To help you work on crushing your 5K outside of Thursday night club runs, we've done extensive research ( guessed it...Orange Crushes) with our staff, customers and friends, and developed the training plan below. Use it, tweak it... just have fun with it.  

No matter how you get to the finish line, we know you're going to CRUSH IT!

First off, you may wonder, "Just how far is a 5K?" A 5K is exactly 3.1 miles. But our 5K is a little different than your usual up-and-back 5K on the Boardwalk. The Crush N'Run 5K will test your mettle with a little more than half the distance being run in the sand to make the run a bit more challenging. The reward? Well, besides the free Crush at the end, you'll be rewarded with a coastal run...beginning on the beach on 7th Street, you will run along the Atlantic Ocean, passing under the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier all the way to 30th Street where you will tackle the few stairs to the beautiful Virginia Beach Boardwalk and run toward the South End Trifecta finishing at 9th Street! So after you Crush the Sand, you Run the Boardwalk ... Crush N' Run!  

Check out a few of the local cross-training groups cited on our Crush N' Run Training Program below. Give 'em a glance and make your plans now to #CrushYour5K!

NERC, i.e. North End Run Club  •  The November Project



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Courtney is a triathlete

who not only runs,

bikes and swims in her

free time, but runs stairs

and laps around 5th and

8th street, overseeing

events in The Attic,

Festival on 8th, Chix

and The Shack. You'll find

her working out at the

gym at 5:30AM or {pretty

soon} getting back in

shape after pregnancy

by pushing her first child

in the running stroller -because she believes

there is no finish line! 



Tony started his running journey based on a bet that he couldn't run a full marathon back in 2017. He started training and then fell in love with the act of running and the people he met doing it. Tony runs with NERC every Tuesday

and from that,

The Backsweat Boys started and now they

hold pop-up runs most weekends.

"Set a goal and

chase it!" - Tony



Glenn started his running journey in 2014 at age 53. He joined NERC in 2016, which led him to begin a run club called FOMO. It was through this family of runners & friends that he trained & finished his first half marathon along with setting PR’s and picking up a couple age group awards. Glenn was selected as a Running ETC Ambassador for 2019. He believes you need to show up, find a buddy and get running, then you will Crush your goals! We are happy to have him back as a coach in 2020!  



Kim has been a competitive marathon runner for 22 years - including 38 marathons, 5 ultras & 2020 will be her 12th Boston Marathon. She is the Lead Coach for New Energy Power Striders Youth Program, a board member

of Tidewater Striders, and a Running ETC 

Ambassador. She's honored to push in several races a year with Team Hoyt.  Kim loves the local running groups with folks of every age realizing you don’t have to be fast or competitive to be involved - it’s just fun to run, especially with partners!

"What's a 5k? I'll make sure the Crushes are cold."

Owner, Mike Standing's, Crush to 5K Plan

# of employee crushes consumed in 2018

Just a little insight into our employee Crush to 5K Plan.