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Many watched as 700 stomped around in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE Rebecca Greifenberger and her husband, Eric Greifenberger, were no strangers to the rigors of long-distance running when they decided to compete in last Saturday's Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon. "We've been running a lot in Virginia Beach events and other locations and this was different," said Rebecca Greifenberger, a Deep Creek resident.

Dismal Swamp Stomp, a race for the best and littlest

On Saturday, runners from across the country and abroad will jog past the bog as they participate in the eighth annual Dismal Swamp Half Marathon & Cub Run.
It's not too late to sign up for this 13.1-mile trek alongside the historic Dismal Swamp Canal. Runners can register until today to participate in one of several age categories.

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Shopping adventures for Labor Day weekend

It doesn't get more American than apple pie and watermelon for Labor Day. Take the kids to Martin Orchard, Vineyard and Winery on Knotts Island and pick your own Gala apples. Martin has seedless water-melons, tomatoes and other veggies in a pick-your-own garden, too. Grown-ups can taste some Martin wines in the tasting room, open daily at 10 a.m. except Sundays, when it opens at noon.

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Half marathon offers a Dismal Swamp Stomp

On Saturday, a large group of people will high-tail it through the Great Dismal Swamp, but it's not because there's an angry black bear or water moccasin hot on their heels.

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Zuni powerlifting team is on a special misison

By 7 a.m., the King's Fork High School common area moved with sluggish waves of band members who had gotten up too early this Saturday for a parade in nearby Holland.
The musicians didn't pay attention to the clang of weights and barbells being set up for the Special Olympics Suffolk Games.

Blogger: Alcohol linked to dementia

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