Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Date/TimeVenue/Location
Mar 15 - 17
7:00am - 9:00pm
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Shamrock Weekend Rocks!

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IT ENDED ON March 17, 2019 9:00 pm
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EVENT DESCRIPTION

Whatever you run for, come run with us during the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend. Celebrate your race and the “Luck of the Irish” with 25,000 runners from all 50 states and around the world.  Lace up your sneakers, adorn yourself in green and conquer the streets of Virginia Beach, Virginia, on March 15-17, 2019.  You’ll enjoy flat, fast and scenic courses along the beautiful oceanfront and recover at our huge finish line celebration featuring live music, ice-cold Yuengling beer and much more.

The annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, first held in 1973, has expanded to become a St. Paddy’s Day tradition in Coastal Virginia. Our three-day event includes a sports and fitness expo, race distances and challenges to accommodate all ages and skill levels, and a huge finish line celebration on the beach.   With six events, there is a distance for everyone to choose from: the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, Shamrock Marathon Relay, Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon, TowneBank Shamrock 8K, Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile and Leprechaun Dash. Runners who want to make the most of their race weekend can participate in one of the two special challenges that the weekend offers – the Dolphin Challenge or the Whale Challenge.

Event Highlights

•    25,000 Participants
•    Yuengling Beer (ages 21 and up)
•    Irish Stew provided by Murphy’s Irish Pub
•    Challenge Events that include an additional race medal
•    2-Day Sports & Fitness Expo
•    Course Entertainment
•    Live Music at our Finish Line Celebration
•    Boston Qualifier
•    Walker Friendly
•    Technical Race Shirts

 


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 2019

Sports and Fitness Expo and Packet Pick up are located at:
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Friday March 15, 2019
12:00 pm – 9:00 pmPacket Pick-Up and Registration – Virginia Beach Convention Center
12:00 pm – 9:00 pmShamrock Sports & Fitness Expo – Virginia Beach Convention Center
Saturday March 16, 2019
7:30 amTowneBank Shamrock 8K Start – 30th Street and Pacific
8:00 am to 12:30 pmFinish Line Celebration
10:30 amLeprechaun Dash Start – 32nd Street on the Boardwalk
11:00 amOperation Smile Final Mile – Elementary Students – 31st Street and Atlantic
12:00 – 5:00 pmPacket Pick-Up and Registration – Virginia Beach Convention Center
 12:00 – 5:00 pmShamrock Sports & Fitness Expo – Virginia Beach Convention Center
6:00 – 8:00 pmDinner with a Purpose – Ticketed Event (Learn More)
Sunday March 17, 2019
7:30 amAnthem Half Marathon Start  & Yuengling Marathon Start – 42nd Street and Atlantic
8:30 am – 4:00 pmFinish Line Celebration

 

VaBeach.com Special Hotel Offer at Comfort Suites Beachfront

Shamrock Rate: $155/night

2:00PM late check-out
•    Grab & Go Breakfast Available  (please reserve when making reservation)
For this special rate, be sure to mention Shamrock Marathon when calling the hotel directly to make your reservation.

Booking link: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/qt23h7?checkInDate=2019-03-13&checkOutDate=2019-03-18&ratePlanCode=BWTALP

 



EVENT SPECIAL NOTICES AND INFORMATION

Daily Hours

Friday- 12pm to 9pm

Saturday- 7:30am to 8pm

Sunday- 7:30am to 4pm

PHOTOS

WHAT’S NEW

Friday March 22nd, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Relive the countless memories and miles that went into this year's j&a racing Youth Fitness Initiative. #ShamrockOn ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday March 21st, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Did you miss out on 2019 Finisher Swag? Well start counting your lucky stars because they are now available for purchase for a limited time! Please place your orders by Monday, March 25th and allow 3 weeks for delivery. #ShamrockOn

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Did you miss out on 2019 Finisher Swag? Well start counting your lucky stars because they are now available for purchase for a limited time! Please place your orders by Monday, March 25th and allow 3 weeks for delivery. #ShamrockOn  http://haku.ly/shamrockfinishergear2019

Comment on Facebook

Liz Smith Brandon Smith

I wanted to get a shirt but was disappointed they were on the Gilden brand t- shirt material so didn’t end up getting one at the expo. I would be willing to pay more money for a better quality/softer cotton shirt (one that breathes better)! Maybe something to think about for next year 😁

Do you have finisher jackets left?

Carly

It didn’t ask for my address

Desiree Buffington

I just purchased something but it didn’t ask for my address?

I ordered, checked out and paid but didn't receive any instruction of actually how I'll get the product I purchased.. any insight?

Amaya Perez

Sweet!

Looking for the dolphin finisher jacket also!

Jennifer Kanavy Moss Sara MossRye Lee

Were only certain names listed?

GOT MINE!!! <3

Wednesday March 20th, 2019

VLOG FROM THIS WEEKENDS HALF MARATHON
Go check it out!!!!

DON'T FORGET TO LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE!!!!!! INSTAGRAM woods_03 LAST VIDEO youtu.be/Q6rLOSvLces ENGELWOOD MUSIC- soundcloud.com/engelwoodmusic
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Wednesday March 20th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

WHAT. A. WEEKEND!
25,000 came out to the beautiful host city of Virginia Beach to #ShamrockOn with us!

A very special thank you to sponsors D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., Anthem, TowneBank, and Operation Smile for partnering with us to make this weekend a giant success.

See you next year! Registration is already open! --> register.hakuapp.com/?event=e43edd9eb215ded263e0&fbclid=IwAR3GgM9Ipjkbq9-uC_cGLc9qX5JdwVWdbjk8KJt...
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Comment on Facebook

Yes I enjoy doing it second year

Best Cheer Station Ever for the half and full. Can't wait to do it again next year! Official Cheer Station brought to you by November Project - Virginia Beach Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Best Marathon ever! j & a racing is top notch from the get go to the finish line. The course is fantastic and the entire weekend is incredible for families and runners of all abilities. I was honored to attend “ Dinner with a Purpose.” I will always cherish this weekend. I earned my BQ on Sunday which was a bonus to meeting so many great runners and volunteers. Thank you Jerry and Amy for leading and inspiring so many with your passion.

Excellent race!

First full marathon and it was an amazing experience! Thank you Shamrock!! I’m proudly and gratefully displaying my 26.2 car magnet today! ☘️☘️☘️😂😂😂💚💚💚

Great race, great Virginia Beach experience! The course was very scenic with great course support. It was definitely worth traveling from Louisiana, will definitely be back again ☘️💚

Really enjoyed the race! Will be back again!

David Garcia Veronica Vargas- Soto

Jen - awesome “Jen hug” shot! 💜

Best race ever! See ya next year!

Best race for ocean views! 💕

Completed my first full marathon this race. It was the hardest thing I've ever done short of the bar exam. But it was an amazing experience. Something I will always carry with me. I enjoy all the J & A races, but this one was special.

Thanks shamrock for my 22 minute pr and the most fun i could ask to have while in pure exhaustion and pain!! 😂

Such a great time! Can not wait until next year!!!

Thanks for a wonderful race!!!!

Bruce

Holly George Caltrider

Kimberly Lay

The Noblemen enjoyed serving those wonderful Yuengling libations to all of the age appropriate deserving runners!

Lindsay Julie Dexter pause at 1:43 you can see DeX and I while they make subs. We all know what 143 means now too

These two amazing young men had a blast taking on the Whale Challenge together! Such a fun race weekend!

ElvzSpenz Palm you’re on the video 👍👍

That was the best hug!

J & A is the best‼️

Sue Umpavan Eldridge

Wednesday March 20th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

WHAT. A. WEEKEND!
25,000 came out to the beautiful host city of Virginia Beach to #ShamrockOn with us!

A very special thank you to sponsors D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., Anthem, TowneBank, and Operation Smile for partnering with us to make this weekend a giant success.

See you next year! Registration is already open! --> register.hakuapp.com/?event=e43edd9eb215ded263e0&fbclid=IwAR3GgM9Ipjkbq9-uC_cGLc9qX5JdwVWdbjk8KJt...
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Bill Taylor you made the video!

Bill Taylor you made the video!

Tuesday March 19th, 2019

When the store is back up, will there be more dolphin/whale challenge shirts with our names on the back? Those were awesome!!! If not, please consider to add them!! My friends and I want one and didn’t have our sizes at expo. Also, great event as usual, already booked for next year! Can’t wait!! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

yes, there will!

Tuesday March 19th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

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My favorite marathon so far... but the 1st too

Tuesday March 19th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

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Kiersten Missy Kelly - I’m happy to be your DD next year 😂

☘️🏃🏽‍♀️☘️

Dolphin Challenge all over again!

Signed up yesterday!

Signed up on Saturday before the race

I’m in for 2020! Come run with me!🍀💚🍀💚

Whale challenge done deal!!

Can’t wait

Monday March 18th, 2019

Just curious, can we still purchase any of the merchandise? In particular the black 13.1 finisher 3/4 zip pullover with Neptune on the back? ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Yes! My race shirt is to big..would like a smaller one. And becky i went back to the expo to get it at yoga because.....well thumb holes 🙂 hope there is some left!

Hi Becky, Yes! Our online store will be opening back up by the end of the week 🙂

Monday March 18th, 2019

A little photo shoot of my bling. 🍺🍀💚🏃‍♀️💚🍀🍺 ... See MoreSee Less

A little photo shoot of my bling. 🍺🍀💚🏃‍♀️💚🍀🍺
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