Cape Charles Main Street is pleased to announce our annual Love Run will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023! Our family-friendly 5K COLOR run/walk and first-ever inaugural timed 10K race will take participants through the historic downtown of Cape Charles overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. 5K runners and walkers (untimed) will be sprayed with bright, fun, harmless, and environmentally safe colors! Our 10K runners will be timed and win prizes for their age category!

This annual fundraiser will benefit the beautification of our town, including the maintenance of the Love Sign, promote economic vitality for local merchants, and sponsor young local runners to participate.

After the race, join us by the love sign for live music, celebration, fun family activities, and an awards ceremony.  Of course, we’ll also have food, water, beer, mimosas, and bloody marys! 

Register Here! 

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DATE: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 

TIME: 10K begins at 9:00, 5K begins at 9:30

LOCATION: Corner of Bay and Mason Avenue at the Cape Charles Beach Front by the Love Sign!


  • 7:30 a.m. Registration and Packet Pick-up Opens @ The Love Sign
  • 8:45 a.m. Registration and Packet Pick-up Closes
  • 9:00 a.m. 10K Race Begins
  • 9:30 a.m. 5K Family Fun Color Run & Walk Begins 
  • 10:00 a.m. Live Music Begins
  • 11:00 a.m. Kids Dash Race
  • 1:00 p.m Post Race Party ends


Early bird $50 10K and $35 5K until March 14th / $65 10K and $40 5K until April 20th / $25 5K Youth (ages 9-15 years old)


Performance T-shirts are included for all registered 5k and 10k participants! Excluding youth participants 8 years or younger who are accompanied by an adult and can register for free. 


Advance packet pick-up will be at the Northampton Hotel on Friday, April 21st from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Those who can not do advanced pick-up can get their packets on the day of the race at registration.


Information coming soon! Check back.


Participants can park on Mason Avenue, Bay Avenue, or any one of our close residential streets. No parking pass is required! 


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We are looking for volunteers and cheerleaders to help guide participants on the course and manage the water and color stations. If you would like to volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator Susan Burger.


We are always looking for corporate sponsors and donations to make this event a success for more than 300 race participants! Color stations, water areas, start/finish lines and the post-race party will provide ample exposure for donors to create a large presence at this Eastern Shore Spring kick-off event. If you are interested in sponsoring please contact Tara Ashworth, . 


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