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Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Date/TimeVenue/Location
Mar 20 - 21
7:00am - 9:00pm
On the Boardwalk (in General)
Virginia Beach Boardwalk Virginia Beach VA 23451

TICKETING INFORMATION

Costs to participate vary depending on the activity that you would like to participate in. Please visit the official event website for more detailed cost information.

Shamrock Weekend Rocks!

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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 20-21, 2020.  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 2020

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

Friday March 20, 2020
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 21, 2020
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 22, 2020
7:30 amAnthem Half Marathon Start  & Yuengling Marathon Start – 42nd Street and Atlantic
8:30 am – 4:00 pmFinish Line Celebration

 

 

 


EVENT SPECIAL NOTICES AND INFORMATION

Daily Hours

Friday- 12pm to 9pm

Saturday- 7:30am to 8pm

Sunday- 7:30am to 4pm

Quick Facts

  • 7:30am start at 42nd Street and Atlantic Avenue
  • Dogs are not permitted
  • Course Time Limit: 7 hours (16:02 mile pace)
  • The 2020 marathon is a 2021 Boston Marathon Qualifier
  • Course Certification #VA16063RT

PHOTOS

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☘️ FULL MARATHON COURSE HIGHLIGHT ☘️ There's one thing we know for sure. Our marathoners will not be bored on the 2020 course. Check out all the new additions and former favorites below! #ShamrockOn
Register before March 2nd and save up to $30 off race weekend prices. #ShamrockOn ☘️
Today is the LAST DAY to sign up for packet mailing! If you wish to have your packet mailed to you, and skip the packet pick-up lines, you must sign up for it by 11:59 PM et! For more information on packet mailing, click here --> https://bit.ly/2Fy5ZHo #ShamrockOn ☘️
Saturdays are for the Yuenglings! Check out the Yuengling Beer sweepstakes for your chance to win a free entry! #ShamrockOn 🍻
Here 👏 We 👏 Go 👏 #SharockOn
Hey Dolphin & Whale Challengers! Tomorrow is the last day to preorder your finisher shirts AND the last day to register and ensure your name is included in the list of finishers printed on the back. Reserve yours here --> https://bit.ly/32HH4em
We are so excited to announce the winner of our FUEL FOR LIFE- GAS GRILL GIVEAWAY presented by Virginia Natural Gas, Cindy Cajulis. Thanks to our partners at Virginia Natural Gas Cindy now has a brand new gas grill to celebrate her Marathon! Also, don’t miss their Fuel For Life Final Turn cheer zone on the Yuengling Shamrock race course in one month! #ShamrockOn #FuelForLife
We cannot wait to see all of you rockstar volunteers CHEER IT. for our runners throughout the course while they #ShamrockOn ☘️ ☘️ Do you have a group looking to be a cheer zone at Shamrock this year? Follow this link to become a cheer zone: https://bit.ly/3175DSc
With another price increase approaching (March 2nd), now is the time to reserve your spot in the 2020 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend. #ShamrockOn https://register.hakuapp.com/?event=e43edd9eb215ded263e0&fbclid=IwAR3GgM9Ipjkbq9-uC_cGLc9qX5JdwVWdbjk8KJtohUv3Y6WG_GAsRVEkKPU
🖐️🖐️🖐️🖐️🖐️ #ShamrockOn
Hope everyone gets lucky this #ValentinesDay! #ShamrockOn ☘️ 💘
Join us once again for a giant Post-Race Yuengling Toast at the Finish Line Celebration! Raise your glass and celebrate your success with Yuengling Beer led by 6th generation family business owner, Jen Yuengling on Saturday & The Yuengling Team on Sunday! #ShamrockOn #ThirstyThursday ☘️ 🍻 Official Toast Times are as follows: Saturday - 10AM Sunday - 11:15AM
Ok, we are upping the ante (pun intended). If we get someone from Nevada to register for Shamrock 2020 in the next 24 hours then Amy and Jerry Frostick will renew their vows in Vegas. Start the clock now… #ShamrockOn #liveLOVErun #RUSA20
OK... Last week we posted that we needed someone from Nevada to register in order to have all 50 states represented at Shamrock 2020. We still have no one from Nevada. You've given us no choice but to get boots on the ground there and do some recruiting ourselves. #ShamrockOn #RUSA20
Heart Health Month keeps rolling on and we have more great tips from our Official Medical Provider Bon Secours In Motion! Heart disease is no joke. Make sure you keep your heart healthy by knowing the symptoms of heart disease and doing what you can to keep your heart in tip-top shape.
6 Weeks of Training Left... #ShamrockOn 💪
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WHAT'S NEW

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Friday February 28th, 2020

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

☘️ FULL MARATHON COURSE HIGHLIGHT ☘️
There's one thing we know for sure. Our marathoners will not be bored on the 2020 course. Check out all the new additions and former favorites below! #shamrockon
... See MoreSee Less

☘️ FULL MARATHON COURSE HIGHLIGHT ☘️ Theres one thing we know for sure. Our marathoners will not be bored on the 2020 course. Check out all the new additions and former favorites below! #ShamrockOn

Comment on Facebook

This is an excellent race!

Michael Sparhawk so you can like the page

Michael Morrell

Friday February 28th, 2020

How many corrals are there for full? ... See MoreSee Less

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12 (half and full are combined)

Thursday February 27th, 2020

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Register before March 2nd and save up to $30 off race weekend prices. #shamrockon ☘️ ... See MoreSee Less

Register before March 2nd and save up to $30 off race weekend prices. #ShamrockOn ☘️

Comment on Facebook

I feel like there was definitely a better pic taken of me that day. At least I look happy.

NOT MEB!!!

Pao Silva

Phil Collins Laurie Collins 🏃‍♀️ 🍺

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Tuesday February 25th, 2020

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

We are so excited to announce that FLIGHT by Yuengling Beer will be available at the 2020 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Subway Finish Line Celebration! Who's excited to try this after you #shamrockon?! 🍻 #RaiseTheBar ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Hey my kind of beer! But I do like their pale

Courtney Buenasnoches look at what we get to enjoy after the half in a few weeks 🙂

Brian Neiswander

Ashley Bannister

Taylor Shoptaw 🍺

Larry Gilchrist

Uhhhh yes!!!!🤩🍻

Amanda Westrick. 😍😍

Karla Cooper it's only 4.2%. You can have as many of them as you'd like!

I'm in

I will

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Monday February 24th, 2020

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

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#shamrockon
#RaiseTheBar
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Comment on Facebook

Can’t wait to try this! 🍀🏃🏽‍♀️

Flight

Sunday February 23rd, 2020

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Today is the LAST DAY to sign up for packet mailing! If you wish to have your packet mailed to you, and skip the packet pick-up lines, you must sign up for it by 11:59 PM et!
For more information on packet mailing, click here --> bit.ly/2Fy5ZHo
#ShamrockOn ☘️
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Comment on Facebook

So close to race day!

Saturday February 22nd, 2020

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Saturdays are for the Yuenglings! Check out the Yuengling Beer sweepstakes for your chance to win a free entry! #shamrockon 🍻 ... See MoreSee Less

Saturdays are for the Yuenglings! Check out the Yuengling Beer sweepstakes for your chance to win a free entry! #ShamrockOn 🍻

Comment on Facebook

Tired of coming out to El Centro California for work and no yuengling being sold here

My favorite beer. Where is the link?

Link?

Friday February 21st, 2020

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Bring luck to the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend with the Brooks Running Run Lucky Launch 7! This neutral shoe is a limited edition green and gold design inspired by an Irish coin. With the BioMoGo DNA midsole, these shoes look and feel as good as gold! Grab a pair today --> store.jandaracing.com/product_p/shamshoes20.htm ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

How do they compare to the ghost12

Ordered mine!

Not for overpronators I guess?

Jessica Manley this made me think of your sweet daughter! Are you running this year’s Shamrock?

Debora Lawton 🙀🙀

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