2020 Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon 5k & Cub Run – April 4th

Join us at the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail off Route 17 in Chesapeake, VA, for the Dismal Swamp Stomp. The Dismal Swamp Stomp offers runners a Half Marathon, 5k, and Kids’ Cub Run. Presented by Chesapeake Regional Healthcare and put on by Mettle Events, runners will enjoy scenic runs through the Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge.


The flat 13.1-mile asphalt course will take runners on a spectacular journey through lush, mysterious landscape and rich history. The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail off Route 17 offers runner forested wetlands and a peaceful paved path along the wilderness of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

Early Entry: $65 by 1/1/20
Regular Entry: $70 by 3/1/20
Late Entry: $75 by 4/3/20
Expo Entry: $80 at expo
No race day registration


For the second year the Dismal Swamp Stomp will also incorporate a 5K run/walk. The 5K will start and finish in the same locations as the half marathon, and will start 5 minutes after the start of the half marathon. All entrants receive a race premium, custom finisher medal and age group winners will receive custom awards.

Early Entry: $30 by 1/1/20
Regular Entry: $35 by 3/1/20
Late Entry: $40 by 4/3/20
Expo Entry: $45 at expo
No race day registration


Returning this year, the Children’s Half Mile Cub Run sponsored by Primrose Schools. This half mile out-and-back fun run for children ages 12 and under is the perfect complement to our successful Dismal Swamp Stomp. All children will have access to the special children’s activity area sponsored by Primrose Schools prior to the race and will receive a t-shirt and runner’s packet. They will also receive a finisher’s medal when they cross the finish line. Parents are welcome to run alongside their children. The cub run will start at 11:30 at the carved bear at the trailhead and will finish across the half marathon finish line.

Cub Run entry is $15 through the race expo.
No race day registration

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See previous years Dismal Swamp Stomp events Courtesy of View it Do it.

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