World Record for Largest Santa Run Broken in Virginia Beach

12/20/2016 - 14:50

15589503_1561964110486249_3435721770961802686_n-275x275.jpgVIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA -- On Dec. 17, 5025 participants donned in 5-piece Santa suits broke the World Record for Largest Santa Run during the Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler presented by Bon Secours In Motion in Virginia Beach. J&A Racing, a world-class race management company based in Virginia set out on this mission to make history and beat the current record holder in Ireland with 4,961 Santas, by providing a 5-piece Santa suit to all participants. The event had 5,700 registered participants, and 5,025 finished in Santa suits. In order to count toward breaking the world record, they had to be wearing all five pieces: red pants, a red jacket, hat, black belt, and white beard.

“It was so incredible to watch our awesome running and fitness community come together to support this fun and festive event, and make history right here in Virginia Beach, “ said Jerry Frostick, Race Director and owner of J&A Racing. " Huge thanks and congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2016 Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler presented by Bon Secours In Motion and helped us break the Guinness Book of World Records for Largest Santa Run!”

“I loved seeing all of the Santa’s in Virginia Beach, said Mayor of Virginia Beach, Will Sessoms. “It is great to know that a world record was set in the greatest city on the world. The folks at J&A Racing really know how to create a spectacular run, and I look forward to participating in 2017.”About J&A Racing

J&A Racing is a nationally known race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia with a mission to promote and support healthy lifestyles and the sport of running through the development and growth of their running events throughout Hampton Roads. Founded in 2003 when J&A Racing owners Amy and Jerry Frostick first took over the Shamrock Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become one of the most popular events in the country, growing from 3,000 participants to a record 30,000 in 2016. J&A Racing’s portfolio of fun, festive and family oriented events for runners at all stages in life has expanded to include the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon and 5K, the Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile, the Blue Moon Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and Chartway 5K, the Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler, The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, The Big Blue 5K and the J&A Corporate 5K. Information on all of the J&A Racing events, please visit

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