24th Annual Allen Stone Braveheart Run Swim Run


Jul 15 2023

24th Annual Allen Stone Braveheart Run Swim Run

The 24th Allen Stone Memorial Races are in memory of our friend and local Navy SEAL, Allen Stone, and all SEALs like Allen that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

We have 3 races: 1 mile kids run, 5K Run/Walk and a Run-Swim-Run.  The 1 mile and 5k are on the Boardwalk. The Run-Swim-Run is a 1K beach run, 1K ocean swim followed by a 5K on teh boardwalk.

The event benefits the Navy SEAL Foundation, Va Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and Va Beach Lifesaving Service.


When this race was run for the first time in 1999, it was called the Braveheart Run-Swim-Run. Allen Stone, a local Navy SEAL and friend of the organizers, competed in the event and won the 20­–29 male age group.

Tragically, it was Allen’s last race. A short time later, he died during a Navy SEAL training exercise. To honor his courageous service, the race committee decided to rename the race as a memorial to our fallen friend and local hero.

We hope you’ll share our appreciation for Allen’s courageous spirit and participate in this exciting, family-friendly sporting event in Virginia Beach. With Allen’s enthusiastic zeal for life and outgoing personality, we know he would have welcomed you!

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Jul 15 2023


7:30 AM - 1:00 PM


15 - 40


Neptune Park, Virginia Beach
Neptune's Park, Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA
Allen Stone Braveheart Memorial Races


Allen Stone Braveheart Memorial Races

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