Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Date/TimeVenue/Location
Mar 16 - 18
7:00am - 7:00pm
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


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IT ENDED ON March 18, 2018 7:00 pm
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EVENT DESCRIPTION

 

Come celebrate the “Luck of the Irish” as 30,000 runners from all 50 states and several countries lace up their sneakers, adorn themselves in green and take to the streets of Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 16-18, 2018. The annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, first held in 1973, has expanded to become a tradition for many — young and old, residents and non-residents, athletes and spectators.

The three-day event features a Sports and Fitness Expo, races and challenges to accommodate all ages and skill levels ad a huge finish line celebration on the beach. Runners enjoy flat, fast and scenic courses along the beautiful oceanfront and recover at a huge finish line celebration that features live entertainment, ice-cold Yuengling beer and much more. 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 the Leprechaun Dash.

Virginia Beach Shamrock Marathon Weekend Event Highlights

  • 30,000 Participants
  • Yuengling Beer (over 21 only)
  • Murphy’s Irish Stew
  • 2 Day Sports Fitness Expo
  • Speaker Series at Expo
  • Course Entertainment
  • Post Race Bands
  • Boston Qualifier
  • New King Neptune Challenge
  • Walker Friendly
  • Technical Race Shirts (men and women sizes)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 2018

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

Friday March 16, 2018

12:00 pm – 9:00 pmPacket Pick-Up and Registration – Virginia Beach Convention Center
12:00 pm – 9:00 pmShamrock Sports and Fitness Expo – Virginia Beach Convention Center
 2:00  pm  –7:00 pmShamrock Speaker Series – Virginia Beach Convention Center

Saturday March 17, 2018

7:45 amTowneBank Shamrock 8k Start – 30th Street and Pacific
8:45 am to 12:30 pmMurphy’s Finish Line Celebration
9:00 am to 12:30 pmFree Concert in Finish Line Celebration TBD
10:30 amLeprechaun Dash
12:00 pm – 5:00 pmPacket Pick-Up and Registration – Virginia Beach Convention Center
11:00 amOperation Smile Final Mile – Elementary Students – 31st Street and Atlantic
1:00 pm – 5:00 pmShamrock Speaker Series – Virginia Beach Convention Center

Sunday March 18, 2018

7:00 amAnthem Half Marathon Start – 42nd Street and Atlantic
8:30 amYuengling Marathon Start – 31st Street and Atlantic
8:30 am – 4:00 pmMurphy’s Finish Line Celebration
9:00 am – 11:00 amFree Concert in Finish Line Celebration TBD
11:30 am – 1:30 pmFree Concert in Finish Line Celebration TBD
2:00 pm – 4:00 pmFree Concert in Finish Line Celebration TBD

 

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WHAT’S NEW

Nothing feels better than crossing a finish line! Come experience it for yourself at the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend. #shamrockon #irunfor ... See MoreSee Less

Nothing feels better than crossing a finish line! Come experience it for yourself at the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend. #shamrockon #irunfor

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I think we can all agree that running makes us happy! #irunfor #shamrockon

Calling all Half Marathon and Marathon Finishers! You are 1/3 of the way towards completing the 2018 Coastal Virginia Half Marathon Series. Register now for The Neighorhood Harvest Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon and the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon.

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Calling all Half Marathon and Marathon Finishers! You are 1/3 of the way towards completing the 2018 Coastal Virginia Half Marathon Series. Register now for The Neighorhood Harvest Crawlin Crab Half Marathon and the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon.  http://bit.ly/2noMYPb

 

Comment on Facebook

I gotta miss the crawlin crab for a wedding! Great reason to miss, of course, but still disappointed to miss the Coastal Half Challenge this year!

Elizabeth Alderfer

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Happy Mothers Day! #liveloverun

Friday May 11th, 2018

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 8K

Thanks to all our participants at the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, five children received a brand new bike today from @prestonsmarchforenergy |Give children a childhood one bike at a time. This is what we run for! #shamrockon #irunfor @ j&a racing ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you j&a racing!! Love you all!!

Friday May 11th, 2018

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 8K

Thanks to all our participants at the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, five children received a brand new bike today from Preston's March For Energy | Giving children a childhood one bike at a time. This is what we run for! #shamrockon #irunfor ... See MoreSee Less

Win a free race entry for you and your mom for the 2019 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend.

To win: tell us why you're lucky to have your mom in a comment below! Comments must be left by Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:59pm. You must like our page to win.

Winner will be announced on Mother's Day!
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Win a free race entry for you and your mom for the 2019 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend.  To win: tell us why youre lucky to have your mom in a comment below! Comments must be left by Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:59pm. You must like our page to win.  Winner will be announced on Mothers Day!

 

Comment on Facebook

Sure wish this was for the 8k.

My Mother is one of my hero’s. Dad being the other. Dad did 22 yrs in navy so lots of time away from family. My mother raised 4 of us, provided for us, we never went without. She played the dad role and the mother role. Always pushed us in sports and our dreams. Never let us give anything but our best at everything as she did. I’m the man I am today because of my mother. I love her.

I didn't grow up living my Mom and now she lives 3 miles away. I get to spend every day with her and my boys grow up with a strong relationship with their Grandma!

I don't think that mom will enter a rave with me, but she's always been supportive of my running - starting back when I was eight or nine when I first started competing. I'm less of a competitive runner these days, but mom still cheers me on from the sidelines. Or from under the shade of a tree...where she reads a book. Love her!

I run for her#dialysis#diabetes#shesmymom❤

Because in her 60’s she decided to become a half marathoner and then a marathoner.

I'm lucky to have my Mom because, even as an adult, she knows how to calm me down and still gives the best advice!

I’m really luck to have my mom because she’s always there for me even when we live 4,000 miles apart

I am lucky that my mom lives right in between me and my sisters family...little over an hour for each of us so we all get to see each other at least once a month...our family has always been a priority for all of us❤️

She is a true example of always giving to others and not herself. She rather make others happy, which makes her happy. She is my hero and my best friend.

My mom is my rock and my hero. She has been the best example of being independent and successful

I’m lucky because my momma is still here with me, she may live 7 hours away but i still call her everyday and see her once a month!! She is my go to for everything.

I’m lucky to have my mom because she is a nurturer and whenever any one of us needs help she’s always right there. My moms love language is giving...and food too 😂

My mom has always been my rock and my best friend. Idk what I would do without her!!!

She supports me in all that I do and puts up with my crazy, which I got from her 🤪

I already signed up but would love to get my mom out there with me. She always encourages me and pushes me to keep going. She would make the 9 hour drive to do it with me.

Im very lucky to have my Mom! She always worked so hard and keeps us on track. Shes really is an amazing Mom Ana E Parrott Love you!!

My mom and I have run the half marathon together for the last 4 years, next year will be our legacy 5th year! We love this race so much, we've already registered for next year, but are hoping to win the free registration anyway! My mom is simply amazing, and impresses me every day. She picked up running later in life, and has steadily and constantly improved, usually beating me! She encourages and supports me in everything I do. She works hard every day at running, her career, and loving and supporting her family. When I was a kid, she would say, "I'm not your friend, I'm your mother", but now I would like to say she's both.

I am lucky to have a mom willing to leave her home behind to come live closer to my and my daughter. She encourages me all the time and is quick to show me how proud she is of the Mom I’ve become.

My mom is my best friend and while many people can say that, not too many can say that they moved out of their house at 15 and again at 17 to now as an adult have their mom as their best friend. It took time and patience and learning to understand each other, but now she’s the first person I call with good news and bad news too.

My mom is my rock. She's the strongest woman I know, she's always there for me!

I’m lucky to have my mom because she has continued to support me throughout my life.

Lisa Phillips is just amazing and all those who know her agree. I am lucky to have her raise me and be there for my son.

My daughter would not run with me as I was getting my life back to an active lifestyle. She preferred to stay on the couch and play video games. I felt as though I had failed her as a mom. This year at Shamrock while I was training she saw the joy I was experiencing with the training team and they inspired her. She ran the 8k with me as well as the final mile. Since then she has asked to do several more races and joins me for training runs. I am now the mother I always wanted to be for her and it was due to running and the wonderful folks at J&A. You have given me the relationship I have wanted with my girl.

I’m lucky to have my mom bc she has always been my biggest supporter in anything and everything I do- and making sure i have all the gear possible to keep me safe and hydrated when running. She showed me what it is to be a great mom so that now I can be one to my own daughter 😊.

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What do you run for? #shamrockon #irunfor

 

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The feeling of accomplishment when I cross that finish line!!!

How did I run in a sweatshirt one day and then run in a tank top the next day?! 🙂

Already registered for next year 8K only next year.

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Monday May 7th, 2018

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 8K

Mother's Day is Sunday! Make sure you spoil your mom this year with our Mother's Day Gift Box. It has everything she needs to celebrate her love of running. Order Deadline Extended: order by Tuesday, May 8th to ensure delivery by Mother's Day.

And if you're feeling extra appreciative of your mom this year, add any other ladies apparel or accessory to your order and receive 15% off with code RUNMOMRUN. Code is valid through May 8, 2018.

Shop Now: bit.ly/2reJgte
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Mothers Day is Sunday! Make sure you spoil your mom this year with our Mothers Day Gift Box. It has everything she needs to celebrate her love of running. Order Deadline Extended: order by Tuesday, May 8th to ensure delivery by Mothers Day.  And if youre feeling extra appreciative of your mom this year, add any other ladies apparel or accessory to your order and receive 15% off with code RUNMOMRUN. Code is valid through May 8, 2018.  Shop Now: http://bit.ly/2reJgteImage attachment
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