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

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We all know that Yuengling Shamrock Race weekend is known for the awesome swag, and now we want to see where yours has been! Post a picture below of any Shamrock swag from years past and how you're using it! #ShamrockOn
HAPPY FATHER's DAY to all the dads out there that run more than just miles!
We are having a Father's Day Giveaway for a chance to win a race entry for yourself and someone you love to any 2020 Yuengling Shamrock Race Weekend event. 👨‍👦  Follow these steps to enter:
1. Like this page
2. Share this post
3. Comment why you'd like to share this race with a special dad in your life.
4. Tag that special dad in your comment!
Good Luck! Winner will be chosen Monday morning.
#ShamrockOn
Happy Flag Day! 🇺🇸
#ShamrockOn
Where did those weekend miles take you? Sound off! 📣
#SundayCheckIn
#ShamrockOn
#liveloverun
Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages people of all ages and abilities to get moving. For our town, this year is different. On May 31st, the Virginia Beach community experienced tragedy, so today we come together -- not only to celebrate the healing power of movement, but to honor the twelve victims of the senseless shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. We are uniting as a running community to offer healing to everyone affected by this tragedy. Today, we invite all runners, all walkers, everyone from around the world to be part of #globalrunningday. No matter where you run, please dedicate a mile or a moment to our beautiful city and share your support with the hashtag #vbstrong. This is the strength of our community.
Hey Yuengling Shamrock Marathoners and Half Marathoners- as a 2019 finisher, you qualify for our 2019 Costal Virginia Half Marathon Series! Less than 300 people earned this honor in 2018. Will you be one this year? Learn more ---> https://bit.ly/2OgUGcK
#MemorialDay! 🇺🇸
Thanks to all who contributed to these awesome 2019 numbers. #ShamrockOn
Let the countdown to Yuengling Shamrock 2020 begin! #ShamrockOn
It's National Hug A Tree Day! Did you know the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend is a Virginia Green Event? We are proud of this honor! #ShamrockOn
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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! We are having a Mother's Day Giveaway for a chance to win a race entry for yourself and someone you love to the 2020 Yuengling Shamrock Race Weekend! Follow these steps to enter:
1. Like this page
2. Share this post
3. Comment why you'd like to share this race with a special mama in your life.
4. Tag that special mama in your comment!
Good Luck! Winner will be chosen Monday morning.
#liveloverun #ShamrockOn
Holy Throwback! Check out this vintage Shamrock Race Certificate from 1978! #ShamrockOn
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We all know that Yuengling Shamrock Race weekend is known for the awesome swag, and now we want to see where yours has been! Post a picture below of any Shamrock swag from years past and how you're using it! #ShamrockOn ... See MoreSee Less

We all know that Yuengling Shamrock Race weekend is known for the awesome swag, and now we want to see where yours has been! Post a picture below of any Shamrock swag from years past and how youre using it! #ShamrockOn

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No picture but I took my blanket from this year on the 8th grade bus trip to DC. Kept me warm on the cold bus!

The moment I realized the shirts were not unisex 😒

I seen someone at Fayetteville Spartan race with a towel. I had my drawstring bags with me too 😄

Current situation!😂 Snuggling with my blanket!😊 Too funny that I came across this post while covered in my swag!

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HAPPY FATHER's DAY to all the dads out there that run more than just miles!
We are having a Father's Day Giveaway for a chance to win a race entry for yourself and someone you love to any 2020 Yuengling Shamrock Race Weekend event. 👨‍👦

Follow these steps to enter:
1. Like this page
2. Share this post
3. Comment why you'd like to share this race with a special dad in your life.
4. Tag that special dad in your comment!
Good Luck! Winner will be chosen Monday morning.
#ShamrockOn
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HAPPY FATHERs DAY to all the dads out there that run more than just miles!
We are having a Fathers Day Giveaway for a chance to win a race entry for yourself and someone you love to any 2020 Yuengling Shamrock Race Weekend event. 👨‍👦  Follow these steps to enter:
1. Like this page
2. Share this post
3. Comment why youd like to share this race with a special dad in your life.
4. Tag that special dad in your comment!
Good Luck! Winner will be chosen Monday morning.
#ShamrockOn

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Mike Siebold is an awesome husband and father 2 our 3 kids, he is just starting to run but I would love to run the half with him again next year! He is always there for me and I would love to be his cheerleader for once!

I ran my first 1/2 this year at the yuengling shamrock weekend and loved it! Although my husband doesn’t run yet (but everyone starts somewhere) I’d love to have him run it with me in 2020! He’s an awesome father to our 3 kids and this would be a memorable weekend!

Dan Roebuck !!! For being an amazing dad to our little man and for being there for me when I got lost during the 1/2 marathon 🤣🤣 love you

To the best Dad and husband we could ever have. Love you Foster Clark! From Mathias, Abria, and me. I’d like to share this race with you because of all that you do for us and you love to run on the beach! 😎

Peter Mount I remember you all coming out for my second marathon, the first time j&a managed it. That was a magical time. Would love to experience that again.

Cale Reed McConnaughy 🏃 + 🏃🏻‍♀️ 😎 This would be a great race to share together ☘️

Steve ...he is an amazing father to our family. You always strive to provide the best example for our kids. We always run our race, our pace.

We will celebrate our 10th year running the Shamrock next year. And it’s always fun when I’m running with Rafael Alvarez. 🍀🍀🍀

Would ❤to run this one with the Best DAD Ever!!! (Abel)One for the record's 🍻☘☘☘

My stepdad Tim Griffin and I started doing this race together as a way to become more active and now it is a family tradition. It is my favorite race of the year because we get to do it together. Love you Timmy!! Can't wait for 2020. ❤

I’d like to share this race with my Dad, Robert J. Dzur, because he has helped me train for all of my athletic pursuits.

Don ~ he isn’t on Facebook.. but when I was a child my dad use to run races.. I have so many photos with him and his metals and the sign my mom and I made... he also use to play tennis in a circuit... so growing up I ran CC, indoor track& played tennis... I have when I was in high school I talked a lot of crap to him... and we would race or play tennis and he still beat me! I have ran a bunch of races for the T-shirt or a Metal.. I would love for ya to win an entry because he will be 69 at the time of the race!! And I would love to do this with him! Happy Father’s Day Dad!! 😁😍🙋🏼‍♀️👟🧢🎾🥇

Ted Marsh - because I’m so proud of the active man he’s become

My dad has only been able to see me run one race and never in VA. I get to see him once a year. Douglas Shillinglaw

It’s Paul Pellini’s favorite race to run with me.

Bartley Barefoot because he’d keep me going 🏃🏽‍♀️

I want to run this with my husband. The best father in the world 🌎 Kevin Richard

Michelle O'Hearn for Bill!

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Happy Flag Day! 🇺🇸
#ShamrockOn
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Happy Flag Day! 🇺🇸
#ShamrockOn

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Doug Burghart

Doug!!!

Where did those weekend miles take you? Sound off! 📣
#SundayCheckIn
#ShamrockOn
#liveloverun
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Where did those weekend miles take you? Sound off! 📣
#SundayCheckIn
#ShamrockOn
#liveloverun

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5 miles, Hatteras island.

12K for remembrance 💙

6 miles on the cap trail in Charles City County.

5 mile run on Kiawah Island, SC ❤️

Just my usual 3 around the neighborhood.

My weekend took me about .5 mile without the cast on my foot. I walked with both feet on the ground for the first time in 2.5 months! One step at a time will lead me back to running!!

Not running, but managed 40.5 miles walking around Disney this weekend... this girl is tired!

5k for a great cause. Derek Hotsinpiller Memorial fallen star 5k

12 k around building 2 for the 12 victims <3

10 miles on the Noland Trail.

7 miles around the neighborhood 🙌

12 at noland trail with Ian, Dani, & Josh first time ever there. So humid!

My couch. Depression is more of a bitch than mile 20 blisters.

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Wednesday June 5th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages people of all ages and abilities to get moving. For our town, this year is different. On May 31st, the Virginia Beach community experienced tragedy, so today we come together -- not only to celebrate the healing power of movement, but to honor the twelve victims of the senseless shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. We are uniting as a running community to offer healing to everyone affected by this tragedy. Today, we invite all runners, all walkers, everyone from around the world to be part of #globalrunningday. No matter where you run, please dedicate a mile or a moment to our beautiful city and share your support with the hashtag #vbstrong. This is the strength of our community. ... See MoreSee Less

Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages people of all ages and abilities to get moving. For our town, this year is different. On May 31st, the Virginia Beach community experienced tragedy, so today we come together -- not only to celebrate the healing power of movement, but to honor the twelve victims of the senseless shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. We are uniting as a running community to offer healing to everyone affected by this tragedy. Today, we invite all runners, all walkers, everyone from around the world to be part of #globalrunningday. No matter where you run, please dedicate a mile or a moment to our beautiful city and share your support with the hashtag #vbstrong. This is the strength of our community.

Wednesday May 29th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Hey Yuengling Shamrock Marathoners and Half Marathoners- as a 2019 finisher, you qualify for our 2019 Costal Virginia Half Marathon Series! Less than 300 people earned this honor in 2018. Will you be one this year? Learn more ---> bit.ly/2OgUGcK ... See MoreSee Less

Hey Yuengling Shamrock Marathoners and Half Marathoners- as a 2019 finisher, you qualify for our 2019 Costal Virginia Half Marathon Series! Less than 300 people earned this honor in 2018. Will you be one this year? Learn more ---> https://bit.ly/2OgUGcK

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Rick G. DelaHaya

Hallie Shields next year will be my year 😁 you should be able to get it this year though!

Amy

@martyleichtman 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️Hint 😉😘

Beth Miller Howser ????

Hmmmm Jennifer White

ahhhhh..SO TEMPING...just need to register for ONE MORE 1/2

Fingers crossed this will be my first time earning this one 🤞🏼

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#MemorialDay! 🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less

#MemorialDay! 🇺🇸

Thursday May 23rd, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Thanks to all who contributed to these awesome 2019 numbers. #ShamrockOn ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to all who contributed to these awesome 2019 numbers. #ShamrockOn

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Amazing! #ShamrockOn!

Can’t wait to do it again next year!

Chelsea you should check out this race sometime

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