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


  • 7:45AM TowneBank Shamrock 8k/ACCESS College Foundation 8k Student Challenge
  • 8:30AM - 12:00PM Murphy's Finish Line Celebration
  • 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


  • 7:00AM Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon
  • 8:30AM Yuengling Shamrock Marathon
  • 8:30AM - 4:00PM Finish Line Celebration

Come celebrate with us as we bring the Luck of the Irish to over 30,000 runners in Virginia Beach, Virginia on St Patrick’s Day weekend, March 20-22, 2015. The event features races and challenges to accommodate all ages and skill levels. Enjoy our flat, fast and scenic courses along the beautiful oceanfront and recover at our huge post race parties that will feature live entertainment, ice cold Yuengling beer and much more.

The Anthem Half Marathon was voted one of the best half marathons in the country by Runners World Magazine and sells out every year mid-December. Register today so you don’t miss out!!


March 20-22, 2015

2015 Registration


Racing 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 New King Neptune Challenge

Legend has it that Neptune, the Roman god was King of the Sea. Do you have what it takes to become King of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront this year? Challenge yourself to our brand new King Neptune Challenge. King Neptune Challenge participants will run the TowneBank Shamrock 8k on Saturday, March 21st, and then both the Anthem Half Marathon and the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon on Sunday, March 22nd. All King Neptune Challengers will receive a total of six medals during the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend! Challenge participants must be able to finish the half marathon (which starts at 7AM) and transition to the full marathon start by 8:50am. This means that you MUST run less than a 1:50 half to get to the marathon start in time, no exceptions!!

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