can I do before and after the race?

There are many fun things to do in Virginia Beach. Check out www.visitvirginiabeach.com.

What will the weather be like in Virginia Beach during October?

The average high is in the mid 70’s while the average low is in the mid 50’s. This race is rain or shine!

Where can I find a course map?

Click here to view maps of the Anthem Wicked 10k and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile courses.

Are the races walker friendly?

Yes, we will have plenty of participants that will walk.  If you plan to walk the race, we do require that you line up at the back of the race corral so as not to impede runners.

What are the age limits for the races?

There are no age limits. We encourage participants of all ages to join us.

How can I sign up for the events?

Click Here to register online now.

What do I get for my entry fee?

All Anthem Wicked 10k participants receive free race photos, a technical race shirt (men and women sizes), finisher medal, and a finisher item (only to actual finishers). All Old Point National Bank Monster Mile participants receive a short sleeve cotton t-shirt and finisher medal. All participants are invited to the post race party to include food, Blue Moon beer (21+), and live music.  Please bring your race number with you to the post-race party as it is your ticket for food and beer.

Packet Pickup

Do you accept credit cards for registration race weekend?

Yes. Credit Cards will be accepted for registration at the expo.

Can I register on race day?

Yes. You can register at the expo prior to race start.

Where is the Virginia Beach Convention Center?

1000 19th Street Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

If you are picking up race numbers for others, you must have your ID, a note from the person you are picking up for authorizing you to pick up their packet and a copy of their ID – NO EXCEPTIONS. Click here to get a form to make it easier! You may pick up for a family member with the same last name without a note or ID.

How will I receive my race packet?

You must pick up your race packet before the event. We will not mail race packets. You may pick up your packet during one of the following times and must bring ID: Friday October 28, 2016 between 12:00pm – 8:00pm at the Virginia Beach Convention Center or Saturday October 29, 2016 between 6:30am – 8:00am at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Race Information

Do I need my ID for the Post-Race Party?

You will need a wrist bracelet provided by the Anthem Wicked 10K in order to drink beer at the post-race party. You can get this bracelet by showing us your ID at the expo (special ID Check booth) or at the post-race party. All runners 21 and over receive a limited number of beers with their entries. Additional beer for participants or spectators can be purchased from the Noblemen at the party. All beer sales proceeds go to the Noblemen.

What roads will be closed and when will they open?

Click here for a list of road closures.

Are there corrals?

There will be 10 starting corrals for the 10k and only one corral for the Mile. Your corral assignment will be noted on your race bib. If you feel like you have been placed in the wrong corral you can move back in corrals without any question but if you want to move forward you must have your corral changed by visiting the Solutions booth at the expo after you retrieve your race number.

Corral Breakdown

10K

Corral Finish Time Range Bib Range
1 >:50 1 700
2 :50-:55 701 1400
3 :55-:59 1401 2100
4 :59-1:00 2101 2800
5 1:00 2801 3500
6 1:00-1:10 3501 4200
7 1:10-1:15 4201 4900
8 1:15-1:20 4901 5600
9 1:20-1:30 5601 6300
10 1:30< 6301 7000

 

Monster Mile

Bib Range     

8001 – 9000

Is there a time limit?

Participants must complete the race under 2 hours (maintaining a 20 min per mile pace).

What time should I get there?

We encourage you to arrive early to ensure a good parking spot and to get to the start line with plenty of time.

Is there a dry bag check?

Friday Night | Monster Mile

There is no dry bag check Friday Night.

Saturday | Wicked 10K

Yes, there will be dry bag check located at the Virginia Beach Convention Center and bags can be dropped off between 6:30a.m and 7:45a.m.  Bags must be picked up immediately following your race at the end of the finish line chute on the boardwalk. The Dry-Bag area will close at 11:00a.m. As a new safety requirement, every runner will receive a clear plastic bag at packet pick-up that MUST be used for your gear check bag. We WILL NOT accept any other bags. All bibs will include a gear check tag that will need to be removed from your bib and tied to the bag before you turn it into gear check on race morning. J&A Racing is not responsible for any lost items so please do not leave valuables in your dry bag.

What are the event start times?

Old Point National Bank Monster Mile begins at 7:00 pm  at 24th Street Park on Friday Evening.

Anthem Wicked 10K begins at 8:00 am on Saturday Morning at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Old Point National Bank Mini Monster 1K begins at 10:30 am on 20th and Atlantic Ave on Saturday Morning.

 

Where can we park for the races?

The Anthem Wicked 10k starts at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on 19th Street and ends on the Boardwalk near 20th street.  There will be limited parking at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.  We recommend parking at the 19th Street and Pacific lots which are .8 miles to the start. We encourage you to arrive early since parking can fill up quickly. We will provide a parking map closer to the event.

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.

Will there be water stops?

Yes, there will be water stops approximately at miles 2, 4 and 5.

Awards

What are the award groups?

  • Top three overall (male/female)
  • Top three masters overall (male/female)
  • Top three finishers in each age group (male/female)
  • Ages 10 and under
  • Ages 11-14
  • Ages 15-19
  • Ages 20-24
  • Ages 25-29
  • Ages 30-34
  • Ages 35-39
  • Ages 40-44
  • Ages 45-49
  • Ages 50-54
  • Ages 55-59
  • Ages 60-64
  • Ages 65-69
  • Ages 70-74
  • Ages 75-79
  • Ages 80+
  • Best individual costume (top 3)
  • Pumpkin Pair (best 2 person costumes) top 3
  • Best group costumes — consist of 3 or more people (top 3)
  • Best 12 and under costume (top 3)

* There are no awards for the Monster Mile.

* The top 3 overall and top 3 masters (40+) will be pulled from their age groups and automatically be placed in their respective category. (No double awards)

Will there be an awards ceremony?

There will not be an awards ceremony for the race. There will be a Costume Contest awards ceremony at 11a. All race awards will be mailed out after results are confirmed.

Costume Contest

How will I be judged?

Judges will be looking for originality, authenticity, overall theme, and craftsmanship.

What are the costume rules?

  • You must run/walk in your costume the entire race to be eligible for prizes
  • Groups and pairs must come to the judging table together to be judged
  • If you are a group or a pair, you must pick a team captain and a team name. We will use this name and the team captain’s race number for judging
  • You must have a race number visible to be eligible for the contest and keep your race number on for winner announcements
  • You must have been a registered participant and run the race to be eligible for the costume contest
  • You must be present at the awards ceremony to win a prize

When and where do I get judged?

We will judge costumes in two areas on race day.  Before the race at the Virginia Beach Convention Center from 6:30am – 7:30am and on the beach in the post-race party area from 8:45am-10:45am. Awards will take place at 11:00am.

What are the prize divisions?

We will be judging for the top three in the following divisions:

  • Individual Costume –  costumes of only one person
  • Partner Costume –  costumes with two people participating
  • Group Costume – 3 or more form a group
  • Kid’s Costume – Group, pair or individual.  All must be 12 and under and running the event.