Event Date: March 20-22, 2015
City: Virginia Beach

2015 Schedule


  • 12:00PM - 9:00PM Packet Pick-up & Registration
  • 12:00PM - 9:00PM Sports & Fitness Expo
  • 1:00PM - 6:00PM Shamrock Speaker Series


  • 7:27AM Elite for a Day Start
  • 7:45AM TowneBank Shamrock 8k/ACCESS College Foundation 8k Student Challenge
  • 8:30AM - 12:00PM Murphy's Finish Line Celebration
  • 9:30AM - 12:30PM Free Concert - Borderline Crazy
  • 10:30AM Leprechaun Dash
  • 10:00AM - 5:00PM Packet Pick-up & Registration
  • 10:00AM - 5:00PM Sports & Fitness Expo
  • 11:00AM Operation Smile Final Mile
  • 12:00PM Twitter Takeover with Bart Yasso - Twitter @shamrockon
  • 1:00PM - 4:00PM Shamrock Speaker Series
  • 2:00PM - 4:00PM Photo with Bart Yasso - J&A Racing Booths, Virginia Beach Convention Center
  • 12:00PM Twitter Takeover with Mike Wardian - Twitter @shamrockon


  • 7:00AM Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon
  • 8:30AM Yuengling Shamrock Marathon
  • 8:30AM - 4:00PM Murphy's Finish Line Celebration
  • 9:00AM - 11:00AM Free Concert - Moaning Lisas
  • 11:30AM - 1:30PM Free Concert - The Deloreans
  • 2:00PM - 4:00PM Free Concert - The Fighting Jamesons

2015 participants can receive their bib number and sign up for live athlete tracking below!! #shamrockon15

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In just a few weeks, 30,000 runners from all 50 states and several other countries will lace up their sneakers, adorn themselves in green, and take to the streets of Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 20-22, 2015. 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.


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)

* The following events for 2015 are sold out: The Dolphin, Whale and King Neptune Challenges and the The Leprechaun Dash.

Introducing our New Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Mobile App
With just one tap, all Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend participants can access all of their race day FAQ’s, weekend schedule, results, and much more, and receive live race updates and announcements right to their mobile device.
We are so excited to announce the launch of our new
Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Mobile App for IOS (iPhone) and Android mobile devices. Head to the App store on your mobile device and search Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend (IOS) and Shamrock Marathon Weekend (Android).
Get connected and be ready for a SHAMROCKIN’ Weekend!!



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Local Runner To Compete Against National and International Elite Athletes During Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend’s TowneBank 8K

The weekend will include our Elite for A Day program where Maggie McDearmon of Richmond, Virginia has been chosen to take on our American and International elite athletes during the TowneBank Shamrock 8K on March 21, 2015. Maggie will be given a head start based on her predicted finish time and past performances, and if she can reach the finish line first, she will claim a $1,000 prize. All other runners will start at the regularly scheduled time.  Should someone in the field overtake Maggie and get to the finish line first, he or she will receive the $1,000 Challenge prize and the TowneBank 8k champion’s purse.

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New Guardian Bib Policy

As a means of ensuring the Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile is a true children’s event and to prevent unsafe adult overcrowding during the race, we are restricting the number of adults who will be allowed in the start corrals and on the course.  Only school adult volunteers, our Run Heroes, will be allowed to run with the children.  We realize that many parents have legitimate reasons to be with their children, however, and we do not want any child to miss out on the opportunity.  For this reason, we have created a Guardian Bib corral in which all parents who wish to accompany their children will be assigned.  This corral will be at the end of the student corrals and all adults in this corral must have been issued a guardian bib.  The guardian bib is free, and you can sign up for one as part of the registration process.  Parents who have already signed up may change their guardian bib status here.

For questions on the guardian bib program, please contact the J&A Racing Youth Programs Director, Bob Schniedwind, at 757-412-1056, or bob@jandaracing.com.

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