Sep 05-06 2015

Virginia Beach: Entertainment

Third Eye Blind to Rock the Post Race Oceanfront Concert

Get set to sink your toes into the sand and raise a celebratory toast to Third Eye Blind at the beachfront Post Race Headliner Concert under the stars! Third Eye Blind, led by founding member Stephan Jenkins, first came together in San Francisco in 1997. Since then, they’ve recorded three best-selling albums, including their debut self-titled album, which spawned well-known hits like “Jumper” and “Semi-Charmed Life.” Part of the Verizon Wireless American Music Festival, this Sunday night concert has been a race weekend highlight for the last 12 years of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon and is the perfect finale to cap off this eventful holiday weekend in 2013. All Half Marathon participants and Relay participants get free entry into all American Music Festival concerts over the weekend (featuring Barenaked Ladies, Daughtry, Smash Mouth and more!) with their race bib and Mini Marathon participants receive free entry into the Sunday night Headliner Concert with their race bib.  Additional tickets for the public are now available online at or can be purchased at the Health & Fitness Expo during race weekend.

Dates, Times* & Location

  • Post Race Concert: Sunday, September 1st, 2013
  • Location: 5th Street Main Stage, Virginia Beach Boardwalk
  • Schedule:


That’s right, live rock bands every mile along the course. And we don’t mean strumming guitarists on the side of roads or in trees– we’re talking professionally staged and equipped uber-talented local groups eager to push those legs of yours closer to the finish line. Feast your ears on a variety of sounds from alternative, classic and punk rock to blues, jazz and soul along each mile of the race course. The bands set the tempo for this half marathon block party, where runners and spectators alike will be “dancin’ in the streets.”

Check out the 2013 Virginia Beach Talent Grid with locations HERE!

Rock Around the Block Competition

Congratulations to Harbour Point Condos, the winner of this year’s Rock Around the Block contest. They will be awarded $750 for their creative “Jailhouse Rock” theme and rockin’ neighborhood spirit!


1st Place –“ Jailhouse Rock”: Harbour Point Condos – $750

2nd Place – “50 Years of Living the Life/Virginia Beach”: Croatan Beach – $500

3rd Place – “The 60’s” : Rudee Heights – $250


Spirit on the Course Competition

Congratulations to our awesome cheer teams whose spirit rocked participants to the finish line! Your energy kept our runners motivated and we couldn’t have done it without you!

1st Place: Tallwood HS ($1000)

2nd Place: Green Run HS ($750)

3rd Place: Booker T Washington ($500)

Schedule of Events

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Individual Time: 7:00am
2-Person Relay
Time: 7:00am
Rock Corporate Challenge (groups of 10+)
- Time: 7:00am
Event Details
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Friday – Saturday, August 29-30, 2014

Health & Fitness Expo

The Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St
Friday: 1pm – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Map | Exhibitor Info | Spectator Info