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

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Calling all Half Marathon and Marathon Finishers! You are 1/3 of the way towards completing the 2019 Coastal Virginia Half Marathon Series. Register now for The The Neighborhood Harvest #CrawlinCrab Half Marathon and the Chartway Federal Credit Union #NorfolkHarbor Half Marathon and earn extra bling! ... See MoreSee Less

Calling all Half Marathon and Marathon Finishers! You are 1/3 of the way towards completing the 2019 Coastal Virginia Half Marathon Series. Register now for The The Neighborhood Harvest #CrawlinCrab Half Marathon and the Chartway Federal Credit Union #NorfolkHarbor Half Marathon and earn extra bling!

Comment on Facebook

Stephanie Olson

Yayyy I can finally do this! ☘️🦀🧜🏽‍♀️

Lexi Wall Melody Wilkinson Mira Hong Mariano are you guys doing these too?

Tonna Condict Powers and Sherry Whiteman - we could go three for three 🙂

Marion Fisher Grieve

Sunday April 21st, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

A very happy #Easter to all! 🐣
#ShamrockOn
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A very happy #Easter to all! 🐣
#ShamrockOn

Friday April 19th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

It's been one month since the 2019 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, and we just have one thing to say....THANK YOU.
#ShamrockOn
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Comment on Facebook

This is the Best race! Dolphin Challenge 2020 here i come!

Best race EVER had an 8 min PR running the marathon 🏃‍♀️

Great race! 2020 Bring it!

It was a blast! (My first time)

I miss Shamrock 😔 Let’s do it all over again! 🍀

My homie, Megan Cunningham, reppin’ at 0:45! 🙂 She certainly dropped the hammer at some point, because she finished way ahead of the 3 hour mark! Such an impressive debut!

Looking forward to running this next year. 😁

Best weekend of the year! Thanks, J&A!

Love this! Shamrock is the best!

Cannot believe it was one month ago already 😳

Thursday April 18th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

HATS ☘️ KOOZIES ☘️BLANKETS
You earned your finisher items, and now we want to see how you're ShamRockin' them! Post a picture below of how you're using your Shamrock Swag! #ShamrockOn
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HATS ☘️ KOOZIES ☘️BLANKETS
You earned your finisher items, and now we want to see how youre ShamRockin them! Post a picture below of how youre using your Shamrock Swag! #ShamrockOn

Comment on Facebook

Made a reversible poncho with my swag

Don't have pictures of all the swag, but I do share this vid with friends.

Well, he’s enjoying it. 😂

Not my swag but I bought it for myself for running the half 🍀🏃‍♀️🍺

My husband claimed the blanket as I walked in the door from that weekend! Comfy he says!

Yeah, this gal called dibs on the blanket 🙂

CANT wait to do it ALL over AGAIN in 2020!!!!

Best weekend ever ❤️

Monday April 15th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Good luck to all the Boston Marathon runners today! And Congrats to all of our Shamrockers who BQ'ed this year! #ShamrockOn #BostonMarathon ... See MoreSee Less

Good luck to all the Boston Marathon runners today! And Congrats to all of our Shamrockers who BQed this year! #ShamrockOn #BostonMarathon

Comment on Facebook

I missed my BQ by 8 minutes, 58 seconds, but shamrock is a great course for a PR or BQ!! Cheering for all the boston runners!! What an exciting day!!

Cheering for all the Boston runners and dreaming of 2020 thanks to The 2019 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon!!! ☘️💚

Friday April 12th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

#FlashbackFriday
Just one month ago we filled the Virginia Beach Boardwalk with a sea of green!
#ShamrockOn 💚
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#FlashbackFriday
Just one month ago we filled the Virginia Beach Boardwalk with a sea of green!
#ShamrockOn 💚

Comment on Facebook

And will again next March!!!

Great picture. Very nice!

#FlashbackFriday #ShamrockOn

Jules Colver so much fun!!

Lynn Collins Harper can't believe it's already been a month!

My hubby!

❤️🍀❤️🍀❤️🍀!!!

Tuesday April 9th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

If you haven't already done it, tell us now about your 2019 race experience by leaving us a review! We love hearing feedback from our runners and are constantly looking for ways to make our races even better! #ShamrockOn ... See MoreSee Less

If you havent already done it, tell us now about your 2019 race experience by leaving us a review! We love hearing feedback from our runners and are constantly looking for ways to make our races even better! #ShamrockOn

Comment on Facebook

I traveled to Norfolk Virginia from Louisiana, just for this race weekend! I had an amazing experience! I shared this experience with my son, daughter in love, and her dad. I’m planning to run again next year and bring my run buddy from Shreveport! Yuengling, don’t change a thing! The tech finisher shirt was perfect, loved the option of female cut. I despise unisex shirts 😐. The course was great, the swag was a sweet treat! I will definitely be running again next year and planning on doing the dolphin challenge! Great job! Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers!

Great race, as always! Course support, awesome! Finish line; super! Heated tent, the best! The only complaints I have are: missing a 2019 towel for my collection, no 5th beer for Legacies(yeah, my first legacy year and no extra beer☹️), subway is the sponsor but you have to pay for subs?? and no traditional calendar to look at during the year. Small perks I miss or don’t understand, but already signed up for next year!!

J & A racing you put on awesome race great location Thanks again

I traveled from Pennsylvania for the Whale Challenge. The expo was the best that I have been to. I enjoyed the little shamrock ☘️ fact signs going to Fort Story.

The event was incredible as always! I describe it as the Super Bowl of running in Hampton Roads to those who are new to the area. The only thing I don't understand about the entire weekend is why the drawstring bags are given out on the boardwalk after you have already been given all of your food, drinks, and blanket/towel to carry. We all have our hands full and then have to try to figure out how to jam everything into a bag at once, which slows the herd's progress toward the end of the line and, more importantly, the tent. I'd suggest moving the bags to the front of the line so we can put things in one at a time along the way after finishing. I didn't mean for that to sound like a lot of complaining. I was just explaining the issue. You guys always put on top-notch events and Shamrock is the gold standard of excellence that we have come to appreciate from J&A.

Is there a link? Would love to leave a review

First time there! Loved it!

Happy National Beer Day! #ShamrockOn ... See MoreSee Less

Happy National Beer Day! #ShamrockOn

Comment on Facebook

Great hall marathon

Best race event and after party ever!

I was just thinking after my interval run I deserve a beer. Should I have a beer? Absolutely if it’s national beer day!!! Hannah Elizabeth

Cheers🍻!

❤️ 🍻

Thursday April 4th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

It's #ThankYouThursday again and today we are shouting out everyone's favorite leprechaun! Leprechaun Bob has been a staple of Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend for many years and announces EVERY. SINGLE. NAME, at the finish line! Let's hear it for him! #ShamrockOn 🎤 ☘️ ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

I LOVED him! I heard my name and it was grand!

Missing Leprechaun Bob💚💚💚

Bob is fantastic. He makes every runner fast or slow feel special.

Miss you all. We had some fun!

Made the end of the half so nice to hear mine and my sons name as we crossed the finish line! Thank you!

Bob is awesome!!

It’s a great feeling hearing your name too

Awwww - thank you Jennifer! It is quite an honor for me to call all those names 😃😃😃

Love you! First announcer ever to pronounce my name correctly!!!! (And after 8 other marathons that means a lot to me) Thank you!

Thank you Bob!!!

Bob is the man!

He’s amazing! I don’t how he gets all the names when they come in a pack!

Bob is the man!!

Love it❤️!

We love Bob! 💚

Yes! And he said my name correctly which NEVER happens!!!

Debra Sue it’s your man

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