Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Date/TimeVenue/Location
Mar 15 - 17
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.


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

This year’s music line-up has not been announced as of yet. As soon as that information is made available, we will update the event.



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

Saturday February 16th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

HERE 👏 WE 👏 GO 👏
Tag your fellow Shamrockers!
#ShamrockOn
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HERE 👏 WE 👏 GO 👏
Tag your fellow Shamrockers!
#ShamrockOn

 

Comment on Facebook

Sarah Golightly Colin Schoenhaut Mara George Courtney Legum-Wenk RL Heinig Sean Kinnear

Joe Walter Scott Hornby Craig Penzien Sheila Sutton Rick Sutton!! One month to go!!! 🏃🏼‍♂️☘️🏃🏼‍♀️

Jannine Paget De Koning

Steff Sanders Carisa Hitchman!

Krista Burns

Kris Davis Kristen Phillips Lauren Blank 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️😊

Aubrey Simonsen only three more long runs away! Can't wait to see you!

Oy.

Christy Copeland Feick, Mike Feick, Gerald Jackson, and Dani Burton it's getting pretty close! 💩 is about to get real.

Jessi Luebbert McCoy Heather Miller

Did 13.5 today, ready for the half!

Jessica Marie Fedele John P. Fedele

Rachel M. Shipp, Keith Cox!! I can’t wait #runforyuengling!! #shamrockon!!

John Sweeney you and me kid! 🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️💚💚

Pete Boyd 😊😊

Karen JonesJones Adam Johnson Forrest Carter Tana Lee Mooney Ian Harrisis Donna Bonessi William Estes

Bradford Morse Steve Tracy Ryan Dague Ron Wheels Wheeler Robert Savage Matthew Teixeira - I know there is a bunch going. Who else will be tossing with me at the finish line?

Jason John Potter Shannon Sansone

Mandy Frederickson

Laurel!!

Laura Killeen, can it really be only ONE MONTH away?!?

Debbie Eisenhut Lloyd, Lauren Smith!!!

Jenny Rushton Pryde woah! It’s getting really REAL.

Melanie C Beckman Hyunjoo Byun Fleming

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Friday February 15th, 2019

Let the countdown to the best post-race party begin!!😜🍻🍺 ☘️ ... See MoreSee Less

Let the countdown to the best post-race party begin!!😜🍻🍺 ☘️

 

Comment on Facebook

Can’t wait to get my Irish on!! ☘️ ♥️☘️♥️☘️

Friday February 15th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

SURPRISE! All TowneBank Shamrock 8K Finishers will receive a commemorative Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend pint glass koozie to keep those post race beers cold! If you haven't yet registered, there's still time! --> bit.ly/2xrsU2J ... See MoreSee Less

SURPRISE! All TowneBank Shamrock 8K Finishers will receive a commemorative Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend pint glass koozie to keep those post race beers cold! If you havent yet registered, theres still time!  --> https://bit.ly/2xrsU2J

 

Comment on Facebook

Hey is that a Red Solo Cup I see...

Corey Anderson

Jennifer & Jennifer ! Woohoo! Only 4 weeks to go! You’d better be out there getting ready!!! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️

Rachel M. Shipp!! Check this out!! 😊😁

Stephanie!

Love this!

I never allow my beer to get warm at the Shamrock.

More swag Jenny Rushton Pryde!!

Meh. I liked the shamrock koozie better

Geoff Melynda!!!

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Thursday February 14th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Happy Valentine's Day, Shamrockers! #ShamrockOn #liveLOVErun
☘️ 💘
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Happy Valentines Day, Shamrockers! #ShamrockOn #liveLOVErun
☘️ 💘

 

Comment on Facebook

I'll be there tottering over the finish.i hope!

Rebecca and Brady!!

Wednesday February 13th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Follow along and #ShamrockOn with us! We've got the best Shamrock playlist to date! Comment any other song requests you'd like us to add! --> spoti.fi/2UHovCY ... See MoreSee Less

Follow along and #ShamrockOn with us! Weve got the best Shamrock playlist to date! Comment any other song requests youd like us to add! --> https://spoti.fi/2UHovCY

 

Comment on Facebook

Emenem Lose yourself

Imagine Dragons

Alicia Keys “this girl is on Fire” “Fireball” Any song by Pink

Jess Minor... what shall we request...

Anything by Five Finger Death Punch!!!

Legs by ZZ Top

“This is our house” by Bon Jovi!

Stronger by Kelly Clarkston

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Tuesday February 12th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

WANT A $500 TRAVEL VOUCHER? ✈️
The Norfolk International Airport X Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Referral Contest ends tonight at 11:59pm! The registrant with the most referrals from their unique link wins a $500 travel voucher! Use your unique Shamrock referral link, refer your friends and win! Details here --> bit.ly/2Hv8LkO
#ShamrockOn #LiveLoveRun #TakeOrf
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WANT A $500 TRAVEL VOUCHER? ✈️
The Norfolk International Airport X Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Referral Contest ends tonight at 11:59pm! The registrant with the most referrals from their unique link wins a $500 travel voucher! Use your unique Shamrock referral link, refer your friends and win! Details here --> https://bit.ly/2Hv8LkO
#ShamrockOn #LiveLoveRun #TakeOrf

Monday February 11th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Be a part of the biggest Yuengling Shamrock Toast ever happening at the Finish Line Celebration! Raise your glass to celebrate the 190th Anniversary of D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. led by 6th generation family business owner, Jen Yuengling on Saturday & The Yuengling Team on Sunday!
Official Toast Times are as follows:
Saturday - 10AM
Sunday - 11:15AM
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Be a part of the biggest Yuengling Shamrock Toast ever happening at the Finish Line Celebration! Raise your glass to celebrate the 190th Anniversary of D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.  led by 6th generation family business owner, Jen Yuengling on Saturday & The Yuengling Team on Sunday!
Official Toast Times are as follows:
Saturday - 10AM
Sunday - 11:15AM

 

Comment on Facebook

What a fun way to celebrate! ☘️

Rachel, Keith we need to attend this!! #190thanniversaryforyuengling!!

So I guess as a 4:46:49 marathon finisher (last year) and probably that or longer this year...no toast. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤨

Best party on the beach!

Aww man i better run fast!! 😂

Fun. Meaghan Lamarre a reason to try to finish as fast as we can!

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Sunday February 10th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

See, you in 5 weeks, Meb Keflezighi!
#ShamrockOn
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See, you in 5 weeks, Meb Keflezighi!
#ShamrockOn

 

Comment on Facebook

Can't wait!

Aww, wish I could have bought tickets to the dinner. Missed out.😢

Love!!! YES!!!

We'll be there Meb. We'll be back for The Cherry Blossum 10 Miler in D.C., where we 1st met you in person last year 😁

Nope! to cold!!

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Saturday February 9th, 2019

Super excited about the dolphin challenge! #jumpforjoy #flyingshamrock #5weeks #goodr ... See MoreSee Less

Super excited about the dolphin challenge! #jumpforjoy #flyingshamrock  #5weeks #goodr

Saturday February 9th, 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

"The harder you work, the luckier you get." - Gary Player
5 WEEKS, Shamrockers!
#ShamrockOn
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The harder you work, the luckier you get. - Gary Player
5 WEEKS, Shamrockers!
#ShamrockOn

 

Comment on Facebook

Jaime Beth

So close!!

5 weeks 😳 who else is having a solo trip?

Amy Dinkin, Gina Flacco 😱

Jenn Curry

Jeanne Mankus Cushman yikes!!!

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