The TowneBank 8K and ACCESS College Foundation 8K Student Challenge are now sold out!!
2014 Online registration is now closed. You will be able to register for the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, TowneBank 8K (which includes ACCESS College 8K Student Challenge), and Operation Smile Final Mile at the Expo on Friday from 12-9PM until the events sell out. There is no race day registration.
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- 28,000 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
- Walker Friendly
Important Expo / Packet Pick-Up Information
1. How will I receive my race packet?
Race packets can be picked up at the Shamrock Sports & Fitness Expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on Friday March 14th between 12:00-9:00 pm or on Saturday March 15th between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Please note that you must have your packet to race. If you are racing on Saturday, you must pick up your packet on Friday. No exceptions! If you are 16 or older, you must have your ID to pick up your race number – NO EXCEPTIONS.
2. Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
No, you must pick up your packet on the day before your event at the Virginia Beach Convention Center during the Shamrock Sports & Fitness Expo. No exceptions!
3. Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes. If you are unable to pick up your own race packet, you may authorize another person to pick up your packet/bib number. The authorized individual MUST have their own photo ID, a signed and printed authorization form, and a copy of the participant’s photo ID. The signed authorization form MUST be printed, we will NOT accept any authorization via phone, text message, or any other electronic device. The copy of the photo ID may be via text, email, or photo copy. NO EXCEPTIONS! If the authorized individual is missing any of these items, we will not release the packet/bib number, NO EXCEPTIONS. CLICK HERE for the authorization form.
4. What if I cannot pick up my packet during the Expo hours and I do not have someone else that can pick it up for me?
You can sign up for our goody bag drop off option. For a fee of $30, we will drop off your race number, t-shirt and goody bag at your hotel. This is for Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotels only. If you are participating in a Saturday race, we will drop the packet off on Friday evening at the hotel front desk. If you are participating in a Sunday race, we will drop the packet off on Saturday evening at the hotel front desk. The deadline to register for this is Thursday, March 13th at midnight. Click here to sign up for the goody bag drop off.
5. Where is the Virginia Beach Convention Center?
In Virginia Beach at 1000 19th Street, take I-264 to exit #22/Birdneck Road and follow the signs.
6. Can I register on race day?
No, the last chance to register is the day before your event during the Shamrock Sports & Fitness Expo. You can only register for a race that is not sold out.
7. Do you take credit cards for registration at the Convention Center on Friday and Saturday?
No, we only accept cash and checks for registration at the Shamrock Sports & Fitness expo.
Virtual Goody Bag
Click here for this year’s race virtual goody bag. ShamRockOn!!
Check out the awesome bands you can rock out to along the course!!
1. Moaning Lisa’s
25th and Atlantic
2. User Friendly
Atlantic Ave and 2nd Street
General Booth and Koa Lane
5.Two Arms of Flight
Shore Drive/ Abandon Gate
West Gate and Abandon Gate
7 Tiki Bar Band
Atlantic Ave/ inside Fort Story
Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Final Instructions
Please click here to review the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Final Instructions that will have you all ready to go on race day.
How to Survive Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Race Clinic
Were you unable to attend the race clinic on How to Survive Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend? No problem. Click here to receive a copy of what all of the participants received. See you in a few weeks!! ShamRockOn!!
The 2014 Elite for a Day
We are so excited to introduce you to Courtney McDonough of Virginia Beach, our 2014 TowneBank Shamrock 8K Elite for a Day. Courtney will take on the TowneBank Shamrock 8K on March 15, 2014, but will be given a head start based on her predicted finish time and past performances. If she can reach the finish line first, she will claim a $1,000 prize! All other runners start at the regularly scheduled time. Should someone in the field overtake Courtney and get to the finish line first, he or she will receive the $1,000 Challenge prize AND the 8k champion’s purse
After relocating to Hampton Roads with her husband in late 2005, the 2006 Shamrock 8k was Courtney’s first introduction to J&A Racing events. Since then, she has completed the Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon and Dolphin Challenge, the Anthem Wicked 10K, the Bon Secours In Motion Virginia is for Lovers 14k, and she will be running in her 8th TowneBank Shamrock 8K this year!
Running has become so much more than a mode of exercise for Courtney over the years. It has allowed her to make and strengthen friendships, release stress, and give her a great excuse to travel! When she is not running, she has the pleasure of working as a Certified Athletic Trainer for the United States Navy, and she enjoys spending time with her very supportive and loving husband, Mike, and two amazing sons Connor and Patrick, who are always at her races cheering her on!
Whale Challenge Update
If you would like to take on the Whale Challenge this year you must register for the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon and the TowneBank 8k by this Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:59 PM to be a part of the 2014 Whale Challenge. After that time, you may still run both distances if you choose, however you will not officially be a part of the Whale Challenge and will not receive the Whale Challenge medal.
Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Band Line-Up
Get ready to celebrate your finish at the Murphy’s Finish Line Celebration and rock out to this awesome line up.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
8:30-12:00pm Borderline Crazy
Sunday, March 16, 2014
9:00-11:00am The Riverboys
11:30-1:30pm Dublin 5
2:00-4:00pm The Deloreans.
The Dolphin Challenge is Sold Out
The Dolphin Challenge is now sold out. If you did not register for the Anthem Half Marathon and the TowneBank 8k before February 11th at midnight, you will not be a part of the 2014 Dolphin Challenge. You may still run both distances if you choose, however you will not officially be a part of the Dolphin Challenge and will not receive the Dolphin Challenge medal. The Dolphin Challenge was limited to the first 1000 registrants.
2013 Richard T. Schoonover II Memorial Scholarship Application
J&A Racing is now accepting applications for the 2014 Rick “Schoonie” Schoonover Memorial Scholarship, a $2,500 education grant which will be awarded to a local High School senior during the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend. Applications must be received by February 15. For eligibility requirements and an application, Click here.