Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Date/TimeVenue/Location
Mar 15 - 17
7:00am - 9:00pm
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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 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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TGIF! Let's kick off the weekend with a little Friday Freebie! Tag 2 friends that don't already like this page for your chance to win 4 Shamrock Sili-Pints and a Shamrock shot glass! Winner will be chosen Monday morning! #ShamrockOn ☘️
#SundayCheckin time! Where did you run this past weekend? Sound off below!
#ShamrockOn ☘️
We are going to Celebrate National #BookLOversDay by giving away a copy of Meb Keflezighi's latest book! In this book, Meb highlights the ups and downs of 26 memorable marathons.  To enter for a chance to win, comment your most memorable marathon and why! Happy reading! 📚 #ShamrockOn
Happy National Friendship Day! Tag your running friends! #ShamrockOn
#ShamrockOn #tbt
#ShamrockOn #SaturdayMiles
Get ready to Run, Stay and Play in Virginia Beach! Yuengling Shamrock 2020 hotel blocks are now open! --> https://bit.ly/2kfNdNZ
Good things never come from comfort zones.
Who's in for Yuengling Shamrock 2020?
#ShamrockOn
Happy World Emoji Day! Who can relate to this?!?
credit: @KellyKKRoberts
#ShamrockOn
Where did those holiday weekend miles take you? Sound off! 🇺🇸
#SundayCheckIn
#ShamrockOn
#liveloverun
💸 FIRST PRICE INCREASE OF THE YEAR AT MIDNIGHT 💸
Register before midnight tonight to get your entry to Yuengling Shamrock Race Weekend at the lowest price possible!  #ShamrockOn ☘️
https://bit.ly/2MXoDz9
BRING IT IN 2020!
We have our first price increase of the year coming up on July 2nd! Don't miss your chance to register for Shamrock at the lowest price all year! #ShamrockOn ☘️
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"Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there." - Bo Jackson
#ShamrockOn ☘️
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
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Friday August 16th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

TGIF! Let's kick off the weekend with a little Friday Freebie! Tag 2 friends that don't already like this page for your chance to win 4 Shamrock Sili-Pints and a Shamrock shot glass! Winner will be chosen Monday morning! #ShamrockOn ☘️ ... See MoreSee Less

TGIF! Lets kick off the weekend with a little Friday Freebie! Tag 2 friends that dont already like this page for your chance to win 4 Shamrock Sili-Pints and a Shamrock shot glass! Winner will be chosen Monday morning! #ShamrockOn ☘️

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These are awesome looking items

Lisa Damphousse, Jodie Belott McHugh let’s try to win some awesome swag! This race had some of the best!! 🍀💚

I don't know how to tell if they like it already or not...but Jamie you said you'd be interested in running next year with us and Anna we've got the best hotel on the beach!

Shedney Harrelson Hope Ruff pretty sure you haven’t liked this page but I am definitely sure you would like this race! I’m signed up for the dolphin challenge 2020 if you’d like to join me 😁🍀

Alessandra Castañeda Bruno Castaneda to celebrate my anniversary with those cute glasses and shot lol

My husband Dan Takane' s birthday is St Patrick's day 🙂 Headley Julie

Katherine Stofanak we could use these after the race when Jackie Stofanak and I come home after you watch the kiddos with the parents.

Did you win?

Connie Cordovilla Edwards and Constance T. Cordovilla would love to drink shamrock shakes from these cups

Brooke Shara Edell. Alycia Slyck

Robyn Biskup-Ruhl. Amy Pollock just tagging for some Friday fun

Kelly SophiaCady Kimberly Gaw maybe this March? I have been considering it!

Gina Trexler, Italia Hanik

Marina Agnese Bethany Blue Chirico 🍀

Jeffrey Bowers Ruby Estrada

Craig Berberich (BD is 3/17) Christine Kulbabinski-Upp 🍀 (you havent done this one yet!)

Jessica Ratner Sara Schmidt Come do the race with me, after I win my entry? 🤪

Bill Wells Holly Stiffler Graziadio

Alissa Brooks, Tiffany Brown!!

Jen Ra, Jesus Manuel Torres this is a nice run in March timeframe

Nick O'Cone Tracey LeDoux

Brandon Hanson Chris Richardson

Steve McCullough and Taylor McCullough so we can drink up after Steve’s first half!

Stacy Sympson Kuhl and Linda Kuhl Novak might want to join me for this race 🙂

Stacey Minahan Sara Lynn McDonald Michele Lorady !! Tagged 3 just to be sure!

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Sunday August 11th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

#SundayCheckin time! Where did you run this past weekend? Sound off below!
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#SundayCheckin time! Where did you run this past weekend? Sound off below!
#ShamrockOn ☘️

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Riverside & Noland Trail

Boardwalk from Rudee loop to 54th street and back!

12 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway at sunrise! Best training run I've had yet!

Nimmo Pkwy multi use path

15 miles on Saturday in Bay Creek, Cape Charles, VA.😊

5 miles in Rehobeth beach! 😎🏃‍♀️🌊

6 miles at Central Park

Be Bold 5k at Bold Rock Cidery.

Dublin!

Big10 race in Chicago!

Be Bold Trail 5k at Bold Rock Hard Cider in Nellysford Va!

Down at the oceanfront, to the Dolphin at Ft. Story then to Murphy's!

Scranton and Promised Land State Park

Donut Judge Me 5k in Indianapolis, Indiana!

East Bay Half Marathon. Providence RI

16 miles in Richmond 🤩

Fast and Funky 5k

23 miles through Gettysburg and on the battlefields.

Four miles around town today in Shippensburg, PA.

Chicago. Big 10 Network 10/5k representing Purdue!

ASYMCA 8k Mud Run on Saturday and just 10 miles today

15 miles around Courthouse Estates.

C&O canal, Harper's Ferry, WV to Antietam and back.

5 miles on the Noland Trail in Newport News VA

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Friday August 9th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

We are going to Celebrate National #BookLOversDay by giving away a copy of Meb Keflezighi's latest book! In this book, Meb highlights the ups and downs of 26 memorable marathons. To enter for a chance to win, comment your most memorable marathon and why! Happy reading! 📚 #ShamrockOn ... See MoreSee Less

We are going to Celebrate National #BookLOversDay by giving away a copy of Meb Keflezighis latest book! In this book, Meb highlights the ups and downs of 26 memorable marathons.  To enter for a chance to win, comment your most memorable marathon and why! Happy reading! 📚 #ShamrockOn

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I had the awesome pleasure of running with Meb at the Las Vegas half marathon. Such an amazing guy and pacer as he lead me to my PR that night.

My most memorable 1/2 marathon was Shamrock ☘️ 2019!! J and A Racing does an amazing job from start to finish to making their races a fantastic experience!! Thanks ❤️☘️

Yuengling Shamrock 2019 has to be right up there. I got to meet Meb, and see my friends Bart and Anne! Picked up the book that weekend and read it. I loved getting inside of this Champion's head as he prepared for 26 different marathons. What a treat!

Awesome time running with Meb last spring! He’s a very cool guy. Oh I’m the green shirted guy on the right😬

My most memorable marathon was running the NYC Marathon. I would have never dreamed I could call myself a marathoner but I am

My very first one in Cleveland! I was injured during training and didn’t know if I’d ever make it to the start line. And then I finished and became a marathoner!

Most memorable marathon was Chicago 2015, it is my only marathon. My first yuengling half in 2011 and the rain, snow, hail in 2018 tie for my two favorite yuengling races.

My most memorable half marathon was Shamrock 2007. It was my first of many. My Dad and I planned to run one together “one day”. Unfortunately one day never came as he passed away in 2006. He will forever be running with me in my heart 🏃🏻‍♀️ 🏃🏻‍♂️ 💕

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon on St Patrick’s Day 2019 and B Q’ed! I met Meb and Bart and was inspired by them and everyone affiliated with this remarkable and truly extraordinary weekend in gorgeous Virginia Beach. March 17, 2019 is indelibly etched in my heart and soul as I crossed the finish line on the board walk by King Neptune! ☘️

Shamrock 2020 will be my first so it will definitely e memorable!❤️☘️

My very first marathon, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend in 2017. Weather in the high 30s and sleeting. Couldn't feel my hands after 13 miles. I was "adopted" by a nice runner who pep-talked me through several miles, and I got to repay the favor when he hit his wall. We crossed the finish line together.

Shamrock 2019! My 5th marathon and 1st Whale challenge 💚 met some awesome people on the course especially the two older gentlemen who have completed hundreds of marathons with most being between the ages of 70 to 80! Talk about inspiring 😍

2018 Seattle Marathon I met Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki from the TV Show Supernatural!!! They are REALLY nice!! 💕

Shamrock 2019 when I met Meb and he signed a shirt that I raffled off at a 5k race I organize. ❤️

Boston 2018, the year we swam and froze! Most badass accomplishment ever!

Norfolk Harbor 2015 was my first half and I will never forget it. But Shamrock 17 was the absolute worst weather I’ve ever run in so that may take the prize...we had every type of weather imaginable so to have been able to finish that, was quite an accomplishment!

Shamrock 2019! It was my first time running as a marathon pacer and it was incredible!

Shamrock Half Marathon 2019! Weather was great and I had a really good run! And I HAD FUN, tried not to stress myself out with timing like in previous races 😁

Shamrock 2019! Great experience and a pr!

Loved running the Dolphin Challenge in 2018 with Katelyn Miller! It was our first destination race. Can’t wait to do it again someday and take on the Whale Challenge! But my most memorable marathon was Harrisburg 2019 because I trained for it with friends and it is my PR.

Richmond Marathon 2018. I got to meet Bart Yasso pre-race. He assured me that even HE still gets nervous before a marathon. I was chasing my goal of 4:30 for the 3rd year in a row and FINALLY made it. And guess who was at the finish and gave me a hug....Bart!! It was a phenomenal day & marathon I’ll never forget

Shamrock 2017! My first BQ and the worst weather ever! Epic!!

The inaugural Prevention Magazine Marathon. I remember it well because it was cold, windy, and about 6 inches of snow on the roads plus everyone was out of sight of me within 5 miles. Did not finish, but motivated me to want to try another.

Shamrock 2018 - the first official race these two would do together (Jonathan guided another runner in 2017 where he first met Ashton) that would start a lasting friendship. They’ve now done 9 races together, gearing up for races 10-13 in the remaining months of the year. These two are an amazing team together and their friendship is my favorite thing ever!

Shamrock marathon 2019 my bff running friend & I had a 8 min PR☘🥉💕

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Sunday August 4th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

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Heather Bechtold

Les Everett Maudlin

Jenny Te

Hannah Elizabeth Tiffany Nicole 🤗

Brittney Dunleavy MaryAnne Woodward

Elisabeth Hilaire Lisa Marquez

Marlena Lankford Michelle Flor my running buddies!! 🙌💪💜

Kerry McNamara

Jenn Taylor Valentine! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️

Brenda Hite-love our running weekend!!

Mich RKing xxoxxo

Amy Evans Diana Darling Elaine Wright Lacee Abraham Laura Wootten Webb Kendra Wagner 🥰

Ema Ashley

John Sweeney 💚💚

Jen Burgess, Sandra Bergan, Chic Michelle, Carol Motto. 😊😊 ; can't wait!!

Rachel, Keith, and Alissa!!

Hope I can always talk you into more races with me Cassie Mathley 😘

Kara Griffith this picture looks just like us when we did the race 🤣

Tiffany Johnston Fries, 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️♥️!!

Desiree Buffington Laura Laidacker Moore Kristen Brouse we doing this again?

None of my lazy friends run! Bastards 😂

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Thursday August 1st, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

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Saturday July 27th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

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Love my sista ❤️❤️❤️

Wednesday July 24th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

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I had a perfect room last Shamrock, oceanfront first floor right at the finish line!

Greg

Tuesday July 23rd, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

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I ALWAYS miss the lighthouse... go figure?! Lol

What a beautiful view ❤️

Saturday July 20th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Good things never come from comfort zones.
Who's in for Yuengling Shamrock 2020?
#ShamrockOn
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Good things never come from comfort zones.
Whos in for Yuengling Shamrock 2020?
#ShamrockOn

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🙋🏻‍♀️

Stephani Blake we need to start on a training plan or something!

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Wednesday July 17th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

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Happy World Emoji Day! Who can relate to this?!?
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Love this!

Cheri

Amber Meyer Moore

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