VIRGINIA BEACH -- Chesapeake Beach Civic League will hold a paddleboard race and fun-run Saturday.

The CXB 5k & Paddleboard Classic encompasses the neighborhood of Chesapeake Beach (Chic's Beach) along the Chesapeake Bay.

A family and community event, the 5 km race begins at HK on the Bay at 8:30 a.m. The first of the stand up paddleboard (SUP) portions begin immediately after at Buoy 44 on the beach.

Mike Hopkins had the idea of a neighborhood race since moving to the area in 2007.

'I've always wanted to have a 5k in my neighborhood so that runners from other areas would get to feel that same spirit that propelled the Low Rent Regatta success all those years ago,' said Hopkins.

Erin Hazlett and Bart Elling, owners of CXB Paddle Company, rounded out the surf and turf concept.

'This event, to me, is a beautiful fusion of the things I am most passionate about: the one-of-a-kind, supportive community of Chic's Beach that I am proud to call home; the dream job that has become a reality and the true love I have for the sport of paddleboarding,' said Hazlett.

The event benefits civic league special events and the community.

For more information go to or the CXB 5K & Paddleboard Classic Facebook event site.

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