The Event

This tacky sweater Christmas-themed event has a little something for everyone with a competitive 5K race, 5K walking category, and a themed tacky sweater competition. All 5K runners will receive a race T-shirt, finisher medals, post-race refreshments, and festive post-race awards ceremony.

Competitive 5K Run

The competitive 5K run starts at 9 AM. Awards are provided to top three overall male and female finishers as well as top three Male & Female in each age group for the 5k Run 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 and Over

5K Race Walk

The 5K race walk is for walkers only. If you plan to walk/run the race, that is okay but please sign up for the run. Walker awards are presented to the top three male and female overall race walkers.


Enjoy entertainment by DJ E.

Live Video Feeds

Enjoy live video feeds by View it Do it at the start, on course, finish and at the post race party.
Live Video Feed

Packet Pickup/Race Day Registration

Early packet pickup and opportunity to register on Friday, December 8th from 4PM to 7PM, at Smartmouth Brewing Company 1309 Raleigh Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507. Wear your tacky sweater back to Smartmouth on Saturday after the race and receive $1 off your first pint of beer.

Packet pickup and race day registration will be available onsite at Oceanview Beach Park beginning at 8:00 AM.


Carvana will be on site with their Holiday Hauler dressed up in its best tacky sweater. Carvana will donate $1 to EVMS Melanoma Research for every account created at the event. NO DEALERSHIPS and no middle men. Cutting out the dealerships translates to lower cost for us on every vehicle we sell. What does that mean for you? We pass the savings on to you in four ways: lower prices, premium cars, a better experience, and no hidden fees.


Parking is available in legal street parking nearby, at Pretlow Library, and at Community Beach Park. Please do not park in the shopping center across from Ocean View Beach Park. You may be subject to towing.

LIVE, LOVE, RUN TACKY for EVMS Melanoma Awareness! December 9th is going to be a BLAST! A portion of the race proceeds will be donated to EVMS Melanoma Awareness in memory of my BFDO! Start looking for your perfect Tacky Sweater NOW!

I lost my best friend of 30years and running partner in February 2013 to Melanoma, her name was Mary “Diddie” Ossi. She adored her husband and she loved both of her sons Nick & Thomas immensely. Diddie loved sailing, gardening, flower arranging, the beach, running, her family, her friends, her church…her life. Diddie was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, RED SOX fan and amazing at all of it. When her cancer spread to her brain, she could no longer teach. (Diddie was a former teacher of the year at Larchmont Elementary and both of her parents are retired teachers) Diddie told me that even though she was no longer standing in front of a classroom and teaching, she was still teaching; Teaching doctors the effectiveness of new groundbreaking melanoma drugs. Teaching her friends and family that she wasn’t giving up without a good ole fashioned “red headed” fight. Diddie was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. I learned what an incredible impact Diddie made on children as a teacher when I read all of the messages sent to her by former students.

Cancer does not discriminate and children and their families are sometimes the hardest hit. EVMS Department of Dermatology and Melanoma Awareness just seems like a perfect fit. I have permission from Diddie’s family to make the donation to EVMS in Diddie’s memory.

EVMS Dermatology and the Dermatology Student Group

EVMS is one of the only schools of medicine and health professions in the nation founded by the community, for the community. We are focused not only on preparing the next generation of health-care providers, but also on translating discovery into better health care for the people of Hampton Roads. Our vision is to become the most community-oriented school of medicine and health professions in the United States. While the benefits of discoveries at EVMS are felt globally, our research, education and patient care efforts grow from the needs of the people in our southeastern Virginia community:

  • EVMS faculty provides medical education and leadership for the next generation of top physicians, health professionals and researchers.
  • EVMS Medical Group physicians care for more than 1,000 patients daily.
  • EVMS’ research endeavors focus on the region’s most pressing health issues.
  • EVMS drives an annual $824 million in local economic activity.