DATE: January 19, 2019 

RACE INFO: Race Start Time 9:00 am. Check in & Day of Registeration opens at 7:30 am.

Racers who register by December 29, 2018, get a free runner's tech long sleeve event shirt. Racers who sign up AFTER 12/29 will not get a free shirt. 

PACKAGE PICK UP:  Pick up Fri, Jan 18th before race from 4:30 - 7:00 pm OR pick up Saturday morning starting at 7:30 am. All package pick up is at the race site (in the Manor House area at Windsor Castle Park - - Look for signs for 8K Package Pick up). 

IF YOU PURCHASED PARTY TICKETS, PICK THEM UP WHEN YOU PICK UP YOUR RACE PACKAGE.  IF FOR SOME REASON YOU DO NOT PICK UP RACE PACKAGE, THEY WILL ROLL OVER TO THE WILL CALL BOOTH AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP STARTING AT 10:30 AM ON SATURDAY MORNING. MAIN GATE OPENS AT NOON. 

BOB FEST PARTY INFO: Smithfield VA BOB Fest  (21 & Up Only) Noon to 4:00 pm.  

LOCATION: Windsor Castle Park, 301 Jericho Road, Smithfield, VA 23430

COSTS: $30 for race only (does not include BOB Fest Party Ticket) 

ADD IN PARTY TICKETS: Note party is a 21 & UP ONLY EVENT. $50 per BOB Fest Party Ticket.You can add in up to (2) Tickets when you sign up for 8K.  Limited number of party tickets set aside for runners.  Adding in tickets will remain an option until they are gone. After that, you can still sign up for the race, but will not be able to get party tickets. 

If you need more tickets, want a table or standing cocktail, you will need to purchase those thru the event website when general admission tickets go on sale to the public. See below for release dates. 

RELEASE DATES FOR TICKETS & TABLES on EVENT WEBSITE: There are two release dates.  Nov 14, 2018 at 7:00AM to 7:00PM (or when sold out, last year was about 4 minutes)  and then again on Nov 15, 2018 starting at 8:00 PM.  Our events have started to sell out within minutes. We implemented two release dates to provide options for fest attendees.

WEBSITE for info or to purchase tickets is: www.SmithfieldVAOysterFest.com 

Day-of-Race Walk Up Registeration is $40.  We do anticiapte that The BOB FEST Party will be sold out in advance so you likely will NOT be able to get a ticket with Day of Race Registeration. 

Race is open to all ages, but please note that you must be 21&UP for BOB Fest party. 

Join us for the 6th Annual 8K Chilly BOB Road Race Challenge, hosted by the Optimist Club of Isle of Wight.  This race is NOT like all the others, because you have never seen an after-race party like the  Smithfield VA BOB Fest with over 60,000 sq ft of Heated Party Tent Space! 

What is BOB? - - Bloody Mary's, Oysters, Brunswick Stew & BBQ. Beer, Wine, Sodas & Water also available. 

The BOB FEST, is hosted by Smithfield VA Events (the folks that bring you the awesome Smithfield VA Wine & Brew Fest and the Smithfield VA Bacon, Bourbon & Beach Music Fest)

So, come run the 8K race and if you are 21 & up, stay and have fun at the BOB Fest Party. Live entertainment by THE DELOREANS. It's an All-You-Can-Eat 1980's Rocking Winter Party.  Held inside TWO large, HEATED party tents on the historic grounds at the Manor House Riverfront at Windsor Castle Park in downtown Smithfield, VA!! Beer, Wine, Bloody Mary's, Water/Soda available for purchase. 

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General Event Questions: 757-357-5182

Tickets or Sponsorships: 757-869-0664

Race Questions: 757-660-7151

This race uses Jaguar Chip Timing!

For more info on the Smithfield VA BOB FEST after-race event , click on link or go to www.SmithfieldVAOysterFest.com

Awards:  Men & Women – Overall, Masters, 11&U, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Event proceeds will benefit American Legion Post 49 and The Smithfield Rotary Club, each will receive $10K.  Another $25,000 will be donated to over 40 other local chartiable/non-profits. The  Optimist Club of Isle of Wight receives the funds generated from the 8K Race. Anticipated donations is about $50K total from this event. 

IDs required for BOBFEST (21 & Up Only).
All you can eat oysters, brunswick stew & BBQ included. 
Pay as you go for all beverages - Bloody Mary's, Beer, Wine, Sodas and Water.